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Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

Updated October 13, 2018 182.8k views308 items

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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  • Rekha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Rekha

    Age: 65

    Films Acted InOm Shanti Om, Koi... Mil Gaya, Namak Haraam, Krrish, Lajja

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsGemini Ganesan, Pushpavalli

    Bhanurekha Ganesan (born 10 October 1954), better known by her stage name Rekha, is an Indian... more
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  • Hema Malini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Films Acted InVeer-Zaara, Sholay, Hey Ram, Vijay, Kudrat

    BirthplaceEurasia, India, Ammankudi, Tamil Nadu

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsJaya Chakravarthy, V.S. Ramanujam Chakravarthy

    ChildrenEsha Deol, Ahana Deol

    Hema Malini (born 16 October 1948) is an Indian actress, writer, director, producer, dancer... more
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  • Nassar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Nassar

    Age: 61

    Films Acted InBombay, Vishwaroopam, Vettai, Hey Ram, Saguni

    BirthplaceMelmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, main campus, Kanchipuram district, Eurasia, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsMehaboob Basha, Mumtaz Beghum

    Nassar (Arabic: نصار‎), is an Arabic surname. It means Helper, Protector, Supporter,... more
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  • Kamal Haasan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Films Acted InVishwaroopam, Hey Ram, Indian, Moondram Pirai, Nayakan

    BirthplaceParamakudi, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsD. Srinivasan, Rajalakshmi Srinivasan

    ChildrenShruti Haasan, Akshara haasan

    Kamal Haasan is an Indian film actor, dancer, film director, screenwriter, producer, playback... more

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  • Rajkumar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Rajkumar

    Dec. at 77 (1929-2006)

    Films Acted InBhookailas, Kaviratna Kalidasa, Mayura, Kasturi Nivasa, Parashuram

    BirthplaceIndia, Gajanur

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsSinganalluru Puttaswamayya, Lakshmamma

    ChildrenShivrajkumar, Puneeth Rajkumar, Poornima, Raghavendra Rajkumar, Vinod Raj

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  • Vivek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Vivek

    Age: 58

    Films Acted InSivaji, Singam, Anniyan, Singam II, Vaali

    BirthplaceIndia, Madurai

    NationalityIndia

    Vivekanandan, known by his stage name Vivek, is an Indian film actor, comedian, television... more
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  • Manivannan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Manivannan

    Dec. at 60 (1953-2013)

    Films Acted InSivaji, I Have Found It, Thulladha Manamum Thullum, Mudhalvan, Mugavaree

    BirthplaceEurasia, Sulur, India, Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsR.S. Maniam, Maragatham

    ChildrenRaghuvannan, Jothi

    S. Manivannan Rajagopal (31 July 1953 – 15 June 2013), better known by his stage name... more
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  • Sridevi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Sridevi

    Age: 56

    Films Acted InMoondram Pirai, Sigappu Rojakkal, 16 Vayathinile, Sadma, Lamhe

    BirthplaceSivakasi, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsRajeswari Yanger, Ayyapan Yanger

    ChildrenJahnavi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor

    Sridevi (born Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan; 13 August 1963 – 24 February 2018) was an Indian... more

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  • Waheeda Rehman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Films Acted InWater, Rang De Basanti, Naseeb, Khamoshi, Trishul

    BirthplaceIndia, Chengalpattu

    NationalityIndia

    ChildrenKashvi Rekhi, Sohail Rekhi

    Waheeda Rehman (born 3 February 1938) is an Indian actress who has appeared in mainly Hindi... more
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  • Manobala is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Manobala

    Age: 66

    Films Acted InThuppakki, Nanban, Saguni, Ghajini, Kalakalappu

    BirthplaceIndia, Sulur

    NationalityIndia

    Manobala (born 8 December 1953) is a Tamil director, producer and comedian actor who... more
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  • Manorama is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Manorama

    Age: 76

    Films Acted InSingam, Indian, Michael Madana Kama Rajan, Gentleman, Saamy

    BirthplaceIndia, Mannargudi

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsRamamitham, Kasi Clockudaiyar

    ChildrenBhupathi

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  • Senthil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Senthil

    Age: 68

    Films Acted InVazhakku Enn 18/9, I Have Found It, Indian, Gentleman, Veera

    BirthplaceIndia

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsThirukammal, Ramamoorthi

    ChildrenDr. Manikanda Prabhu, Hemachandra Prabhu

    Senthil (born 23 March 1951), is an actor from Tamil Nadu, India. He is notable for his... more
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  • V. Ravichandran is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Films Acted InPammal K. Sambandam, Kanden Kadhalai, Chikku Bukku, There's No Time for Love, Ramanaa

