The recent massive success of Pushpa: The Rise, RRR, and KGF: Chapter 2 has given a new rise and height to Pan-India cinema. Apart from the makers, much credit goes to the actors who brought the universal vision alive on screen. Allu Arjun, Ram Charan, Jr NTR, and Yash have indeed changed the face of cinema. 

But today, we are here to discuss the stars who paved the way for the effect Pan-India cinema has now. Much before these larger-than-life avatars, the following few actresses made an impact all across the nation with their brilliant performances. Have a look:

Regina Cassandra in Awe 

Regina Cassandra became the force behind the Telugu psychological-thiller drama Awe. The multilingual star’s performance and the never-before-seen narrative struck a chord with everyone in the country, drawing terrific critical reception from the Hindi audience.

Nimisha Sajayan in The Great Indian Kitchen

The internet went crazy over Nimisha Sajayan’s performance and stand on patriarchy in The Great Indian Kitchen. The Malayalam drama took the entire nation by storm and earned massive acclaim for its portrayal of an age-old societal issue. 

Nithya Menen in Breathe: Into The Shadows 

Breathe: Into The Shadows from the Hindi space caught the nation’s attention. Nithya Menen, an established South Indian star, charmed both the industries alike with her role in the psychological-thiller series. Its reception has now resulted in a sequel. 

Samantha Ruth Prabhu in Super Deluxe

One among the many cinematic gems we saw in 2019, Super Deluxe shook Indian cinema culture with its plot. Samantha Ruth Prabhu took this one step further with her performance and chemistry with Vijay Sethupathi.