Actresses are loved and admired in South cinema. Their gorgeous looks and their compelling on-screen presence give an added value to the film they star in. It’s a bonus if they win us over with their fantastic characterization and performance. Actresses were once expected to just appear in films and do their bit to support the ‘hero’. But today, they are tuning into more than just heroines, in the archaic sense of the word. They are anchoring themselves as businesswomen, designers and movie producers. They appear in special dance numbers, and advertisements and are on their way to make empires for themselves. We list some popular South film actresses who are turning into entrepreneurs.  

Tamannaah Bhatia
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The Baahubali princess, known in real life as Tamannaah, launched her own jewellery line – White and Gold in 2015. The online portal offers precious jewellery for sale. Did you notice the dazzling jewellery she wore in the Tamil movie Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga? The pieces were from her jewellery line. 
Kavya Madhavan
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The Malayali beauty launched her very own online clothing store named Laksyah. The online portal offers exclusive sarees, daily wear clothing and exquisite blouses. 
Pranitha Subash
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Pranitha Subash, who has acted in blockbuster Telugu, Kannada and Tamil movies, has picked stakes in Bootlegger, a premium upmarket restaurant on Lavelle Road, which is said to be one of the costliest localities in Bengaluru. 
Parul Yadav
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Parul Yadav, who was in a pivotal role in Ram Gopal Varma’s blockbuster Killing Veerappan, has an interior design firm that is based in Mumbai. Parul has worked on interior designing for homes of several Bollywood celebrities, including singer Mika and actress Tisca Chopra.
Kriti Kharbanda
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The actress who will soon be debuting in the Hindi film Raaz Rebooted and the Tamil film Bruce Lee  plans to start a restaurant named Meals On Wheels.
Amala Paul
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The Myna-actress has turned producer by teaming up her director husband, whose production house Think Big Studios is a popular name in Kollywood. Her first production venture is director Priyadarshan’s film which has Prakash Raj in the lead.
Kajal Aggarwal
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Kajal Aggarwal has teamed up with sister Nisha Aggarwal to launch a jewellery line named Marsala
Taapsee Pannu
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The actress has started her very own wedding planning company. She has teamed up with her sister Shagun Pannu and friend Farah Parvesh to start this venture named The Wedding Factory. 
Shriya Saran
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The sultry actress owned a spa called Shree in Mumbai, a few years ago. The specialty of  this spa was that all the therapists, who worked there were visually impaired. They had been specially trained to offer body, back, leg and head massages.
Who, amongst these brilliant beauties, is your inspiration? Tell us in the comments below. And share your inspiration with your friends.