The Telugu industry is certainly not limited to some outstanding movies. Instead, the industry is also renowned for its actors and actresses. Talking about the same, there are numerous beauties who have shown the power of talent with appearance. Not only are they gorgeous but also skillful in their respective roles.
By now you must have known who we are talking about. Yes, you guess it right, we are talking about the leading ladies of the Telugu industry. The extremely talented and beautiful actresses of the Telugu industry.
Not only the Telugu industry but these leading Tollywood top heroines have bagged some really awesome roles in Bollywood as well. Thus, here we will be discussing the top 20 Telugu heroines who are ruling the movie world at present. Let’s discuss the list and the actresses one by one.
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Top Tollywood Actress List 2020 ( Tollywood Heroine)
Telugu industry is known for some of the most beautiful and talented actresses who have stepped out of their comfort zone and did some really appreciating roles. To mention the same, today we will discuss the top 20 gorgeous Telugu actress list who are renowned for their breathtaking acting and beauty.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu (Talented Telugu Actress)
Samantha Ruth Prabhu presently known as Samantha Akkineni was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She is currently 33 years old and is considered one of the beautiful and skillful Tollywood actress in the Telugu actress list.
She has made her career way in the Tamil and Telugu entertainment industry and is a nominee of some award shows involving quarter Filmfare Awards. Also, she has shone through as a main actress in the Telugu entertainment platform. Some of the talent showcasing of her work include ‘’’Neethaane En Ponvasantham’’ and ‘’Eega’’ both released in 2012.
Samantha is an actress who is in the second position to have conquered both the famous Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress and the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress. She has earned a huge success on the Box Office whether through Tamil movies or Telugu Movies.
Some of the archiving projects of her involve the family Drama Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle, Dookudu, Attarintiki Daredi, AR Murugadoss, Kaththi, and others. Along with films, she endorses several products and brands. She also runs her Ngo named ‘’Pratyusha Support’’ for providing help in medical ailments to children and women.
Date of Birth: 28th April 1987
Popular movies: Ye Maaya Chesave, Manan
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Shruti Hassan (Talented Tollywood Heroine)
Shruti Hassan was born in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. She is presently 34 years old, one of the most beautiful Tollywood heroines. She is the daughter of actor Kamal Hassan (Bollywood and South Actor). Her mother is Sarika Thakur.
Her sister is also an entertainer. Shruti is mostly an adored Telugu and Indian film fraternity singer and actress. She has worked in different languages films as Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi language. She made a debut as a child artist in her father’s directed movie Hey Ram ( 2000).
Shruti’s career turning point was when she signed the character of Janani. The movie gained popularity before its release due to the presence of duo daughters of two successful actors Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth.
She is known for her characters in Gabbar Singh, Vedalam, Srimanthudu, Si3, Anaganaga O Dheerudu (Telugu fantasy film), and 7aum Arivu (psychopath thriller). Shruti’s acting ability in the last two movies had won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut South.
Likewise, she is a nominee of some awards show like three Filmfare Awards South. Shruti has set her foot in the south industry as a Talented and Skillful actress. Not only films but she is also a fine playback singer.
Date of Birth: 28th January 1986
Popular movies: Balupu, Race Gurram
Kajal Aggarwal was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She is currently 34 years old and is renowned as Telugu, Tamil, and Bollywood actress. Her acting journey in Tamil and Telugu entertainment platform has landed her into the nomination of quarter Filmfare Awards South. Kajal’s earliest Telugu movie was Laxmi Kalyanam telecasted in 2007.
The movie which attained her revelation as one of the most talented Tollywood heroines was ‘’Chandamama’’. Kajal had acted as a female lead in several high-end Tamil movies like Naan Mahaan Alla, Maattrran, Thuppakkki, Jilla, Vivegam, Magadhera, and Mersal.
She is the primitive south actress from the South Entertainment Industry whose wax statue at Madame Tussauds in Singapore has been showcased in 2020. Kajal has endorsed many well-known brands before the kick start of her acting career. You may also know her as the Celebrity’s Cricket League brand ambassador.
Date of Birth: 19th June 1985
Popular movies: Mr. Perfect, Sita
Rakul Preet Singh
Rakul Preet Singh was born in New Delhi, India. She is presently 29 years old young and beautiful actress. She is a popular and talented movie actress and model by profession. However, she mainly belongs to the Tamil and Telugu film fraternity.
She has appeared in several Kannada and Hindi films. Currently, she has been chosen as a Brand Ambassador for Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign by Telangana State Government. During school days she started her modeling career, which landed her the debut film named Gilli in the Kannada language.
In her modeling days, she took part in the Femina Miss India expo but sadly she came fifth. After that, she won many competitions like Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face, Femina Miss Talented, Femina Miss Beautiful Eyes, People’s Choice Miss IndiaTimes, Femina Miss Beautiful Smile.Her Telugu Full-time actress debut was ‘’Keratam’’.
