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10 South Indian Actors and their Real Names


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This is something very exclusive list where everyone is shocked to know the real names of your favorite South Indian actors. From superstar Rajinikanth to Telugu super actor Rana Dagubatti and all superstars down in the south, most of them are using a shorter or a various version of their real names.

South Indian Actors Real Names

Some of them are too long and some of them have a completely different real name as compared to the name which they are used on the screen.

1. Superstar Rajnikanth Real Names


Superstar Rajnikanth is popularly known for his acting in Tamil cinema. He is used to be a bus conductor in Bangalore Transport Service before he started to get into acting and his real name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, which was named after Chhatrapati Shivaji, who is a Maratha warrior King.

During his schooling at the Acharya Pathasala, he used to spend a lot of time acting in the plays, such as Kurukshetra in which he played the character of Duryodhana. After becoming an actor, he changed his name, and Rajinikanth’s name has become his stage name.

2. Megastar Chiranjeevi Real Names


Actor Chiranjeevi was born in Mogalthur, which is a small village near Narsapur, West Godavari. His original name is Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad and he was also an NCC official trainee.

During the early years of the ’70s, he had participated in the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi as an NCC official. Later in the year 1978, he made his acting debut with the movie called Punadhirallu. Earlier into movies, he was also the Minister of State with an independent charge for the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

3. Dhanush Real Names

He is best known for his works in Tamil cinema and his real name is Venkatesh Prabhu. He has won around 3 National Film Awards and 7 Filmfare Awards in his 15 years of an acting career. In the year 2011, actor Dhanush’s popular song Why this Kolaveri Di is becoming the first Indian music video to cross around100 million views on YouTube and also made him popular across the world.

4. Prabhas Real Names


Baahubali actor was born as a name as Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati. His first debut movie in the year 2002 with a drama film called Eshwar. After which he acted in the movies such as Varsham, Chatrapathi, Chakram, Billa, Darling, Mr. Perfect, and Mirchi.

Later in the year 2015, he played the lead role in S. S. Rajamouli’s directorial epic film known as Baahubali: The Beginning, which became one of the highest-grossing films of India ever now. He was applauded and credited for this role worldwide by both fans and the audience. As a result, recently he is one of the most popular south Indian actors.

5. Mahesh Babu Real Names

Mahesh Babu is an Actor, Producer, Media personality, and especially, by giving money is mostly called for his works in the Telugu cinema. He also owns a production house which is called G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Private. Limited. His first debut as a child artist at the age of 4 with the movie known as Needa. He debut as a leading actor with the movie called Rajakumarudu in the year 1999. Mahesh is also won the State Nandi Award for the Best Male Debut movie. Mahesh was also born with the name Mahesh Ghattamaneni but he changed his stage name to Mahesh Babu.

6. Jr. NTR Real Names

N. T. Rama Rao Jr.
N. T. Rama Rao Jr.

Jr NTR is famously known for his works in the Telugu cinema and his real name is Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Jr.

His debut movie in the year 2000 with the film known as Ninnu Choodalani. His annual income in the year 2016 was Rs.360 million. In his film career spanning about 18 years, actor Jr. NTR has worked in around twenty-seven films and has received two state Nandi Awards, two Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Awards, and four CineMAA Awards.

7. Kamal Haasan Real Names

Kamal Haasan is an Actor, Director, Producer, Dancer, Screenwriter, Playback singer, and Lyricist, who works early in Tamil cinema. He began his career as a child artist with a Tamil film called Kalathur Kannamma. He has been awarded for his best contribution to the Indian cinema world with the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Kalaimamani, and Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Kamal Haasan is one of the most famous faces in south cinema. He has won many awards like nineteen Filmfare Awards and four National Film Awards.

8. Rana Daggubati Real Names

Rana has worked across in many films in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi cinema. He is not only an actor but also a producer, with Visual effects co-ordinator, and Photographer. He was known as Ramanaidu Daggubati to the Telugu film producer Daggubati Suresh Babu.

His first acting debut in the year 2010 with a Telugu movie called Leader. For this, he won Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut in the South. After a great start, he appeared in many of the Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi films like Baby, Department, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, etc.

9. Pawan Kalyan Real Names

He is a popular Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Writer, and Politician in the south. He is the younger brother of popular actor turned politician megastar Chiranjeevi. His first acting debut in the year 1996 with a Telugu movie called Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi.

He is famously known for his work in the movies like Gokulamlo Seetha, Suswagatam, Tammudu, Badri, Kushi, Jalsa, and Gabbar Singh. He also won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Telugu for Gabbar Singh. His real name is Konidela Kalyan Babu.

10. Suriya Real Names

Suriya is one of the popular actors in Indian Cinema. He has also worked as a Producer and Television presenter. He is best called for his works in Tamil movies like Nandha, Pithamagan, Ghajini, Singam, Singam II, and Singam 3.

The Singham of the south film industry has won around three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards in the South for his works in the Tamil cinema. His real name is Saravanan Sivakumar.

So, these are about the south actors with their original names. They are the most talented and outstanding and successful actors in south Indian films. Because of their actions and tremendous performances with their acting skills, they attract the audience and gave superhit movies continuously.

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