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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Chennai, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Chennai, as in some cases Chennai may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Chennai then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Chennai, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

You can rank all of these items, from Padma Lakshmi to Vijay.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Chennai?" and "Which famous actors were born in Chennai?"

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Abhirami is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Abhirami age 34 - Abhirami is an Indian film actress, who has acted in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films.

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Aadhi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Aadhi age 35 - Aadhi is an Indian film actor, who has mainly appeared in Tamil films. He debuted in 2006 with the Telugu film Oka V Chitram, and made his big break with S. Shankar's 2009 film Eeram. His ...more

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Aari is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Aari Aari is an Indian film actor who has appeared in Tamil language films. He made his feature film debut in Rettaisuzhi produced by director Shankar, before having a breakthrough performance as ...more

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Atharvaa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Atharvaa age 28 - Atharvaa is an Indian film actor working in Tamil language films. The son of late actor Murali, Atharvaa began his acting career with Baana Kaathadi. He then garnered critical acclaim for his ...more

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Aishwarya is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Aishwarya age 46 - Aishwariyaa is an Indian actress who has acted in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies. She is the daughter of popular actress Lakshmi.

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Akshara Haasan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Akshara Haasan age 26 - Akshara Haasan is an Indian film actress, screenwriter, assistant director who works primarily in Bollywood and the Tamil film industry. Haasan was tipped to be launched by Mani Ratnam in his ...more

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Akshaya is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Akshaya Akshaya is a Tamil film actress, who has appeared in Tamil films. She is probably best known for her performances in Kalabhak Kadhalan and Engal Aasan. She is the granddaughter of the famous ...more

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Jiiva is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Jiiva age 33 - Jiiva, also written Jeeva, is an Indian film actor who predominantly appears in Tamil films. Son of film producer R. B. Choudry, he started his career as a child actor in his father's films in ...more

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Alarmel Valli is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Alarmel Valli age 61 - Alarmel Valli is an Indian classical dancer and choreographer, and the foremost exponent of the Pandanallur style Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam and also her own distinctive style. ...more

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Andrea Jeremiah is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Andrea Jeremiah age 32 - Andrea Jeremiah is an Indian actress, playback singer and occasional music composer, who works mainly in the Tamil film industry. Beginning her career singing playback, Andrea has gone on to ...more

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Allu Arjun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Allu Arjun age 34 - Arjun is the son of Ramesh Aravind.

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Angela Jonsson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Angela Jonsson age 27 - Angela Jonsson is an Indian model and actress who shot to fame after she won the Kingfisher Calendar Model Hunt in 2011.

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Anoop Kumar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Anoop Kumar Anoop Kumar is an Indian film actor who has appeared in Tamil language films. He made his debut in the 2006 film, Vattaram directed by Saran.

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Anuja Iyer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Anuja Iyer Anuja Iyer is an Indian actress and model who works in the Tamil film industry. She made her acting debut in the low budget horror flick Sivi and became noted for her performances in Ninaithale ...more

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K. Bhagyaraj is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
K. Bhagyaraj age 64 - K. Bhagyaraj is a Tamil film director, actor, screenwriter and producer. He has also written and directed Telugu, Hindi films and TV serials. He won a Filmfare Best Actor Award for Mundhanai ...more

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Arun Vijay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Arun Vijay age 41 - Arun Vijay is an Indian actor, playback singer & stunt coordinator. He is the only son of veteran film actor Vijayakumar and has been active in the Tamil film industry since 1995. An ...more

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Arvind Swamy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Arvind Swamy age 47 - Arvind Swamy is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Tamil cinema. He was introduced as an actor by Mani Ratnam in the drama film Thalapathi and subsequently went on to play ...more

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Ashok Amritraj is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Ashok Amritraj age 61 - Ashok Amritraj is an Indian American film producer, former tour professional tennis player, chairman and CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment. He has also taken as the CEO of National Geographic

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Ashwin Kakumanu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Ashwin Kakumanu age 30 - Ashwin Kakumanu is an Indian film actor, who is best known for his role in Venkat Prabhu's action thriller, Mankatha.

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Bala is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Bala age 33 - Bala is an Indian film actor who has appeared in Malayalam and Tamil films. He made his debut in the Tamil film Anbu, before finding success as an actor in Malayalam films. He now works as a ...more

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Balakrishna Nandamuri is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Balakrishna Nandamuri age 57 - Nandamuri Balakrishna is an Indian film actor and politician, who works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He is the sixth son of Telugu matinee idol and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. ...more

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Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury Died at 73 (1930-2003) - Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury is an actor.

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Chinni Jayanth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Chinni Jayanth age 57 - Chinni Jayanth is a Tamil director, Producer, Comedian, Actor, and Mimicry Artist, who has appeared in many Main, Character and Supporting roles in Tamil films. He is also a popular Television ...more

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Hari is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Hari age 43 - Hari is a Tamil film director, best known for his action-masala films. As of 2014, he has directed thirteen films.

