Tamil Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Tamil Nadu, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Tamil Nadu, as in some cases Tamil Nadu may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Tamil Nadu 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 Tamil Nadu, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

List items range from Padma Lakshmi to Hema Malini.

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

Rekha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 64 Rekha is an actor.

Hema Malini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 70 Hema Malini is an Indian actress, director and producer, Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer, and a politician, well known for her roles in Hindi cinema. She made her acting debut in Sapno Ka ...more

Nassar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 60 Nassar is an Indian film actor, director and producer, who mainly works in the South Indian film industry.

Kamal Haasan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 64 Kamal Haasan is an actor, screenwriter and film producer.

Rajkumar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
Died at 77 (1929-2006) Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju, known mononymously by his screen name Rajkumar, was an actor and singer in the Kannada film industry. He is considered a cultural icon of Kannada, where he ...more

Vivek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 57 Vivekh is an Indian film actor, comedian, television personality and Social Activist working in the Tamil film industry. Introduced in films by director K. Balachander, he has won three Filmfare ...more

Manivannan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
Died at 60 (1953-2013) S. Manivannan Rajagopal, popularly known mononymously as Manivannan, was an Indian film actor and director. In a career spanning three decades, Manivannan went from being a story and dialogue ...more

Sridevi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 55 Sridevi is an actress.

Waheeda Rehman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 82 Waheeda Rehman is an Indian actress who has appeared in mainly Hindi films, as well as Tamil and Telugu films. She is noted for her contributions to different genres of films from the 1950s, ...more

Manobala is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 65 Manobala is a Tamil director and comedian actor.

Manorama is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 75 Manorama is an actress.

Senthil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 67 Senthil is an actor.

V. Ravichandran is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 57 Veeraswamy Ravichandran, known as Ravichandran, is an Indian film actor, director, music director and editor best known for his work in Kannada cinema. He is often considered as "The Show ...more

Prabhu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 62 Prabhu is an Indian film actor and producer who has predominantly appeared in Tamil language films. He is the son of veteran actor Sivaji Ganesan, while his son Vikram Prabhu is also an upcoming ...more

Vadivelu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 58 Vadivelu is an Indian film actor, comedian and playback singer. Since the 1990s, he has acted mainly as a comedian in Tamil films and is renowned for his slapstick comedies. Vadivelu has won the ...more

Ramya Krishnan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 51 Ramya Krishnan is an Indian film actress. She has acted in over 200 films in five languages: Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi.

Nagarjuna is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 59 Akkineni . Nagarjuna is an Indian film actor and producer who works primarily in the Telugu Cinema. He has acted in over ninety films as an actor in a lead, supporting and cameo roles, including ...more

Vijay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 44 Vijay is an Indian actor, playback singer and producer, who works in the Tamil film industry. Son of film director and producer S. A. Chandrasekhar, he started his career as a child actor in the ...more

Raghavendra Rajkumar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 53 Raghavendra Rajkumar is an Indian actor and producer who primarily works in the Kannada film Industry. He is the second son of the legendary Kannada matinee idol Dr. Rajkumar and producer ...more

Nagesh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
Died at 76 (1933-2009) Nagesh was a National Award-winning Tamil film actor, mostly remembered for his roles as a comedian during the 1960s. He is regarded as one of the most prolific comedians in Tamil cinema. He ...more

Santhanam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 38 Santhanam is an Indian film actor who has predominantly appeared in Tamil films as a comedian. Beginning his career as a comedian on television shows, he rose to fame through his performances in ...more

Meena is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 43 Meena is an actress.

