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South Indian Divas Who Forayed Into Bollywood

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Bollywood has always welcomed new talents from South industries, especially actresses. Many actresses, who play the female lead roles in South Indian movies have dreamt of entering into the industry and make their own identity in Bollywood.

Compared to actors, many actresses from South have made their way to Bollywood. Earlier in the 70s and 80s, popular South actresses like Sridevi, Jayapradha and Vyjayanthimala achieved a successful transition in Bollywood. It is also said that Sridevi and Jayaprada were on screen rivals in Bollywood.

Veteran actor Vyjayanthimala, who ruled South Indian film industry for two decades became the most wanted actress in Bollywood in late 50s. She also replaced Madhubala and gained successful stardom in Bollywood.

The same trend was back in late 2000, where few South Indian actresses Asin, Bhumika Chawla and many others made their way to Bollywood. Few of them got recognised and were flooded with movie offers in Bollywood, while few others like Trisha Krishnan and Tamanna, just made a blink and miss appearance.

Click on the slides to know South Indian actresses who forayed into Bollywood...


Asin made her Bollywood with Amir Khan starrer Ghajini. The actress also shared screen with Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and impressed B-Town audience in her desi look.

Trisha Krishanan

Trisha Krishnan made her Bollywood debut with Khatta Meetha in which she was paired opposite Akshay Kumar. She was not successful as Asin.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone made her Bollywood debut with Shahrukh starrer Om Shanthi Om. The actress made on screen debut with Kannada movie Aishwarya.

Shruti Hassan

Daughter of Tamil superstar Ullaganayagan Kamal Hassan, Shruti Hassan made her debut in Hindi-Tamil bilingual movie Hey Ram. Recently, she was seen in Ramaiya Vastavaiya.

Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee Pannu will be shortly seen in Ajith starrer Arrambam. The South beauty made her Bollywood debut with Chashme Baddoor.

Kajal Aggarwal

The South beauty, who was seen in Vijay starrer Thuppakki, made her Bollywood debut with Kyun Hogaya Na, the actress was also seen with Ajay Devgn in Singham.

Tamanna Bhatia

Tammana Bhatia will be seen in Ajith starrer Veeram. The actress made her Bollywood debut with Himmatwala in which she was paired opposite Ajay Devgn.

Ileana D'Cruz

Ileana D'Cruz, who was seen in Tamil films like Kedi and Nanban, made her Bollywood debut with Barfi. The movie was released in 2012.

Genelia D'Souza

Genelia D'Souza, who was seen mainly in Telugu movies, appeared in many Hindi movies. She made her Bollywood debut with Tujhe Meri Kasam.

Bhoomika Chawla

The actress was seen in Tamil movies like Badri and Roja Koottam. She made her Hindi debut with Tere Naam.

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