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Pictures: 15 South Actresses Who Made It Big In Bollywood

Bollywood is one of the biggest film industries in India. Many South actresses have dreamt to make it big there. This trend of South actresses debuting in Bollywood dates back to 1970s. A few actresses have forayed into Bollywood in recent years also. Actresses Kajal Aggarwal, Taapsee Pannu, Tammanna Bhatia, Priya Anand, Shriya Saran, Shruti Hassan, Nidhi Subbaiah, Bhumika Chawla, Trisha Krishnan, Rambha, Deepika Padukone, Aishwarya Rai, Ileana D'Cruz, Asin, and Genelia D'Souza have made it big in B-Town. Continue to see the details of their Hindi films and pictures in the gallery. 

Tamanna Bhatia

Tamanna is one of the most sought after actresses down South. She made her debut in Bollywood with Ajay Devgn's Himmatwala, which bombed at the Box Office.

Kajal Aggarwal

Having scored several hits in Telugu and Tamil, actress Kajal Aggarwal made her successful entry in Bollywood with Singham. Now, she has projects in both Bollywood and South.

Ileana D'Cruz

Ileana D'Cruz made her debut in Ram Pothineni's Telugu film Devadasu. After scoring several hits, she forayed into Bollywood with Barfi. Later, she has gone busy with her Hindi projects and has never looked back at South films.

Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee Pannu started her acting career with the National Award winning Tamil film Aadukalam. After starring in a few other South films, she made her debut in Bollywood with Chashme Baddoor. Currently, she is juggling between both these industries.

Shruti Hassan

Shruti Hassan started her acting debut with Luck. Later, she forayed into South films. The actress has recently signed a few Hindi and Telugu projects and is currently shuttling between Hyderabad and Mumbai.

Priya Anand

South Indian actress Priya Anand forayed into Bollywood through English Vinglish. Later, she starred in Rangrezz and Fukrey.


Having made a big name for herself down South, Asin entered Bollywood with Aamir Khan's Ghajini. The huge success of the film has made her to never look back to South. Ever since she has gone busy with Hindi projects.

Shriya Saran

Popular South Indian actress Shriya Saran has acted in a few Hindi films like Awarapan and Ek - The Power of One and Zilla Ghaziabad.

Genelia D'Souza

Genelia D'Souza began her acting career with Tujhe Meri Kasam, but she hogged the limelight with her South Indian films. Later, she has starred in several Bollywood as well as South movies.

Nidhi Subbaiah

Kannada actress Nidhi Subbaiah made her debut in Bollywood with Oh My God. She also starred in Ajab Gazabb Love.

Bhumika Chawla

Bhumika Chawla, who made her film debut with the Telugu film Yuvakudu, has several hits for her credit in Telugu and Tamil, before she forayed into B-Town with Salman Khan's Tere Naam.

Trisha Krishnan

Trisha Krishnan is one of the most sought after actresses in both Tamil and Telugu. She entered B-Town with Khatta Meetha.


Rambha started her career with Kannada movie Server Somanna, later went on to become one of the most popular actresses down South. She has starred in several Bollywood movies like Sajana, Bandhan, Kyo Ki and Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone, a girl from Bangalore, started her acting career with Kannada movie Aishwarya. She debuted in Bollywood with Shahrukh Khan's Om Shanti Om. Following the success of this film, she has gone very busy in B-Town.

Aishwarya Rai

Born into a Bunt family in Mangalore, Karnataka, Aishwarya Rai started her career with Tamil film Iruvar and got a big break from Kollywood movie Jeans. Today, she is one of the most sought after actresses in Bollywood.

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