Pix: South stars hot up 2011 calendar
Southscope magazine treated us to some great pictures of Southern stars on their 2011 calendar. Here's a look at some of them:
The beautiful Shriya has acted in many languages including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi and English. But we'd sure like to see more of her!
Image: Shriya Saran
Photographs: Courtesy: Southscope
Model-turned-actress Tamannaah started her acting career with the Hindi film Chand Sa Roshan Chehra in 2005. But it was her South career that took off when she starred in the Telugu film, Happy Days, and Tamil film, Kalloori.
Image: Tamannaah Bhatia
Daughter of great acting talents like Kamal Haasan and Sarika, acting runs in Shruti's blood. But she decided to dip her fingers in music first. A vocalist of rock band The Extramentals, Shruti made her debut in Hindi films with Luck, opposite Imran Khan.
Image: Shruti Haasan
Naga Chaitanya has a long film lineage. He is the son of Nagarjuna, grandson of Akkineni Nageshwara Rao and Dr D Ramanaidu (from his mother's side), and the nephew of Venkatesh.
Even though he debuted recently in 2009, he's already an actor to reckon with.
Image: Naga Chaitanya
Model and Kannada actor Diganth Manchale started his career in Miss California. But he got his success only after his films, Mungaru Male and Gaalipata.
Image: Diganth Manchale
Naga Chaitanya's cousin Rana Daggubati is a rising star. After starting his acting career in Telugu film Leader, he will soon be seen in Rohan Sippy's Dum Maro Dum, alongside Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu.
Image: Rana Daggubati
Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Model and actress Samantha started her career with the Telugu film Ye Maaya Chesave last year. She followed it up with Brindavanam, and then Tamil films: Baana Kaathadi and Moscowin Kavery.
Image: Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Model and actress Nidhi Subbaiah made her debut in Kannada film Chamkaisi Chindi Udayisi. Here's to seeing more of her!
Image: Nidhi Subbaiah
Kajal Aggarwal started her career with Kyun Ho Gaya Na! (2004), playing Aishwarya Rai's friend in the movie. But she is better known for her South films Bommalattam and Magadheera.
Image: Kajal Aggarwal
Son of film producer RB Choudry, Jiva started his acting career as a child artist in his father's Tamil films.
Later, he made his debut as a lead actor in 2003's Aasai Aasaiyai. From there, there was no looking back for him.
Telugu actor Allu Arjun is the son of producer, Allu Aravind. Actors Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan are his uncles, Ram Charan Teja is his cousin.
But with quite a few hits in his kitty, he has made a name for himself.
Image: Allu Arjun