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Famous Film Actors From Chennai

Updated October 13, 2018 30.6k views170 items

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

    Age: 37

    Films Acted InVirumandi, Karmegam, Amuthe, Pathram, Samasthanam

    BirthplaceIndia, Thiruvananthapuram

    NationalityIndia

    Abhirami (pronunciation ) (born Divya Gopikumar) is an Indian actress and television host. She... more on Wikipedia
  • Aadhi

    Aadhi

    Age: 38

    Films Acted InAravaan, Eeram, Kochadaiiyaan: The Legend, Gundello Godari, Aadu Puli

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    Aadhi Pinisetty is an Indian film actor who appears in Tamil and Telugu films. He debuted in... more on Wikipedia
  • Aari

    Aari is an Indian film actor who has appeared in Tamil language films. He made his feature... more on Wikipedia
  • Atharvaa

    Atharvaa

    Age: 31

    Films Acted InVagabond, Baana Kaathadi, Kanithan, Irumbu Kuthirai, Eetti

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsMurali, Shobha

    Atharvaa Murali (born 7 May 1989), known mononymously as Atharvaa, is an Indian film actor... more on Wikipedia
  • Aishwarya

    Aishwarya

    Age: 49

    Films Acted InM. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi, Panchathantiram, Aaru, Vel, Ejamaan

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsBaskar, Lakshmi

    Aishwariya is an Indian actress who has acted in Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu movies along... more on Wikipedia
  • Films Acted InSamrajyam, Shamitabh

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsKamal Haasan, Sarika Thakur

    Akshara Haasan is an Indian film actress, screenwriter, assistant director who works primarily... more on Wikipedia
  • Akshaya is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Tamil films.
  • Jiiva

    Jiiva

    Age: 36

    Films Acted InNanban, Neethaane En Ponvasantham, Kazhugu, Mugamoodi, Boss Engira Bhaskaran

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsR. B. Choudary, Mahjabeen

    ChildrenSparsha Choudary

    Jiiva, also written Jeeva, is an Indian film actor who predominantly appears in Tamil films.... more on Wikipedia
  • Films Acted InWhen the Gods Dance: Bharatanatyam: Parts 17 & 18

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    Alarmel Valli is a leading Indian classical dancer and choreographer and the foremost exponent... more on Wikipedia
  • Andrea Jeremiah

    Films Acted InVishwaroopam, Mankatha, Aayirathil Oruvan, Kanda Naal Mudhal, Pachaikili Muthucharam

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    Andrea Jeremiah (born 21 December 1985) is an Indian actress, playback singer, musician and... more on Wikipedia
  • Allu Arjun

    Allu Arjun

    Age: 37

    Films Acted InArya, Bunny, Julai, Varudu, Happy

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsNirmala Allu, Allu Aravind

    Allu Arjun is an Indian film actor who primarily works in Telugu cinema. After playing as a... more on Wikipedia
  • Angela Jonsson

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    Angela Jonsson (born February 28, 1990) is an Indian model and actress who shot to fame after... more on Wikipedia
  • Anoop Kumar

    Anoop Kumar is an Indian film actor who has appeared in Tamil language films. He made his... more on Wikipedia
  • Anuja Iyer
    Anuja Iyer is an Indian actress and model who works in the Tamil film industry. She made her... more on Wikipedia
  • K. Bhagyaraj

    Films Acted InSigappu Rojakkal, 16 Vayathinile, Veetla Visheshanga, Something Something... Unakkum Enakkum, Vaagai Sooda Vaa

    BirthplaceVellankoil

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsKrishnasaamy Bhagyaraj, Amaravathiyammal Bhagyaraj

    ChildrenSaranya Bhagyaraj, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj

    Krishnasaamy Bhagyaraj (born 7 January 1953) is an Indian director, actor, screenwriter, music... more on Wikipedia
  • Arun Vijay

    Arun Vijay

    Age: 44

    Films Acted InThadaiyara Thaakka, Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu, Iyarkai, Maanja Velu, Thavam

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsManjula Vijayakumar, Muthukannu, Vijayakumar

    ChildrenArnav Vijay, Purvi Vijayakumar

    Arun Vijay (born 19 November 1977), formerly known as Arun Kumar, is an Indian film actor. ... more on Wikipedia
  • Arvind Swamy

    Films Acted InBombay, Thalapathi, Roja, Waves, Minsara Kanavu

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsDelhi Kumar

    ChildrenAdhira, Rudra

    Arvind Swamy is an Indian film actor, model, entrepreneur and television presenter known for... more on Wikipedia
  • Ashok Amritraj

    Films Acted InVictim of Desire

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia, United States of America

    ParentsMaggie Dhairyam, Robert Amritraj

    ChildrenMilan Amritraj, Priya Amritraj

    Ashok Amritraj (born 22 February 1956) is Chairman and CEO of the Hyde Park Entertainment... more on Wikipedia
  • Ashwin Kakumanu

    Films Acted InMankatha, 7th Sense, Ekk Deewana Tha, Megha, Isn't This What You Desired for

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    Ashwin Kakumanu is an Indian film actor, who is best known for his role in Venkat Prabhu's... more on Wikipedia
  • Bala

    Bala

    Age: 33

    Films Acted InBig B, SMS, Traveler, Kalinga, Makaramanju

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    Bala is an Indian film actor and director, who appears in Malayalam and Tamil films. He made... more on Wikipedia
  • Balakrishna Nandamuri

    Films Acted InLakshmi Narasimha, Sri Rama Rajyam, Simha, Allari Pidugu, Okka Magaadu

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsBasavatarakam Nandamuri, N. T. Rama Rao

    ChildrenBrahmani, Mokshagna Teja, Tejaswini

    Nandamuri Balakrishna, also known as N.B.K and Balayya Babu is an Indian film actor, producer... more on Wikipedia
  • Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury

    Dec. at 73 (1930-2003)

    Films Acted InGhar, Creation Of Woman, Trisandhya

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsDevi Prasad Roy Chowdhury

    Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury is an actor.
  • Chinni Jayanth

    Films Acted InKalaignan, Kadhalar Dhinam, Kadhal Desam, Vikram, Ratchagan

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    Chinni Jayanth (born Krishnamurthy Narayanan on 26 July 1960) is a Tamil director, producer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Hari

    Hari

    Age: 43

    Films Acted InHyderabad Nawabs

    BirthplaceIndia, Nazareth

    NationalityIndia

    ChildrenSreeram

    Hari is an Indian film director best known for his action films in Tamil cinema. He made his... more on Wikipedia
  • Daggubati Venkatesh

    Films Acted InChintakayala Ravi, Coolie No. 1, Premante Idera, Bobbili Raja, Gharshana

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsRajeshwari, D. Ramanaidu

    ChildrenHayavahini Daggubati, Aashritha Daggubati, Arjun Daggubati, Bhavana Daggubati

    Venkatesh Daggubati (born 13 December 1960) is an Indian film actor known for his works... more on Wikipedia