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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?"

Abhirami is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
age 35
Abhirami is an Indian film actress, who has acted in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films.

Aadhi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
age 36
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

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

Atharvaa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
age 29
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

Aishwarya is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
age 47
Aishwariyaa is an Indian actress who has acted in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies. She is the daughter of popular actress Lakshmi.

Akshara Haasan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
age 27
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

Akshaya is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
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

Jiiva is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
age 34
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

Alarmel Valli is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
age 62
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

Andrea Jeremiah is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
age 33
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

Allu Arjun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
age 35
Arjun is the son of Ramesh Aravind.

Angela Jonsson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
age 28
Angela Jonsson is an Indian model and actress who shot to fame after she won the Kingfisher Calendar Model Hunt in 2011.

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.

Anuja Iyer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
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

K. Bhagyaraj is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
age 65
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

Arun Vijay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
age 42
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

Arvind Swamy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
age 48
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

Ashok Amritraj is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
age 62
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

Ashwin Kakumanu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
age 31
Ashwin Kakumanu is an Indian film actor, who is best known for his role in Venkat Prabhu's action thriller, Mankatha.

Bala is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
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

Balakrishna Nandamuri is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
age 58
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

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.

Chinni Jayanth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
age 58
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

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

Daggubati Venkatesh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Chennai
age 58
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