100 Greatest Tollywood Actresses

Tollywood represents Telugu cinema, the huge South Indian film industry in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, especially in Hyderabad area of Film Nagar This article offers a in depth perspective on the best Tollywood actresses.

The number of movies that are produced in Tollywood annually is astounding. Movie production units make good business in both big budget and low budget movies. Tollywood movies are popular for their larger-than life portrayal of action, comedy, and romance. The Tollywood industry attributes the highest number of dance sequences in movies in India. Majority of actresses in Telugu movies come from a dance background. South Indian dance forms are exceedingly popular among women in the South.

The Telugu film industry came into being in 1912 with many silent films springing to life.

Since then, Telugu Cinema has progressed beyond words. The Tollywood industry is considered one among the busiest production units in India. South Indian actresses are worshiped among fans down south and rest of India. Song-and-dance routines are an integral part of every Tollywood movie that emerges. South Indian actresses are known for their trademark hip-shakes and facial expressions in dance routines. Also, many actresses are classically trained dancers at a young age. The dance steps in many mainstream Telugu movies are lightning-fast and require a great deal of flexibility and improvisation.

While initially the majority of actresses acting in Tollywood used to be from Southern states of India, in recent times many models and actresses from other states of India have taken Tollywood by storm. Many young girls that win beauty pageants take up movie offers in Tollywood. South Indian actresses are naturally beautiful and extremely talented with various movie genres. In the South, audiences love watching voluptuous women in movies. Needless to say, many actresses we see in the South Indian movies do have the most aesthetically curvy bodies in India.  

A significant number of South Indian actresses keep shuttling to Mumbai to work in Bollywood movies. Many Tollywood actresses have had successful careers in the Hindi film industry. Furthermore, many girls that did not find success in Bollywood have made a name for themselves in Tollywood. Telugu Cinema rakes in huge profits with the number of movies released annually. Actresses in Telugu cinema have carved a niche in various South Indian markets. Tollywood actresses are known for the expressive eyes during dialogue delivery. The space below is a detailed perspective on the best Tollywood Actresses.

The list in no way an attempt of rank actresses, it’s a celebration of women that have contributed immensely in Tollywood. If you love the Tollywood way of life, feel free to share.

100 Greatest Tollywood Actresses

  1. Bhanupriya
  2. Shobana
  3. Bhanumati Ramakrishna
  4. Rambha
  5. Uday Chandrika (Radha)
  6. Jamuna
  7. Sridevi
  8. Anjali Devi
  9. Soundrya
  10. Madhavi
  11. Suhasini Mani Ratnam
  12. Nagma
  13. Jayasudha
  14. Shriya Saran
  15. Hansika Motwani
  16. Kajal Agarwal
  17. Savitri
  18. Jaya Pradha
  19. Nayantara
  20. Jamuna
  21. Amla
  22. Tamannah Bhatia
  23. Shruti Hassan
  24. Roja Selvamani
  25. Anushka Shetty
  26. Vanisri
  27. Kanchana
  28. Smamantha Ruth Prabhu
  29. Meena
  30. Simran
  31. Radhika Sarathkumar
  32. Priyamani
  33. Sneha
  34. Richa Gangopadhyay
  35. Deeksha Seth
  36. Swati Reddy
  37. Sara Khan
  38. Ileana D’Cruz
  39. Meera Jasmine
  40. Sujatha
  41. Lakshmi
  42. Padmapriya Janakiraman
  43. Amala Paul
  44. Shantipriya
  45. Trisha Krishnan
  46. Devayani
  47. Pasupuleti Kannamba
  48. Saritha
  49. Nirosha Radha
  50. Genelia D’Souza
  51. Divya Bharti
  52. Bhavana Menon
  53. Aruna Mucherla
  54. Rati Agnihotri
  55. Archana
  56. Amani
  57. Asin Thottumkal
  58. Gouthami Tadimalla
  59. Vedhicka
  60. Ankitha
  61. Sonia Deepti
  62. Shraddha Arya
  63. Isha Chawla
  64. Regina Cassandra
  65. Bhumika Chawla
  66. Indraja
  67. Shraddha Das
  68. Geetha
  69. Nirmalamma
  70. Devika
  71. Charmy Kaur
  72. Kamla Kotnis
  73. Jayalalita
  74. Krishna Kumari
  75. Farjana
  76. Raasi
  77. Tapsi Pannu
  78. Namitha
  79. Madhuurima
  80. Ramya Krishnan
  81. Hema
  82. Sharada
  83. Nirosha
  84. Roja Ramani
  85. Sindhu Menon
  86. Anita Hassanandani Reddy
  87. Rajani
  88. Anjali
  89. Kamna Jethmalani
  90. Poonam Kaur
  91. Kovai Sarla
  92. Satya Krishnan
  93. Manjula Vijayakumar
  94. Sangeeta
  95. Asha Saini
  96. Sadha
  97. Rakul Preet Singh
  98. Sindhu Tolani
  99. Maheswari
  100. Jayachitra

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