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From NTR to Jayalalitha Top South Indian Actors in Indian Politics

South Indian film industry actors enjoy semi-god status among their fans and use their stardom and huge fan base to make a successful career in politics. Some of the actors have a very successful career whereas others don’t enjoy the same success. Recently, Tamil Film industry actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan are expected to shake up the politics in the state. Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayaram Jayalalitha died in December last year who served as CM for four times because of her god like status. Let us take a look at some of the South actors who entered in politics and had successful career:

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 06 November 2017, 06:49:30 PM
Top South Indian Actors in Indian Politics

Top South Indian Actors in Indian Politics

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South Indian film industry actors enjoy semi-god status among their fans and use their stardom and huge fan base to make a successful career in politics. Some of the actors have a very successful career whereas others don’t enjoy the same success. Recently, Tamil Film industry actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan are expected to shake up the politics in the state. Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayaram Jayalalitha died in December last year who served as CM for four times because of her god like status. Let us take a look at some of the South actors who entered in politics and had successful career:
Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran or MGR

Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran or MGR

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Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran or MGR - One of the most successful celebrities, MGR transited into the world of politics after having a successful acting career. He was also a director and a producer. He joined politics as a member of DMK and later formed his own party ADMK.
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao or NTR

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao or NTR

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Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao or NTR – He was popularly known for playing the role of Hindu gods in the mythological era of Telugu cinema. He was to Andhra Pradesh what MGR was to Tamil Nadu. He served as Chief Minister thrice for the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Jayaram Jayalalitha

Jayaram Jayalalitha

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Jayaram Jayalalitha – As we mentioned earlier as well, Jayalalitha who recently passed away in December was one of the most talked about celebrates who had a successful political career. She was popularly known as Amma and had served as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the record six time.
Chiranjeevi

Chiranjeevi

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Chiranjeevi – He entered into politics in the year 2008 after forming party ‘Praja Rajyam Party’. He became Union Minister of the State in 2012 and his term ends in the year 2018. He is also a receiver of third highest civilian award Padma Bhushan.