Top 15 Hottest South Indian Actresses 2022

South movie industry is one of the important entertainment industry in the country. We may not find female-oriented movies and roles in the south movies, but a female star is very important for every movie.

Top Beautiful South Indian Actresses

Most Beautiful South Indian Film Actresses

It doesn’t matter if the role is small or it does not have a lot of dialogues compared to the male lead actor. A female lead actor is very important in Indian movies or else, the film is incomplete.

The viewers do not consider a movie complete without a female lead actor. Many viewers don’t care if the leading lady is a known personality or a new face.

Every year we see new faces in the movies, and we are going to list Top 15 Hottest South Indian Actresses.

Note: We are ranking women in numerical order. Every woman on the list are beautiful and earned their spot. We wanted to add more women to the list, but it’s not possible as the title suggest Top 15.

Pranitha Subhash

Pranitha Subhash - Indian film actress

Subhash (age 26) is a Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil actor working in the industry since 2010. She debuted with Kannada version Pokri as a lead female actor in the movie.

Pranitha started working in the modeling industry at a very young age, and she got the movie roles after working as a model. The moderate success in the Kannada industry helped her get more opportunities in other south industries.

Currently, Subhash is working on the Telugu film “Hello Guru Prema kosame.”

Kriti Kharbanda

Kriti Kharbanda Actress

Kriti (age 28) belongs to a Punjabi family, but she got the roles of the movie in the south industry. Kharbanda debuted with Boni (2009) Telugu film as a main female lead role. She bagged another leading role very next year in Chirru (2010), but her dream was to work in Hindi films.

In 201, she debuted in Bollywood movie Raaz: Reboot and Kriti started to get more roles in the Hindi cinema industry. Kharbanda is working on Houseful 4 (2019) and Raana (2019).

Sneha aka Suhasini Rajaram

Sneha (age 37) is a senior female leading in the south film industry. She debuted in the Malayalam movie “Ingane Oru Nilapakshi” in 2000. Rajaram married to Prasanna (actor) in 2012, and he is one year younger to her.

The couple blessed with one son named Vihan (age 1). Currently, she is working on Kannada film Kurukshetra (2018 film).

Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran - Indian actress

Saran (age 36) is a well-known personality in Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, and Tamil film industry. She is working in the industry for a very long time. Shriya started her career with modeling and landed with Ponds Cream advertisement endorsement.

She debuted with Telugu film Ishtam (2001 Telugu film), and Saran never looks back in her career. The leading lady fell in love with Russian Entrepreneur Andrei Koscheev, and the couple got married in 2018.

Currently, Shriya working on Veera Bhoga Vasantha Rayalu (2018,) Naragasooran dagger (2019,) and Tadka dagger (2019).


Nayantara - Indian film actress

Nayanthara (age 33) debuted in the 2003 Malayalam film Manassinakkare with Jayaram. The actor real name is Diana Mariam Kurian, and she made her debut in Telugu with Lakshmi (2006) and Tamil cinema Ayya (2005).

Kurain is in a relationship with Vignesh Shivan (director). Diana is a successful female leading actor in Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam film industry. Currently, she is working on six films back to back from 2018 to 2019.

Amala Paul

Amala Paul

Paul (age 27) is a Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, and Kannada actor. She made her debuted with Malayalam film in Neelathamara (2009 film) in 2009.

Currently, Amala is working on three films and the movies scheduled to release in 2018 and 2019. The Neelathamara actor married to A. L. Vijay in 2014, but she got divorced him in 2017.

Anushka Shetty

Anushka Shetty - Indian actress

Sweety Shetty (age 37) is a popular south female actor cast in Baahubali series. Director Puri Jagannadh cast her in Super (2005 film) alongside Telugu actor Nagarjuna Akkineni, and it was Shetty debut film in Telugu industry.

The role of Arundhati & Jejamma in Arundhati (2009 film), Anushka career took a major turn. The Telugu audience and Tamil audience started to take her very seriously.

The latest film Bhaagamathie connected with Telugu & Tamil audience, and she played a leading solo role in it.

