Bollywood is a great platform for showcasing talents at a big level for the regional level artists. There is a number of Filmmakers and Artists who have done their best in Bollywood after coming out from various regional film industries. SS Rajamouli, Mani Ratnam, and Shankar did in the field of producing and directing Bollywood movies, whereas Superstar Rajnikanth, Dhanush, Kiccha Sudeepa, Chiranjeevi and Mohanlal as established Actors, Hema Malini, Rekha and Sridevi as leading Actresses. These people did best in Bollywood after coming from regional Backgrounds.On the other hand, there are also some stars who didn’t satisfy in Bollywood in compare to their regional masterpieces. So, here in SobiGhor today, wishing the best we will discuss 10 Actors who are really doing great with regional industries and should try in Bollywood.
Note: We are not including Prabhas and Rana Daggubatti on this list because they are now getting numerous Bollywood projects
Born as Naveen Ghanta on 24 February 1984 is a Telegu star popular for his roles in “Makkhi” and “Gentlemen”. He is also a producer and a popular media personality. He had also worked as RJ and Assistant Director before becoming a full-fledged Actor. Nani made his film debut with the romantic comedy Ashta Chamma (2008). He then starred in Popular films such as Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu, Pilla Zamindar, Eega/Makkhi, Yevade Subramanyam, Bhale Bhale Magadivoy, Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha, Gentleman, Nenu Local and MCA (Middle-Class Abbayi), these are few movies that are listed among highest grossing Telegu movies. Nani is appreciated a lot by critics and viewers for his natural style acting, and so he is also called popularly as “Natural Star Nani”. Nowadays Nani is getting a number of projects, and number of producers and directors wants to cast Nani in their movies for his Natural Acting. Nani won the State Nandi Award for Best Actor for Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu, and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – South for Bhale Bhale Magadivoy. Nani is an actor with a super personality and one of the most wanted stars of Telegu CInema, He should definitely try in Bollywood.
2. Ajith Kumar
Born on 1 May 1971, Ajith Kumar is most popular Tamil Star. Also called as Thalla Ajith. He has acted in over 50 superhit Tamil films. And in addition to his Tamil fans, he too has a huge fan base outside regional cinema too. Also with acting, he is also a motor car racer and participated in many events. Ajith began his career with a small role in the 1990 Tamil film En Veedu En Kanavar. Then on the way becoming a big superstar what he is now, he starred in Amaravathi (1993), Prema Pusthakam (1993), Aasai (1995). As a romantic hero in Kadhal Kottai (1996), Aval Varuvala (1998) and Kadhal Mannan (1998). and there are numerous Successful films of Ajith Kumar like Vaali (1999), Mugavaree (2000), Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000) and Citizen (2001). He is popular now as an action hero that we can see in films such as Amarkalam (1999), Dheena (2001), Villain (2002), Attahasam (2004), Varalaru (2006), Mankatha (2011), Arrambam (2013), Veeram (2014), Yennai Arindhaal (2015) and Vedalam (2015). His 2017 release of Vivegam was listed among the highest grossing South Indian cinema of 2017. The Hindi Dubbed version of Mankatha, Arambam, Veeram, and Vedalam have more than 3 Million Views on Youtube. That says how popular is Ajith Kumar even outside the boundaries of regional cinema. He also appeared in Hindi movie Asoka with Shahrukh Khan, but still, we listed him in this list because after Asoka instead the movie didn’t do well, Ajith got numerous projects in cameo roles in Hindi. But on the other hand in Tamil He had numerous lead role projects at the same time, so he declined Hindi proposals. Although now he is an established Tamil Superstar but we wish to see him in Bollywood too.
3. Fahadh Fasil
Fahadh Faasil is a popular Malayalam Star. He began his film career at the age of 19 by starring in the leading role in a film Kaiyethum Doorath, Directed by his Father Fazil. which was a big Flop. After six years, Fahadh made his comeback with Kerala Cafe (2009). He became popular in masses for his role as Arjun in the thriller film Chaappa Kurishu (2011). Fahad won his first Kerala State Film Award and the Best Supporting Actor Award for his performance in Chaappa Kurishu. After that, he starred in Superhit films like 22 Female Kottayam (2012) and Diamond Necklace (2012). He won his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his role as Cyril in 22 Female Kottayam. and the role of Dr. Arun Kumar in Diamond Necklace is one of the must-watch role presented by Fahadh. His dedicated performances in numerous films showcase how talented he is. He also won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for his performances as Michael in “Artist” and Harikrishnan in “North 24 Kaatham”. He was also awarded as Filmfare Best Actor for his role in North 24 Kaatham. His role as Shivdas in the drama film Bangalore Days (2014), is also appreciated by masses a lot and “Bangalore Days” ranks among the highest-grossing Malayalam films. The Comedy film “Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum” (2017), where Fahadh plays the prominent role, this Film was awarded as Best movie in Malayalam Award at the 64th National Film Awards. Fahadh is a dedicated person when it comes about acting. And this dedication of him makes in our list and Thus, He should try in Bollywood.