She has been part of the several commercial success movies like Current Theega, Rough, Loukyam, Sarrainodu, Nannaku Prematho,Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru, and others.
She had achieved some awards like Zee Cinema Awards, Cinema Awards, Sakski Excellence Award, Radio City Cine Awards, and others.
Date of Birth: 10th October 1990
Popular movies: Spyder, Dhruva
Shriya Saran was born in the city of Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India. Presently, she is 37 years and one of the most old beautiful Tollywood heroines. She is an actress and model by profession and works in Bollywood, South Indian, and American Film Industry.
Her debut film was in the Telugu language named ‘’Ishtam’’ in 2001. And her earliest marketable success was with Santhosham. Saran also appeared in Shivaji which became a blockbuster and huge earning film of that time.
Her famous films include Kanthaswamy in Tamil and Pokkiri Raja in Malayalam that landed her into popularity among South Indian Film Industry. Besides her filming career, she has been the brand ambassador for several health and beauty products.
She regularly takes part in charity events and also started a very famous Spa with visually impaired peoples as its working candidates. Also, she is a trained dancer in various traditional forms like Kathak and Rajasthani Folk Dance.
She has achieved many popular awards like the South Scope Style Award for Best Tamil Actress, Vijay Award for Favourite heroine, ITFA awards for Best Actress, and others the list is quite extensive.
Date of Birth: 11th September 1982
Popular movies: Chatrapati, Gautamiputra Satakarni
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Anjali, earlier named as Balatripurasundari in Razole, India. Currently, she is 33 years of age and is a top Tollywood actress and model by profession. Anjali appears mostly among Telugu heroine names and movies.
She has started her acting career from the Telugu film named Photo telecasted in 2006. After that, she started to grab more and more roles in movies like Kattradhu Thamizh with Jiiva. Anjali has achieved many popular awards like Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Angadi Theru, Filmfare Award Award for Best Actress for acting abilities in Angadi Theru.
From these awards, she got considered as ‘’best youthful actress’’ in Tamil entertainer. She got Nandi Award for Best Actress, SICA Award for Best Telugu Actress, and was nominated for various other awards.
Her chain of some successful entertainers includes Balupu, Masala, Geethanjali, Dictator, and Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu. Anjali’s one of the projects named Iraivi got her popularity and made an immense influence on Tamil Viewers.
Date of Birth: 16th June 1986
Popular movies: Kaali, Iraivi
Tamannah or Tamannah Bhatia was born in Bombay, India. She is presently a 30 years old top Tollywood actress. Tamannah is a beautiful multitalented actress who works in Telugu and Tamil entertainment industry.
The journey of her entertaining career started when she was only 15 years old. She acted in the Hindi movie named ‘’Chand Sa Roshan Chehra’’ and also appeared Abhijit Sawant’s song album ‘’Lafzon mein keh na saku’’ in 2005.
Tamannah is a brand endorser for various like Chandrika Ayurvedic Cleanser, Fanta, Celkon phones, and others. She also represents PETA (saving animals program) where she aware people to buy beauty products from the company that restricts the use of animal parts in their products.
Some of the hype and talented work of her include Racha, Bengal Tiger, 100% Love, Bahubali 2: The Conclusion, Action, and F2- Fun and Frustration. She has achieved many awards including Filmfare Awards South, Cinema Awards, Asiavision Awards, Zee Apsara Awards, SIIMA Awards, and many more.
Date of Birth: 21st December 1989
Popular movies: Kalloori, Badrinath
Anushka Shetty household name Sweety Shetty was born in Puttur, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India. She is currently 38 years old talented actress of tollywood and model by profession. Anushka came into the entertainment limelight from Telugu and Tamil film industry. Presently this gorgeous lady’s age is 34 years old.
Her career path started from the Telugu language film named ‘’Super’’ which got her in the nominee list of Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Telugu. Some of the best entertainers of Anushka’s are Singham, Yennai Arindhaal, Si3, Singham 2, and Vettaikaran, all of these gained her the fame.
She endorsed many brands like Colgate along with another male superstar Allu Arjun and is a Brand Ambassador of Chennai Silks and MBS Jewellers.
Anushka has achieved many accolades comprising three Filmfare Awards from eight nominees, three CineMAA Awards, one Nandi Awards, and TN State Film Awards. She is a lavishly paid actress, and the title which is given to her is ‘’Lady Superstart of South Entertainers’’.
Anushka is highly recognized as ‘’Maharani Devasena” among Hindi audiences after the release of the dubbed version of Bahubali and Bahubali 2: The Conclusion.
Date of Birth: 7th November 1981
Popular movies: Bhaagamathie, Rudhramadevi
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Nayanthara’s name was Diana Marium Kurian before entering the films. She was born in Banglore, Karnataka, India. Currently, she has reached the age of 35 years old. Nayanthara is an actress by profession who works in several languages like Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam.