Taapsee Pannu

Many people don’t find Pannu (age 31) attractive and hot, but Mulk actress has fans that find her hot. The female actor started her career at a very young age in modeling, and she starred in “Jhummandi Naadam (2010 film).

In 2011, she signed six Telugu films, one Tamil film, and one Malayalam film. Taapsee talent recognized by filmmakers and bagged big roles in Bollywood as well. Currently, Pannu filming four films scheduled in 2018 and 2019.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Samantha Akkineni

Ruth (age 31) is a popular female actor in the south industry. Prabhu debuted in Telugu film with Ye Maaya Chesave (2010 film) opposite to Naga Chaitanya. The moderate success gained her four more films in 2010, and she gained immense popularity by the end of the year.

In 2011, she signed to work in Dookudu opposite Mahesh Babu, and the success of the movie took her career in big leagues. Samantha married to Naga Chaitanya Akkineni in 2017 after dating the actor for a long time. Currently, Samantha working on three films scheduled to release in 2019.

Kajal Aggarwal

Kajal Aggarwal - Indian film actress

Kajal is a popular south female actor that gained immense popularity by performing in blockbuster movies. Aggarwal debuted in Kyun! Ho Gaya Na (2004) at a very young age. She signed many films from 2004 to 2009.

In Magadheera (2009 film), she played the lead role, and it gained her recognition as a leading actor in the industry.

Kajal signed Arya 2 (2009 film) opposite to Allu Arjun and the success of the movie established her career in the south industry. Currently, Aggarwal signed four films for 2019, and she is filming Pradeep Ranganathan film.

Raai Laxmi

Raai Laxmi Photo

Laxmi is an Indian south female actor that gained popularity after she signed the horror movie Kanchana (2011 film). Raai gained attention from the national media after the media spotted her with M.S Dhoni several years ago. Laxmi have plenty of projects to complete by the end of 2019.

Ileana D’Cruz

Ileana D'Cruz

D”Cruz made her debut in Y. V. S. Chowdhary’s Devadasu (2006 Telugu film). The debut star bagged Filmfare Award for “Best Female Debut in south industry.”

The newly found fame played a major role in getting lead female actor roles in films like Kick, Jalsa, Julayi, and Pokiri. Ileana established her identity as Tollywood’s leading actresses.

Anurag Basu offered a role in the commercial hit film Barfi (2012 Hindi film.) The Tollywood star is making big in the Bollywood industry right now.

Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson Actress Photo

Amy born and raised in London, United Kingdom, and the producers spotted her on Miss Teen World site, then invited for casting in India. The model showed up in India, and the producers starred in Madrasapattinam (2010 Tamil film) opposite to Arya.

Jackson bagged many leading roles in Telugu, Tamil, English, Kannada, and Hindi. Amy bagged a role in 2.0 film opposite to superstar Rajnikanth in 2018.

Tamannaah Bhatia

Tamannaah Bhatia

Bhatia started her career in modeling and very quickly bagged leading roles in Tamil & Telugu industry at a young age. Tamannaah debuted in “Chand Sa Roshan Chehra (2005 Hindi Film)” at the age of 15-years-old.

Bhatia established herself in the South industry as a leading actress. Bhatia is the only Indian performer nominated for Best Actress in supporting role at the Saturn Awards. Currently, she is working in seven films, scheduled to release in 2019.

Shruti Haasan

Shruti Haasan - Indian film actress

The daughter of legendary Kamal Hassan considered as the hottest woman in the south industry. However, a huge number of men do not consider her attractive at all.

Hassan debuted in 2009 Hindi film Luck, and it starred Mithun Chakraborty, Sanjay Dutt, and Imran Khan.

The leading female actor bagged leading roles in blockbuster movies like Gabbar Singh, Balupu, Ramaiya Vastavaiya, Race Gurram, Gabbar Is Back, Srimanthudu and the list keep goes on. Currently, she is filming four films back to back in Telugu, Hindi, and Tamil.


Many don’t find Shruti attractive at all, but you have to agree that majority of the audience like Hassan. Let us know, who is your favorite female actor in the comment section below.

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