Male: South film stars, Male film stars are also known for having the fancy and interesting pet or nicknames. The love and affection towards a hero of the cinema or you can say the Male star is par apart that audiences give them even a loving pet or nickname.
They often address their favourite stars’ Male personalities with these loving names.
In most of the cases, stars would not find an alternative name on their own rather filmmakers or when their aficionados’ give them names it just suited on their personality.
The image of the Male stars is very particular in South and among the South Indian movies, fans as hero-worship among the Male stars are very common there.
They often even give their favourite Male stars a demigod status with the abundance of love and generally, pet names send those stars very close to their fans anyway.
Those Male stars are literally neither wearing cape nor they have any kind of superpowers. Yet people on the streets recognise them on sight. They call those Male stars in South India add some adjective or superlatives to their names.
The actor’s aka Male superstars from the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industry are superheroes for their fans.
Most Indians have heard of the prefix “Superstar” or “Thalaiva” which we use to address different popular actors of South film industry like we call Rajinikanth as Rajni or Thalaiva.
But it is fact that each South Indian Male actor is having a nickname irrespective of they can be from Tamil, Telugu or Kannada film. Fans often address those Male stars with their nicknames.
Let’s scroll this article to know the nickname or adjective of each South Indian Male actors:
Pavan Kalyan (Telugu) – “Power star”
Mahesh Babu (Telugu) – “Prince”
Ganesh (Kannada) – “Golden Star”
While Nagashree Rao, a Bangalore-based fan says, “Most of these titles have been given by fans or fan clubs. For example, Kannada actor Shiva Rajkumar earned the title of ‘Hat-trick Hero’ when his first three films became blockbuster hits.”
Shiva Rajkumar (Kannada) – “Hat-trick Hero”
Venkatesh (Telugu) – “Victory Venkatesh”
Chiranjeevi (Telugu) – “Mega star”
R Sarathkumar (Teelugu) – “Supreme star”
Prabhas (Telugu) – “Rabel star”
Ravi Teja (Telugu) – “Mass Maharaja”
Ram Pothineni (Telugu) – “Energetic Star”
Upendra (Kannada) – “Real Star”
Nani (Telugu) – “Natural Star”
Puneeth Rajkumar (Kannada) – “Power Star”
Sudeep (Kannada) – “Kichcha”
Darshan (Kannada) – “Challenging Star”
Madhura V Rao, a Bangalore-based dentist and film enthusiast stated about this phenomena, “In Kannada film industry, we tend to associate the actors with their on-screen avatars. Hence, ‘Sahasa simha’ (brave lion) Vishuvardhan, ‘Doodhpeda’ Diganth and ‘Kiccha’ Sudeep are some of the examples of our heroes.”
V Ravichandran (Kannada) – “Crazy star”
Rajinikanth (Tamil) – “Thalaivar”
Kamal Hassan (Tamil) -“Universal Star and Ulaga Nayagan”
Vikram (Tamil) – “Chiyaan”
Vijay (Tamil) – “Illayathalapathy”
Ajith Kumar (Tamil) – “Thala”
Silambarasan (Tamil) – “Simbu”
Vishal (Tamil) – ‘Puratchi’ (Revolutionary) and ‘Thalapathy’ (Commander)
Sathyaraj (Tamil) “Puratchi Tamilan”
Arjun Sarja (Tamil, Kannada) – “Action King in Kollywood”
Santhanam (Tamil) – “Comedy Superstar”
Allu Arjun (Telugu) – “Stylish Star”, “Bunnyy”
Ram Charan Teja (Telugu) – Cherry
Akkineni Nagarjuna (Telugu) – “King”
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