If you want to start your successful career in acting in the film industry, you must require equal parts of talent and practices with luck thrown in it.
Actually, more of luck besides all, Quotes Hirav Shah, India’s Leading Astro-Strategist.

For a successful acting career, you must spend time rehearsing your part, working with directors and producers, meeting with agents or casting directors to work on new projects, reading scripts, attending meetings and otherwise attending to behind-the-scenes necessities and being at the right place at the right time at the right period. This is what is called the “timing” factor, Says Famed Movie Adviser, Strategist and Astrologer, Hirav Shah.

Meanwhile, Hirav Shah Takes Us ThroughThe Top 5 South Indian Actresses, Who Are All Set To Win Our Hearts And Rule The Industry, in 2021.

1. Rashmika Mandanna

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Rashmika Mandanna (born 5 April 1996), currently in her 25th year, is an Indian film actress and model who works predominantly in Telugu and Kannada-language films. She is popularly dubbed by the media and Kannada film industry as the ‘Karnataka Crush’.Mandanna is one among very few actresses to have a film gross ₹1 billion in such a short span,and among the most popular and highest-paid actresses in Telugu and Kannada cinema.

Career Highlights

Mandanna made her acting debut with the 2016 Kannada film Kirik Party. In 2017, she starred in two commercially successful films, Anjani Putra and Chamak. Later she made her Telugu debut with romantic drama Chalo in 2018.In the same year, she starred in the romcom film Geetha Govindam, which has become one of the highest profit earners in Telugu cinema, which earned her wide recognition. Her third Telugu venture was the big budget film Devadas.It marked her third consecutive successful film in the same year in Tollywood.

She starred in the commercially successful films such as Kirik Party (2016), Anjani Putra (2017), Chamak (2017), Chalo (2018), Geetha Govindam (2018), Yajamana (2019), Sarileru Neekevvaru (2020) and Bheeshma (2020) The back to back success of her films has made her one of the most sought-after actresses in the South Indian film industry.
She is all set to rule in 2021 in her upcoming films namely “Pushpa” and “Sulthan”.

2. Samantha Akkineni

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Samantha Akkineni (born on 28 April 1987), presently in her 34th year, is an Indian actress who has established a career in the Telugu and Tamil film industries, and is a recipient of several awards including four Filmfare Awards.

Career Highlights

She made her acting debut in Gautham Menon’s critically acclaimed Telugu romance film, Ye Maaya Chesave (2010), which fetched her the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actress and a Nandi Award.Samantha then became the second actress ever to win both the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress and the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress in the same year, for her performances in the films Neethaane En Ponvasantham (2012) and Eega (2012). Since then, she has primarily opted to appear in the leading female role in hero-centric Telugu and Tamil films, earning box office success with films including Dookudu (2011), the family dramas Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2012) and Attarintiki Daredi (2013) and AR Murugadoss’s Tamil action film, Kaththi (2014).

Her work in the film A Aa (2016) also won positive reviews and won Samantha her fourth Filmfare Award, while her next films Theri (2016), 24 (2016), Mersal (2017),Rangasthalam (2018), and Mahanati (2018) also were commercially successful. She won further critical acclaim for her roles in 2019 releases, Super Deluxe, Majili, Oh! Baby and for her only 2020 film, Jaanu. She is awaiting the release of “Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal” in 2021.

3. Nayanthara


Nayanthara (born 18 November 1984), presently in her 37th year, is an Indian actress who predominantly appears and works in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam cinema. She was the only South Indian female actor to have made it to the Forbes India Celebrity 100 2018 list, with her total earning credited at ₹ 15.17 crores. Nayanthara is often referred as the lady superstar of south indian cinema.She has acted in more than 75 films.

Career Highlights

She made her acting debut in the 2003 Malayalam film Manassinakkare with Jayaram. She made her debut in Tamil cinema with Ayya (2005) and Telugu with Lakshmi (2006). Both were successful. After this, she had numerous commercially successful Tamil and Telugu films like Chandramukhi (2005), Dubai Seenu (2007), Tulasi (2007), Billa (2007), Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), Aadhavan (2009), Adhurs (2010), Simha (2010), Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010), Sri Rama Rajyam (2011), Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012), Raja Rani (2013), Arrambam (2013), Thani Oruvan (2015), Maya (2015), Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015), Babu Bangaram (2016) and Iru Mugan (2016). Fans are awaiting the release of “Ponniyin Selvan” and “Annaatthe” in 2021.

