The Top Telugu Actresses of All Time

The Telugu film industry in India is a vibrant one with a rich history. Established in the early 1900s, the regional cinema industry is especially known for films in the drama, comedy, and romance genres. While the Indian film industry is still a predominantly male-dominated one, several actresses have managed to find resounding success playing a variety of roles. Telugu actresses are known for their curvaceous figures, dancing prowess, and their willingness to take up unconventional roles. Know about the top Telugu actresses of all time!

1. Soundarya

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Birthday: 18 July 1972
Born In: Mulbagal, Kolar, Karnataka, India
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5′6″
Famous As: Actress
Soundarya was a South Indian actress who predominantly acted in Telugu movies. She was equally popular in Sandalwood, the Kannada film industry. She had also performed in other languages, including Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi.

2. Kajal Aggarwal

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Birthday: 19 June 1985
Born In: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5′4″
Famous As: Actress
Kajal Aggarwal has four ‘Filmfare Award’ nominations under her belt for her work in Telugu cinema. In 2020, she became the first actress from South Indian cinema to have her wax figure displayed at ‘Madame Tussauds Singapore'.

3. Anushka Shetty

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Birthday: 07 November 1981
Born In: Mangalore
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6′0″
Famous As: Actor

One of the highest-paid actresses of India, Anushka has won three 'Filmfare Awards' for her performances in Telugu films. She also played the female protagonist in the famous ‘Bahubali’ film series.


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Birthday: 28 April 1987
Born In: Chennai
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5′2″
Famous As: Actress
Samantha Akkineni started her film career with the smash hit Telugu movie, ‘Ye Maya Chesave.’ After this, there was no looking back for her. She also has appeared in a lot of Tamil movies in lead roles.

5. Tamannaah Bhatia

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Birthday: 21 December 1989
Born In: Mumbai
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5′6″
Though Tammannah Bhatia made her debut in Bollywood, she became more popular after acting in Telugu movies. Parallelly, she ventured into Tamil movie industry and found success there too.