Tamil serials, also known as Kollywood, have a rich history of showcasing talented actresses who have captivated audiences with their performances. This article lists some of the most popular Tamil serial actresses.
Notable Tamil Serial Actresses
- Rachitha Rachu: Rachitha started her career as a supporting actress before landing a lead role in the serial ‘Saravanan Meenakshi.’ She has received the ‘Vijay Tele Awards’ for being the best actress.
- Radhika Sarathkumar: Radhika is a renowned actress known for her work in multiple languages.
- Sriti Jha: Sriti is a Hindi actress who has also made her mark in Tamil serials.
- Vani Bhojan: Vani is a well-known Tamil serial actress.
- Chippy: Chippy is a Malayalam actress who has also appeared in Tamil serials.
- Priyanka Nalkari: Priyanka is a Telugu actress who has worked in Tamil serials.
- Tejashri Pradhan: Tejashri is a Marathi actress who has also been part of Tamil serials.
- Madhumita Sarcar: Madhumita is a Bengali actress who has appeared in Tamil serials.
Rachitha Rachu Wiki
Rachitha Mahalakshmi, known as Rachitha Rachu, is an Indian television actress who predominantly works in Tamil along with some Telugu and Kannada television with a few films. She is best known for her role as Jyoti in Pirivom Sandhippom but gained critical acclaim as Meenatchi in the popular Tamil series Saravanan Meenatchi.
Rachitha was born in Bangalore and is fluent in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and English. She is married to Dinesh Gopalasamy, who acted as her pair in the serial Pirivom Santhippom. Rachitha debuted in Mega Mandala, which was telecasted in Star Suvarna.
She became famous and successful after playing the lead role of Meenatchi in Saravanan Meenatchi, which was aired on Star Vijay. Since then, she has also been recognized as Meenatchi. She was also a contestant on the reality show Bigg Boss Tamil – Season 6 and was later evicted from the show one day.
Radhika Sarathkumar Wiki
Radhika Sarathkumar, also known as Raadhika, is an Indian actress, director, producer, and politician who predominantly works in Tamil and Telugu cinema, TV serials, and web series, as well as Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada films. She was born on August 21, 1963.
She is the founder and chairperson of Radaan Mediaworks India Limited. She grew up in Chennai, India, and completed her education in India and the United Kingdom.
Radhika is the daughter of the late Tamil film actor and comedian M. R. Radha. She has a younger sister, Nirosha, an actress, and two younger brothers, Raju and Mohan. She also has an older half-brother, Radha Ravi.
She married actor Sarathkumar on February 4, 2001. They have a son named Rahul, born in 2004. Her daughter Rayane Hardy married cricketer Abhimanyu Mithun in 2016. Radhika became a grandmother in 2018 when Rayane had a son.
She made her cinematic debut in the 1978 Tamil movie Kizhakke Pogum Rail. After that, she acted in several Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, and Malayalam films. She has also produced a film titled Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai (1985), which won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director.
Sriti Jha Wiki
Sriti Jha, born on February 26, 1986, is an Indian actress working primarily in Hindi-language television. She earned wider recognition with her portrayal of Pragya Arora in Kumkum Bhagya, which won her various awards, including the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role and the ITA Award for Best Actress Drama. She made her acting debut in 2007 with Dhoom Machaao Dhoom.
Jha’s notable works include portraying Suhani in Shaurya Aur Suhani, Sudha/Devika in Jyoti, Jhanvi/Sia Dobriyal in Dil Se Di Dua… Saubhagyavati Bhava?, and Pragya in Kumkum Bhagya and stunt-based show Khatron Ke Khiladi. She has also participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 12 and became 4th Runner-up in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
Jha was born in Begusarai, Bihar, India. She went to live with her family in Kolkata, where they stayed for 10 years, then moved to Kathmandu, Nepal. They then moved to New Delhi, where she continued her studies at Laxman Public School. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Sri Venkateswara College, New Delhi. She has an elder sister, Meenakshi.
Vani Bhojan Wiki
Vani Bhojan, born on October 28, 1988, is an Indian actress and former fashion model who predominantly appears in Tamil and Telugu films. She made her Telugu film debut with Meeku Maathrame Cheptha in 2019 and her Tamil debut with Oh My Kadavule in 2020.
Bhojan was born to a Badaga family in Ooty, Nilgiri District, Tamil Nadu. She studied at a Boarding School in Ooty and completed her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at Government Arts College, Stone House Hill, Ooty. Bhojan’s father is a wildlife photographer. Bhojan began her working career as an air hostess with Kingfisher Airlines and then IndiGo while simultaneously studying for a degree in English Literature through a correspondence program. She then received an opportunity to work as a model in an advertisement for The Chennai Silks, which led to her receiving acting offers.
Her first appearance as an actress was in 2010 in a minor role in the Tamil horror film Orr Eravuu. In 2012, she appeared supporting in the Tamil film Adigaram. Later, she debuted in serial Vijay TV’s Aaha and Jaya TV’s Maya. She played the lead role in these serials. In 2013, she was cast in the Sun TV series Deivamagal in the leading role. She played Sathya Priya opposite Krishna. The success of this serial gained her several accolades, including the Galatta Nakshatra Award, Sun Kudumbam Viruthukal, and Tamil Nadu State Awards for Best Actress. This serial’s success helped her to act in Tamil and Telugu films.
