Nayanthara, Madhavan, Vijay Sethupathi, and Yash began their careers on television before going on to become well-known South Indian film stars. Some actors began their careers in the television industry before moving on to the film industry.
Take a glimpse of these well-known performers who were television stars:
At the beginning of Vijay Sathupathi’s acting career, in the year 2006, he made his debut in a Sun TV television series called Penn. The Master actor has also appeared in the Kalaignar TV serial Nalaya Iyakunar.
Nayanthara began her career as a TV host and debuted on the small screen with the show Chamayam. She then kick-started work on her first film, Manassinakkare, directed by Sathyan Anthikad, in 2003.
Sivakarthikeyan is a well-known actor in the south who rose to prominence through his serials and then through his films. On Star Vijay, he began his television career as a stand-up comedian and a reality show host.
Sai Pallavi is another South Indian actress who entered the film industry from TV. The actor was a contestant in the reality show Ugail Yaar Adutha Prabhu Deva in the past.
R Madhavan is one of the most in-demand performers in Indian film today. He began his career with serials like Sea Hawks, Banegi Apni Baat, and Ghar Jamai.
The KGF actor began his acting career in the ETV Kannada television series Nanda Gokula. Malebillu Muktha and Preeti Illada Mele were two additional television serials in which he appeared.
Hansika Motwani has long been regarded as one of the most potential stars in the region. However, before becoming a well-known performer in films, she began her career on the TV show Shaka Laka Boom Boom. She also appeared in the Des Mein Nikola Hoga Chand serial.
Prakash Raj worked in Doordarshan serials Bisilu Kudure and Guddada Bhoota before entering the Tamil film industry.