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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?"
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Suman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 60
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 36
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 65
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 34
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
Dec. 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 59
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 54
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 57
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 44
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 75
Delhi Ganesh is an actor.
Vyjayanthimala is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 83
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 57
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 61
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 64
'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 76
Ilayaraja is a film music contributor.
Lakshmi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 67
Lakshmi is an actress.
Srividya is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
Dec. 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 80
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 65
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
Dec. 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 41
Sangitha is an actor.
Siddharth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 40
Siddharth Suryanarayan (born 17 April 1979) is an Indian film actor who is known for his roles in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi language films. Apart from acting, he has also been involved in films ...more