Top 10 Tamil Actors of the 1980s

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This List shows who were the Top 10 Actors in Tamil during the 80's Period

The Top Ten

1 Rajinikanth Rajinikanth Rajinikanth (born 12 December 1950) is an Indian film actor who works primarily in Tamil cinema and is considered as Super Star of Kollywood after M. G. Ramachandran. After earning ₹26 crore (equivalent to ₹55 crore or US$8.2 million in 2016) for his role in Sivaji (2007), he was the highest paid ...read more.

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2 Kamal Hassan Kamal Hassan Kamal Hassan is a renowned Muslim academic and Islamic scholar, specializing in Contemporary Islamic Thought, particularly pertaining to the Southeast Asia region.

During this Period he was next to Rajinikanth. There were Huge Fan Following for Rajini and Kamal.

He gave many hits such as, Varumaiyin Niram Siggapu, Moondram Pirai which were Super Hits.

He made his Bollywood Debut "Ek Duje Keliye" during this Period, which was a big succes. Later he appeared in Raaj Tilak's Sagar, which gave him Film fare award for Best supporting Actor

In 1989, he gave a Mega Hit movie named "Apoorva Sakotharagal" - madhanprasad

I think he must be in top if Rajnikanth didn't enter the Tamil cinema
Kamal Hassan had a great era in 80s he made more and more movies and more success from the beginning of 80s till the end he made a great success his movies like. Vazhve maayam,moondraam pirai,punnagai mannan were a amazing success in Tamil history.The one movie is enough to list kamal top of the list every body knows it the movie ulaga "NAYAGAN's" spectacular success.

3 Mohan Mohan

All time hero and The real Superstar of tamil film industry

He is my favourite hero in my life

Mohan was known as the "Chocolate Boy" of 1980, he had a Very Huge Fans in Tamilnadu. He was also known as Mike Mohan, because of his appearance in movies.

The Period 1980s was considered as the "Mohan Periods" in Tamil Film Industry (Thanks to Ilayaraja & SPB)

During this period, Mohan's three Films were released at a same time, and became Blockbuster.

In 1982, he received Film fare Award for "Payanagal Mudivathilai". Out of his 83 films, 61 were Hits.

He was called as "Silver Jubilee Star", since all his movies had a Fantastic Run. He gave many hits - Payanangal Mudivathilai, Mella Thirantha Kathavu, Mouna Ragam, Nooravathu Naal and so on.

His movie "Uruvam" released in 1991, destroyed "The Mohan Phenomenon" and soon he Faded. - madhanprasad

4 Bhagyaraj Bhagyaraj

Sathyaraj = Karthi

One of the notable and Successful Actor, Director of 1980's is Bhagayaraj. He also had more fans in Kollywood.

Right from his 1979 - 1999, most of his Films were Super Hits. His notable Films were - Bhama Rukhmani, Oru Kai Osai, Mouna Geethangal, Indru Poi Naalai Vaa, Thooral Ninu Pochu, Darling Darling Darling, Munthanai Mudichu, Enga Chinna Raasa, Rudhra, Idhu Nama Aaalu, Aaararo Aaariraro & Andha Yezhu Natkal".

His DrumStick scene from Munthanai Mudichu was noted and it was spoken.
Also he Recieved Filmfare Award for "Munthanai Mudichu"

Bhagayaraj's Romance were appreciated by critics and liked by the audience. - madhanprasad

In 80s, it was like

Mohan = Ajith Kumar

Bhagyaraj = Vijay

Vijayakanth = Vikram+Suriya

Karthik = Dhanush

Prabhu = Simbu

5 Sivaji Ganesan Sivaji Ganesan

An unparalleled inborn actor in the world.

Sivaji Ganesan in 1980, was not as he was in MGR Peroids. He did more Matured Roles. He acted in Films like Rishi Moolam, Yemanukku Yeman & Chiranjeevi.

In 1985, He gave a Blockbuster "Mudhal Mariyadhai", directed by Bharathi Raja. He got awards and credits for the Movie.

Later he appeared in two 1990 Block busters Kamal's Devar Magan & Rajinikanth's "Paddayappa" - madhanprasad

6 Vijayakanth Vijayakanth

He is my favourite

He is only captain

He is a leading actors in 1980s

His police roll is very opted to the purachikalangar

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7 Karthik Karthik Murali Karthikeyan Muthuraman (born 13 September 1960), best known by stage name Karthik, is an Indian film actor, playback singer and politician. He is the son of actor R. Muthuraman. He has also appeared in some Telugu films. Karthik has been the recipient of the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and the ...read more.

He made his Debut in 1981 "Alaigal Ovaidhilai". Later he acted in Films like Ninaivellam Nithya, Nalla Thambi Ninaivugal.

He acted in a Blockbuster movie "Nallavanukku Nallavan", with Rajinikanth

In 1986, his role was noted in a move named "Mouna Ragam". His acting was appreciated by all. His Dialouge "Chandramouli Chandramouli" was noted and it became a Famous Dialogue.

In 1988, he featured in Mani Ratnam's "Agni Natchathiram", which became a Block Buster

During, the 80 Periods, he received three Film fare Awards, and Two Tamilnadu State Film awards - madhanprasad

8 Prabhu

List is based on talent but should be based on fan base

List is based on Fan base only. In 80s Next to Kamal and Rajini, it was Mohan-Bhagyaraj. In 90s it was Vijayakanth-Karthik-Prabhu. 2000s, 2010s Vijay-Ajith

During the time of 80's he was leaded the industry with more fan base next to rajini,kamal

He made his Debut in 1982 "Sangili", He acted in Gangai Amaran's Kozhi Kuvudhu, which was a hit.

Later in 1980's he was sucessful in S.P. muthuraman's "Guru Sishiyan", acted along with Rajini kanth and Maniratnam's "Agni Natchatram", along side with Karthik.

Later in 1991, He gave a Blockbuster " Chinna Thambi" - madhanprasad

9 Sathyaraj Sathyaraj
10 Shiva Kumar Shiva Kumar

In 1979, his 100 th film was released, "Rosapoo Ravikai kari", where he received Film fare Best Actor Award.

In 1980's he got Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actor for "Avan Aval Adhu" and "Agni Sakshi"

He was considered as one the Leading Actor during Mid 70's to Late 80's - madhanprasad

The Contenders

11 Ramarajan Ramarajan
12 Arjun Arjun
13 Suresh
14 Goundamani
15 T. Rajendar T. Rajendar
16 Pandiyan
17 Pratap K. Pothen
18 Senthil
19 Ramki
20 M. G. Ramachandran

M. G. R' s career ended in 1978. How can he be in 80s? - mpKarthik

Who is this idiot rating MGR as 20th in Rank? , he is1st Actor of Tamil Nadu. also,MGR became CM IN 1976, how could he be a actor in 1980 's?

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