Her journey of character portrayal started from the Malayalam film named ‘’Manassinakkare’’ alongside Jayaram in 2003. The very first Telugu and Tamil movies of her are Laxmi and Ayya. Both films were super entertaining.
Some of the grasping projects of Nayanthara are Yaaradi Nee Mohini, Simha, Boss Engira Bhaskaran, Arrambam, Naanum Rowdy Dhan, Iru Mugan, Dubai Seenu, Billa, Aadhavan, Adhurs, Maya and Thani Oruvan.
She has achieved many trophies like four Edison Awards, three Vikatan Awards, five Filmfare Awards South, eight Vijay Awards, much more, and considered Tollywood top actress.
Nayanthara follows the theory that she should appear only on the big screen and not on a brand endorsement to secure her superstar tag but she has been seen in several ads like TATA Sky, Tanishq (jewelry brand), Kay beauty products, and other.
Her name Nayanthara has a story behind it as she was a Syrian Christian. So, she had gone through the process of Shuddhi Karma at Arya Samaj Temple situated in Chennai city to convert into the Hindu religion. After achieving the certification of Hinduism, she got the name Nayanthara.
Date of Birth: 18th November 1984
Popular movies: Love Action Drama, Chandramukhi
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Illeana was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. She is an actress, one of the most attractiveTollywood heroines, and model by profession and worked in Tamil and Hindi movies. Illeana migrated to Goa with her parents when she was ten years of age. Soon she started her modeling career there and came into notice of various brand owners like Emami Talc, Fair&Lovely, Electrolux and they gave her the endorsement of it.
She has achieved many awards which include Filmfare Awards South Best Female Debut for Devadasu, Santosham Film Awards for Best Actress for Jalsa, Vogue Beauty Awards for Fresh Face, and several others.
Illeana grasping acting skills was showcased in movies like Julayi, Jalsa, Kick, and many more.
Date of Birth: 1st November 1986
Popular Movies: Nanban, Sakthi
Brought up in Russia, Swathi Reddy is one of the most renowned cute Telugu actresses that is famous for her role in diverse industries. Besides, she was also a TV moderator earlier. Her work involves working in different industries like Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam, respectively.
Moreover, she got her nickname Colors Swathi from Colors show available on Maa TV. At present, she is 33 years old. Her debut in the lead role was in the Tamil movie Subramaniapuram in the year 2008. She got Filmfare and Nandi awards in the category of the Best actress which is really impressive.
To mention her personal life, her husband is a pilot named Vikas Vasu to whom she married in the year 2018 on 30th August.
She has been a playback singer for two songs namely ‘Mind-boggling’ and ‘A Square B Square’. Likewise, she is also famous for her commercial with Cadbury dairy milk. Swathi Reddy is one of the most renowned actresses of the Telugu actress list who has done numerous movies. She has been appreciated for her outstanding acting career for a long time now.
Date of Birth: 19th April 1987
Popular Movies: Bangaru Kodipetta, Subramaniapuram
Nanditha was born in Mumbai, India. Her father’s name is Raj Kumar who is a military officer by profession and her mother is an advocate. Nanditha knows multiple languages like Telugu, Hindi, and English. She held her position among top 10 heroines in tollywood.
Currently, she has reached the age of 25 years old. Her earliest work was Neeku Naaku Dash a Telugu film alongside Tejas. She holds the record of several hit actresses by touching the heights of fame only from the second movie named Prem Katha Chitram, which grabbed her the nominee title for Filmfare Award for Best Actress.
Some of the successful projects of hers include Jai Lava Kusa, and Kathalo Rajakumari. Apart from being one of the most outstanding Tollywood heroines, she is an MBA degree holder.
Date of Birth: 30th August 1994
Popular Movies: Ram Leela, London Bridge
Eesha is another telugu actress name who was born in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Presently she is 30 years old beauty. After acquiring an MBA degree, she set her foot on the filmy Buiseness along with Mohana Krishna Indraganthi.
Her initial film was Anthaka Mundu AaTarvatha, which lands her into success limelight and the film was also sent for International Film Celebration in South Africa for the Best Film Nominee.
Some of her films include Brand Babu, Maya Mall, Awe, Darsakudu, Subramanyapuran, and Aarvinda Sametha Veera Raghava.
The achievements and awards won by the actress are Cinegoers awards for the best thrilling courageous title and Telugu Apsara Award for Best Entertainer.
Date of Birth: 19th April 1990
Popular movies: Raagala 24 Gantallo, Ami Thumi
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Nithya Menon is one of the most famous actresses of the top Tollywood actress list. She is also considered as the most talented multilingual actress and singer. Basically, she started her career from the south industry and soon got recognized in lead roles. Her age is 32 years and she was born in Bangalore.
