After getting tremendous responses on the 6 South Indian Superstars Famous Among Bollywood Fans & Television, here we are with a second edition to that one. Since we missed a few stars in the last article, on popular demand we have now added more South celebs who have made a mark in the industry with their superhit films and brilliant performances. While many of you may recognize them since you have watched their films umpteen times, here is all you need to know more about them.
5 South Superstars who have made a mark with their films:
Allu Arjun is a noted actor in the Telugu film industry. Other than his acting skills, the actor is better known for his exceptional dance moves as well. After starting out as a child actor in Vijetha, Allu truly made his mark with his debut film Gangotri. His other famous works include, Parugu for which he won the Best actor award. Parugu was recently remade in Hindi as Heropanti starring Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon.
Allu Arjun tasted immense box office success with his 2007 film Desamuduru which was the second highest grossing film of the year with a business of INR 410 million in 100 days and is second to Mahesh Babu’s Pokiri in Telugu which had made a significant business. His other famous movies include, Vedam, Julain which is better known as Dangerous Khiladi, its Hindi version, that is often featured on Television.
The younger brother of legendary actor Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan is a noted actor, writer, director in Telugu cinema. A known face in the Telugu film industry, Pawan has starred in the National Award winning film Tholi Prema which was remade in Hindi as Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai starring Tusshar Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. Pawan also stepped into Salman Khan’s shoes as he starred in Gabbar Singh (2012) which was adapted from Bollywood film Dabangg. This film collected 150 crores gross and 63 crores nett which is huge. His other famous films include Teen Maar which was a remake of Love Aajkal, Attharintiki Daaredhi, Jalsa.
N.T. Rama Rao Jr.
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Jr. is better known as Jr. NTR, Young Tiger in Telugu cinema. The actor is grandson of veteran Telugu actor and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. His film Rakhi with Ileana D’Cruz got huge responses, we know the film’s dubbed version ‘The Return Of Kalia‘ better because of its frequent airing on Television.
Prabhas Raju Uppalapati better known as Prabhas is another big name in the Telugu film industry. The actor has tried hands at both action as well as romance and excelled in both. He is known for his charming looks and impressed by many girls with his performance in the romantic film Darling with Kajal Aggarwal.
His hot-blooded character in Raghavendra too won him quite a lot of accolades and the film was also remade in Bollywood as Rocky: The Rebel starring Zayed Khan and Isha Sharvani. Prabhas is known as the ‘Young Rebel’ in Telugu film industry.
Ravi Teja is one of the most popular faces in Tollywood and is popularly known as MassMaharaja. He is a favorite of Tollywood’s ace directors and has almost worked with all of them. His well-known works include Kick which was recently remade in Bollywood by the same name and starred Salman Khan in the lead also he was a part of Don Seenu which was dubbed in Hindi as Sabse Bada Don and is undoubtedly one of the most frequently featured films on Television.
Also if you have seen Ek Aur Vinashak ample of times, it is the dubbed version of Teja’s most famous work ‘Neninthe’.