Vikram is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 52 Vikram is an Indian film actor who predominantly appears in Tamil language films and has won six Filmfare Awards as well as one National Film Award and Tamil Nadu State Film Award amongst other ...more

Sivaji Ganesan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
Died at 73 (1928-2001) Viluppuram Chinnaiahpillai Ganesan, or Vettaithidal Chinnaiah Ganesan, but commonly known by his stage name Sivaji Ganesan, was an Indian stage and film actor active during the latter half of ...more

Sukumari is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
Died at 73 (1940-2013) Sukumari was an Indian film actress best known for her work in Malayalam and Tamil films. She has been acting since the age of 10 in various roles. The total number of her films is presumed to ...more

Suman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 59 Suman is an Indian film actor from Karnataka, India, known for his work predominantly in Telugu cinema. He has played the roles of Gods like Venkateswara, Shiva and Rama in Telugu. Suman has ...more

Trisha Krishnan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 35 Trisha Krishnan, known mononymously as Trisha, is an Indian film actress and model, who primarily works in the South Indian film industries, where she has established herself as a leading ...more

Rajkiran is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 64 Rajkiran is a film actor, producer and director, who has acted in more than 150 Tamil films.

Ramesh Khanna is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 60 Ramesh Kanna is a Tamil film director and actor and acts in supporting roles and comedian roles. Ramesh Kanna was born in Chennai and third child to the family. He acted in "Nadaga ...more

Andrea Jeremiah is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
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

Gemini Ganesan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
Died at 85 (1920-2005) Ramaswamy Ganesan, better known by his stage name Gemini Ganesan, was an Indian film actor who worked mainly in Tamil cinema. He was nicknamed "Kadhal Mannan" for the romantic roles he ...more

Daggubati Venkatesh is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
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

Suhasini Mani Ratnam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 53 Suhasini Charuhasan is an Indian film actress known for her works in South Indian Cinema. She made her film debut in 1980 with the Tamil film Nenjathai Killathe for which she won the Tamil Nadu ...more

Geetha is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 56 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

Suriya is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 43 Suriya is an Indian film actor, film producer and television presenter, who is currently working in the Tamil film industry. He has acted in 30 films in various genres as a lead actor till date. ...more

Delhi Ganesh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 74 Delhi Ganesh is an actor.

Vyjayanthimala is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 82 Vyjayanthimala Bali, also known by the mononym Vyjayanthimala, is an Indian film actress, Bharathanatyam dancer, Carnatic singer, dance choreographer and parliamentarian. She made her debut in ...more

Kovai Sarala is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 56 Kovai Sarala is an Indian Film actress and comedian, who prominently plays supporting roles in Tamil and Telugu films. In a career spanning 25 years, Sarala has appeared in over 750 films. She ...more

Jayasudha is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 60 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

Charle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 55 Charle sometimes credited as Charlie is an Indian actor who has acted in more than 550 Tamil films as a comedian and supporting actor.

Janagaraj is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 63 'Janagaraj' is a veteran Tamil film actor who has generally played a comedian in his films, and provided stiff competition to the comic duo of Goundamani and Senthil. He has acted in over 100 ...more

Ilaiyaraaja is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 75 Ilayaraja is a film music contributor.

Lakshmi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 66 Lakshmi is an actress.

Srividya is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
Died at 53 (1953-2006) Srividya also known as Sreevidya, was an Indian film actress who appeared in films in the Tamil and Malayalam film industries for 40 years. In the latter part of her career, she concentrated on ...more

Goundamani is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 79 Goundamani is an Indian film actor and comedian. He is better known for his comic duo partnership in Tamil films with fellow actor Senthil.

Sathyaraj is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 64 Rangaraj known by stage name Sathyaraj is an Indian film actor and media personality who has predominantly appeared in Tamil films. He started his career in villainous roles and later played ...more

R. S. Manohar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
Died at 81 (1925-2006) R. S. Manohar was a popular actor of yesteryear who performed roles ranging from hero, villain to comedic characters. He was born at Namakkal in 1925. He acted in over 200 films. He is known for ...more

Vaiyapuri is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
Vaiyapuri, born Ramakrishnan, is a Tamil film actor who mostly plays a comedian. He has appeared in many Tamil films and is also a guest judge on Asathapovathu Yaaru on Sun TV in Chennai. ...more

Sangeetha is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 40 Sangitha is an actor.

Siddharth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 39 Siddharth is a playback singer.