Nepotism is currently of the top-notch debacles in the country. It resuscitates itself with the development of the entertainment world. However, it would be unfair to believe that it is limited to only the rampant entertainment industry. It comes with legislative subdivisions also and others.

In the entertainment world, it tends to be seen in the degree of yield, circulation, fanfare and so on. That’s what it’s inconvenience is, it takes out the mastery and demanding work from the work culture. It annihilates impetuses for innovativeness. It has been viewed as a shelter for the star children and a curse for the striving craftsmen.

But the debate came on rising after the demise of the 34-year-old actor, Sushant Singh Rajput. However, sadly, the skirmish only sprawled over the Bollywood industry, resulting in ‘Boycott Bollywood’ but it’s been rampantly present in other sects and diversion of ‘woods’ in the Indian cinema.

That’s that, this piece down beneath endeavours to concentrate on how far the south entertainment world has camouflaged nepotism beyond its superstardom, and how no one really talks about it. Well, is it because of ‘lack of opinions’, or too many people asking for similar ‘reactions’ just to be relevant for time’s sake; that is the ‘question’.

And now as we talk about the existent nepotism in South entertainment, here we have shared the list of actors from the south, who have got their own royal ‘Family clans’ just like the ‘Kapoors’ in Bollywood.

Ram Charan

Telugu superstar Ram Charan is the son of megastar Chiranjeevi. Ram Charan happens to be one of the most successful actors in the South industry, he earned his fame through Telugu cinema predominantly. The family also produces films as of late. Ramcharan was last seen in the movie RRR along with Junior NTR.

Allu Arjun

Nephew to Chiranjeevi and the son of Allu Aravind, Allu Arjun is quite well-known all across India. While he is undoubtedly talented, his extended connections in the film fraternity definitely can’t make us give a side-eye. Allu Aravind is the topmost film producer and distributor in the country.

Junior NTR

Who was last seen in the movie RRR alongside Ram Charan is the grandson of Telugu superstar and ex-chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, NT Rama Rao. Junior NTR’s father Nandamuri Harikrishna was also an actor and film producer.

Mahesh Babu

Mahesh Babu’s father Krishna has been a veteran actor in the Telugu film industry. However, it’s a given that Mahesh Babu didn’t acquire his ‘prince of Tollywood’ crown because of his father but for his hard work. However, his father Krishna definitely played an instrumental to bring his career to where it stands today.

Pawan Kalyan

Pawan Kalyan marked his niche in Indian cinema, with the help of his brother Chiranjeevi. However, now he has earned his own separate fanbase in the industry with his due hard work. The actor is now one of the highest-paid actors in the country.


Vijay, the name needs no introduction! One of the leading stars from the South industry has marked a huge fanbase in the country, given his grand acting prowess and more. However, the actor also has got a ‘nepotistic’ connection here! His father S.A Chandrasekhar is a renowned director in the South film industry. And behind Vijay’s success, S.A Chandrasekhar has got a big hand.

Surya and Karthi

Surya and Karthi, the popular brother duo from the south Industry are sons of popular actor Shivakumar. The actors have earned a huge fan following all across the nation given their amazing performances on the screen. Surya is also a film producer and has produced several films for himself and his brother Karthi too.


Dhanush, the South’s superstar was last seen in the pan-Indian OTT film Atrangi Re alongside Sara Ali Khan. The actor has earned immense popularity in the south with his hard work. However, the actor also has strong connections in the industry with his father Kasturi Raja and brother Selvaraghavan being film directors. The actor also married Aishwarya Rajinikanth, super Rajinikanth’s daughter who also played an instrumental role in his ‘making’.


The popular South actor Nagarjuna is the son of the veteran actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao. Which helped Nagarjuna to achieve what he has got today. That’s that, the actor also has two sons Naga Chaitanya and Akhil Akkineni, who are already active in films. Saying this, Nagarjuna, besides acting, has produced several films to date. What’s more, he got most of his family members in the films that he has produced so far.


The actor is undoubtedly one of the most loved actors in Indian cinema. With his grand acting chops, dance skills and more, Chiranjeevi undoubtedly has hard-earned what he has got today. And his work has truly put on the torch further for his entire family to thrive in the films. However, talking of his ‘connections’, back in 1980, Chiranjeevi tied the knot to Surekha, Allu Aravind’s sister, post to which, Allu Aravind produced several films starring Chiranjeevi as leads.