The cinema industry in the south is advanced enough, to compete with other film industries in the world and is a collection of Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Tulu film industries. The Telugu film industry stands out for its extravagance and big budgets, while the Malayalam film industry is noted for the importance, it gives for stories. The Tamil film Industry leads the race in terms of reach and variety. It is watched by many people across the South Indian states and many different Genres have been explored. The Kannada and Tulu Industries are not that evolved.
Here are a few heroines who are young and busy climbing up the career ladder this year:
10. Shruti Hassan
Shruthi Hassan, born on 28th January 1986 is the first daughter of Tamil actor Kamal Hassan and is 30 years old. She is an actress and a singer. She works predominantly in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films. She has received about three Filmfare awards and has established her position in the Industry after a disastrous start in in 2009 in the Bollywood film, Luck.
9. Swathi Reddy
Swathi Reddy is 29 years old and was born on 9th April 1987. She made her debut in the Tamil movie Subramaniapuram. Her debut film in Telugu earned her the FilmFare and Nandi awards for Best actress. Though she has not done many movies in Tamil, she is a leading actress in Telugu.
8. Sri Divya
Sri Divya was Born on 25th May 1987, and is 29 years old.She has been acting since the age of three as a child artiste. Her debut film in Telugu as an adult did not do well. But a year later, she tasted success and is now acting in Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil films. VaruthapadathaValibhar Sangam was her debut movie in Tamil. She is blessed with, the girl next door looks, which has helped her succeed.
7. Nithya Menon
This actress born in Calicut on 8th April 1988 is 28 years old. She studied journalism from Manipal Institute of Communication. Nithya Menon has appeared as a child artist in the movie Hanuman at the age of 8 and in an Indian English language movie The monkey who knew too much, when she was 10 years old. In 2006 she made her debut in a Kannada film, which was followed by her debut in Malayalam in 2008. She made her debut in Tamil in 2015 In OK Kanmani, a film by Maniratnam. Now she acts in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada movies.She has also won many awards for her performances.
6. Catherine Tresa
She was born in a Malayali catholic Syrian family on September 10, 1989. Later she moved to Bengaluru for her higher education.She made her debut in a Kannada film and followed it up with a Malayalam film. She made her debut in Tamil film in 2014 in the film Madras. She is busy working in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films and occasionally in Kannada films.
5. Tamannaah Bhatia
Tamannaah Bhatia, who is 27 years old, was born on 21st December 1989. She made her debut in 2005 at the age of 15 in the Bolly wood film, Chand Sa Roshan, before working in a Tamil and Telugu movie in the same year. At present she is shooting for Bahubali 2 which is to be released next year and usually works in the Tamil and Telugu movies. Now she has signed up for an item number in a bilingual movie in Telugu and Kannada called Jaguar.
4. Hansika Motwani
Hansika Motwani was born on 9th August 1991 in a Sindhi family and she is 25 years old now. She made her debut in a Telugu film Desamudru in 2007 and won the film fare award for Best Female Debut- South. She acted in just one Kannada film till date but is busy in the Tamil and Telugu film industry.
3. Keerthi Suresh
Keerthi Suresh was born on 17th October 1992 and is 23 years old. She has been in the field as a child artiste in the early 2000’s and is the daughter of Malayalee film producer Suresh Kumar and actress Menaka. She has graduated in Fashion designing and has chosen acting as her career. She has signed up a movie each with actors Surya and Vijay and has already acted with Dhanush in Thodari. She is busy in the Telugu and Malayalam film industry as well.
2. Nikki Galrani
She was born on 3rd January 1992 and is just 24 years old and must be the youngest actress to have made it to the top. She appears mostly in Tamil and Malayalam movies and occasionally, in Kannada movies. She hails from Bangalore and has done PUC and Fashion Designing courses. She was into modelling before she entered the film industry with her debut film in Malayalam in 2013 and later in Tamil movie Darling in 2015. She has created a place for herself and has also received many awards
1. Lakshmi Menon
She is a popular dancer and actress from Kerala born on 19th May 1996 and is just 20 years old. Her acting debut started off with a supporting role in a Malayalam film. Her debut in Tamil film Sundarapandian in 2012, which was a success and made her the star she is, today. She appears in Tamil movies and Malayalam movies.
Many heroines have acted in South Indian films, before they entered Bollywood. Though there are heroines who are highly paid and popular like Nayan, Trisha, Tapsee and others the youngest among them have been listed.