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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.



Ahathian familyEdit

Ajith Kumar familyEdit

Ambareesh familyEdit

Anant Nag familyEdit

Akkineni familyEdit

Anandan familyEdit

Arunpandian familyEdit

Azhagappan familyEdit


Balasubrahmanyam familyEdit

Bhagyaraj familyEdit

Bhanupriya familyEdit

Bharathiraja familyEdit


Chandrasekhar familyEdit

Chiranjeevi familyEdit

  • Chiranjeevi, actor and politician.
    • Ram Charan, actor; producer; businessman; Son of Chiranjeevi.
      • Upasana Konidela, entrepreneur; wife of Ram Charan.
    • Susmitha, costume designer; daughter of Chiranjeevi.
    • Srija, daughter of Chiranjeevi; wife of actor Kalyaan Dev
      • Kalyaan Dhev, actor; son-in-law of Chiranjeevi
    • Nagendra Babu, actor, producer; younger brother of Chiranjeevi.
    • Pawan Kalyan, actor, director, producer and politician; younger brother of Chiranjeevi. Founder of Janasena party.
    • Sai Dharam Tej, actor; nephew of Chiranjeevi.
    • Vaishnav Tej, actor; younger brother of Sai Dharam Tej; nephew of Chiranjeevi.
  • Allu Rama Lingaiah, actor; father-in-law of Chiranjeevi.

Cho Ramaswamy familyEdit

Choudary familyEdit


Daggubati FamilyEdit

Deva familyEdit

Deve Gowda familyEdit


Fazil familyEdit


Ghattamaneni familyEdit

Gemini Ganesan familyEdit

Gowda familyEdit


Hunsur familyEdit


Ilaiyaraaja familyEdit

Iyer familyEdit


Jayabharathi familyEdit

Jayachitra familyEdit

Jayadev familyEdit

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

Jayaram familyEdit

Jeeva familyEdit


Kamal Haasan familyEdit

Kamesh familyEdit

Karunanidhi familyEdit

Karunas familyEdit

Kasthuri Raja familyEdit

Kunchacko family (Udaya family, Navodaya family)Edit

Koduri familyEdit

Komal Swaminathan familyEdit


Krish familyEdit


Lokesh familyEdit

Lokesh (Mysore Lokesh) familyEdit


MGR FamilyEdit

Madhavan familyEdit

Mammootty familyEdit

Manchu familyEdit

Mohan familyEdit

Mohanlal familyEdit

Murali familyEdit

Muthuraman familyEdit


Nagendra Rao familyEdit

Nagesh familyEdit

Nair familyEdit

  • Radha, actress; daughter of Kunjan Nair and wife of Rajasekaran Nair
  • Ambika, actress; daughter of Kunjan Nair
  • Suresh Nair, director; son of Kunjan Nair
  • Karthika Nair, actress; daughter of Radha and Rajasekaran Nair
  • Thulasi Nair, actress; daughter of Radha and Rajasekaran 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.


Parthiban familyEdit

Peethambaram familyEdit

Pinnisetty familyEdit

Pudipeddi familyEdit


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; son of Reihana.
  • Khadija Rahman, playback singer; daughter of Rahman.
  • Ameen Rahman, playback singer; son of Rahman.
    • Rahman, actor; brother-in-law of Rahman.

Rajasekhar familyEdit

Rajendar familyEdit

Rajendra Babu familyEdit

Rajesh familyEdit

Rajinikanth familyEdit

Rajkumar familyEdit

Rao familyEdit

Rathnam familyEdit

Ravichandran familyEdit

Reddy, G. K. familyEdit

  • G. K. Reddy, producer.
  • Vikram Krishna Reddy, producer; son of Reddy.
    • Sriya Reddy, actress; wife of Vikram Krishna
    • Vishal Krishna Reddy, Actor, Producer; son of G.K. Reddy, Brother of Vikram Krishna Reddy

Reddy, Sameera familyEdit


Sarja familyEdit

Sasi familyEdit

Sathyaraj familyEdit

Satyanarayana familyEdit

Sekhar familyEdit

Siddalingiah familyEdit

Siddique familyEdit

Sivaji Ganesan familyEdit

Sivakumar 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:

Thoogudeepa Srinivas familyEdit

SS Rajendran familyEdit

Subramanyam familyEdit

Sukumaran familyEdit

Sundar familyEdit

Sundaram familyEdit

Suresh familyEdit

Suresh gopi familyEdit


Thiagarajan familyEdit

Thoogudeepa familyEdit

Travancore familyEdit

  • Padmini, actress; part of the Travancore Sisters
  • Lalitha, actress; part of the Travancore sisters
  • Ragini, actress; part of the Travancore sisters
  • Shobana, actress; niece of the Travancore sisters
  • Vineeth, actor; nephew of the Travancore sisters
  • 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. 1982)
      • B. Lenin, editor; son of Bhimsingh (but not of Sukumari)
      • B. Kannan, cinematographer; son of Bhimsingh (but not of Sukumari)


Uppalapati familyEdit


Vairamuthu familyEdit

Vasudevan familyEdit

Veeraswamy familyEdit

Vijayakanth familyEdit

Vijayakumar familyEdit

Vishnuvardhan familyEdit

Vyjayanthimala familyEdit


  1. ^ a b B., Nitin (3 September 2017). "Tollywood's first families: The kings and queens who rule the Telugu film industry". The News Minutes. Retrieved 5 June 2019.