In past, our Telugu movie makers used to import heroines from North to cast in their films. And they are from Mumbai, Goa and Delhi used to test their luck here and many of them got huge names for themselves. But, things have changed and over the last few years, heroines from South are grabbing the attention especially from the Mollywood. The actress like Nayanthara, Priyamani, Amala Paul and Nithya Menon have impressed Telugu audience and made their place permanent in the Telugu Film Industry. Here are the list of Mollywood heroines who made her debut in Tollywood in 2016.
Keerthy Suresh is an Indian actress who primarily features in Malayalam Cinema. Keerthy was born to a Malayali producer Suresh Kumar and Tamil actress Menaka. Keerthy made her acting as a child artist during the early 2000s and featured in movies like “Pilot”, “Achaneyanenikkistham” and “Kuberan”. She signed first Telugu film with Vijaya Nirmala’s grandson Nawin Krishna. But the film shoot got delayed. In January 2016, Keerthy made her Telugu debut with the film “Nenu Sailaja” and impressed everyone with her glamor and acting skills.
Anupama Parameswaran is an Indian actress who rose to fame with the Malayalam Super hit movie Premam. She has a huge fan base even before her debut in Telugu with the film “A..Aa..” and after the success of the movie she got the attention of the Tollywood film industry. And she also acted in the remake of “Premam” opposite to Naga Chaitanya. Currently, she is busy with Dil Raju’s “Sathamanam Bhavathi” movie.
Nivetha Thomas is an Indian actress who appears in films and television series in Telugu ,Tamil, and Malayalam. She won Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist for “Veruthe Oru Bharya”. She is well known for Telugu audience for Nani’s “Gentleman” in Tollywood. Her performance as Catherine caught the attention of everyone. Nivetha Thomas got good marks in terms of performance as well as glamor. Nivetha Thomas is all set to romance once again with Nani.
Madonna Sebastian an upcoming singer-actress, who played one of the three heroines in Malayalam’s superhit movie Premam. Music has been passion for Madonna since childhood and she was trained in Carnatic and Western music. After being a playback singer and sung songs for the music composers like Deepak Dev and Gopi Sundar, acting offers came her way and she made her debut with “Premam.” The Svelte girl is all set to make her debut in Telugu with the remake of “Premam” with the same title opposite to Naga Chaitanya and would be reprising her own role.
Manjima Mohan, the daughter of Cinematographer Vipin Mohan, is an Indian actress appearing in Malayalam and Telugu films. Manjima was a child artist who appeared in Malayalam movies during the late 90s and early 2000s. After appearing as a child artist in few movies, Manjima took a break from movies to pursue education and returned as the female lead with Malayalam movie “Oru Vadakkan Selfie” and is all set to make her Telugu debut with Naga Chaitanya’s “Saahasam Swaasaga Saagipo” directed by Gautham Menon, which has been slated for November 11th.
Namitha Pramod is an Indian film actress, who appears in Malayalam films. She made her acting debut in the Malayalam movie called “Traffic”. She was seen in Malayalam hit films like “Vikramadithyan”, “Amar Akbar Anthony”, and “Puthiya Theerangal”. She made her debut in Telugu with the film “Chuttalabbayi”. And “Kathalo Rajakumari” is her next Telugu film.
Anu Emmanuel is an Indian film actress from the USA. She made her debut as a child artist in the Malayalam film “Swapna Sanchari”. Later, she debuted as a lead actress in Nivin Pauly starred “Action Hero Biju”. She is well known for Telugu people for Nani’s recent superhit film “Majnu”. And now, she is busy with Gopichand’s new venture “Oxygen”.
Miya George aka Gimi George is an Indian actress and a former model who began her career with supporting roles in Television soaps. Miya shot to fame when she was selected as the Kerala Miss Fitness in 2012 and after playing few minor roles in movies like “Doctor Love” and “Ee Adutha Kaalathu.” Miya turned solo heroine with “Navagatharkku Swagatham” and in no time, she grabbed the offer to appear in Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal’s movie “Red Wine.” Miya is currently a busy heroine in Malayalam and Tamil cinema and is all set to foray into Telugu cinema with Sunil’s untitled project to be directed by Kranthi Madhav.