• Asin
    AsinVarinder Chawla
  • Shriya Saran
    Shriya SaranVarinder Chawla
  • Trisha Krishnan
    Trisha KrishnanIB Times India

Bollywood is the biggest money-spinner in the Indian entertainment industry and naturally, attracts many south Indian stars. But while Sridevi, Hema Malini, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Rekha became popular Bollywood divas, a few south Indian actresses like Trisha, Asin, Shriya Saran and others failed to make a mark in the industry.

Check out the actress failed to get recognition as Bollywood heroines:

Asin Thottumkal

Even though Asin acted in six Hindi films, the "Ghajini" actress could not make a mark in Bollywood. She has acted in the Hindi remake of her Tamil superhit film "Ghajini", "London Dreams", "Ready", "Houseful 2", "Bol Bachchan" and "Khiladi 786". The actress will be next seen in Abhishek Bachchan's "All Is Well"

Shriya Saran

Shriya has acted in many Hindi films, and "Tujhe Meri Kasam" in 2003 was her debut Bollywood film. However, her films turned out to be flops at the Indian box office. She will be next seen in the Hindi remake of Mohanlal starrer "Drishyam".

Shruti Haasan

While Kamal Haasan's younger daughter Akshara made her debut with the Bollywood film "Shamitabh", his elder daughter Shruti, who has acted in a few Hindi films was not recognised well in the industry. However, she has a handful of projects this year and will be seen in "Rocky Handsome", "Welcome Back", and "Yaara" among others.

Tamannaah Bhatia

The actress made her acting debut with the 2005 film "Chand Sa Roshan Chehra", but went largely unnoticed in Bollywood and became a popular South Indian actress.

Bhumika Chawla

Bhumika has also acted in a few Hindi films, including "Tere Naam" and "Jai Chiranjeeva" among others. But, she was more recognised for her roles in South cinema.


Rambha has also acted in many Bollywood films like "Jallaad", "Jurmana", "Krodh" and many others. However, she couldn't make a mark in the Bollywood industry.


Southern beauty Trisha acted in Priyadarshan's comic satire "Khatta Meetha" but the film became a box office failure.