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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?"
Rekha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 65
Bhanurekha Ganesan (born 10 October 1954), better known by her stage name Rekha, is an Indian film actress. Noted for her versatility and acknowledged as one of the finest actresses in Indian ...more
Hema Malini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 71
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 61
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 65
Kamal Haasan is an actor, screenwriter and film producer.
Rajkumar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
Dec. 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 58
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
Dec. 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 56
Sridevi is an actress.
Waheeda Rehman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 83
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 66
Manobala is a Tamil director and comedian actor.
Manorama is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 76
Manorama is an actress.
Senthil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 68
Senthil is an actor.
V. Ravichandran is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 58
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 63
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 59
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 52
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 60
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 45
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 54
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
Dec. 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 39
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 44
Meena is an actress.
Vikram is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu
age 53
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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