With their beauty, oomph and charisma, they have wooed the Tamil audience time and again. Whether it is to break into a dance, romance the heroes or emote, they can do all this and more with lots of elan.
No wonder, the reigning queen of Kollywood have made their way into the hearts of the movie audiences and is here to stay. Their fans eagerly await for their new films to be released.
Here is a look at some of the top actresses of Tamil cinema today.
A Kerala girl by birth and born as Diana Mariam Kurian, Nayanthara made her presence felt in Kollywood with her drop dead looks and mesmerizing smile. Her performances in films like Ghajini, Vallavan, Maya, Boss Engira Bhaskaran and Raja Rani were highly applauded. Considered to be one of the top actresses of Kollywood, she charges close to Rs. 3 crores per film.
This Mangalorean beauty made her debut into Kollywood with a film opposite Telugu superstar Nagarjuna Akkineni. Originally known as Sweety Shetty, she went on to wow the Tamil audience with her girl next door looks and poise. Some of her noteworthy films are Size Zero, Bahubali, Singham 2, Thaandavam, Devai Thirumagal etc.
Trisha Krishnan who is famously known has Trisha has been around in the Tamil film industry ever since she made her debut in Mounam Pesiyadhae in 1999. She has some very prestigious movies under her belt and is known for her effervescence and ability to emote. She has also tried her hand in modeling and is one of the highest paid actresses of Kollywood. Some of her well known films are Abiyum Naanum, Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya, Ghilli, Kireedam, Yennai Arindhaal etc.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu
This bubbly actress with her endearing smile and beautiful face is an actress who is believed to charge a whopping amount for her films. A recipient of three Filmfare awards, she managed to make a place in the hearts of the Tamil audience with her endearing antics and her brilliant performances. Thanga Magan, Ee, Kaththi, Theri, Nee Thane En Ponvasantham and Bangalore Naatkal are some of her noteworthy films.
This light eyed North Indian beauty with her drop dead looks and glamorous roles made a place for herself in the highly competitive Tamil film industry. Known for her vivacious roles and power packed performances, Tamannah is a much sought actor in Kollywood. Some of the films in which she proved her mettle are Bahubali, Kalloori, Padikkathavan, Paiyya, Kandein Kaadhalai and Veeram.
Better known as Ulaganaayagan Kamal Haasan’s daughter, this actress is a multi faceted personality what being endowed with a beautiful voice and musical skills. She is also a great actress who can emote with great conviction. Some of the films in which displayed her immense talent are 3, Ezham Arivu, Puli, Poojai and Vedalam.
These actresses have often held their fort against some of the bigwigs of Tamil film industry and managed to mesmerize the audience. Here is hoping that they will continue to reign on millions of hearts for a long time.