She was also seen in Lakshmi Vanthachu, directed by Suresh Krishna and V. Sathasivam on Zee Tamil1, where she played three characters, Nandhini, Lakshmi, and Jhansi. In 2017, she was seen in the Telugu film Prema. After having completed Deivamagal and Lakshmi Vanthachu, she appeared as a judge in Asathal Chutties on Sun TV1 and Kings of Comedy Juniors 2 on Vijay TV along with Robo Shankar and Erode Mahesh1. In May 2018, Bhojan announced her debut in N4 and said Lokesh Kumar would direct it. However, in the middle of 2019, citing date issues, she stepped out of the film.
Consequently, her first lead role appeared in 2019 in the Telugu film Meeku Maathrame Cheptha along with Tharun Bhascker. The film was a commercial success. In 2020, she debuted in the Tamil film Oh My Kadavule opposite Ashok Selvan1, which was a big success at the box office 2020, and she was nominated for Siima for Best Supporting Actress and won the JFW Awards for Best Supporting Actress 2021. In the same year, she appeared as the lead in the Crime thriller Lock Up along with Vaibhav Reddy1 due to the COVID-19 film released on Zee51 and the Tamil web series Triples opposite to Jai released on Hotstar.
Chippy, credited as Shilpa in Kannada films, is an Indian actress and producer who primarily works in the South Indian film industry, specifically in Malayalam and Kannada films. She debuted with the Bharathan directorial Padheyam in 1993, co-starring Mammootty. She has acted in several Malayalam films in supporting roles and a few lead roles. In 1995, she acted as the sister of the iconic goon Aadu Thoma in the film Spadikam starring Mohanlal. Later, she also acted in the 1996 Kannada film Janumada Jodi, which broke many records in the Kannada film industry and screened for five hundred days. She received the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress award from the Government of Karnataka for her role portrayal in the same film, establishing herself as a lead actress in the Kannada cinema.
Post-marriage, she shifted her focus to Malayalam television serials. She played Mayamma in Sthreejanam. Later, she acted in several serials under her production house, Avanthika Creations. She played the lead character in Vanambadi and reprised her role in the Tamil remake Mouna Raagam, marking her debut in Tamil Television.
Priyanka Nalkari Wiki
Priyanka Nalkari is an Indian actress and anchor who works in Telugu and Tamil television and films. She is best known for playing the titular role in Sun TV’s long-running popular show Roja.
Nalkari was born on April 29, 1994. As of 2023, she is 28 years old. She is native to Hyderabad. In 2010, she debuted in the Telugu film Andari Bandhuvaya, directed by Chandra Siddhartha. She also played an uncredited role in Kick 2 (2015). Kanchana 3 (2019) is the first featured Kollywood film by Priyanka Nalkari. In 2018, she came to the limelight after her portrayal in the Tamil serial Roja. Previously, she featured in the Telugu serial Meghamala, which aired on ETV Telugu. She has also featured in the comedy reality show Anubhavinchu Raja. She also portrayed the sister role of Sudheer Babu in Shiva Manasulo Sruthi (2012).
She has received several awards for her performance in Roja, including the Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal for Best Emerging Couple, Best Actress, and Popular Couple.
Tejashri Pradhan Wiki
Tejashri Pradhan, born June 2, 1988, is an Indian television and film actress who has appeared in multiple Marathi films and television serials. She is better known as Shubhra and Janhvi from the Zee Marathi television serials Aggabai Sasubai and Honar Sun Mi Hya Gharchi, respectively. Pradhan also did voice-overs for a mobile application named Go-stories, which features various Marathi stories. She has also appeared in a YouTube video, Uncomfortable, and has been a speaker at TED Talks.
Pradhan was born in Mumbai and belongs to the suburb of Dombivli near Mumbai. When she was 15, she decided to enroll in a personality development course with a course in acting. She received the offer of films in her second year at college. She married her co-actor Shashank Ketkar from the TV series Honar Sun Me Hya Gharchi in 2014. The couple divorced in 2016.
She made her debut on television with “Hya Gojirvanya Gharat “. She also played a small role in “Tuza Ni Maza Ghar Shrimantacha. ” After that, she played a role in “Lek Ladaki Hya Gharchi “. She debuted in Marathi films with “Zenda” (2010). In 2013, she bagged the role of Janhavi in “Honar Sun Me Hya Gharchi. She also played roles in various Marathi films such as Sharyat, Lagna Pahave Karun, Dr. Prakash Baba Amte, Judgement,  Asehi Ekada Vhave. She is also known for performing in “Ti Saddhya Kay Karte” (2017). The same year, she hosted a reality show, Sur Nava Dhyas Nava. In 2019, she got a big break in Bollywood with Babloo Bachelor. She appeared in “Aggabai Sasubai” as Shubhra.
Madhumita Sarcar Wiki
Madhumita Sarkar is an Indian actress from Kolkata, known for playing the lead roles of Pakhi Ghosh Dostidaar Singha Roy in Bojhena Se Bojhena and Dr. Emon Mukherjee in Kusum Dola. She is most famous for her commercially and critically successful movie ‘Cheeni.’
Sarcar was born on October 26, 1992. As of 2023, she is 30 years old. She received an honors degree in Philosophy from Jadavpur University. After graduation, she focused on acting.
She debuted in the acting world through the ‘Sabinoy Nibedon serial on Sananda TV. During her acting career, ‘Bojhena Se Bojhena’ brought her special recognition. Bojhena Se Bojhena was broadcast on Star Jalsa. Madhumita Sarcar became more popular than before after her ‘Cheeni’ movie. She is active on her social media profiles and regularly uploads photos, videos, and reels to stay connected with her fans.
Apart from television, Madhumita has also acted in Web Series and Movies. Her movie ‘Kuler Aachar’ has created a unique response among the audience. Actor Vikram Chatterjee acted opposite Madhumita in the movie Kuler Aachar. One of her finest movie names is ‘Cheeni.