If the latest report is to be believed, Ilayathalapathy Vijay is the most famous actor in Tamil cinema and is the second most popular hero in the entire South Indian film industry.
It is said that the survey was held after taking into consideration the factors like; assets owned, popularity, youthfulness, fan base, box office success and remuneration.
Though only Tamil and Telugu actors were reportedly considered, the end result might be an absolute shocker to any Tamil movie lover as the list of 10 is loaded with Telugu actors.
But what matters the most is the presence of Vijay and other Tamil heroes in the list below. Having said that, it is unclear how this survey was conducted and there are no official confirmation on its authenticity either.
As of now, what can be said with absolute proof is the fact that Vijay's popularity is growing with each passing day and it is only poised to get bigger when his upcoming movie Puli begins to roar on the big screen.
Check out the slides below for top 10 South Indian actors according to the latest survey:
It has been reported that Prabhas is placed at the first spot, thanks to his monstrous success through the recently released Baahubali.
Ilayathalapathy Vijay is placed second and therefore becomes the most popular actor in Tamil cinema. His upcoming film Puli might've the potential to take him to the numero uno position.
And now get ready to surprise yourself. Telugu actor Allu Arjun takes the third spot as his recently released S/O Sathyamurthy ran pretty well at the box office. The actor is just 32 years old and is a heart-throb to many young girls.
Telugu film industry's Superstar Mahesh Babu grabs the fourth position. The Selvandhan actor is full of charm and is pretty successful when it comes to the box office.
Yet another Telugu star Ram Charan takes the fifth position in this list. The 30 year old actor recently made his Hindi debut through a movie named Zanjeer opposite Priyanka Chopra.
Maari star Dhanush is placed sixth. One might feel that it is just a matter of time before the actor climbs up the ladder, given his popularity throughout India.
Pawan Kalyan takes the seventh position in the list. It is said that he is one of the most popular and respected actors In Telugu and his movies do generate a lot of money at the box office.
Surprisingly, the list has placed Ravi Teja in the eighth spot. His upcoming movies Kick 2 and Bengal Tiger is awaited with utmost eagerness by his fans and Telugu movie buffs.
Chiyaan Vikram has been given the ninth position. Though he is 49 years old, the actor still manages to give his younger contemporaries a run for their money.
Thala Ajith is placed tenth. The 44 year old actor is certainly one of the most popular in Tamil Nadu and his movies usually enjoy a grand opening at the box office.