It is perceived that South India is the home to only Banana chips, coconut oil, Idli-Dosa, Dark-skinned people, gorgeous Temples and mesmerizing sea shores. But today is one such day all your perception will change.
Yes! Apart from these, South India is famous for Talent. There are a number of brilliant South Indian actors which can give many known super-stars of Bollywood a run for their money and genuinely lots of women drool over them. They have dark curly hair, good features, dark skin and a physique to die for. The charming smile is like a trademark of these South Indian Actors.
So all those who say that “Tall, dark and handsome” is a myth, get ready to have your myths debunked.
Putting forward a list of top 10 most handsome actors of South India. All of them have different acting style but they leave a lasting impact on the audience.
Here are the Top 10 Most Handsome South Indian Actors
10. Prithviraj Sukumaran
Born on 16th October 1982, Prithvi is an Indian Film producer, singer, dancer and actor. He is known for his superb work not only in Malayalam, Telegu and Tamil film fraternity but also in Bollywood. He romanced Rani Mukherjee in Aiyya and Aishwarya Rai in Raavan. He is multi-talented and is also honored with the Kerala State Film Award for his exemplary talent twice as Best Actor and a national film award as a producer. This surely speaks volumes about his talents. Looks are definitely charming and killing, he is one of the hottest stars of South Indian film industry.
9. Ram Charan
Ram Charan is one of the hugely popular and highest paid actor in South Indian cinema. He not only works in Tollywood but has appeared certain Bollywood movies too. He is the son of Chiranjeevi who is another megastar of South Indian Film Industry. Not only films, he also has interest in producing films and doing his own business – he owns an airline named “Trujet” and a production house “Konidela Production Company”. He is a fitness freak. In 2007, he made his debut with “Chirutha” and won “Special Jury Nandi Award” for the same. So far he has acted in over 13 movies and honored with 10 awards in a span of 10 years.
8. Joseph Vijay
Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar is another popular actor in Tollywood. Born to S. A. Chandrasekhar and Shobha Chandrasekha in June 1974. His father is a well-known Tamil film director and producer and mother is a celebrated playback singer.He worked as a child artist in films produced by his father but officially made his debut in 1992 as a lead actor with “Naalya Theerpu” and till now he has worked in more than 50 movies, was nominated for almost 45 awards and won 28. His movies like Poove Unakkaga and Ghilli made him very famous. He was also honored with an honorary doctorate title for his social services in the year 2007.
7. Akkineni Nagarjuna
Superstar of Tollywood none other than Nagarjuna has won hearts with numerous blockbuster hits like Mass, Boss, Siva and so many more. Born to Akkineni Nageshwara and Akkineni Anapurna in Chennai, Tamil Naidu in 1959. He has gained a lot of popularity among his female fans. Known as the King of Tollywood he is one of the strongest actors of South Indian Film industry and has acted in more than 90 movies. With his charm and ravishing smile, he still can give a lot of young actors a run for their money. He has won a number of awards and is by far the most appealing actors of South Indian film industry.
6. Allu Arjun
After Prabudeva, if there is probably another best dancing star then that is Allu Arjun. He was born to Allu Arvind and Allu Nirmala in 1983 in Bengaluru. He made a place for himself in the top 50 Celebrity list of Forbes India in 2015 and 2016. He is the first Telugu actor to have a Facebook fan base of more than 1 million and its increasing leaps and bounds with each passing day. “Gangotri” was his first film as a lead actor and he was honored with Cinema Award & Nandi Award. So far he has been nominated 34 times and has won 20 times. His fans address him as Bunny.
One of the versatile actors that South Indian Cinema has got. His original name is Saravanan Sivakumar. Born in 1975 in Chennai, to actor Sivakumar and his wife Lakshmi, Surya started his career with his debut movie Nerrukku Ner in the year 1997. He has acted in 40 movies so far and won 14 awards for his work. Suriya started the production house “2D Entertainment” in the year 2013. His female fans drool over him all the time and his appealing smile is enough to melt the hearts.
4. Pawan Kalyan
Pawan Kalyan’s original name is Konidela Kalyan Babu. Born in 1971 in Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, he started using “pawan” as his name after a martial arts performance. He is a fitness freak and holds a black belt in karate. In 1996, he appeared in “Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbay” and this was his debut film. Pawan is known to create “JANA SENA” a political party, in 2014. Younger brother of Superstar Chiranjeevi and has made his own place in Tollywood by his acting.
3. Rana Daggubati
Standing at 6 Feet 4 Inch this handsome actor was born in 1984. Rana Daggubati is a well-known name in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi cinema. He started his acting career with “Leader” a Telugu Blockbuster in 2010 and also won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut- South. His first Bollywood debut was in year 2011 Dum Maaro Dum and was also voted as ‘The Most Promising Newcomer of 2011’ in a Times of India Poll in the same year. He received much appreciation for his portrayal of Bhalladeva in Bahubali Series.
2. Mahesh Babu
Prince of Tollywood and the most stylish actor known for his handsome looks and appealing smile which attracts one and all. In the surveys conducted by Times of India in the year 2011, 2012 and 2013 he stood 5th, 2nd and 1st in the list of Most Desirable Man. Born in 1975, he is the son of superstar Krishana. Born in 1975, he commenced his acting career in 1999 and has won a number of awards for his great work.
Surely the great Bahubali doesn’t need an introduction. One of the hottest actors of south Indian cinema, he is the nephew of Krishnam Raju, famous Telugu actor. He started his acting career in 2002. But he received a worldwide appreciation for Bahubali as it was the 3rd highest grossing Indian film all over the world. And with this he became the first South Indian Actor to have a wax statue in Madam Tussauds in Bangkok.
Now that is the substantial dose of South Indian talent we’ve ever learned! These handsome hunks have broad shoulders and are blessed with natural, thick growth of rugged facial hair. Their complexion surely captures everybody’s consideration and coming to their style, they are at the top of the game leaving the Bollywood actors behind. And of course they are gifted enough to give almost all the Bollywood actors a run for their money.