Ajith Kumar (born 1 May 1971) is an Indian film actor working predominantly in Tamil cinema. He has won three Filmfare Best Actor Awards, all for films which showcased him in multiple roles. In addition to his acting, Ajith, in a sabbatical, participated in the 2004 British Formula Three season as a Formula Two racing driver and was ranked the third best motor car driver in India at his peak.
He began his career as a supporting actor in a Telugu film before gaining critical recognition in the Tamil thriller Aasai (1995),before going on to establish himself as a romantic hero with Kadhal Kottai (1996), Aval Varuvala (1998) and Kadhal Mannan (1998) being the most notable. He was later seen in method roles as in Vaali (1999), Mugavaree (2000), Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000) and Citizen (2001) before establishing himself as an action hero with popular films, including Amarkalam (1999), Dheena (2001), Villain (2002), Attagasam (2004), Varalaru (2006), Billa (2007), Mankatha (2011) and Arrambam (2013).
Ajith remains a popular figure in the media of Tamil Nadu, making headlines for his relationships before his marriage to former actress Shalini,and his controversial statements in a few occasions. His popularity and cultural influence have been compared to that of yesteryear actor M. G. Ramachandran by several veteran journalists.Ajith was listed in Forbes Indias Top 100 Celebrities for the year 2012
Amala Paul is an Indian film actress, who works in the South Indian film industries. After appearing in supporting roles in the Malayalam film Neelathamara and a venture in Tamil, she received critical acclaim for the portrayal of a controversial character in the film, Sindhu Samaveli. Despite the failure of that film, Amala became noted after playing the title role in Mynaa, receiving critical acclaim for her work.She has appeared in a few Malayalam films as well.
Ayilya Nair (born 29 March 1987), better known by her stage name Ananya, is an Indian film actress, who appears in Malayalam and Tamil films. She made her acting debut in Malayalam with Positive (2008) and debuted the following year in Tamil with Naadodigal, which emerged a critical and commercial success. She has a list of films in Malayalam and Tamil. She received a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil for Engaeyum Eppothum.
Anate Augustine (born 30 July 1988), better known by her stage name Ann Augustine, is an Indian film actress, who appears in Malayalam films. She is the daughter of Malayalam actor Augustine. She made her debut in Lal Jose's Elsamma Enna Aankutty (2010).
Anoop Menon is an Indian film actor, screenwriter and lyricist. He worked in television before finding success as an actor in films. He won the 2009 Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor and also the 2009 Filmfare Awards for Thirakkatha.
Sweety Shetty (born on 7 November 1981), better known by her stage name Anushka Shetty is an Indian film actress, who works in the Telugu and Tamil film industries.She made her acting debut in the 2005 Telugu film Super and rose to fame following her performance in Vikramarkudu (2006) which became her first commercial success.She made her debut in Tamil cinema with Rendu (2006). After starring in a series of high-budget productions alongside leading Telugu actors, she went on to become one of Telugu cinema's leading actresses in the successive years, while receiving high critical acclaim for her portrayal of the titular character in Arundhati(2009),and as Saroja in Vedam(2010),which fetched her two Filmfare, one Nandi and two CineMAA Awards. In 2010, Shetty also achieved success in Tamil cinema; with the action-masala flick Singam (2010), which became a box office hit while her performances in Vaanam (2011) and Deiva Thirumagal (2011) has won her critical praise. Her most recent films Mirchi (2013) is a sensational success in Tollywood and Singam II (2013), a sequel to Singam has become her biggest commercial success.
Archana Jose Kaviyil (born January 4, 1990), better known by her stage name Archana Kavi, is an Indian film actress and a television host. She made her acting debut in Neelathaamara (2009) scripted by M. T. Vasudevan Nair and directed by Lal Jose.
Arjun Sarja is an Indian film actor and director.He has primarily acted in Tamil and Kannada films and also appeared in Malayalam and Telugu films
Asif Ali was born in Karikkode near Thodupuzha in Idukki. His father's name is M .P .Shoukath Ali and mother's name is Molly. His initial schooling was at De Paul Public School, Thodupuzha and Rajarshi Memorial School, Ernakulam. He got his degree in Business Administration from Marian College, Kuttikkanam. Before entering into the film industry he was working as a model, as an anchor as well as a programme producer. While pursuing a degree abroad, he modelled for ads, worked as a video jockey and was selected by Shyamaprasad to play one of the lead roles in his film Ritu. He has since performed in critical hits such as Traffic (2011), Salt N' Pepper (2011), Ordinary (2012)and HoneyBee (2013).Asif Ali married Zama Mazrin on 26 May 2013.
Bhama Rekhita born on 23 May 1988) is an Indian film actress, who has mainly appeared in Malayalam and Kannada language films. She debuted in 2007 through Nivedyam directed by A. K. Lohithadas.