4. Nivin Pauly
There is Number of youth across the nation who was deep in love with Premam songs and the Premam movie. Here’s the Supercool Premam star, Nivin Pauly. Born on October 11, 1984, Nivin Pauly is currently the most popular Malayalam Star. and has a huge fan following in Kerela as well as in the Nation. Nivin Pauly debuted with Malarvaadi Arts Club in 2009 which was produced by actor Dileep. In his beginning days he played several small roles, after a long period, Pauly got his breakthrough as a lead role in the romantic film Thattathin Marayathu (2012). Then he starred in several hit films that include the drama-thriller Tamil-bilingual Neram (2013), the sports-drama 1983 (2014), the romantic-comedy Ohm Shanthi Oshaana (2014), the romantic-drama Bangalore Days (2014), and romantic film Premam (2015).Premam became among the highest-grossing Malayalam films and the best in Nivin Pauly’s career. Pauly won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his Tamil debut Neram (2013). Pauly won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for his performances in Bangalore Days and 1983 in 2015. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam for Action Hero Biju in 2016. Nivin Pauly is a gem and a personality who has several followers, and his perfect acting skills make him an actor who should try in Bollywood.
5. Yash Gowda
Naveen Kumar Gowda, popular as stage name Yash, is an actor who is a lot popular in Kannada cinema. before coming to films, he also appeared in theater plays and television soaps. Yash made his film debut in 2007 with Jambada Hudugi, playing a small role in the film. In his second film, Moggina Manasu (2008), he played the lead opposite Radhika Pandit. The film was a success and earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. He went on to star in many commercially successful films including Modalasala (2010), Kirataka (2011), Drama (2012), Googly (2013), Raja Huli (2013), Gajakesari (2014), Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari (2014) and Masterpiece (2015). He is only Kannada actor after Kiccha Sudeepa who has a huge fan base outside the regional cinema. 2014 released Gajakesari’s Hindi dubbed version has more the 2 Million views on youtube, after that his movies like Googly, Masterpiece and Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari was loved by every generation across the nation. He is often referred as an actor who offers family pack movies. Yash should try in Bollywood. He is talented in all ways from super acting to dashing action sequences. He definitely needs to try in Bollywood.
6. Dolquer Salman
Dulquer Salmaan born on 28 July 1986, Son of Legendary Superstar Mammothy. This Malayalam Superstar is referred sometimes as “DQ”. Salmaan did graduation in Business Management from Purdue University and worked as a business manager before coming to movies. Dulquer Salmaan made his acting debut in the 2012 action drama Second Show, for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Hereafter he received Filmfare Award for Best Actor nomination for his performance in Ustad Hotel (2012). His successful movies include comedy ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi (2013), romantic drama Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi (2013), Vaayai Moodi Pesavum (2014), the epic drama Bangalore Days (2014). He was appreciated for his first Tamil cinema with Mani Ratnam in romantic O Kadhal Kanmani (2015), which was later remade in Hindi as “Ok Jannu”. Salman won Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for his Portrayal in “Charlie”. With the superhit of Neelakasham PachaKadhal Chuvaana Bhoomi, the National Viewers started watching more and more Dolquer Salman movies and there more then Tons of requests to producers to dub Salman’s Movies in Hindi, and Dolquer has a huge Teenage Fanbase, this popularity can be cross-checked with the hit “Parava”, where Dolquer just had a cameo role. but there was huge number of teenage viewers to watch Salman. This makes Dolquer Salman should try in Bollywood.
7. Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu born as Mahesh Ghattamaneni on 9 August 1975 is most popular Telegu Acto. He is The younger son of veteran Telugu actor Krishna. Mahesh made his cameo as a child artist in Needa (1979), at the age of four, and acted in eight other films as a child artist. He made his debut as a lead actor with Rajakumarudu (1999) and bagged the State Nandi Award for Best Male Debut. Mahesh received breakthrough with the supernatural drama Murari (2001), and the action melodrama Okkadu (2003). His other commercially successful films are such as Athadu (2005), Pokiri (2006), Dookudu (2011), Businessman (2012), Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2013), 1: Nenokkadine (2014), Srimanthudu (2015). Srimanthudu ranks among the highest-grossing Telugu films. So far, he has won eight Nandi Awards, five Filmfare Awards, three CineMAA Awards, three South Indian International Movie Awards and one International Indian Film Academy Award. He is also mentioned as most attractive male celebrities in India. Often in the media, he is called as the Prince of Tollywood, he is also described as the superstar of Telugu cinema by the audience. Mahesh has a huge fan following across the nation among all generations. Hindi Dubbed versions of Mahesh’s movies has a Huge number of views on youtube. His Movie Businessman and Dookudu are few movies which have around 4 Million views on youtube. Mahesh is the only actor of south whose most of the movies are remade in Hindi, this list includes, Wanted, Tevar, Ek the Power of One and Many more. The Charming Mahesh Babu has huge fans across the nation and there are many people who want to see Mahesh babu in Bollywood cinemas.
