Tamil film industry (Kollywood), which is one of the biggest and richest film industry in India, has welcomed the new talents to their films without any barriers of language and state. Few actors, who started their career from Kannada film industry had also forayed into Kollywood and made it big. Click on slide show to view the photos of Kannadigas, who made it big in Tamil film industry...
Superstar Rajinikanth's name stand first in the list of Kannadigas, who made it big in Tamil. Born and brought up in Bangalore is the most sought after actor in Kollywood.
Actress turned politician Jayalalithaa made her on-screen debut as a child artist with Kannada movie Chinnada Gombe in 1964.
South Indian actress Soundarya made her on-screen debut with Kannada movie Gandharva in 1992. She was born in Mulabagal town, near Kolar.
South actor Prakash Raj was a Yakshagana artist and made his debut with Kannada movies. He is the most sought after actor in Tamil to play antagonist role.
Action King Arjun Sarja, son of Sandalwood's ace actor Shakthi Prasad has made his on-screen debut with Kannada movies.
Rajesh, father-in-law of Arjun Sarja was the most sought after actor in Shivaji Ganesan movies.
Kokila Mohan was introduced to the world of theatre by Kannada famous theatre personality BV Karanth. He made his on-screen debut with Kokila, which was the directorial venture of Balu Mahendar.
Murali, son of Sandalwood's maverick filmmaker Siddalingaiha made his on-screen debut with Kannada movie Prema Parva.
Prabhu Deva, one of the well known personality in Indian films. The actor turned filmmaker was born in a small town near Mysore.
Critically acclaimed actor Kishore is known for his different acting style. He is the most sought after actor in Tamil.
Sandalwood's ace actor Charan Raj, who was last seen in Yash starrer Raja Huli was the most sought after actor in Tamil earlier.
Deepika Padukone made her on-screen debut with Kannada movie Aishwarya. The actress is presently basking in the success of Rajinikanth starrer Kochadaiyaan.
South actress Suman Ranganath made her on-screen debut with Karate King Shankar Nag starrer CBI Shankar.
National award winning actress Priyamani was born and brought up in Bangalore.
Bangalore girl Lakshmi Rai made hero on-screen debut with Tamil movie Karka Kasadara in 2005.