In an industry in which the title of superstars is exclusively reserved for male actors, there are some actresses whose performance stood out from the opposite sex. Even though they still are not given such titles, they have instead made a big name for themselves in the film industry and garnered the love of many. With each passing second, new actresses come along and leave a mark in their respective film industries. Here are some actresses who have paved a way for themselves and are potentially looking at a very successful career in their field (ranked in no particular order):


Born to the late actress Sridevi and Boney Kapoor, she made her acting debut with the romantic drama Dhadak back in 2018 which went on to be a commercial success. She has since starred in the Netflix films Ghost Stories and Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl. She was last seen in the horror-comedy Roohi. Her upcoming movies include Mr and Mrs Mahi, Good Luck Jerry, Dostana 2 and Takht. She is surely a bright star in the making and her future looks highly promising.


After delivering a critically acclaimed performance in Raju Murugan's Joker, Ramya Pandian attained wide popularity after participating in Bigg Boss. She was last seen in Raame Aandalum Ravane Aandalum. She is all ready and set to star in an important role in Mammootty's Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam. Ramya Pandian is a promising talent in the making and we are sure to see a lot more of her in the years to come.


Daughter of actor Chunky Panday, she made her acting debut with Student of the Year 2 in 2019, followed by a role in Pati Patni Aur Woh in the same year. These performances earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut at the 65th Filmfare Awards. She went on to star in Khaali Peeli and her latest release Gehraiyaan. Her upcoming film is Liger in which she shares the screen with Vijay Deverakonda and the legendary Mike Tyson. Associating with many big names in the early stages of her career and exhibiting good acting potential, Ananya is a talent to watch out for.


Following a brief appearance in the Hindi film Super 30, she officially made her debut in a lead role with the film Uppena in 2021 which was a commercial success. She also appeared in Shyam Singha Roy the same year. She has risen to fame in a quick span, earning the humongous love of the fans. Krithi Shetty is currently working on Lingusamy's The Warriorr.


Her first film appearance was in 2010, in the Tamil horror film Orr Eravuu. In 2013, her role in the Sun TV series Deivamagal gained her numerous awards for being the best actress. She went on to act in several other movies after her debut in 2010, her latest one being Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandalum. Vani has multiple exciting projects in her lineup and she is expected to be a part of various biggies featuring star heroes and that will give the actress a solid mileage in her cinema journey.


She made her feature movie debut in 2019 through commercially and critically successful Kumbalangi Nights. Anna has since starred in Helen (2019) and Kappela (2020). She went on to win the Kerala state film award for the former and also the best actress award in the 51st Kerala state film awards for the latter. Having proved her mettle as an actor with three quality films, Anna Ben's future looks bright. Her upcoming movie is Naaradan which will get a worldwide release soon.


She made her acting debut in 2014 with the Malayalam film John Paul Vaathil Thurakkunnu. She went on to star in Mayanadhi, Virus, Vijay Superum Pournamiyum, Koode, Thuramukham and the recent Hridayam. Darshana's naturally effective performance in Vineeth Sreenivasan's Hridayam has won the hearts of the audience and she is sure to charm her way into the hearts of many more with her upcoming ones.


The social media sensation made her acting debut with Bachelor in which she delivered a stellar performance and won praise from many. After earning a solid fan base as a model, Divya is also a talented actor now, having interesting projects in her pipeline. Her upcoming project is the Tamil remake of the Malayalam super hit film Ishq. She is also a part of Mugen Rao's Mathil Mel Kaadhal.



After starting her career as a model, she entered the Tamil film industry and made her debut with Bodhai Yeri Budhi Maari in 2019. She got her breakthrough after playing the character of 'Mariyamma' in Pa Ranjith's Sarpatta Parambarai and there has been no look back since then. Having delivered a highly impactful performance in the Arya starrer, she now has two films ready for release - Natchathiram Nagargiradhu and Aneethi.


She made her acting debut with the Kannada film Ondh Kathe Hella in 2019 and later featured in the Telugu films such as Nani's Gang Leader, Sreekaram, and of course, the Tamil film, Doctor which marked her debut in Kollywood. Doctor turned out to be a perfect launch pad for the young actress who has already bagged two more biggies - Suriya's Etharkkum Thunindhavan and Sivakarthikeyan's Don.