Importing actresses from other languages is a popular trend in all film industries in India. But no industry has hired so many girls from other languages as Telugu film industry has done it. Tollywood has borrowed actresses from almost all the language films of the country. The Tollywood producers have even gone to the extent of bring foreign models like Danah Marks, Scarlett Mellish Wilson (Britain), Gabriela Bertante (Brazil).
The Tollywood filmmakers have imported a large number of actresses from other languages like Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarathi, Punjabi and Oriya. But a very few of them are successful and continue to reign the region. Interestingly, these makers have hardly launched any girl from Andhra Pradesh in recent times. The result is that hardly any Telugu actress is in the list of popular actresses.
It is not clear whom to blame this on - Filmmakers for introducing foreign non-Telugu actresses or the film goers for giving them thumbs up and encouraging these girls. The number of Bangalore beauties, who have debuted in Tollywood, is bigger than the number of girls from any other part of the country. More than 10 actresses from the capital city Of Karnataka have acted in Telugu films, but very few like Anushka Shetty and Pranitha are able to stay there and make it big.
We bring you the details and photos of Bangalore girls in Telugu movies. See them in the slideshow.
Anushka Shetty is Bangalore girl, who is one of the most popular and most sought after actresses in Tollywood. She forayed into Telugu with Akkineni Nagarjuna's Super and hogged the limelight with SS Rajamouli's Vikramarkudu. Then onwards, there is no look back for this lass. So far, she has starred in more than 25 Telugu films including a couple of female-centric flicks.
Pranitha, who started her acting career with Kannada movie Porki, debuted in Telugu with Em Pillo Em Pillado in 2010. Later, she has acted in Baava, but she is yet to get a big break in Tollywood. Currently, she is shooting for Attarintiki Daredi and hopes that the Pawan Kalyan starrer would make her popular star in the industry.
Sharmila Mandre, who entered films with Kannada flick Sajni, is a popular actress in Sandalwood. She recently made her debut in Tollywood with Allari Naresh's Kevvu Keka, which has brought lot of laurels for the actress. It should be seen whether it would bring her any new offer in Tollywood.
Bangalore babe Nidhi Subbaiah started her acting career with Telugu film Sweetheart, but she has gone busy with her Kannada and Hindi projects after its release. There is no sign of this actress coming back to Tollywood again.
Daisy Bopanna is another actress from Bangalore, who tried her luck in Tollywood, but could not shine here. She has featured in Telugu movies like Chanti, Relax and Sweetheart. Now, she is busy with her Kannada projects.
Sindhu Lokanath, who was introduced to viewers through Kannada film Parichaya, also tried her luck in Tollywood with the movie Mr Lavangam, which is still in the production stage. It should be seen whether she would be able to create a buzz in the film nagar for long.
Sanam Shetty, who is a qualified software engineer, is a model-turned actress. She began her acting career with Tamil film Ambuli in 2012. She is entering Tollywood with Intinta Annamayya, which is currently in the production stage. Will she be able to make it big here?
Sanchita Padukone made her entry into films Kannada film Ravana in 2009. Later, she also forayed into Tollywood with Chammak Challo in 2013. But she is not able to get a break in either of these film industries.
Bangalore girl Sanchita Shetty forayed into Tollywood with Ram Charan Teja's Orange with high hopes. But the failure of the movie shut the doors for her once and for all.
Model Shubra Aiyappa has got her ticket to Tollywood. The Bangalore girl will be seen in upcoming Telugu film Rey opposite Sai Dharam Tej.