01/6Hansika to Nivetha Thomas: Five Kollywood actresses who began their careers on the small screen
Actresses effortlessly fascinate fans with their beauty and continue to impress them. However, they tend to be from a theatres background or someone who has worked consciously towards becoming an actress by going to acting school and being a part of workshops. But, as in every field, there are some exceptions here too. Some actresses broke this stereotypeby starting their careers with the small screen. Here are five Kollywood actresses from Hansika to Nivetha Thomas who began their acting stints on TV and went on to become popular in the film industry.
Hansika began her television career with a serial called Shaka Laka Boom Boom and sh is still remembered for the role she played in it. At the age of 15, she marked her debut as a lead actress in the Telugu film ‘Desamuduru’ opposite Allu Arjun. She also won the Filmfare South award for Best Female Debut for her performance in the film. Later, she made her debut in Tamil cinema at the age of 20 with the film ‘Mappillai’ opposite Dhanush. Hansika Motwani prominently appears in Tamil films, but she has also acted in films across Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi languages.
03/6Priya Bhavani Shankar
Priya Bhavani Shankar made her first recognition as a Television News presenter on a popular Tamil news channel. Then she made her entry as a female lead in a Television serial and impressed the audience with her lovely performance. It helped the actress get noticed by filmmakers and she made her debut in Tamil cinema with the film ‘Meyaadha Maan’ opposite Vaibhav. Then, she continued to display good performances in films like ‘Kadaikutty Singam’ and ‘Monster’. Now, Priya Bhavani Shankar has signed more than six films in Tamil cinema and one among them is Kamal Haasan’s ‘Indian 2’.
Aishwarya Rajesh trained in dance early in her career since she needed to choreograph a stage show. Later, she entered a reality show on a popular Tamil Television channel and impressed the audience with her amazing dance performances. That opened the doors for the actress and she got offers to act in Tamil films. Aishwarya Rajesh marked her debut in the film ‘Neethana Avan’, which was directed by Punch Bharath. The actress had then done more than 35 films, but her role in the film ‘Kaaka Muttai’ will always stay the most memorable one.
Vani Bhojan began her career as an air hostess with a popular airline service and started modeling when a friend suggested it to her. Vani Bhojan played the lead role in a super hit serial which was broadcasted for almost five years. This made the actress gain popularity and she started to engage herself in films. Vani Bhojan has played a supporting role in the recently released Tamil film ‘Oh My Kadavule’, and has been receiving good reviews for her performance. The actress is all set to make her debut as a lead actress in the film ‘Lock Up’ opposite Vaibhav.
Nivetha Thomas started her career as a child actress acting in popular Tamil television serials. She had also won the Kerala State award for Best Child Artists for the film ‘Veruthe Oru Bharya’, and she played the role of Jayaram’s daughter in the film. Nivetha Thomas also played supporting roles in the Tamil films ‘Kuruvi’ and ‘Poraali. The young and talented actress then made her debut as a lead actress in the Tamil film ‘Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham’ opposite Jai.