It is no secret that Anushka Shetty has come a long way to be known as one of the sensational, talented, rising stars of Indian Cinema. With the advent of global blockbusters like ‘Baahubali’, ‘Bhaagamathie’ and ‘Rudhramadevi’, and with a career spanning more than 13 years, the rise and rise of Anushka can be attributed to her dedication towards cinema and her knack for perfection, despite having the ample risk factor involved. In her career, Anushka has predominantly featured in Telugu movies and also many Tamil movies, alongside many superstars of today, like Prabhas, Allu Arjun, Ravi Teja, Suriya, etc. to name a few.
From a humble yet banging start in the Telugu blockbuster movie ‘Super’ opposite Nagarjuna in 2005, to the zenith of portraying Rudrama Devi, the 11th century royal of the Kakatiya dynasty, Anushka’s career graph has seen more highs than lows. Her global image as Devasena, the revered warrior-queen in the ‘Baahubali’ franchise has done nothing but catapulted her career to a level from where there’s no turning back. Anushka Shetty has the distinction of being one of the most successful Indian actresses with high-grossing blockbusters both in India and abroad, next only to Sridevi. With this list, we bring to you the top Anushka Shetty movies that she’s featured in so far across Tamil and Telugu cinema, the ones we cherish the most. And mind you, this is not an exhaustive list of all the movies starring Anushka Shetty, so feel free to be disappointed. Here goes,
12. Size Zero (2015)
This Telugu-Tamil bilingual movie was doing rounds in the news at the time of its release for a very odd reason. Apparently, Anushka Shetty for her role as Sweety for the movie had gained approximately 20 extra kilos to get more convincing looks instead of using prosthetics. ‘Size Zero’ is the undying example of Shetty’s commitment towards her roles and characters in the movies and her penchant for perfecting things. The story revolves around an overweight girl who is judged and ridiculed because of her weight and soon she realises she isn’t loved anymore because of her flab. As she embarks on her weight loss journey at a clinic, she uncovers the grave side effects of the weight loss medicines from one of her colleagues. As the movie progresses, she seemingly succeeds in her campaign against the clinic and also in winning her love back.