List of South Indian film families

There have been several families who have been involved in South Indian cinema in a variety of professions related to the industry. For actors who featured in predominantly Hindi films rather than South Indian films, see List of Hindi film clans. Below is an incomplete list of families that have been involved in South Indian cinema.


Agathian familyEdit

  • Agathian, director.
  • Kani Thiru, television personality; daughter of Agathian.
    • Thiru, director; husband of Kani
  • Vijayalakshmi Feroz, actress and television personality; daughter of Agathian.
    • Feroz Mohammed, director; husband of Vijayalakshmi.
  • Niranjani Ahathian, actress and costume designer; daughter of Agathian.
    • Desingh Periyasamy, director; husband of Niranjani.

Ajith Kumar familyEdit

  • Ajith Kumar, actor.
    • Shiva, actor; husband of Ajith's cousin, Priya.
  • Shalini, former actress; wife of Ajith Kumar.
    • Shamili, actress; sister of Shalini.
    • Richard, actor; brother of Shalini.

Konidela - Allu familyEdit

  • Chiranjeevi, actor and politician.
    • Ram Charan, actor; producer; businessman; son of Chiranjeevi.
      • Upasana Konidela, entrepreneur Apollo hospitals; wife of Ram Charan.
    • Susmitha, costume designer; daughter of Chiranjeevi.
    • Srija, daughter of Chiranjeevi
      • Kalyaan Dhev, actor; ; husband of Srija
    • Nagendra Babu, actor, producer; younger brother of Chiranjeevi.
    • Pawan Kalyan, actor, director, producer and politician; younger brother of Chiranjeevi.
    • Sai Dharam Tej, actor; nephew of Chiranjeevi.
    • Panja Vaisshnav Tej, actor; younger brother of Sai Dharam Tej
  • Allu Rama Lingaiah, actor; father-in-law of Chiranjeevi.

Akkineni familyEdit

Ambareesh familyEdit

Anant Nag familyEdit

Anandan familyEdit

Asif Ali familyEdit

Azhagappan familyEdit


Balasubrahmanyam familyEdit

Bhagyaraj familyEdit

Bhanupriya familyEdit

Bharathiraja familyEdit


Chandrasekhar familyEdit

  • S. A. Chandrasekhar, director
    • Xavier Britto, entrepreneur; brother-in-law of Chandrasekhar.
      • Sneha Britto, director; daughter of Xavier Britto. (see Murali family)
        • Atharvaa, actor; brother-in-law of Sneha Britto
  • Shoba Chandrasekhar, playback singer; wife of Chandrasekhar.
    • Sheela, actress; sister of Shoba.
      • Sanjeev, director; son of Sheela.
      • Vikranth, actor; son of Sheela.
        • Manasa, actress; wife of Vikranth.
    • S. N. Surendar, voice actor; brother of Shoba.
      • Viraj, actor; son of Surendar.
    • S. N. Surendar, writer; brother of Shoba.
  • Vijay, actor; son of Chandrasekhar.

Cho Ramaswamy familyEdit

Choudary familyEdit

Chittajallu familyEdit


Daggubati FamilyEdit

Deva familyEdit

Deve Gowda familyEdit

Dileep FamilyEdit


Fazil familyEdit


Ghattamaneni familyEdit

Ghantasala FamilyEdit

Gemini Ganesan familyEdit

Gowda familyEdit


Haasan familyEdit

  • Kamal Haasan, Actor, film producer, film director, screenwriter, playback singer, lyricist, television presenter, choreographer, dancer, philanthropist & politician
  • Charuhasan, actor; brother of Kamal Haasan.
    • Komalam, actress; wife of Charuhasan.
    • Suhasini, actress; daughter of Charuhasan and Komalam.
  • Chandrahasan, producer (d. 2017); brother of Kamal Haasan.
    • Geethamani; wife of Chandrahasan.
    • Anu Haasan, actress; daughter of Chandrahasan.
  • Nalini Raghu, dancer; sister of Kamal Haasan.
    • Gautam Kanthadai, actor; son of Nalini Raghu
  • Rama Ramasamy, actress; cousin of Kamal Haasan.

Hunsur familyEdit


Ilaiyaraaja familyEdit

Iyer familyEdit


Jaggesh familyEdit

Jayan familyEdit

Jayachitra familyEdit

Jayadev familyEdit

  • Devayani, actress; daughter of Jayadev.
  • Nakul, actor; brother of Devayani.
  • Mayur, actor; brother of Devayani.

