In the world of acting, actors and actresses work in various industries which are categorized based on languages, basically being Hindi industry, telugu industry, tamil or many more. Here is the list of Top 5 leading actresses of Tollywood who made it big to Bollywood.
- Kajal Aggarwal
Kajal Aggarwal aka the Lady Superstar in South India, has been ruling the Tollywood over a decade now. The actress made her breakthrough impact in the south films with ‘Magadheera’ which was directed by S S Rajamouli. Kajal Aggarwal made her big Bollywood debut with ‘Singham’ in 2011, which was directed by Rohit Shetty. The movie turned out to be a blockbuster and the actress was critically and publicly appreciated for her role. Looking more at the actress’ work, Kajal portrayed the role of a blind girl in ‘Do Lafzon Ki Kahani’. She also starred in ‘Special 26’ co-starring Akshay Kumar and the recent Bollywood appearance was ‘Mumbai Saga’ alongside John Abraham which has received a hit WOM.
- Tamannaah Bhatia
Tamannah Bhatia aka Milk beauty for fair appearance is from Mumbai and she began acting at the age of 23. The actress was first seen in the film ‘Ennaku 20 Unnaku 18’ but rose to fame in tollywood with ‘Happy Days’. Tamannah made it big to Bollywood with ‘Himmatwala’ which featured Ajay Devgn in the male lead. The actress also appeared as lead in ‘Humshakals’,’Tutak Tutak Tutiya’ and the most recent film being ‘Khamoshi’. Tamannah also starred in the biggest film of Indian Cinema – Baahubali, which gave her international recognition.
- Ileana D’Cruz
Ileana D’cruz worked with multiple big actors and has been part of most acclaimed Tollywood films. The actress rose to fame in Tollywood with ‘Pokiri’ opposite Mahesh Babu. Making the Bollywood debut with ‘Barfi’ which is one of the most talked films in Bollywood, Ileana made her mark in the industry. The actress later on became the lead in many hindi films namely ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’, ‘Main Tera Hero’, ‘Raid’ and may more; the most recent being ‘Pagalpanti’. The actress will soon be seen in ‘The Big Bull’ opposite Abhishek Bachchan which is slated to release in April 2021.
- Taapsee Pannu
Taapsee Pannu made her movie debut with a telugu film titled ‘Jhummandi Naadam’. The actress then made her Bollywood entry with ‘Chashme Badoor’. She rose to fame in Bollywood with ‘Baby’. Later she went on to become a part of many prestigious projects namely ‘Pink’, ‘Ghazi Attack’, ‘Mission Mangal’ and more. ‘Thappad’ was the actress’ last appearance in Bollywood.
- Rashmika Mandanna
Rashmika Mandanna aka Karnataka Crush first featured in a Kannada film titled ‘Kirak Party’. The actress rose to fame in tollywood with ‘Geetha Govindam’ and ‘Dear Comrade’. Rashmika has now paved her path to Bollywood by signing a hindi film titled ‘Mission Majnu’ which co-stars Sidharth Malhotra. Now the rumours say, the actress has signed an other Bollywood film which is under wraps and will be announced soon. Rashmika is soon to make a PAN India appearance with ‘Pushpa’ film which is set to release in five different languages.