Bollywood has seen a steady stream of leading ladies from South India light up tinsel town like never before, in the last few years. With southern actress Priya Anand making her second Bollywood outing with 'Rangrezz' , we take a look at other southern hotties.
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Ileana D'cruz who made her Bollywood debut with Anurag Basu's 'Barfi!' is already a highly successful actress in the Telugu film industry. She's acted in Pokiri (2006), Jalsa (2008) and Kick (2009), all movies that went on to be blockbusters.
Asin Thottumkal or simply Asin, has been unstoppable since her big break in the Aamir Khan starrer 'Ghajini'. She's gone on to star in other Rs 100 crore films like 'Housefull 2' and 'Ready' and has become one of the most bankable actresses in Bollywood
The sexy siren ruled the silver screen for years, beginning her career down south and eventually moving on to Bollywood. Sridevi made a successful comeback with 'English Vinglish' and even though she's turned 49, you wouldn't ever be able to tell, given how smashing she still looks
Hema Malini's career began with a Telugu film, but soon after came 'Sapno Ka Saudagar' in which she was paired with showman Raj Kapoor. Iconic performances in movies like 'Sholay' and 'Seeta Aur Geeta' landed her the title of Dream Girl for her stunning good looks, powerful performances and graceful dancing.
Shriya Saran's career began with the Telugu film 'Ishtam' and soon she was picked up in 'Tujhe Meri Kasam' which also marked the debut of Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'souza. Her Bollywood projects have included average grossers like 'Awaarapan' and 'Ek- The Power of One', but her projects down south like Malayalam film 'Casanovva' and Tamil blockbuster 'Sivaji: The Boss' have set registers ringing at the box office. She was recently seen in Deepa Mehta's 'Midnight's Children'
Her performance opposite Fardeen Khan in the movie 'Hum Ho Gaye Aapke' was forgettable but after a string of appearances in TV commercials and music videos, Reema Sen made it big when she bagged South Indian cinema projects. She returned with a bang in Anurag Kashyap's 'Gangs of Wasseypur' where she played Manoj Bajpayee's love interest
After a number of projects in regional films, Neha Sharma landed a role opposite Emraan Hashmi in 'Crook'. Though the movie didn't do well at the box-office, Neha's work was appreciated and this year, she went on to star in Ekta Kapoor's sex comedy 'Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum' that was a hit at the box office
Trisha Krishnan is a popular face down south and when she starred in the Akshay starrer 'Khatta Meetha', it made her a known name in the B-town too. She's won many awards for her work in South Indian cinema and we look forward to her return to Bollywood.
The daughter of two great South Indian actors, Kamal Haasan and Sarika, Shruti Haasan was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. However her debut movie 'Luck' opposite Imran Khan was a flop. She's had better luck down south, acting opposite Dhanush in the monster Tamil hit '3'