10 Sexy Actors from South Indian Cinema

If you thought that Bollywood had all the hunks then you need to see these South Indian studs who are lighting up the screen in Telegu and Tamil Cinema.

10 Sexy Actors from South Indian Cinema

After working alongside Priyanka Chopra in Zanjeer, he has gained even more fans in Northern India.

Though we all know that Bollywood is full of gorgeous and talented actors, the thriving South Indian Cinema Film Industry is not any less.

The huge industry which includes Tamil, Telegu and Malayalam industry, spans across Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Mangalore.

This thriving industry has given us superstars including the Thalaaiva Rajnikanth, Prabhu Deva, and beauty icon Sri Devi. Their films are packed with colour, action, picturesque song settings and impressive choreography.

They have some sizzling male heartthrobs, who have the South Indian audience and North Indian audience swooning. These dusky, masculine and handsome men have garnered themselves an impressive fan following.

DESIblitz takes a look at some of the sexiest actors in South Indian Cinema today.



Best known for the epic tale Baahubali (2015) which was an international super-hit, Prabhas is undoubtedly a charismatic hero.

His muscular physique, height and dusky complexion make for an incredibly charismatic onscreen actor. Demanding presence onscreen with his flawless expression and strong body posture, Prabhas is certainly one of the sexiest male stars in South Indian Cinema.



This cute and sexy star has not only performed in South Indian Cinema, but has also ventured in Hindi Cinema in hit films including Rang De Basanti (2006) and Chashme Badoor (2013).

Despite his sweet appeal and cute smile, his intense performances on screen give him the edge as an actor. His charm and talent add to his on screen appeal and off screen adoration.

Rana Dagubatti


Starring in Telegu, Tamil and Bollywood films, this multi-talented guy is a rugged stud. Towering over many of his co-stars, this tall and handsome actor surely grabs your attention when on screen.

Rana’s performances in numerous films have given him critical accolades and commercial success.

Prithiviraj Sukumaran


Along with style and charisma, Prithviraj’s eyes are possibly his most appealing and unique feature.

Though he has worked in South Cinema, he really flaunted his impressive physique when he worked alongside Rani Mukherjee in Aiyya (2012).

Playing Rani’s muse, Prithviraj was able to show his sexy side in the sizzling song ‘Aga Bai’. His ripped six pack and muscular biceps are enough to make anyone fall in love with him.

Akhil Akkineni


The son of actor Nagajuna and Amala, he managed to make his film debut aged one when he was cast in the role of a baby. Now a grown man, he is surely getting the media and the female audience’s attention.

His exotic looks, chic hair and suave style are what make him the cute and sexy heartthrob of South Indian cinema.

Nivin Pauly


Best known for his work in Malayalam films, Nivin has established himself as an actor after working in hit films including Thattathin Marayathu (2012) and Neram (2013).

Donning any attire, facial hair or character, Nivin is still effortlessly sexy. With a huge female fan following, Nivin has definitely earnt himself a title as one of the sexiest stars in South Indian Cinema.

Suriya (Saravanan Sivakumar)


The eldest son of the Tamil actor Sivakumar, Suriya has definitely established himself as an actor and heartthrob in his own right.

Clearly blessed with good looks, Suriya’s piercing eyes and dashing smile are irresistible. In both serious and light hearted characters, his appeal his appreciated across South Indian cinema audiences.

Mahesh Babu


This chocolate hero has just got better looking with age. Looking deceivingly young, now at 40 and looking amazing, he is giving the young guys a run for their money.

Impeccably dressed, well-groomed and naturally dashing it’s no wonder he is often dubbed as on of the best looking South Indian stars.

Ram Charan


Son of the superstar Chiranjeevi, Ram has not disappointed! This tall dark and handsome stud is surely one of the hottest young stars in South Indian Cinema today.

After working alongside Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra in the film Zanjeer (2013), he has gained even more fans in Northern India. This hunk has the looks, the physique and the charm to become a superstar.

Allu Arjun


Also a family member of Chiranjeevi’s family, Allu has also delved in Telegu Cinema to showcase his talent and good looks.

Performing in super hit films, and achieving fame and success at a relatively young age, this young hunk is not one to miss. Though he is now a married man, we know he has won the hearts of millions of women in South India.

Along with brilliant films, South Indian Cinema undoubtedly has many sexy male actors who are dominating their silver screen.

Whether they are doing action, romance or comedy, these hunks are loved in India for the style and charm.

Though they largely work in Telegu and Tamil films, on the odd occasion we get to see them work alongside Bollywood actors in some Hindi films.

If you have never seen any South Indian films, these hunks are a good reason to give them a watch!

Momena is a Politics and International Relations student who loves music, reading and art. She enjoys travelling, spending time with her family and all things Bollywood! Her motto is: “Life is better when you're laughing.”