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5 most stylish actresses down South

From Samantha Ruth Prabhu to Trisha Krishnan

By ELLE team  July 21st, 2017

With the number of headlines Bollywood tends to selfishly conquer, you’d be forgiven that the world of Indian cinema begins and ends with people with the surnames Kapoor. And while there’s no denying the couture chops of Sonam Kapoor or Priyanka Chopra’s handle on street style, the gorgeous women from what is (somewhat apologetically) clubbed together as ‘South cinema’ are setting trends and breaking them faster than we can count.

Tamannaah Bhatia has never met a red carpet gown she couldn’t rock — plunging neckline et al. Samantha Ruth Prabhu mixes it up between crisp pantsuits and ornate lehengas, while Shriya Saran is an unabashed glamazon with curves to match.

If you’re looking to expand your horizon beyond the confines of Mumbai’s Film City, these are the stylish stars to watch out for down South.  

5 most stylish actresses down South

Kajal Agarwal

When you're a fitness junkie like Kajal, you know you can pull off pretty much anything and have jaws hitting the floor in a symphony. The star oozes old school glamour in this Sabyasachi sari.

Her on-screen wardrobe may be restricted to kurtis and saris, which explains her love for summer dresses and sneakers off-screen. 

It's not all bling and bright colours with Samantha, who doesn't shy away from handloom fabric.

Samantha's stylist Preetam Jukelkar gets the credit for making sure she's always on best dressed lists, but what's a beautiful sari without a stylish muse to carry it off?

Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Samantha rose to fame with her critically acclaimed Telugu movie, Ye Maaya Chesave. Since then, she's been mixing it up with her fashion choices, like this beautiful Anamika Khanna cape she wore to the Jio Filmfare Awards.


Shriya Saran

Bigger, sassier, brighter — Shriya isn't afraid to experiment with silhouettes.

The Sivaji star, who first appeared on screen in 2003, likes to play up her best assets in figure-hugging gowns that you'll spot coming from a mile away. 

Tamannaah Bhatia

Don't let her doe eyes fool you, Tamannaah Bhatia is a serious player when it comes to fashion. Does this teal Nikhil Thampi suit look anything other than 100% bawse to you? 

Soft pastels and floral prints, like on this Varun Bahl sari, are the actress's go-to style hacks. 

Nobody had done more for the pantsuit (since Hillary Clinton) than Tamannaah.

Trisha Krishnan

A major supporter of Indian designers, Trisha stick close to her roots when it comes to her fashion choices. 

Hair pulled up into a messy bun and white sneakers worn with a flowing Rahul Mishra dress, Kajal is a girl after our own hearts.