South Indian cinema has been producing some of the most talented and versatile actors in the world for decades. In recent years, a number of these stars have made their mark on Hollywood, proving that their skills are just as impressive on the big screen as they are in their native languages.
Rajinikanth is one of the most popular and successful actors in India. He has starred in over 160 films, and his movies have grossed billions of dollars worldwide. In 1988, Rajinikanth starred in the American film Bloodstone, which was co-produced by tennis legend Ashok Amritraj. In the film, Rajinikanth played a Tamil freedom fighter who is on the run from the British government. His performance was critically acclaimed, and it helped to introduce him to a wider audience outside of India.
Dhanush is a Tamil actor who has also starred in a number of Hindi and English films. He made his Hollywood debut in 2015 with the film The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir. In the film, Dhanush played a Tamil street performer who travels to Paris in search of his lost love. His performance was praised by critics, and it helped to establish him as a rising star in Hollywood.
Tabu is a versatile actress who has starred in films in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and English. She made her Hollywood debut in 2001 with the film Bend It Like Beckham. In the film, Tabu played a strict Indian mother who is initially opposed to her daughter’s dream of playing professional football. Her performance was well-received, and it helped to launch her career in Hollywood.
4. Pooja Kumar
Pooja Kumar is a former Miss India USA who has starred in a number of Hollywood films. She made her Hollywood debut in 2009 with the film Bollywood Hero. In the film, Pooja Kumar played a Bollywood actress who is kidnapped by a group of terrorists. Her performance was praised by critics, and she has since gone on to star in films such as Man on a Ledge and The Legend of Hercules.
5. Poorna Jagannathan
Poorna Jagannathan is a British-Indian actress who has starred in a number of Hollywood films and television shows. She made her Hollywood debut in 2012 with the film The Mindy Project. In the film, Poorna Jagannathan played a doctor who is dating Mindy Kaling’s character. Her performance was praised by critics, and she has since gone on to star in films such as The Night Of and The Big Sick.
These are just a few of the South Indian stars who have made their mark in Hollywood. Their performances have helped to break down barriers and show that Indian actors can compete with the best in the world. As Hollywood becomes more and more globalized, we can expect to see even more South Indian stars making their way to the big screen in the years to come.
Apart from the above actors, there are some other Indian actors who have worked in Hollywood and made their names famous. They are
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui
- Manoj Bajpayee
- Sai Pallavi
- Samantha Akkineni
- Rana Daggubati
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These actors have all shown their talent and versatility in Hollywood films, and they have helped to pave the way for future South Indian stars to make their mark on the world stage.