Actors try to establish themselves in the industry by attempting different types of roles with their films and sometimes they opt to do devotional characters only to please their fans that tend to have a strong belief in God. Many actresses have attempted it in the past and delivered super hit films. Here we look at six Kollywood actresses who played devotional roles and stole the show.
Christened as the Lady Superstar of Tamil cinema, Nayanthara plays an Amman in this upcoming film that has been directed by RJ Balaji and NJ Saravanan. The film marks RJ Balaji’s debut as a director and is slated to be a devotional film with a twist.
Ramya Krishnan appeared first in Kaakkum Kamakshi and played the role of Kanchi Kamakshi and delivered the best. The actress then played the role of Amman in the film Amman, again a dubbed film from Telugu to Tamil. Due to the response to her devotional roles, Ramya Krishnan also appeared as a Goddess in many films.
After establishing herself as a leading actress in the film industry, Roja first played in a devotional role in the Tamil and Telugu bilingual devotional film Pottu Amman. The film was released in 2000, and it marked Roja’s 100th film in her career. After that, she played devotional roles in many films.
Apart from Tamil, she has had her moments of stardom in Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada movies. Sri Manjunatha is the movie in which Meena adorned the role of Goddess Parvati. In the Tamil movie Palayathu Amman, yet again Meena takes up the role of Goddess Palayathu Amman and has also donned devotional roles in other languages.
Bhanupriya is an actress who was a trained classical dancer and has strong eye expressions. She was roped in as Goddess roles many times. She adorned the role of Goddess Parasakthi in the Tamil movie Sree Rajarajeswary and an aggressive Goddess Kali in the in Thaali Kaatha Kaaliamman.
She acted as Nagamma in the movie Nagadevethe in 2000. Soundarya is lovely in the film as she maintains her assertive authority, even though the rest of the body is a snake, she makes it up through her expressions.