Like every year, there is a tough competition among the Telugu actresses for title of Best or No. 1 actress of the year 2012. While a few old faces took a back seat this year, many new faces have entered the race and challenged senior heroines, who have had a strong foothold in the industry.
Top actresses like Tamanna, Trisha Krishnan, Nayantara, Ileana D'Cruz, Anushka Shetty and Kajal Aggarwal have managed to strengthen their footholds with a few hits to their credits. But other popular stars like Lakshmi Rai, Hansika Motwani and Shreya Saran were seen struggling with one average release each in 2012.
Actress Samantha, Shruti Hassan and Tapsee Pannu who were earlier waiting for big break, have struck gold at the Box Office this year. Here we bring you details of top 10 actress of Telugu in 2012. Check out the slideshow to know their details.
Ileana D'Cruz has entertained the viewers with her rocking performance in the movies like Julayi and Devudu Chesina Manushulu in 2012. Both the films have been big hit at the Box Office. She has also had the release of Snehitudu, the dubbed version of Tamil movie Nanban. She is another strong contender for the Best Actress crown in this year.
Kajal Aggarwal has rocked the viewers as police commissioner's daughter Chitra in the movie The Businessman starring Mahesh Babu. The movie has become big hit at the Box Office. She has also entertained Telugu audience with her dubbed movies like Brothers and Thuppakki. Now, she is set to release her next movie Sarocharu, which is slated to hit the screens on December 21, 2012.
In 2012, Samantha has struck gold with her movie Eega, which featured her as a micro artist Bindu, who runs an NGO Project 511. Her performance in this multilingual movie has flooded her with offers, but she is making a careful selection. She is also gearing up to release her another much anticipated movie Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu, which will hit the screens on December 14, 2012.
Trisha Krishanan has gone very choosy in recent years. Of late, she has been accepting all the offers that comes her way. She had two releases like Bodyguard and Dhammu in 2012, and both movies have been average grosser at the Box Office. But she has impressed film goers with her performance in them.
Nayantara, who had stopped signing new projects in a bid to settle down in life, made her comeback to Tollywood with Rana Daggubati's critically acclaimed movie Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum in 2012. She had a very good scope in the film and she has managed to impress the movie goers.
Anushka Shetty is also one among the top contenders of Best Actress. She had one original Telugu release Damarukam in 2012. She had good scope in it and she has done wonderful performance in it. She has also had release of her dubbed movies like Siva Thandavam and Sakuni in 2012.
Actress Tapsee Pannu, who has been flooded with offers in Telugu, has rocked the viewers with her wonderful acting in Ravi Teja's Daruvu, which has been an average hit at the Box Office. She is now eagerly waiting for the release of her next movie Gundello Godaari, which is in the post-production stage.
Shruti Hassan, who debuted in Telugu with Anaganaga O Dheerudu in 2011, has won the hearts of the Telugu audience with her performance in the movie Gabbar Singh, which has become all time highest grosser at the Box Office. After the release this film, her demand has shot up to sky high and she has been flooded with many offers. But she has become very choosy.
Deeksha Seth, who debuted in Telugu with Vedam in 2010, has had a very good time in Tollywood in 2012, as she had three releases like Nippu, Uu Kodathara Ulikki Padathara and Rebel. Although these movies were not big hits at the Box Office, she has managed to prove her mettle and turn the heads of both filmmakers and audience.