8. NTR Jr.
The young Tiger of Telegu cinema, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Jr. born on 20 May 1983, also known as Jr NTR, is one of the most popular Telegu Actor, who has also won viewer attention with his prominent dance moves. After Allu Arjun, he is second most Searched actor-dancer in the Nation. He is the grandson of Telugu actor and former Chief Minister (CM) of Andhra Pradesh, N. T. Rama Rao. He starred as a child artist in Ramayanam, 1996, which won the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film for that year. His debut as a lead actor was Ninnu Choodalani in 2001. Jr. NTR has worked in 27 films so far and has won two state Nandi awards, one IIFA award, one SIIMA award, two Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award and four CineMAA Awards. Upcoming Bollywood film Simba Starring Ranveer Singh and directed by Rohit Shetty is the Remake of Jr. NTR Starrer “Temper ” directed by Puri Jagganadh. Jr. NTR Starrer movies like Nannaku Pematho, Rabhasa, Badshah, Janatha Garage are some movies which have millions of views on youtube in Hindi dubbed version. His Movie Jai Lava Kusa has been requested by more than million people to be dubbed in Hindi. This says how popular is Jr. NTR across the Nation. And this makes He should definitely try in Bollywood and it’s definite that his Bollywood movies will be a big hit.
Joseph Vijay, better known as Vijay, is a Tamil film actor who is also referred as “Thalapathy” the Commander in english. Vijay initially worked with his father a lot. He appeared as an uncredited child artist in films directed by his father S. A. Chandrasekhar like Vetri (1984) and Ithu Engal Neethi (1988). He also made his debut under his father’s direction as lead actor in Naalaya Theerpu (1992), but his first successful film as a lead actor was Poove Unakkaga (1996), which was directed by Vikraman. Till date, he has acted in 61 movies as a lead actor and has won 40 awards including notable three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, one Cosmopolitan Award, one India today Award, eight Vijay Awards, three Edison Awards, two Vikatan Awards and was nominated for one National Award UK. Vijay also established himself as a playback singer and has sung 32 songs to date, starting with Bombay City (1994) to Papa Papa (2017). Vijay starred in superhit films like Thalaiva, Theri, Mersal, Bairava, and many more. he has a huge Hindi fan the following base. His Hindi dubbed movies of Bairava and Theri has 4 Million views on youtube. His movie Thupakki which was later remade in Hindi as Holiday starring Akshay Kumar was requested by more than 3 million people to producer-director AR Murugadoss via various social media channels to remake it in Hindi. This says how popular is Vijay among the national viewers. It says if ever Vijay stars a Bollywood movie definitely it will be a big hit. and thus Vijay should try in Bollywood.
Before Mentioning the top pick here are few honorable mentions.
Notable Works: Manam, Ye Maaye Chesave, and Autonagar Surya
Notable Works : Arambam, Raja Rani and Kadambam
Notable Works: Bharjari, Bahadur, and Addhuri
10. Allu Arjun
Guys remember the name its “Stylish Star Allu Arjun” the most searched celebrity in the nation for super dance moves epic acting and above all his dedication. Allu Arjun makes the top in the list today, His movie DJ aka Duvaada Jagannadham’ Hindi DUbbed version got 3 Million views on its first-day release on Youtube.This says what is the craze of Allu Arjun across the nation. Allu Arjun primarily works in Telugu cinema. After playing as a child artist in Vijetha and as a dancer in Daddy, Arjun made his adult debut in Gangotri. After that, you will not believe all of the Allu Arjun movies are a big hit. Beginning with Arya to DJ. His role in Arya was his breakthrough, earning him his first Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award nomination and he won a Special Jury award at the Nandi Awards ceremony, two CineMAA Awards for Best Actor and Best Actor Jury and the movie was a commercial success. He next starred in revenge drama Bunny, musical love story Happy, Puri Jagannadh’s action film Desamuduru, and many more. He is one of the most sought actors in Telugu Cinema. His acting in Vedam as Cable Raju and Gona Ganna Reddy in Rudramahadevi are said as His best performances according to him. and this two movies made him bag Filmfare best actors. So far, He won five Filmfare Awards South and two Nandi Awards till date. Allu Arjun became most popular across the nation after his blockbuster Arya 2 and never looked back. Arya 2 made him gain appreciation from huge masses for his epic dance moves and dedicated acting. He is only south Indian actor whose all movies are dubbed in Hindi, this includes popular movies like DJ, Sarrainodu, Julayi, Race Gurram, Vedam and many more. this is only because of his fans across the nation. this proves ever he stars in a Bollywood movie, definitely it will be a massive hit.
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