Veteran Kannada actor Umashree also has the 2007 National Award to her name for playing the character Gulabi in 'Gulabi Talkies'.
Among the list of actors is also Saranya Ponvannan's name who won the National Award for the Tamil film 'Thenmerku Paruvakaatru' in the year 2010. Her role of a widow struggling to raise her son was appreciated.
And last but not the least is Padmapriya Janakiraman. The actor won the Filmfare award for the Best Malayalam Supporting Actress in 2009 for 'Pazhassiraja'.
Amala Paul is a renowned name in South and the actress was nominated in 2010 in the best actress category by the Filmfare Awards for the Tamil film 'Mynaa'.
Tabu has always been known as a versatile actress. Apart from doing the usual romantic films, Tabu has also experimented with a number of meaty roles on screen. In 2008, she was nominated for the Telugu film 'Pandurangadu'.
Kajal Aggarwal rose to popularity with her films 'Chandamama' and 'Magadheera'. She won the best actress for the Telugu film 'Mr Perfect' in 2011.
Anusha Shetty was much-appreciated for her role of a lawyer in Tamil film 'Deiva Thirumagal'. She was even nominated for the best Tamil actress in 2011 at Filmafre Awards.
Nayantara's portrayal of Sita in 'Sri Rama Rajyam' was well-received by the audiences. The Telugu actress won the South Indian International Movie Award in 2011.
With Women's day just round the corner, we salute the ten best critically acclaimed Southern actresses of recent times. Trisha Krishnan won the 2008 Filmfare Award for the Best Telugu Actress for 'Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule'.
Asin might have done masala films in Bollywood, but the actress has a firm grounding down South. Her role in 'M Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi' was much-appreciated and she was even nominated for her role at the Filmfare Awards.