Kollywood, the Tamil film industry, has witnessed the rise of numerous talented and charismatic actresses who have captivated audiences with their exceptional acting skills and beauty. From seasoned veterans to emerging stars, these actresses have left an indelible mark on the industry and in the hearts of their fans. Here are the top 10 most popular Kollywood actresses of 2023.
Nayanthara often hailed as the “Lady Superstar” of Kollywood, is a force to be reckoned with. Her versatility and dedication to her craft have made her a household name. With hits like “Raja Rani,” “Aramm,” and “Velaikkaran,” Nayanthara has displayed her acting prowess across various genres. She won her second Filmfare Award for her role as a deaf girl seeking revenge in Vignesh Shivan’s black comedy Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015). In 2016, Nayanthara portrayed a rape victim in Puthiya Niyamam (2016), earning her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam
Samantha’s radiant smile and impressive acting skills have won the hearts of audiences not just in Tamil cinema but across the entire South Indian film industry. Her performances in movies like “Theri,” “96,” and “Super Deluxe” have garnered critical acclaim. Samantha will make her Hollywood debut in Chennai Story, based on Timeri N Murari’s novel ‘The Arrangements of Love’. She will also star as Nadia Sinh’s mother in Citadel.
Trisha’s enduring popularity comes from her captivating screen presence and a career spanning over a decade. With iconic films such as “Ghilli,” “Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa,” and “96,” she continues to be a beloved figure in Kollywood.
After a hiatus, Jyothika’s return to the industry was met with immense excitement. Known for her impactful performances in movies like “36 Vayadhinile” and “Raatchasi,” she brings depth and authenticity to her roles.
Trailblazer is known for her bold choices in roles and projects. Her performances in films like “Mynaa,” “Velaiilla Pattadhari,” and “Ratsasan” have showcased her versatility and dedication to her craft.
Having entered the industry as a child artist, Hansika Motwani grew into a sought-after leading lady. Her roles in movies like “Engeyum Kadhal,” “OK OK,” and “Aranmanai” have cemented her position in Kollywood.
Aishwarya Rajesh is celebrated for her natural acting style and ability to take on diverse characters. Films like “Kaaka Muttai,” “Vada Chennai,” and “Kanaa” highlight her exceptional acting skills.
After gaining popularity through reality shows, Raiza Wilson made her mark in Kollywood. Her performances in movies like “Pyaar Prema Kaadhal” and “Coffee With Kadhal” have showcased her potential.
Shruti Haasan, known for her acting prowess and versatile talents as an actress, singer, and musician, is prominent in Kollywood. Films like “7aum Arivu,” “Vedalam,” and “Puli” showcase her dynamic abilities.
With her radiant charm and relatable characters, Rashmika Mandanna has quickly risen in popularity. Though predominantly associated with Telugu, her foray into Kollywood with “Sulthan” has garnered attention.