Kannada actresses who are popular in other industries

Kannada actresses who are popular in other industries

Kriti Kharbanda


The model turned actress Kriti Kharbanda is one of the most popular actresses in Kannada cinema, with hit films like Super Ranga and Googly to her credit. However, she has started off her filmi journey in Telugu cinema with the film Boni in 2009. In fact, she is set to make her Kollywood and Bollywood film debuts with the Tamil version of Bruce Lee, and Raaz 4 respectively.

Pranitha Subhash


Pranitha is another former model who has had a successful runs in south Indian films. She made her film debut with the Kannada film Porki in 2010, the remake of the Tamil film Pokiri, opposite Darshan. She followed that up with a Telugu film titled Em Pillo Em Pillado the same year, and since then, has worked in Sandalwood and Tollywood with a fair measure of success. She also did the Tamil film Mass Engira Maasilamani in 2015.



She was born Archana Galrani, Sanjjanaa has made her film debut with the Tamil film Oru Kadhal Seiveer in 2006, and has gained notoriety for her role in Ganda Hendathi and Boyfriend, the Kannada remake of the Bollywood hit Murder. In the years since, she has gone on to do Kannada, Telugu and, and to a lesser extent, Malayalam films.

Nikki Galrani


Nikki Galrani is Sanjjanaa’s younger sister, and in her short career, has made a mark in all four south Indian film industries. Her first film, the Malayalam film 1983, was a box office success and won critical acclaim. Her performance won her several awards for Best Debut Performance that year Her Tamil film debut Darling was also a box office hit.

Nandita Shwetha


Though she may have made it big in the Tamil film industry, Nandita will always be known for her film debut the Kannada film Nanda Loves Nanditha as she has adopted her screen name from her character in the film. Her first Tamil film was Attakathi, in which her performance was lauded. She has several Tamil films up for release, such as Idam Porul Yaeval, Ulkuthu, Nenjam Marappathillai and Kaathiruppor Pattiyal.

Sanchitha Shetty


Sanchitha Shetty has made her film debut with the Kannada super hit Mungaru Male in 2016, and has subsequently acted in Tamil and Telugu movies as well. In 2010, she appeared in the Tamil film Thillalangadi and the Telugu film Orange. In 2012, she signed her first leading role with the Tamil film Kollaikaran, which was followed by Soodhu Kavvum the biggest success in Sanchita’s career. Her next Kannada film, Badmaash, her first in five years, was released in November 18th 2016.

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