List of South Indian film families

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There have been several families who have been involved in South Indian cinema in a variety of professions related to the industry. For actors who featured in predominantly Hindi films rather than South Indian films, see List of Hindi film clans. Below is an incomplete list of families that have been involved in South Indian cinema.



Ahathian family[edit]

Ajith Kumar family[edit]

Ambareesh family[edit]

Anant Nag family[edit]

Akkineni family[edit]

Anandan family[edit]

Arunpandian family[edit]

Azhagappan family[edit]


Balasubrahmanyam family[edit]

Bhagyaraj family[edit]

Bhanupriya family[edit]

Bharathiraja family[edit]


Chandrasekhar family[edit]

Chiranjeevi family[edit]

  • Chiranjeevi, actor and politician.
    • Ram Charan, actor; producer; businessman; Son of Chiranjeevi.
      • Upasana Konidela, entrepreneur; wife of Ram Charan.
    • Susmitha, costume designer; daughter of Chiranjeevi.
    • Srija, daughter of Chiranjeevi; wife of actor Kalyaan Dev
      • Kalyaan Dhev, actor; son-in-law of Chiranjeevi
    • Nagendra Babu, actor, producer; younger brother of Chiranjeevi.
    • Pawan Kalyan, actor, director, producer and politician; younger brother of Chiranjeevi. Founder of Janasena party.
    • Sai Dharam Tej, actor; nephew of Chiranjeevi.
    • Vaishnav Tej, actor; younger brother of Sai Dharam Tej; nephew of Chiranjeevi.
  • Allu Rama Lingaiah, actor; father-in-law of Chiranjeevi.

Cho Ramaswamy family[edit]

Choudary family[edit]


Daggubati Family[edit]

Deva family[edit]

Deve Gowda family[edit]


Fazil family[edit]


Ghattamaneni family[edit]

Gemini Ganesan family[edit]

Gowda family[edit]


Hunsur family[edit]


Ilaiyaraaja family[edit]

Iyer family[edit]


Jayabharathi family[edit]

Jayachitra family[edit]

Jayadev family[edit]

  • Devayani, actress; daughter of Jayadev.
  • Nakul, actor; brother of Devayani.
  • Mayur, actor; brother of Devayani.

Jayaram family[edit]

Jeeva family[edit]


Kamal Haasan family[edit]

Kamesh family[edit]

Karunanidhi family[edit]

Karunas family[edit]

Kasthuri Raja family[edit]

Kunchacko family (Udaya family, Navodaya family)[edit]

Koduri family[edit]

Komal Swaminathan family[edit]


Krish family[edit]


Lokesh family[edit]

Lokesh (Mysore Lokesh) family[edit]


MGR Family[edit]

Madhavan family[edit]

Mammootty family[edit]

Manchu family[edit]

Mohan family[edit]

Mohanlal family[edit]

Murali family[edit]

Muthuraman family[edit]


Nagendra Rao family[edit]

Nagesh family[edit]

Nair family[edit]

  • Radha, actress; daughter of Kunjan Nair and wife of Rajasekaran Nair
  • Ambika, actress; daughter of Kunjan Nair
  • Suresh Nair, director; son of Kunjan Nair
  • Karthika Nair, actress; daughter of Radha and Rajasekaran Nair
  • Thulasi Nair, actress; daughter of Radha and Rajasekaran Nair

Nandamuri family[edit]

Narayan family[edit]

Nassar family[edit]

Naval family[edit]

  • Simran, actress.
    • Deepak, actor; husband of Simran.
  • Monal, actress; sister of Simran (d. 2002)
  • Jyothi, actress; sister of Simran.


Parthiban family[edit]

Peethambaram family[edit]

Pinnisetty family[edit]

Pudipeddi family[edit]


Radha family[edit]

Rahman family[edit]

  • A. R. Rahman, music director.
  • R. K. Shekhar, musician; Rahman's father.
  • A. R. Reihana, playback singer; sister of Rahman.
  • Israth Kadhiri, playback singer; sister of Rahman.
  • G. V. Prakash Kumar, music composer; son of Reihana.
  • Khadija Rahman, playback singer; daughter of Rahman.
  • Ameen Rahman, playback singer; son of Rahman.
    • Rahman, actor; brother-in-law of Rahman.

Rajasekhar family[edit]

Rajendar family[edit]

Rajendra Babu family[edit]

Rajesh family[edit]

Rajinikanth family[edit]

Rajkumar family[edit]

Rao family[edit]

Rathnam family[edit]

Ravichandran family[edit]

Reddy, G. K. family[edit]

  • G. K. Reddy, producer.
  • Vikram Krishna Reddy, producer; son of Reddy.
    • Sriya Reddy, actress; wife of Vikram Krishna
    • Vishal Krishna Reddy, Actor, Producer; son of G.K. Reddy, Brother of Vikram Krishna Reddy

Reddy, Sameera family[edit]


Sarja family[edit]

Sasi family[edit]

Sathyaraj family[edit]

Satyanarayana family[edit]

Sekhar family[edit]

Siddalingiah family[edit]

Sivaji Ganesan family[edit]

Sivakumar family[edit]

Singh Babu family[edit]

Sreenivasan family[edit]

Sridevi family[edit]

As the family of Sridevi have primarily appeared in Hindi films, only those who have appeared in South Indian films are listed below:

Thoogudeepa Srinivas family[edit]

SS Rajendran family[edit]

Subramanyam family[edit]

Sukumaran family[edit]

Sundar family[edit]

Sundaram family[edit]

Suresh family[edit]

Suresh gopi family[edit]


Thiagarajan family[edit]

Thoogudeepa family[edit]

Travancore family[edit]

  • Padmini, actress; part of the Travancore Sisters
  • Lalitha, actress; part of the Travancore sisters
  • Ragini, actress; part of the Travancore sisters
  • Shobana, actress; niece of the Travancore sisters
  • Vineeth, actor; nephew of the Travancore sisters
  • Krishna, actor; grandson of Lalitha
  • Ambika Sukumaran, actress; cousin of the Travancore sisters
  • Sukumari, actress; cousin of the Travancore sisters (d. 2013)
    • A. Bhimsingh, director; husband of Sukumari (d. 1982)
      • B. Lenin, editor; son of Bhimsingh (but not of Sukumari)
      • B. Kannan, cinematographer; son of Bhimsingh (but not of Sukumari)


Uppalapati family[edit]


Vairamuthu family[edit]

Vasudevan family[edit]

Veeraswamy family[edit]

Vijayakanth family[edit]

Vijayakumar family[edit]

Vishnuvardhan family[edit]

Vyjayanthimala family[edit]


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