4. Trisha Krishnan

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Trisha Krishnan (born 4 May 1983),presently in her 38th year, is an Indian actress and model, who primarily works in Tamil and Telugu language films. She was noticed after winning several beauty pageants like the Miss Chennai contest (1999), which marked her entry into the film industry.

Career Highlights

After appearing in a supporting role in the 1999 Tamil film Jodi, she had her first lead role in the 2002 film Mounam Pesiyadhe. She later rose to fame starring in the successful films, Saamy (2003), Ghilli (2004) and Aaru (2005) in Tamil cinema and Varsham (2004), Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (2005) and Athadu (2005) in Telugu cinema.She secured her first Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress in a Lead role for Varsham in 2004. She went on to win the award two more times for Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (2005) and Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule (2007). In 2010, she made her Bollywood début in Khatta Meetha.She was seen in her career best performances in Abhiyum Naanum (2008), Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010), Kodi and ’96 (2018) for which she won critical acclaim and various accloades. Trisha’s films to release in 2021 are “Ponniyin Selvan” and “Ram”.

5. Anushka Shetty

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Sweety Shetty (born 7 November 1981), known by her stage name Anushka Shetty, is an Indian film actress and model who predominantly works in the Telugu and Tamil film industries. She is presently in her 40th year.She has received several accolades, including three CineMAA Awards, a Nandi Award, TN State Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards from eight nominations. Anushka, who has appeared in over 50 films, is one of the highest-paid actresses in India and is popularly referred as Lady Superstar of South Indian cinema.

Career Highlights

She made her acting debut with the 2005 Telugu film Super, which garnered her a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress – Telugu nomination.The following year, she starred in S. S. Rajamouli’s Vikramarkudu, which went to become a major commercial success. Her further releases Lakshyam (2007) and Souryam (2008), and Chintakayala Ravi (2008) were also box office successes. In 2009, Shetty played dual roles in the Telugu dark fantasy film Arundhati, which garnered her critical acclaim and several awards, including her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu, Nandi Award, Cinemaa Award for Best Actress. The following year, Shetty’s portrayal of a prostitute in the acclaimed drama Vedam won her a second consecutive Best Actress Award from Filmfare and CineMaa Award. Following the success of a series of films, she established herself as one of the leading actresses of Telugu cinema.

In the 2010s, Shetty also achieved success in Tamil cinema with starring roles in action films such as Vettaikaran (2009), Singam (2010), Singam II (2013), and Yennai Arindhaal (2015), all of which were major commercial successes. She continued to draw praise from critics with her leading performances in the dramas Vaanam (2011), Deiva Thirumagal (2011) and Size Zero (2015).

She portrayed the titular Queen in the 2015 epic historical fiction Rudramadevi, which won her the third Filmfare Award for Best Actress- Telugu. Shetty’s portrayal of Princess Devasena in the Baahubali series (2015–17) received widespread acclaim. While The Beginning (2015) is the seventh highest-grossing Indian film, its sequel The Conclusion (2017) is the second highest-grossing Indian film of all time and also made her the highest-paid actress in South Indian Cinema. “Ponniyin Selvan” is her film which is all set to release this year.


Film Industry has now taken a more creative bent of mind. With the introduction of ‘Art and Indie movies’ and with the rise of OTTs, even the audience has opened their minds to new concepts and story lines. In this 21st Century, Indian films have become an important part of the people’s lives. Not only is it a major source of entertainment but information as well. Seeking a successful career as a movie star in this field has never been a cake-walk. However, the favourable positions of stars and Nakshatras and formation of certain Yogas in one’s horoscope can lead one to success and prosperity.

Lastly, to pave your way as a successful indie artist, you will need a clear strategy in place, as to how you’ll leverage new platforms such as Youtube, OTT, Streaming and more, to get yourself noticed, Opines Hirav Shah.

There’s also a clear component of luck as well, in who makes it and who doesn’t.
Hirav can help you with a clear Astro-Analysis and provide you with a plan of action, to march ahead with confidence and certainty, in this very competitive field.