Tollywood Heroines: Most of the heroines who are now doing well in the Telugu film industry entered the world of cinema through Malayalam films. Here are some of the heroines who stepped into the film industry with a Malayalam movie are now top stars in Tollywood.
Sai Pallavi Senthamarai is one of the most talented actresses in the South Indian film industry. She acted in Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam movies. She first acted in the Malayalam movie, Premam and later acted in various other films. She is a recipient of several awards including two Filmfare Awards for her performances in the films Premam and Fidaa. She enjoys a huge fan following in two Telugu states.
Nivetha Thomas’s fist movie was the Malayalam film Veruthe Oru Bharya, for which she won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist. Later, she acted in various Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam movies.
Anupama Parameswaran impressed Telugu audiences with her cute looks and strong acting skills. She stepped into the Malayalam film industry with the movie, Premam. She was seen in the role of Mary George in the Malayalam film Premam. Later, she acted in the lead role in Sathamanam Bhavati (2017), Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi (2017), Hello Guru Prema Kosame (2018), Natasaarvabhowma (2019) and Rakshasudu (2019).
Amala Paul was first seen in a supporting role in the Malayalam movie Neelathamara. Later, she acted in various Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam movies. Amala became noted for playing the title role in Mynaa, receiving critical acclaim for her work.
Nayanthara, a name that needs no introduction right! She is referred to as Lady Superstar of South Indian cinema. She acted in over 75 movies and is one of the most talented stars in the South Indian film industry. She made her acting debut in the 2003 Malayalam film Manassinakkare with Jayaram.
Keerthy Suresh, the daughter of Malayalam film producer G. Suresh Kumar and actress Menaka. She started her career as a child artist and acted in many films. She had her first lead role in the Malayalam movie Geethaanjali that was released in 2013. She went on to star in successful films such as Ring Master (2014), Idhu Enna Maayam (2015), Nenu Sailaja (2016), Remo (2016), Bairavaa (2017), Nenu Local (2017), Thaana Serndha Kootam (2018), Mahanati (2018), Sarkar (2018) and Annaatthe (2021).