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Sandalwood's most promising female newcomers in 2016

  • This year many newbies have debuted in Sandalwood with a bang.
  • A few of them have been offered big banners movies 
Most promising Kannada female newcomers
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There are a few who have shown their talent and have made a big impact in Kannada movies and bagged good roles after their first films. We take a look at some of this actress who stood out this year.


Krishi Thapanda

Most promising Kannada female newcomers


Coorgi lass Krishi Thapanda made her debut with Akira this year, in which she played a feisty young lady. The actress is already a popular face in Kollywood and is also said to be a part of A R Murugadoss's Tamil film. She showed a commendable performance in the critically-acclaimed Kannada film Kahi. She has now signed a few more movies.


Shraddha Srinath


Most promising Kannada female newcomers

The actress made her debut in the Malayalam film Kohinoor in 2015. Her grand Kannada debut happened in 2016 with U-Turn which was directed by Pawan Kumar. She is currently busy with the Tamil actioner Ivan Thanthiran, she also has ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film Kaatru Veliyidai and a slew of Kannada projects in her kitty.


Deepti Sati


Most promising Kannada female newcomers


The actress won the Miss Kerala title for the year 2012. She was one among the top ten finalists of Femina Miss India 2014. Her debut in Sandalwood was with the big-ticket debut release Jaguar. While the film was also a launch vehicle for the hero, Nikhil Kumar, Deepti managed to get noticed in her limited screen space.


Rashmika Mandanna


Most promising Kannada female newcomers


The actress is currently in the fifth semester of BA Hon (Psychology, Journalism and English Literature) at City College in Coorg. She won the Clean & Clear Times Fresh Face 2014, and now she is all set to debut this month with Kirik Party with Rakshit Shetty and Samyuktha Hegde. Her song Belageddu went viral and she won many fans. Rashmika has already bagged herself the lead role opposite Challenging Star Darshan in his upcoming movie helmed by Prakash of Milana fame.



Neha Shetty

Most promising Kannada female newcomers

Mangaluru born beauty Neha Shetty's debuted in one of 2016's most anticipated films, Mungaru Male 2. Shashank's movie had a strong female protagonist like most of his other movies and Neha managed to shine in the same.




Most promising Kannada female newcomers

The actress made her debut in a Kannada film director Mahesh Baabu movie Crazy Boy. Ashika impressed audiences with her girl-next-door look and her bubbly act in the movie. Since then she has landed films with stars like Shivarajkumar and Ganesh in her kitty.

Pooja SM


Most promising Kannada female newcomers

Pooja's performance as the young village girl in the film Thithi has managed to get her a State Award for Best Supporting Actress. Pooja is currently working on a few more projects.

Sushmita Joshi


Most promising Kannada female newcomers

Actor Sushmita Joshi is the latest young talent to enter the tinsel town with Run Antony directed by Raghu Shastry. While Sushmita didn't have a big role in the movie, she still managed to get notice of her in the Janak Janak song. Sushmita has since signed on more films.



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