Bollywood is a very big industry and to make a mark in the Hindi film industry is tough job, but these South Indian actors have not just made an impact but have got themselves a fan following with their performances!
We take a look at 10 such heartthrobs who took the B-town by storm!
Rajini Sir is “Thalaivar”. Often called the demi-God, he has blessed Bollywood by taking up Hindi projects like Geraftaar, Chaalbaaz, Hum and Bulandi. But we prefer his dubbed Tamil films more. Actually, we just want to see him onscreen. Language is no bar!
The nephew of veteran actor Krishnam Raju, Prabhas is one of the most sought-after actors down South and is best known for his work in Telugu cinema. After he took us all by storm in the blockbuster hit, Baahubali, it’s about time he treads the Bollywood path.
3- Prabhu Deva
Dancing master and actor Prabhu Deva has done many Bollywood movies. He has not only acted but also directed a few Bollywood movies. He starred in Remo D’Souza’s ABCD- Any Body Can Danceand then went on to star in the second part of the franchise. He also directed Salman Khan starrer Dabangg 3.
4- R. Madhavan
Hands-down, he is the most favourite among all the others. From the chocolate-boy in RHTDM to the boxing coach in Saala Khadoos, Madhavan has proven his versatility. While maintaining a footing in the South, he also kept churning out remarkable Hindi films like Rang De Basanti, 3 Idiots and Tanu Weds Manu.
5- Kamal Hassan
One of the biggest names in our list, Kamal Haasan has done equal wonders in Hindi movies with films like Ek Duuje Ke Liye, Sadma, Saagar and Chachi 420. Four National Film Awards and 19 Filmfare Awards down, do we still need to tell you why he is an integral part of our cinema legacy? Guess not!
The actor who made Raanjhanaa epic for us, shook a leg with Amitabh Bachchan, and made us sing Why this Kolaveri Di over and over again, Dhanush’s effortless acting skills and unconventional looks are what makes him one of the best actors we’ve had the opportunity to witness.
7- Rana Daggubati
This exceedingly talented man set foot in the film industry in 2010 and ever since, he’s been a favourite. From directors to photographers, this man has captured everyone’s attention. His personality and chiseled physique impressed all. And then he played Bhallala in Baahubali. Do we need to say more?
Siddharth is one of the best actors from down south. He’s versatile, he’s extremely talented and he’s an exception to the whole manly, rugged south Indian actor image. He made his Bollywood debut Rang De Basanti and has also done many films in other languages. He might be choosy about Hindi films, but we know many Bollywood projects are served to him on a platter. Sid, we request you to sign one real soon. The wait is getting too long now.
9- Prakash Raj
He is so good in playing bad! He is one of the most sought after actors to play negative roles in South Indian films. And his impression in Bollywood is no different. He prefers to take up big projects and has been appreciated for films like Khakee, Wanted, Singham, Buddha Hoga Tera Baap and Dabanng 2.
10- Genelia D’Souza
After a failed 2003 debut Tujhe Meri Kasam, Genelia moved down South and hit the box office with a bang. She established herself as a leading actress in Telugu cinema, before returning back to Bollywood with our all time favourite teen film Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na. Whatever she does, her infectious laughter takes the biggest award.