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Meet the BUSIEST Actresses down South

August 21, 2019 15:46 IST

While Bollywood's actresses are very busy, their counterparts down south are even busier, working across Tamil, Telugu Malayalam and Kannada cinemas.

The gorgeous ladies routinely work in multiple films at a time, yet managing to look fresh in every single frame.

Joginder Tuteja points us to the busiest actresses down south.


Currently working in: Love Action Drama, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Bigil, Darbar

IMAGE: Nayanthara's look in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Photograph: Kind courtesy Ritesh Sidhwani/Instagram

A top actress down south, Nayanthara has as many as four films lined up for release.

Love Action Drama is a love story featuring Malayalam cinema's golden boy Nivin Pauly.

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is a Telugu period multi-starrer, featuring Chiranjeevi, Tamannaah, Amitabh Bachchan and a host of other actors.

Nayanthara will be seen opposite Vijay in the Tamil film, Bigil.

And then, there's the 2020 biggie, Darbar, opposite Rajinikanth.


Samantha Akkineni
Currently working in: The 96 remake

Photograph: Kind courtesy Samantha Akkineni/Instagram

Samantha is still enjoying her marital bliss, and picks up the occasional movie or two.

She will be seen in the remake of 96, a 2018 Tamil romantic drama starring Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha.


Keerthi Suresh
Currently working in: Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, Ajay Devgn's next

IMAGE: Keerthi in a poster of Mahanati: The Great Actress. Photograph: Kind courtesy Keerthi Suresh/Instagram

Keerthi Suresh, who was recently seen in Manmadhudu 2, will be seen next in Priyadarshan's Malayalam period drama, Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham.

The film stars a host of actors like Mohanlal, Suniel Shetty, Sudeep, Prabhu, Manju Warrier and many more.

She will make her Bollywood debut in a sports film starring Ajay Devgn and helmed by Badhaai Ho director Amit Sharma.


Rakul Preet Singh
Currently working in: Marjaavaan, untitled film with Sivakarthikeyan

Photograph: Kind courtesy Rakul Preet Singh/Instagram

After impressing a pan-Indian audience with De De Pyaar De, Rakul has moved on to her next: Marjaavaan.

Directed by Milap Zaveri, the film co-stars Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria and Riteish Deshmukh.

She is also working on an yet-untitled film with Sivakarthikeyan.


Tamannaah Bhatia
Currently working in: Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, That is Mahalakshmi, Kaathu Karuppu, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa 2, Bole Chudiyan

IMAGE: Tamannaah in That is Mahalakshmi.

Her Bollywood comeback Khamoshi came and went silently.

Now, Tamannaah hopes to make some noise with Bole Chudiyan, opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Down south, she will be seen in the period drama bi-lingual, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.

She takes Kangana Ranaut's role in Queen and makes it her own in the Telugu remake, That is Mahalakshmi.

She takes centrestage in the Tamil horror, Kaathu Karuppu, and features in Gautham Menon's drama, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa 2, opposite R Madhavan.


Amala Paul
Currently working in: Aadu Jeevitham

Photograph: Kind courtesy Amala Paul/Instagram

Amala has not signed a Hindi film yet, but there's certainly a lot of buzz that she might.

She will be seen in Blessy's Malayalam drama, Aadu Jeevitham, opposite Prithviraj Sukumaran.


Currently working in: Paramapadham Vilayattu

IMAGE: Trisha's look in Raangi. Photograph: Kind courtesy Trisha/Instagram

Her Hindi film Khatta Meetha did not work out, and Trisha did not try again in Bollywood.

But she remains very popular down south, and will be seen in the political thriller, Paramapadham Vilayattu.

It's a big film for her, as it will be her 60th release.

She treated us with the first look poster of her next film, Raangi, a thriller.


Aishwarya Rajessh
Currently working in: Kousalya Krishnamurthy, Dhruva Natchathiram, Idam Porul Yaeval

IMAGE: Aishwarya in Kousalya Krishnamurthy. Photograph: Kind courtesy Aishwarya Rajessh/Instagram

Aishwarya Rajesh starred opposite Arjun Rampal in his recent flop, Daddy.

She will be seen next in the Telugu sports film, Kousalya Krishnamurthy and the Tamil espionage thriller Dhruva Natchathiram.

Then, there's Idam Porul Yaeval, opposite Vijay Sethupathi.


Hansika Motwani
Currently working in: Maha, Tenali Ramkrishna BA BL, Partner

IMAGE: Hansika in the Maha poster. Photograph: Kind courtesy Hansika Motwani/Instagram

A child actress in Hindi television serials, Hansika tried her luck in Bollywood with films like Aap Kaa Surroor and Money Hai Toh Honey Hai.

But it's the southern cinema that truly embraced her and made her a star.

Her upcoming thriller Maha will be her 50th film in the lead.

She will follow it up with the comedies, Tenali Ramkrishna BA BL and Partner.