With actor Kamal Haasan floating his own political party 'Makkal Needhi Maiam', we have other film stars from South India who rose to fame after trying their hand at politics. The positions they held range from Chief Minister to Union Minister.
MG Ramachandran founded the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in October 1972. MGR became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in 1977 after sweeping the Assembly polls. He died in 1987.