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From Nayanthara, Samantha to Kajal and Anushka; 10 most popular South Indian actresses of 2018

From Nayanthara, Samantha Ruth Prabhu to Kajal Aggarwal and Anushka Shetty, here we have a list of top actresses from Tamil cinema, who continued to rule the industry with their fantastic performances in 2018.

India TV Entertainment Desk Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Updated on: December 18, 2018 11:49 IST
Anushka Shetty and Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Anushka Shetty and Samantha Ruth Prabhu 

Indian film actress Nayanthara, who mostly appeared in South Indian films, is one of the highest paid actresses of the south cinema. Baahubali actresses Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah Bhatia are also the ruling queens of South Indian cinema. They impressed fans with their superb performances in SS Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali. Both the actresses received many appreciations for the way of portrayal of their characters in Baahubali series. Their film Baahubali also received a whopping response of audience worldwide, which also featured Prabhas and Rana Daggubati in the lead roles. 

Apart from Nayanthara, Anushka and Tamannaah other actresses who have earned a lot of recognition in the Tamil cinema are Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Keerthi Suresh, Trisha Krishnan, Kajal Aggarwal, Shruti Haasan, Hansika Motwani and Aishwarya Rajesh.


Nayantara, whose original name is Diana Mariam Kurien is known for her film Thani Oruvan.  Recently, Content distribution platform provider Tata Sky today said it has signed popular South Indian actress Nayanthara as its brand ambassador for the Southern market.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu:

Popular for her film Eega, Samantha Ruth Prabhu is not only an actress but also a model, who can be predominantly seen in Telugu and Tamil films.

Keerthi Suresh: 

Tamil star Keerthi Suresh is known for her power pact performance in 2017 film Bairavaa. She is also known for her films like Remo, Nenu Local and many others.

Trisha Krishnan:

Trisha, who was seen essaying the leading lady of Akshay Kumar in 2010 film Khatta Meetha, is one of the popular actress of Tamil cinema. She is known for her films like Athadu, Thirupaachi, Aranmanai 2 and many others.

Kajal Aggarwal:

Gorgeous Kajal Aggarwal, who made her debut in Bollywood with the 2004 Hindi film Kyun... Ho Gaya Na! is known for her superb performance in Thuppakki.

Shruti Haasan:

Another known face of Tamil cinema is Kamal Haasan’s daughter Shruti Haasan, who is popular for her Tamil film 7 Aum Arivu. Shruti was recently seen in Bollywood film Behen Hogi Teri alongside Rajkummar Rao

Hansika Motwani:

Child actress Hansika Motwani has become a popular name in Tamil cinema and she is popular for her film Velayudham.

Anushka Shetty: 

Tamannaah Bhatia:


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