The South Indian cinema industry is brimming with handsome faces that swoon the audience away. They have given us lovely performances and entertained us with blockbuster movies over the years and today, they are just as famous as any other Bollywood actor. And not just in acting, they’ve accomplished success in several other ventures as well.
Let’s have a look at the top 10 handsome actors in South India.
At 41, he’s charming as ever and the most handsome hero in Tollywood. With a career spanning for almost 21 years, Mahesh Babu has won several awards like eight Nandi Awards, five Filmfare Awards, three CineMAA Awards, three South Indian International Movie Awards, and one International Indian Film Academy Award. He made his debut in Tollywood as a child actor and appeared in 9 films and has acted in over 35 films since his debut as the main character. He is also the proud owner of the production house G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment. Mahesh Babu, still no. 1 on the list, is giving the new entrants a tough competition and higher expectations to fulfill.
Proving that age is just a number, Prabhas at 41 is one of the most handsome heroes in South India. He made a breakthrough in his career with the widely popular films “Baahubali: The Beginning” and “Baahubali: The Conclusion” and garnered a lot of praise from the audience worldwide. He is the first South Indian actor to have a wax statue in Madame Tussauds, Bangkok, based on his Baahubali character. With an acting career that started in 2002 with the film Eeswar, Prabhas has appeared in over 25 films. He also made a cameo appearance in the Bollywood film Action Jackson. Throughout his career, the South Indian actor has won many awards such as two Santosham Film Awards and one CineMaa Award, Nandi Award, SIIMA Award and ETC Bollywood Business Award.
Leading at no. 3 after Mahesh Babu and Prabhas is the Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran. One of the most handsome actors in South India, Sukumaran can be rightly termed as an all-rounder. Apart from acting, he has tested waters in film direction, production, distribution and is an accomplished singer. He has featured in more than 100 films until now since his debut in the year 2002. Sukumaran has won several accolades namely a National Film Award, three Kerala State Film Awards, a Tamil Nadu State Film Award and a Filmfare Awards South. Apart from Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films, he has also acted in Bollywood films such as “Aiyyaa”, “Aurangzeb” and “Naam Shabana.”
Let us all take a moment to swoon over this tall, dark and handsome actor. Rana Daggubati started his acting career in 2010 with Telugu cinema. Before venturing into acting, he was a visual effects coordinator and started his own production company Spirit Media. A man of many talents, Daggubati is widely popular for his work in Telugu, Tamil as well as Bollywood movies. In just 10 years as an actor, Daggubati has worked in almost 28 films. He has won several awards such as a Filmfare Award- South India, Zee Cine Award, Nandi Award and National Film Award. He gained nationwide popularity as one of the most handsome heroes in Tollywood due to his ability to perform a variety of roles in multiple languages with perfection. Apart from glamour, Rana Daggubati has a number of business ventures like an entertainment company, a comic book company and a business accelerator for technology startups.
Such cuteness, much love! Popular among the crowd as a chocolate boy, Siddharth is one of the most handsome heroes in South India. He started his career with Tamil films but gained popularity with the Bollywood film “Rang De Basanti'' in 2006. Apart from acting, Siddharth has ventured into screenwriting, film production and playback singing. He started his acting career in 2003 and has featured in at least 53 films.
Dashing, charming and a style icon, Allu Arjun is one of the most handsome heroes in Tollywood. Widely popular for his dancing abilities, he started his acting career in the year 2003. He quickly rose to fame and won several awards such as five Filmfare Awards South and three Nandi Awards. In a career of 17 years, Allu Arjun has appeared in more than 25 films. Apart from his career as an actor, he actively indulges in photography, reading self-help books and philanthropy.
Son of the famous actor Nagarjuna, Akhil Akkineni gained wide popularity as an accomplished actor at a very young age. He made his debut as a child actor in 1995 and later as the main lead actor in 2015. With cute looks and a disarming smile, he can be considered as one of the most handsome actors in South India. He has also received many awards namely two Filmfare Awards South and a South Indian International Movie Award, CineMaa Award, Santosham Film Award and TV9 National Film Award.
An actor and an accomplished singer, Dhanush gained worldwide recognition with his famous song “Why this Kolaveri Di” that became the first Indian song to cross 100 million views on YouTube. He made his acting debut in Tamil with the film “Thulluvadho Ilamai” in 2002 and in Bollywood with the film “Raanjhanaa” in 2013. Dhanush is not only an actor and a singer but also a director, producer, lyricist and screenwriter. Nicknamed as the “Indian Bruce Lee”, he has won many accolades that include 13 SIIMA Awards, nine Vijay Awards, seven Filmfare Awards South, five Vikatan Awards, five Edison Awards, three National Film Awards and a Filmfare Award. Recently, it is in the news that Dhanush has joined the cast of Netflix’s most expensive film “The Gray Man” alongside popular Hollywood actors Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. Not only one of the most handsome heroes in South India, but he is also one of the most successful heroes as well.
With sharp eyes, lush hair and dusky skin, Ram Charan is one of the most handsome actors in South India. Apart from being an actor, he is also a film producer and an entrepreneur. He started his own Konidela Production Company in 2016 and is also the proud owner of Ram Charan Hyderabad Polo Riding Club. He made his acting debut in the year 2007 and has won many awards including three Filmfare Awards, two Nandi Awards, two CineMAA Awards, and two Santosham Best Actor Awards.
The Mollywood actor and producer made his debut in the year 2009 with the film “Malarvadi Arts Club.” His cute and attractive facial features are what made him one of the most handsome heroes in South India. He rose to fame with the film Thattathin Marayathu released in 2012 and gave the audience many blockbuster hits after that. Nivin Pauly has also won many awards namely Kerala State Film Awards, Filmfare Awards South, South Indian International Movie Awards, New York Indian Film Festival Awards and many more.