Jayaram familyEdit

Jeeva familyEdit


Kamesh familyEdit

Kannadasan familyEdit

Karunanidhi familyEdit

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Karunas familyEdit

Kasthuri Raja familyEdit

Kunchacko familyEdit

  • Kunchacko, director and producer. (d.1976)
    • Boban Kunchacko, actor, producer and director; son of Kunchacko. (d.2004)
    • Kunchacko Boban, actor and producer; grandson of Kunchacko
  • Navodaya Appachan, director and producer; brother of Kunchacko. (d.2012)
    • Jijo Punnoose, actor, producer and director; son of Appachan
    • Jose Appachan, actor, producer and director; son of Appachan

Koduri familyEdit

Komal Swaminathan familyEdit

Krish familyEdit

Kottarakkara familyEdit

Kurian familyEdit

  • Kurian Kodiyattu, Lenu and Nayanthara's father
  • Omana Kurian, Lenu and Nayanthara's mother
  • Nayanthara (born Diana Mariam Kurian), Kurian and Omana's daughter, Lenu's sister, Vignesh's wife
  • Lenu Kurian, Kurian and Omana's son, Nayanthara's brother


Lakshminarayana familyEdit

Lokesh familyEdit

Lokesh (Mysore Lokesh) familyEdit


MGR FamilyEdit

Madhavan familyEdit

  • O. Madhavan, stage actor
  • Vijayakumari, actress, wife of O. Madhavan
  • Sandhya Rajendran, actress, daughter of Madhavan and Vijayakumari
    • E.A. Rajendran, actor, husband of Sandhya
    • Divyadarshan, actor, son of Sandhya and Rajendran
  • Mukesh, actor, son of Madhavan and Vijayakumari

Mammootty familyEdit

Manchu familyEdit

  • Manchu Mohan Babu, actor
  • Lakshmi Manchu, actress, daughter of Mohan Babu
    • Andy Srinivasan, son-in-law of Mohan Babu
    • Vidya Nirvana Manchu Anand, daughter of Lakshmi Manchu and Andy Srinivasan
  • Vishnu Manchu, actor, son of Mohan Babu
    • Viranica Reddy, wife of Manchu Vishnu
      • Ariana and Viviana, twin daughters of Manchu Vishnu and Viranica Reddy
      • Avram, son of Manchu Vishnu and Viranica Reddy
      • Ayra, daughter of Manchu Vishnu and Viranica Reddy
  • Manoj Manchu, actor; son of Mohan Babu.

Mohan familyEdit

Mohanlal-Balaji familyEdit

Murali familyEdit

Muthuraman familyEdit


Nagendra Rao familyEdit

Nagesh familyEdit

Kallara sarasamma FamilyEdit

  • Kallara Sarasamma, politician and wife of Kunjan Nair
    • Radha, actress; daughter of Sarasamma and Kunjan Nair
      • Rajasekaran Nair, entrepreneur and restaurateur
    • Ambika, actress; daughter of Sarasamma and Kunjan Nair
    • Suresh Nair, director; son of Sarasamma and Kunjan Nair

Nandamuri familyEdit

Narayan familyEdit

Nassar familyEdit

Naval familyEdit

  • Simran, actress.
    • Deepak, actor; husband of Simran.
  • Monal, actress; sister of Simran (d. 2002)
  • Jyothi, actress; sister of Simran.

Nazim familyEdit


Pandian familyEdit

Panthulu familyEdit

Parthiban familyEdit

Peethambaram familyEdit

Pinnisetty familyEdit

Pothineni familyEdit

Pudipeddi familyEdit

Priyadarshan Family

Priyadarshan, Director.

Lissy, Actress, Ex-wife of Priyadarshan.

Kalyani Priyadarshan, Actress, Daughter of Lissy and Priyadarshan

• Sidharth Priyadarshan, Son of Lissy and Priyadarshan


Radha familyEdit

Rahman familyEdit

  • A. R. Rahman, music director.
  • R. K. Shekhar, musician; Rahman's father.
  • A. R. Reihana, playback singer; sister of Rahman.
  • Israth Kadhiri, playback singer; sister of Rahman.
  • G. V. Prakash Kumar, music composer and playback singer; son of Reihana.
  • Khadija Rahman, playback singer; daughter of Rahman.
  • A. R. Ameen, playback singer; son of Rahman.
  • Azhar Kaashif, music composer; nephew of Rahman.
    • Rahman, actor; co-brother of Rahman.