    BirthplaceVellore, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsN. Veeraswamy, Arcot N. Veeraswami

    ChildrenR. Manoranjan, R. Vikram

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  • Prabhu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Prabhu

    Age: 63

    Films Acted InKaalapani, Billa, 3, Ayan, Chandramukhi

    BirthplaceEurasia, India, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsKamala Ganesan, Sivaji Ganesan

    ChildrenVikram Prabhu, Aishwarya Prabhu

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  • Vadivelu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Vadivelu

    Age: 59

    Films Acted InAarya, Pokkiri, Chandramukhi, Mudhalvan, Thevar Magan

    BirthplaceIndia, Madurai

    NationalityIndia

    Kumaravadivel Natarajan (born 10 October 1960), known professionally as Vadivelu, is an Indian... more
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  • Ramya Krishnan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Films Acted InKaaka Kaaka, Panchathantiram, Rhythm, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Baba

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    ChildrenRitwik Vamsi

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  • Nagarjuna is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Nagarjuna

    Age: 60

    Films Acted InLOC Kargil, Ratchagan, Idhayathai Thirudathe, Khuda Gawah, Manmadhudu

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsAnnapurna Akkineni, Akkineni Nageswara Rao

    ChildrenNaga Chaitanya, Akhil Akkineni, Akkineni Akhil

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  • Vijay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Vijay

    Age: 45

    Films Acted InThuppakki, Nanban, Pokkiri, Thulladha Manamum Thullum, Ghilli

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsShobha Chandrasekhar, S. A. Chandrasekhar

    ChildrenDivya Saasha, Jason Sanjay

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  • Raghavendra Rajkumar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Films Acted InNanjundi Kalyana, Gajapathi Garvabhanga, Aasegobba Meesegobba, Swasthik

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsRajkumar, Parvathamma Rajkumar

    ChildrenVinay Rajkumar, Guru Rajkumar

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  • Nagesh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Nagesh

    Dec. at 76 (1933-2009)

    Films Acted InThalapathi, Kaadhal Kondein, Minnale, Michael Madana Kama Rajan, Dasavathaaram

    BirthplaceIndia, Dharapuram

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsRukmaniamma Rao, Krishna Rao

    ChildrenRamesh Babu, Rajesh Babu, Anand Babu

    Nagesh (born Cheyur Krishna Nageshwaran; (27 September 1933 – 31 January 2009) was an Indian... more
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  • Santhanam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Santhanam

    Age: 39

    Films Acted InOru Kal Oru Kannadi, Neethaane En Ponvasantham, Thaandavam, Billa, Saguni

    BirthplacePolichalur, India

    NationalityIndia

    N. Santhanam is an Indian film actor and producer whose main works are in Tamil cinema.... more
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  • Meena is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Meena

    Age: 44

    Films Acted InThenali, Veera, Rhythm, Avvai Shanmughi, Kuselan

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsDurairaj, Raj Mallika

    ChildrenNainika Durairaj

    Meena is an Indian film actress who works in the South Indian film industry. Meena debuted as... more
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  • Vikram is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Vikram

    Age: 53

    Films Acted InThaandavam, Anniyan, Sivaputrudu, Sethu..., Raavan

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsRajeshwari Raj, Vinod Raj

    ChildrenAkshita, Dhruv

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  • Sivaji Ganesan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Sivaji Ganesan

    Dec. at 73 (1928-2001)

    Films Acted InThevar Magan, Muthal Mariyathai, Once More, Padayappa, Veerapandiya Kattabomman

    BirthplaceEurasia, India, Viluppuram district, Viluppuram, Tamil Nadu

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsRajamani Ammal, Chinnaiya Manrayar

    ChildrenShanthi Ganesan, Ramkumar Ganesan, Prabhu, Thenmozhi Ganesan

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  • Sukumari is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Tamil Nadu

    Sukumari

    Dec. at 73 (1940-2013)

    Films Acted InThoovanathumbikal, Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha, Appunni, Yaaradi Nee Mohini, Waves

    BirthplaceIndia, Nagercoil

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsMadhavan Nair, Sathyabhama Amma

    ChildrenDr.Suresh Bhimsingh, B. Kannan, B. Lenin

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