Tamil Film Industry has provided some of the best actors India has ever seen. Tamil movies are famous even in the North and are now being dubbed and remade on a large scale. As much as the movies are famous, the actors like Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, Ajith, Vikram, Dhanush are pretty famous all over India. But there are some actors from the Tamil industry with incredible acting capabilities yet still remain unknown to most of India. That’s why we have prepared a list naming the top actors in the Tamil Film Industry. Check it out.


Rajnikanth Tamil actor

This actor needs no introduction to the audience not just in India but in many countries across the world. Rajinikanth is known for his style and powerful performances on screen that leaves the audience with awe. He is one of the biggest actors in South India and so is on the top of our list. His recent film Kabali has well performed in India as well as Overseas.


Kamal Hassan

Kamal Hasan Tamil Actor

Kamal Hassan is another legend in the Tamil film industry known to the entire world. He is an actor with unbelievable acting capability. The actor is admired for his knowledge of films by the actors and directors all over India and overseas. The actor chooses a diverse range of stories and came up with some of the best movies of all time like Dashavataram, Vishwaroopam etc.

Ajith Kumar

Ajith Kumar Tamil Actor

Another Actor that does not go unnoticed when there is a discussion about Tamil films is Ajith Kumar. He is born in Hyderabad of Andhra Pradesh but mainly acted in Tamil films in his career. Ajith Kumar is one of the most followed veteran actors in Tamil films. Known for his vivacious acting abilities, Ajith is also a formula race car driver and was ranked the third best motor car driver in India at his peaks.


vikram Tamil Actor

Chiyaan Vikram is known for his diverse roles in the Tamil films like Anniyan (Aparichitudu in Telugu, Aparichit in Hindi), Raavan, I etc. Vikram is another notable actor of the Tamil film industry with some unique acting capabilities. The actor’s skills earned him numerous awards and accolades. You can best see what he is capable of from movies like Sethu, Pithamagan, Anniyan, Deiva Thirumagal etc.


Vijay Tamil Actor

Vijay is one among the most successful Tamil actors with a huge fan base. Debuted as a child actor, Vijay bagged some of the most commercially successful films in his account. The actor is known for his styles and Punch dialogues in the films. His movies Thuppakki, Kaththi, and Theri, rank among the highest grossing Tamil films.



Suriya Tamil Actor

An actor well recognized within the three languages with Raktha Charitra. But Surya is one of the Top rated actors in Tamil. Suriya came in to the limelight with Bala’s Nandha, and then went to on make the most successful movies like Kaakha Kaakha, Pithamagan, Perazhagan, Aaytha Ezhuthu, and Of course Ghajini. His recent film was 24 which received many appraisals.



 Dhanush Tamil Actor

Dhanush earned a reputation pan India with his song Why this Kolaveri Di. He also acted in few Bollywood films like Raanjhana, Shamitabh which earned him critical acclaim. The actor is known for his natural acting and alluding on-screen presence which makes him a better actor than most others. Apart from being an actor, Dhanush is also a writer, lyricist and playback singer.


 Simbu Tamil Actor

Simbu is well known to the people of Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh. He became widely known for his song Love Anthem for World Peace and Love. The actor is widely known for his work in films like Manmadhan, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya, Vaanam, Poda Podi, and Acham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada. The actor won the appraisals of legends like K Balachander for his acting in Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya.


Karthik Siva Kumar Tamil Actor

Karthik Siva Kumar is known by his stage name Karthi who has worked predominantly in Tamil Films. He is one of the best actors in Tamil known for his acting in movies like Aayirathi Oruvan (Yuganiki Okkadu in Telugu), Naan Mahan Alla (Na Peru Shiva), Siruthai (Tamil remake of Vikramarkudu),  Oopiri etc. The actor is critically acclaimed for his performances.


 Arya Tamil Actor

This is another actor reputable for his wonderful performances in the Tamil films like Naan Kadhavul, Madrasipattanam, Avan Ivan, Raja Rani, Arrambam, etc. The actor is widely praised by the critics for his acting skills which he has proved again and again. His performance as Rudran in Bala’s Naan Kadhavul has established him as a matured actor.