For art and artists language is not a barrier to prove their talents. In Kannada film industry, few of the filmmakers had roped in other language actresses to play the female lead in their movies. As a result many actresses from neighboring industries like Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam had come here and ruled Sandalwood. Actresses, who were basically from Mollywood were successful to earn stardom here. Have a look at the photos of few Malayalee beauties, who made it big in the Kannada film industry...
Malayalee actress Bhavana made her Kannada debut with Power Star Puneet Rajkumar starrer Jackie. She was also seen in other Blockbuster films like Bachchan, Only Vishnuvardhana, Romeo and Topiwala.
Paravathi Menon made her Sandalwood debut with Milana opposite Puneet Rajkumar. She has also acted in other Kannada movies likes Prithvi and Andhar Bahar.
Vimala Raman played the role of Nagavalli in horror thriller Aaptharakshaka starring Sahasa Simha Vishnuvardhan.
Vedika made her Kannada debut with Sangama, which had Golden Star Ganesh in the lead role.
Bhama made her Sandalwood debut with Modalasala opposite Rocking Star Yash. She was also seen in other Kannada films like Shyloo, Appayya, Ambara and Barfi.
Nithya Menon made her Kannada debut with Seven O Clock. Later she played female lead in the movies like Josh and Mynaa.
Mamatha Mohandas played love interest to Kiccha Sudeep in Gooli. The actress has only one film in her kitty.
Nayanthara made her Sandalwood debut with Super opposite Superstar Upendra, which was released 2010.
Kannada film Maurya marked the Sandalwood debut of Meera Jasmine. She also played female lead in Arasu opposite Puneet.
Karthika Nair, daughter of South Indian ace actress Radha made her Kannada debut with Challenging Star Darshan starrer Brindavana.
Malayalee actress Gopika made her Sandalwood debut with Kanasina Lokha.
Though Sindhu Menon was born and brought up in Bangalore, she made a big name in Mollywood. She made her on-screen debut as a child artist with Kannada movie Rashmi.
Kannada film Sambrama marked the Sandalwood debut of Mallu girl Kaveri. She also played female lead in Ramakrishna opposite Crazy Star Ravichandran.
Abhirami was seen in the Kannada movies like Raktha Kaneeru and Sriram. She made her Sandalwood debut with Laali Haadu opposite Darshan.
Navya Nair, who is making her comeback with Kannada movie Drishya is also a well known face in Kannada film industry through her earlier movie Gandhinagara.
Actress Mohini is well known face in Sandalwood. She made her Kannada debut with Kalyana Mantapa opposite Raghavendra Rajkumar.
Shobana, a trained Bharatanatyam dancer has worked in Kannada films like Giribale and Shiv Shankar opposite Ambareesh and Vishnuvardhan respectively.
Shilpa aka Chippi became house hold name in Karnataka with her appearance in Kannada movie Janumada Jodi opposite Shivanna.
Malayalam actress Saritha was the most sought after actress in Sandalwood in mid 80s. The actress has shared screen with Kannada's biggies like Dr Rajkumar and Vishnuvardhan.
Ambika, who will be seen in supporting role in the recent Kannada films was the most sought after actress to play the female lead in Ambareesh's films.
Urvashi made her Kannada debut with Nyaya Neethi Dharma. She has acted in more than 30 films in Kannada alone.
Malayalee actress Shakeela, who is popularly known for 'A' movies, has also made her appearance in the Kannada movies like Shri and Pathargithi.