Many Tamil Actresses have charmed their way into Bollywood, and some couldn’t even get recognition. Here’s a list of 10 Tamil Actresses who have tried their luck in Bollywood.
- Ileana D’Cruz
She started her work Devadasu, a Telugu film and paved her way to success in Tollywood with movies like Pokiri, Rakhi, Munna, Khatarnak, Kedi and various other films. She got her break in Bollywood in 2012 with Anurag Basu’s “Barfi”. Her spectacular performance earned her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. And since then, she has never seen back and recently she was co-starring Akshay Kumar for Rustom.
This elite actress started her career at a very young age. She was four when she grabbed a role as a child artist in M.A.Thirumugham’s devotional Thunaivan. She continued to act in various Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu films. Her journey in Bollywood started with Solva Saal, 1978.
- Tamannaah Bhatia
Her debut in Tollywood was with Sri. She is widely known for her performance in Baahubali. Starring opposite to Ajay Devgn, her Bollywood Debut in Sajid Khan’s “Himmatwala” wasn’t much appreciated. But, she has proven her spotless acting skills with various other projects.
- Asin Thottumkal
A trained Bharatanatyam dancer, who has received three Filmfare Awards, started her career with Sathyan Anthikkad’s Malayalam movie, “Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka”. She is a linguist, who knows eight languages and dubs her films. Asin started her career in Bollywood with “Ghajini” co-starring Aamir Khan.
- Jaya Prada
Her acting career started with a Telugu Film, “Bhumi Kosam”. She was launched in Bollywood by K.Vishwanath with the film, “Sargam”. Since she couldn’t speak Hindi then, she couldn’t get the fame she deserved. So, she started taking Hindi lessons and then, K.Vishwanath relaunched her with the hit film, “Kaamchor”. She has achieved various awards and nominations for her flawless performance.
Rekha Ganesan, popularly known as Rekha, began her career as a child artist in “Rangula Ratnam”, a Telugu film. She began her journey in Bollywood with “Anjana Safar”. This bold actress has given strong and bold performances in the Indian cinema. She is the Role Model of Priyanka Chopra.
Ramya took the first step in Tollywood with a Kannada-language film, “Abhi”. After doing a film in Tamil, named, “Kuththu”; she got the name ‘Kuthu’ Ramya. In 2006, she stepped her foot in Bollywood with “Julie”.
Vijayalakshmi, best known by her stage name Rambha, started her acting career with “Server Somanna”, a Telugu Movie. She entered Bollywood with the movie “Jallad”. Though she got her part of the fame in Tollywood, Bollywood didn’t prove to be successful to her.
- Taapsee Pannu
She made her cinematic debut “Jhummandi Naadam”, a Telugu Film. Her Bollywood Debut was through “Chashme Baddoor”, starring opposite Ali Zafar. Her recent movie, “Pink”, with Amitabh Bachchan, has finally landed the fame to her.
- Lakshmi Narayan
“Sri Valli” was her first Tamil Film. She is a critically acclaimed actress of India. She stepped her foot in Bollywood with “Julie” in 1975.