Tamil Film Actors and Artists
( Tamil movie actors, actress, directors, singers, Music directors )
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At the beginning of the talkie era, Tamil cinema was dominated by M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar and P.U.Cinnappah until the end of the 1940s.From the 1950s to the late 1970s, the two highly anticipated Tamil film stars were M. G. Ramachandran and Sivaji Ganesan. Present-day dominators are Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, who have been lead-acting in the industry since the mid-1970s. Though it is debatable, successors to the two are currently considered to be actors Joseph Vijay and Ajith Kumar.
However, such importance to star-value has started to become unused while film distributors in Tamil Nadu have begun using the term "minimum-guaruntee" to label film stars. The term is applied to actors whose films have been statistically determined to be higher grossers in box-offices than others, regardless of critical reception. Arguably, current minimum-guaruntee actors are determined to be Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Joseph Vijay,Ajith Kumar, Surya Sivakumar, Vikram, R. Madhavan, Dhanush and Silambarasan Rajendar.
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Aishwarya Rai started her career as a model. She was a very popular model. Her popularity soared after she was crowned Miss World at Sun City in 1994. She became a National celebrity. She started her film career in Hindi Aur Pyar Ho Gaya (1997). She made her debut in Tamil films in ManiRatnam's Irruvar (1997). Her second Tamil film was Shankar's Jeans (1998). Her recent Hindi films, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Taal were big hits. Though she has acted in only a few films her performance in these films have proved her capabilities as an actress. Her recent Tamil film is Kandukonden Kandukonden.
Born on 4th April Simran has more than 4 years of experience in acting. Her first entry in cine line was in a Hindi Film named Teri Meri Sapney, produced by the Hindi Superstar Amitab Bachan's ABCL banner. It was a mega super hit film. After her success in Hindi she entered Tamil film Industry. She was introduced by the director Vasanth in his film Neruuku Ner. From there, there is no looking behind for her. She has got lot of films in her hands. She had already acted with all leading heroes. Her some hit movies include Neruuku Ner, Once More, V.I.P, Natpukaga, Kanethirea Thondrinal, Thullatha Manamum Thullum, Aval Varuvala, Vaali, Kanave Kalaiyadhe, Jodi, Kannupada Poguthaiya etc.
Roja entered the cine field from Telugu films. She was first introduced in the Tamil film by director R.K. Selvamani in his film Chembaruthi paired with actor Prasanth. It was a big super hit film and paved the way for her in Tamil cine industry. She became the dream glamour girl of all young and old. She had acted with most of all the actors in the industry. And also under all directors. Some of her Tamil hits include Chembaruthi, Indu, Suriyan, Veera, Raasaiya, Parambarai, Ayutha Poojai, Sari Gama Pada Ni, Adhiradipadai, Makkal Aatchi, Puthumai Pithan, Kadavul, Mugam, Ooty, Alagarsamy etc. Roja got a good break in the film Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen directed by Vikraman. She performed very well in this film in a character role. Another thing about Roja is, if asked she used to do just dance for only one song for a film. It's in films like Kathal Kavithai, Nenjinilee etc. She has also got some awards from magazines, organisations for her performances in films in Tamil and Telugu. Her latest films are Tirunelveli, Ealaiyin Siripiley, Sandithavelay.
Meena started her film career as a child artiste and then she went on to become one of South India's popular heroines. As a child artiste she has acted in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi totaling around fifty. As a child artiste her hits include Anbulla Rajinikanth (Tamil), Disco Dancer (Telugu), Pon Thooval (Malayalam), Yadkaar (Hindi). As a heroine in Tamil films her first break was En Raasaavin Manasile. She has acted with almost all the big heroes of today including Rajinikanth (Ejamman. Veera and Muthu), Kamal Hassan (Avvai Shanmugi), Vijay Kanth (Sethupathi IPS, Vanathap Pola), Sathyaraj (Murai Maaman), Karthik (Arichandra), Sarath Kumar (Nadodi Mannan, Nattamai), Arjun (Sengkottai). She has acted in Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and Telugu. Her hits include Ejammman, Muthu, Veera, Avvai Shanmugi, Porkallam, Barathi Kannamma in Tamil. Seeetha Raamaiyakaari Manavaraalu, Prayathnam and Muttta Maesthri in Telugu. She is an actress who can slip into glamorous roles (Naam Irruvar Nammaku Irruvar) and character roles (Ejamman, Barathi Kannamma and Porkalam) with ease. After Sridevi She is the only actress to start her film career as a child artiste and then make it big as a heroine. Her latest films are Iraniyan, Unnarugae Naanirunthal, Vanathap Pola etc.
Sridevi started her film career as an child artiste and she went on to become one of the most popular heroines Indian film industry has ever seen. In her initial stages of her career she was acting in Tamil films and other South Indian films. While she was concentrating in South Indian films she was the undisputed No.1 heroine. Then she started acting in Hindi films and continued her winning streak in the North as well and became the No.1 heroine in the North as well. She dominated the Indian film Industry for nearly two decades. She is an actress of great callibre and she has won numerous awards. She has acted with almost all the popular heroes and directors of her time. Her impressive list of hits include MoonramPirai, 16 Vayathinile, Sikappu Rojakkal, Meendum Kokila, Johnny, Priya, Varumayin Niram Sivappu, in Tamil. Mr.India, Chandini, Chaal Baaz in Hindi. She has now stopped acting in movies but she wil be ever remembered forever by film fans.
Manorama fondly called as Achi, has acted in more than 1200 films. Though she has acted in a variety of roles she is very popular for comedy roles. She has acted with almost all the stars of her time. Apart from Tamil she has acted in Telugu , Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. She has also acted in a number of Stage plays and now apart from films she is acting in television serials also. Her landmark films include Thillana Mohanambal, Patti Sollai Thattathe. She has won numerous awards which include the National award for the Best Suppoorting Actress for Puthiya Pathai, Kalaimamani award.