She bagged Filmfare awards for Telugu movies Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde Ane Malli Idi Rani Roju. Her career initiated with a supporting role in the Kannada movie 7’o clock. In Bollywood, she appeared in the movie Mission Mangal.
Her outstanding acting and performance skills have helped her get Nandi awards and South Indian International movie awards. Viewers live her roles in movies like Josh, Angel John, and Ishq.
Date of birth: 8th April 1988
Popular movies: Ishq, Awe!
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Famous for her work in the Telugu industry, Rashi Khanna is next on the Tollywood actress list. Besides, she has also debuted in the Bollywood industry with the movie Madras Cafe. On the other hand, her debut in the Telugu industry was Oohalu Gusagusalade. She is also famous in the Tamil industry for her film Imaikka Nodigal.
At present her age is 29 years. To talk about her movies, she successfully gave hits like Bengal Tiger, Supreme, Jai Lava Kusa, and Tholi Prema. Her acting skills in different industries have certainly made her a popular name in Telugu actress list. She is an example of beauty with enormous talent.
Date of Birth: 30th November 1990
Popular movies: Bengal Tiger, Tholi Prema
Considered as one of the most famous actresses in the Tollywood actress list, Pranitha Subhash is an Indian actress and model has appeared in numerous industries like Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada Industry. Her birth city is Bangalore, India.
She started her career in the Tamil industry with the movie Udhayan in the year 2022. After that, she gave many hits in Telugu as well as Tamil movies. Some of the movies include Baava, Massu Engira Masilama, Attarintiki Daredi, and many more. She has also been a part of the Telugu film Bhrahmotsavam opposite Mahesh Babu.
You must have also seen her in the song ‘Chan Kitthan’ by Ayushmann Khurana. She also got Santosham for the movie Bheema Theeradalli.
Date of Birth: 17th October 1992
Popular movies: Atharintiki Daaredi, Brahmotsavam
You must have seen her in the movie Crook opposite Emraan Hashmi. However, this stunning model and actress is also a well-known name in the Telugu industry. To talk about her personal life, the actress went to Mount Carmel School Bhagalpur and then pursued her career in fashion and technology in NIFT.
Her father, Ajeet Sharma, was earlier a businessman and now an INC politician. At present, the actress is 32 years old. She has also appeared in numerous movies like Teri Meri Kahaani and Kya Super Kool Hai Hum. She is a trained Kathak dancer and loves cooking and music.
Date of Birth: November 21, 1987
Popular Movies: Chirutha, Kurradu, Solo
Known for her roles as a child actor mostly in Bollywood, Hansika Motwani is a beautiful and well-known actor in different industries. With that being said, she is also a stunning Telugu actress with endless hits. Also, she has worked in Tamil movies as well. The actress is quite a popular name in the Telugu actress list.
Her debut Telugu movie was Desamuduru in 2007, for which she got the Filmfare award for Best Female Debut South. Likewise, the Malayalam debut of the actress was the movie Villain in the year 2017.
To talk about her family, her father Pradeep Motwani is a businessman. On the other hand, her mother Mona Motwani is a dermatologist.She also has a brother Prashant Motwani. Likewise, she is also included in the list of 100 most influential Celebrities Candidate list.
Date of Birth: 9th August 1991
Popular movies: Power, Pandavulu Pandavulu
Regina Cassandra is one of the most renowned Tollywood heroines in the Telugu industry. She is an Indiana film actress who is famous for her roles in both Tamil and Telugu movies. Her career in the industry started as a child actress for a children’s channel called Splash. After that, she appeared in numerous advertisements as well.
To talk about her academics, she completed her schooling from Lady Abdal School in Chennai. After that, she pursued a degree in B.Sc Psychology from Women Christians College. At present, she is 29 years old.
The actress started her career in the Tamil industry with the movie Kanda Naal Mudhal in the year 2005. Also, her debut in the Telugu industry was Shiva Manasulo Shruti in the year 2012. Likewise, she got a SIMA award for the best female actress debut.
Date of Birth: 13th December 1990
Popular movies: Awe!, Subhramanyam for Sale
Charmy Kaur is one of the most successful Tollywood heroines, producer, as well as a co-Producer. She has been a part of numerous roles and also co-produced puri connects. Her roles in different films like Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Bollywood is extremely liked by the audiences.
She has appeared in more than 40 movies with some of the hits like Mass, Lakshmi, Pournami, and many more. Her performance has helped her get a state Nandi award and Nandi Special Jury award respectively.
To mention her personal life, Charmy Kaur is from a Punjabi-Sikh family. She is 32 years old presently.
Date of birth: 17th May 1987
Popular movies: Pournami, Mass, Jyothi Lakshmi
Conclusion: Top Tollywood Heroines
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