2. Kamal Hassan
One of the most decorated Tamil actors of all time, Kamal Hassan is a legend in every sense. A four time national award winner and a nineteen time filmfare award winner, Hassan has been in the industry for more than 45 years. Hassan was honored with a Padma Shri in 1990 and a Padma Bhushan in 2014. He established himself as a bankable actor through the movie Apoorva Raagangal released in 1975.