Finding success as an actor in any film industry is no cake walk. Let alone one fraternity, to shift base into an unfamiliar territory, battling with different approaches of filmmaking and acting in an alien language can’t be easy by any stretch of imagination. However, the list of actors I’m going to list down not only won over audiences in their own language but also managed to find success in other.
Before going forward, let me make it clear that these actors are of South Indian origin and acted in South Indian movies before finding success in Bollywood. Hence, Bollywood actors who were born in South India, such as Rekha, Vidya Balan and Aditi Rao Hydari are not taken into consideration. And also, these actors pursued majority of their careers in South India, either before or after their Bollywood debuts. So, actors like Aishwarya Rai and Deepika Padukone are not considered. So, here are 10 South Indian Actors who found success in Bollywood.
10. Asin Thottumkal
Aamir Khan’s ‘Gajini’ featured Asin, who played the same role in the original Tamil version, as “Kalpana”. The importance of her character in the story is extremely high. Her character’s personality and fate are the emotional core of the movie. And as she did in the Tamil version, Asin made everyone watching the movie believe that she is “Kalpana”. She went on to star in few famous movie like ‘Ready’ and the second installment of ‘Housefull’ franchise.