List of actors turned politicians in Tamilnadu

In this resource I have explained the details about the list of actors who turned into politicians in Tamilnadu. This resource also explains about the brief details about the famous actors turned politician like Jayalalitha Jayaraman, Vijayakanth, Jayalalitha Jayaraman

Kollywood is closely associated with the Tamil Film industry. Kodambakkam , Chennai, Tamil Nadu is the area where lot of Tamil film stars live in. Kodambakkam has got a lot of Movie studios and similar stuff. Anywhere in this world, the film industry or the media people get to politics more easily than an ordinary one can. This can be simply proved by have a gist search in the Tamil Nadu Politics field itself. There are many Politician turned actors in Tamil Nadu.
Let us see a few of them:

MG Ramachandran

M.G. Ramachandran, also known as MGR is a very popular actor turned politician that almost all the people of Taminadu know. Basically being a keralite, M.G.R started acting in Tamil films which were super hit in those days. M.G.R's debut into acting gave him much prosperity. M.G.R's easily earned the goodness from the people and people started appreciating him as their own relative. He started a new party and named it the ADMK, which emerged as a very big party in the later days, after a small experience in politics from the Congress and the DMK party in Tamil Nadu. Under MGR's guidance, ADMK, with his lead won many elections and MGR became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu many times, from being a successful actor. MGR's interaction with the people took him to great heights and there was a time where no one could lead him in politics. M.G.R is a veteran actor turned politician.

Jayalalitha Jayaraman

J Jayalalitha is the leader of the Anaithindia Anna Dhravida Munetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) the present opposition party in Tamil Nadu. J Jayalaitha was a very good actress during the times of M.G.R. Jayalalitha used to do lead roles as heroines of the films in which M.G.R acts. Most of Jayalalitha films were super hit. Jayalalitha willingly joined the ADMK, when the party was inaugurated by M.G.R. J Jayalalitha was made the next leader of the party at the time of demise of M.G.R. Totally interested in Social welfare of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalitha had been working as the leader of ADMK party since then. Jayalalitha had a huge fan list in the Tamil Nadu Cine Industry and still continues to hold them.


Also known as Captain Vijayakanth, by the people of Tamil Nadu, Vijayakanth is a newly turned actor – politician. Starting off Vijayakanth's career in the film industry with some hit films, Vijayakanth slowly raised himself upto the position of holding a new party for himself, the Desiya Mupokku Dravida Kazhagam. Vijayakanth, since is a newly entered politician is working hard to reach his ultimate dream, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
These are some of the renowned politicians turned actors form the Kollywood industry, Tamil Nadu.


Guest Author: Suresh Kumar R14 Jun 2010

Anna, Kalaignar also from Tamil Industry only. They have started their life from film Industry only.

Guest Author: Varun15 Jun 2010

Actually they were script writers and not actors.. Most of their work included script writing and screen play

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