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PIX: Bollywood's MOST CHARMING Tamil girls

Last updated on: August 01, 2013 17:44 IST

PIX: Bollywood's MOST CHARMING Tamil girls

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After playing Akshay Kumar's love interest with a rather long-winded name (Saundarya Bhagayalaxmi Venkateshwari Basapa Rao, in case you were wondering) in 2010's Housefull, Deepika portrays a feisty Tamilian girl in Rohit Shetty's upcoming actioner Chennai Express.

Dressed in gorgeous pattu saris, braided hair, gold jhumkas and flowers in her hair, the actress looks rather fetching as the younger sister of a feared Chennai gangster in the film.

But does she come close to the other charming actresses, who have played Tamil girls in the movies?

We look at other onscreen Tamilian beauties we've seen over thee years.

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Image: Deepika Padukone in Chennai Express


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Kareena Kapoor, Ra.One

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In Anubhav Sinha's superhero movie Ra.One, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor, the latter plays Sonia Subramanium, a Tamilian housewife and aspiring author.

Her sensational turn in the song Chammak Challo where she seductively lip-syncs to a few Tamil verses was a big hit with the audience.


Image: Kareena Kapoor in Ra.One


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Vidya Balan, The Dirty Picture

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Before she rises to fame as Silk, Reshma is a wise-cracking village girl in Tamil Nadu with starry dreams who runs away from home to Chennai to become a film star.


Image: Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture


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Mahek Chahal, Nayee Padosan

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Starlet Mahek Chahal made inroads in Bollywood with this occasionally funny caper starring Rahul Bhatt, Vikas Kalantri, Anuj Sawhney and Aslam Khan as Pooja Iyengar.

Pooja moves in a new locality and immediately attracts all the male attention for obvious reasons.


Image: Mahek Chahal in Nayee Padosan


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Twinkle Khanna, Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega

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In yet another multistarrer comedy, Twinkle Khanna plays Anjali Murthy -- the daughter of a tyrant landlord -- and falls in love with one of her father's tenants who he strongly disapproves of.

Unlike her father's deep-rooted traditional values and religious beliefs, Anjali is a modern girl with an independent outlook on life.


Image: Twinkle Khanna with Fardeen Khan in Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega


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Konkona Sen Sharma, Mr And Mrs Iyer

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In her director mum Aparna Sen's poignant tale of a Tamil Brahmin girl saving a fellow traveller's life during communal unrest, Konkona Sen Sharma plays a traditional young girl Meenakshi Iyer.

Meenakshi, who is travelling with her infant son Santhanam, comes across as a simple-minded housewife but displays immense courage and integrity towards the end of the film.

The film may have been in English but Sharma's performance warrants a special mention.


Image: Konkona Sen Sharma in Mr And Mrs Iyer


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Vasudhara Das, Hey Ram

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As Mythili, Saket Ram's (Kamal Haasan) rebound wife after his first wife is brutally raped and killed in the freedom struggle, Vasundhara excels as the sufferer-in-silence, docile wife and provides him the anchor he needs in the wake of his tragic loss.

 


Image: Vasudhara Das in Hey Ram


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Priya Gill, Tere Mere Sapne

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The ultimate girl-next-door of her time, Priya Gill plays the shy and docile Paro Shastri, a college student who falls in love with her brother's rich friend.

Her braid, langa voni (Tamilian traditional outfit for girls) and malligaipoo (gajra) make for valuable additions to her look.


Image: Twinkle Khanna with Fardeen Khan in Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega
Photographs: Priya Gill in Tere Mere Sapne

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Juhi Chawla, Hum Hain Raahi Pyar Ke

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Juhi Chawla is the hell-raising daughter Vaijanti Iyer of a music-loving businessman, who wants to get her married to a musician from an Iyer clan.

When Vaijanti raises her voice against the match, she's locked and later manages to escape.


Image: Juhi Chawla in Hum Hain Raahi Pyar Ke


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Sridevi, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja

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As the streetsmart Simmi in Satish Kaushik's 1993 debacle Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, Sridevi displays little traces of a Tamil girl as she flits around with con jobs and disguises.


Image: Sridevi in Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja


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Madhoo, Roja

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Madhoo's village belle Roja goes from nature-loving free spirit to a reluctant bride in Mani Ratnam's memorable 1992 political drama.

The young girl is plucked from her scenic village in the Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu to live with her cryptologist husband in the capital.

 


Image: Madhoo with Arvind Swamy in Roja


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