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Daggubati Venkatesh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Daggubati Venkatesh age 57 - Daggubati Venkatesh is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. In a career spanning twenty seven years, he starred in sixty nine feature films. He has played a ...more

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Dhanush is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Dhanush age 34 - Venkatesh Prabhu, known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist and playback singer who has worked predominantly in Tamil cinema. In 2011, he won the National Film ...more

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Dilip is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Dilip Died at 57 (1955-2012) - Dilip was an Indian actor who starred in Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam films.

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Engelbert Humperdinck is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Engelbert Humperdinck age 81 - Engelbert Humperdinck is an English pop singer. He is best known for his songs "Release Me" and "The Last Waltz", both singles topping the UK music charts in 1967, and ...more

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G.M. Kumar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
G.M. Kumar age 59 - G. M. Kumar is an Indian film actor who has appeared in Tamil language films.

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Garard Green is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Garard Green Died at 80 (1924-2004) - Garard Green was a British actor and commentator. Green was born in Madras, India in 1924 where his father was superintendent of the government press. When his father died in 1933 the family ...more

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Gayathri Raghuram is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Gayathri Raghuram age 32 - Gayathri Raguram is an Indian film actress and choreographer who works in south indian language films. Daughter of noted dancer, Raguram, she began acting in the 2002 film Charlie Chaplin and ...more

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Geetha is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Geetha age 55 - Geetha is an Indian actress who has performed in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi films. She debuted in the Tamil language film Bairavi directed by the veteran Director M Baskar of ...more

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Heera Rajgopal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Heera Rajgopal age 46 - Heera is a former Indian film actress from 1991 to 1999. She has appeared in several Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi films.

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J. Mahendran is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
J. Mahendran age 78 - J. Mahendran is an Indian film director in the Tamil film industry, who is best known for his true narration of screenplay and making. Though largely ignored during his times, Mahendran is ...more

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Kanika is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Kanika age 35 - Divya Venkatasubramaniam, best known by her stage name Kanika, is an Indian film actress, occasional dubbing artist, playback singer, and TV anchor. Making her debut in the 2002 Tamil film Five ...more

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Jai is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Jai age 32 - Jai is an Indian actor working in Tamil films. Nephew of music composer Deva, Jai had worked as a keyboardist in films and had made his acting debut in a supporting role in Bagavathi. In 2007, ...more

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Jaishankar is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Jaishankar Died at 62 (1938-2000) - Jaishankar was an actor in Tamil cinema. He was credited onscreen with title of Makkal Kalingnar Jaishankar in most of the film starring him and is sometimes referred to as the Thennagathu James ...more

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Jayachitra is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Jayachitra age 60 - Jayachitra is an actor.

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Karthi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Karthi age 40 - Karthik Sivakumar better known by his stage name Karthi, is an Indian film actor, who works in the Tamil film industry. The younger son of actor Sivakumar, Karthi holds a Bachelor's degree in ...more

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Jayam Ravi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Jayam Ravi age 37 - Ravi Mohan, better known by his stage name Jayam Ravi, is an Indian film actor of the Tamil film industry. Ravi has appeared in films including Jayam, which since then became part of Ravi's ...more

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Jayasudha is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Jayasudha age 59 - Jayasudha Kapoor is an Indian film actress predominantly in Telugu Cinema and a former MLA for the Congress in Secunderabad. She has also worked in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and three Hindi

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Jeevan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Jeevan age 42 - Jeevan is a Tamil film actor.

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Lisa Haydon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Lisa Haydon age 31 - Lisa Haydon is an Indian model and actress, best known for her work in the Bollywood comedy-drama film Queen.

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Jithan Ramesh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Jithan Ramesh age 35 - Ramesh Choudary, also known by his stage name Jithan Ramesh, is a Tamil and Telugu film actor from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He is the son of film producer R. B. Choudary and brother of actor ...more

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K. S. Ravikumar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
K. S. Ravikumar age 60 - K. S. Ravikumar is an Indian film director and actor, primarily working in Tamil cinema. In a career spanning around 25 years, he has directed some of the most recognisable and well-known Tamil ...more

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Kanaka is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Kanaka age 44 - Kanaka Mahalakshmi, mononymously known as Kanaka, is a South Indian film actress.

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Kanchana is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Kanchana age 78 - 'Vasundhara Devi known by stage name Kanchana is a noted actress of the 1960s and 1970s. She acted in all four South Indian languages: Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam. She has also acted ...more

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Karthik is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Karthik age 57 - Karthik Muthuraman is an actor.

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Karthik Kumar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Karthik Kumar age 40 - Karthik Kumar is a noted theatre and Kollywood actor. He is popularly known as 'Evam' Karthik, due to his theater connections. He studied chemical engineering in Sri Venkateswara College of ...more

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Kasthuri is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
Kasthuri age 44 - Kasturi is an actor.