Baahubali director SS Rajamouli has tested positive for COVID-19. Like Bollywood, the South Indian film fraternity has also not been able to stay away from COVID-19. Several actors and directors from South India have tested positive in the past few weeks, and with filmmakers like Rajamouli testing positive, the attention has increased. For your information, we have come up with a list of famous personalities from the South Indian Film and TV industries who recently tested positive for COVID-19.
1. SS Rajamouli
The director of the Baahubali series, SS Rajamouli, caught the Coronavirus recently along with his family. According to his recent tweet, he is looking forward to donating plasma after developing antibodies for COVID-19.
Popular Tamil Film actor Vishal and his father tested positive for COVID-19. The actor was exposed to the virus whilst taking care of his father.
However, Vishal has since tested negative and aims to beat the taboo through social media platforms by sharing his testimony.
3. Dhruv Sarja
Kannada actor Dhruva Sarja and wife Prerana tested positive for COVID around 2 weeks ago. The couple opened up about their COVID-19 status when they were undergoing a diagnosis for the same in a hospital.
4. Aishwarya Arjun
Aishwarya Arjun, the daughter of famous South Indian actor Arjun Sarja tested positive for COVID 19. However, according to the latest reports, Aishwarya Arjun has tested negative for the Coronavirus.
5. Sumalatha Ambareesh
Sumalatha Ambareesh was one of the first few actors from the Kannada Film Industry to test positive for COVID 19. The actor-turned-politician initially got symptoms of headache and throat pain before finally revealing a positive test.
6. Hulivana Gangadhar
Hulivana Gangadhar, a veteran Kannada actor, unfortunately succumbed to COVID 19 in a private hospital at the age of 70. He was initially admitted to the hospital with severe respiratory problems.
7. Navya Swamy
Navya Swamy, a Telugu TV actress, tested positive for COVID-19 about a month ago. As soon as Navya learned about her COVID 19 status, she quarantined herself immediately and urged everyone whom she had met to either isolate or get tested.
8. Sakshi Siva
Saakshi Siva is a popular Telugu TV actor known for his work in Akka Mogudu, No.1 Kodalu and Mounaragalu serials, tested positive for COVID 19 a few weeks ago.
9. Bharatwaj Rangavajjula
Bharatwaj Rangavajjula, a Telugu TV actor who became famous through his works in Bandham and Swatichinukulu, also tested positive for Coronavirus. However, the actor shared that he is totally asymptomatic.
10. Ravi Krishna
Ravi Krishna, a Telugu TV actor and Bigg Boss 3 contestant, tested positive for COVID-19 a few weeks ago. Ravi, however, has been spreading positivity by urging everyone to focus on mental health and stay away from negativity.
From the famous actors from South Indian Film and TV listed above, it is very evident that COVID 19 has affected Kannada and Telugu Film industries the most, alongside obviously Bollywood slightly in the North.