Rajasekhar familyEdit

Rajendar familyEdit

Rajendra Babu familyEdit

Rajesh familyEdit

Rajinikanth familyEdit

Rajkumar familyEdit

  • Singanalluru Puttaswamiah, actor; father of Dr. Rajkumar.
    • S. P. Varadappa, actor; producer; son of Singanalluru Puttaswamiah, brother of Dr. Rajkumar (d. 2006).
    • Dr. Rajkumar, actor, singer, son of Singanalluru Puttaswamiah (d. 2006).
    • S. A. Chinne Gowda, producer; brother of Parvathamma.
    • Shiva Rajkumar, actor; son of Dr. Rajkumar.
      • Geetha, producer, wife of Shiva Rajkumar.
      • Nirupama, doctor, daughter of Shiva Rajkumar.
      • Niveditha, child artist, producer, daughter of Shiva Rajkumar.
      • Bangarappa, politician, father-in-law of Shiva Rajkumar (d. 2011).
      • Kumar Bangarappa, actor and politician; brother-in-law of Shiva Rajkumar.
      • Madhu Bangarappa: actor, producer, Ex-MLA and politician; brother-in-law of Shiva Rajkumar
    • Raghavendra Rajkumar, actor, producer; son of Dr. Rajkumar.
      • Mangala, wife of Raghavendra Rajkumar.
      • Vinay Rajkumar, actor; son of Raghavendra Rajkumar.
      • Yuva Rajkumar, actor; son of Raghavendra Rajkumar.
    • Puneeth Rajkumar, actor, singer, producer, son of Dr. Rajkumar (d. 2021).
      • Ashwini, producer, wife of Puneeth Rajkumar.
      • Druthi, daughter of Puneeth Rajkumar.
      • Vanditha, daughter of Puneeth Rajkumar.
    • Poornima, child actor; daughter of Dr. Rajkumar.
      • Ramkumar, actor; husband of Poornima.
      • Dheeren Ramkumar, actor; son of Poornima and Ramkumar.
      • Dhanya Ramkumar, actress; daughter of Poornima and Ramkumar.
      • Shringar Nagaraj, actor, producer and father of Ramkumar.
    • Lakshmi, daughter of Dr. Rajkumar.
      • S. A. Govindraju, producer, husband of Lakshmi and brother of Parvathamma Rajkumar.
      • Shan Govindraju, son of Lakshmi.
      • Saraswati, daughter of Lakshmi.
      • Parvathi, daughter of Lakshmi.
    • S. A. Srinivas, producer, brother of Parvathamma Rajkumar.
    • Balaraj, nephew of Dr.Rajkumar.

Rao familyEdit

Rathnam familyEdit

Ravichandran familyEdit

Reddy, G. K. familyEdit

Reddy, Sameera familyEdit


Sait FamilyEdit

Sarja familyEdit

Sarovar Sanjeev familyEdit

  • Sarovar Sanjeev Manjappa, producer; actor; business man;
    • Kichcha Sudeep, actor; director; producer; screenwriter; singer; television presenter; cricketer; son of Sarovar Sanjeev Rao and Saroja.
      • Priya Radhakrishna, producer, event management group business person; wife of Sudeep.
      • Sanchith Sanjeev, film director; nephew of Sudeep.

Sasi familyEdit

Sathyaraj familyEdit

Satyanarayana familyEdit

Sekhar familyEdit

Siddique familyEdit

Sivaji Ganesan familyEdit

Sivakumar familyEdit

Saluri familyEdit

  • S. Rajeswara Rao, composer, multi instrumentalist, conductor singer-songwriter, actor, and music producer.[5]
  • Saluri Koteswara Rao, widely known as Koti, composer, multi instrumentalist, conductor singer-songwriter, actor, and music producer, son of S. Rajeswara Rao.
  • Roshan Saluri, composer, singer-songwriter, actor, son of Saluri Koteswara Rao.

Susarla familyEdit

Singh Babu familyEdit

Sreenivasan familyEdit

Sridevi familyEdit

As the family of Sridevi have primarily appeared in Hindi films, only those who have appeared in South Indian films are listed below:

SS Rajendran familyEdit

Subramanyam familyEdit

Sukumaran familyEdit

Sundar familyEdit

Sundaram familyEdit

Suresh familyEdit

  • Suresh Kumar, film producer.
    • Menaka, actress; wife of Suresh.
      • Revathy Suresh, daughter of Suresh and Menaka.
      • Keerthy Suresh, actress; daughter of Suresh and Menaka.

Suresh gopi familyEdit


Thiagarajan familyEdit

Thoogudeepa familyEdit

Travancore familyEdit

  • Lalitha, actress; part of the Travancore Sisters
  • Padmini, actress; part of the Travancore Sisters
  • Ragini, actress; part of the Travancore Sisters
  • P. K. Sathyapal (Baby), producer; cousin of the Travancore Sisters
  • Kumari Thankam, actress; (Wife of P. K. Sathyapal)
  • Latika Suresh, producer; (Daughter of Raveendran Nair) - cousin of Travancore Sisters
  • Shobana, actress; niece of the Travancore Sisters
  • Vineeth, actor; nephew of Padmini
  • Krishna, actor; grandson of Lalitha
  • Ambika Sukumaran, actress; cousin of the Travancore Sisters
  • Sukumari, actress; cousin of the Travancore Sisters (d. 2013)
  • A. Bhimsingh, director; husband of Sukumari (d. 1978)
  • B. Lenin, editor; son of Bhimsingh (but not of Sukumari)
  • B. Kannan, cinematographer; son of Bhimsingh (but not of Sukumari)
  • Suresh Bhimsingh, actor; son of Bhimsingh and Sukumari
  • Gopi Bhimsingh, director; son of Bhimsingh
  • Maria Kavita Thomas, playback singer; niece of Kannan

Thotakura familyEdit


Uppalapati familyEdit


Vairamuthu familyEdit

Vasudevan familyEdit

Vedantham familyEdit

Veeraswamy familyEdit

  • N. Veeraswamy, producer. (d. 1992)
  • Balaji (Kannada actor), actor; brother of Ravichandran

Vijayakanth familyEdit

Vijayakumar familyEdit

Vishnuvardhan familyEdit

Vyjayanthimala familyEdit


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