Great Malayalam Actors

by sallu007 | created - 24 Feb 2012 | updated - 11 Jul 2016 | Public

Great Malayalam Actors in no special order

1. Mammootty

Actor | Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha

Malayalam film actor Mammootty was born to Ismail (an agriculturist) and Fatima (a homemaker). He had two younger brothers Ibrahim and Zakariah; and three sisters, Ameena, Sauda and Shafina. He did his high school (pre-degree) at Maharaja's College, Thevara and then studied law at Ernakulam ...

2. Mohanlal

Actor | Dasharatham

Mohanlal was born to Viswanathan Nair (father) and Santhakumari (mother) in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, in the southern part of India on 21st May 1960. Starting his career with a classic villain role, he has now become an outstanding actor of Malayalam Cinema in Kerala. Without no doubt, ...

3. Thilakan

Actor | Ustad Hotel

Thilakan (born Surendranatha Thilakan) was a Malayalam film actor. Widely considered one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema, he was stubborn, uncompromising and very critical of the way lead actors worked in comparison to character actors. In a span of around 40 years, Thilakan handled a huge ...

4. Bharat Gopy

Actor | Kodiyettam

Bharath Gopi was part of the golden era of Malayalam movies spear headed by P. Padmarajan, K.G. George, Bharathan, MT Vaudevan Nair, I.V.Sasi, Aravindan, Pavitran, Sreenivasan, Lohitadas, T. Damodaran etc with fellow actors like Thilakan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Nedumudi Venu, Mohanlal, Mamootty. He was...

5. Murali

Actor | Aadharam

Murali was born on May 25, 1954 in Kollam, Kerala, India. He was an actor and director, known for Aadharam (1992), Kanakkinavu (1996) and Aaram Vardil Aabhayandhara Kalakam (1990). He died on August 6, 2009 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

6. Jagathi Sreekumar

Actor | Witness

One of the best actor ever graced Indian film. He was the son of the write Jagathy N Achari. He was very active in the school and college drama activities and wanted to be an actor from childhood. Since he didn't want to use his father's name to get a chance in movies, he never revealed about his ...

7. Sathyan

Actor | Bharya

Sathyan was born as Sathyaneshan Nadar in a Christian family to Cheruvilakathuveettil Manuel and Lilly Amma. He had served as Viceroy's Commissioned Officer and later joined the Travancore State Police as a Police Inspector.

Sathyan made his debut on the tinsel screen in the 1952 Malayalam movie ...

8. P.J. Anthony

Actor | Nirmalyam

Malayalam actor who had his roots in theatre. A major actor-playwright in the post-WW2 era with more than 90 plays. He ran the Pratibha Arts Club, an influential theatre group based in Ernakulam. In cinema, he was famous for playing villains. He has also directed, scripted and provided lyrics for ...

9. Kottarakkara Sridharan Nair

Actor | Chemparathy

Kottarakkara Sridharan Nair was born in 1922 in Kottarakkara, Kerala, India. He was an actor, known for Chemparathy (1972), Kunjali Marakkar (1966) and Karimpana (1980). He died in 1986.

10. Nedumudi Venu

Actor | Charlie

Nedumudi Venu was born on May 22, 1948 in Alleppey, Travancore, India. He is an actor and writer, known for Charlie (2015), Marmaram (1983) and The Path (2003).

11. Prem Nazir

Actor | Pancha Thanthram

Prem Nazir is considered to be the biggest star in Malyalam film history. He graduated from St. Berchman's College in Changanassery, Kerala. He started acting for the Excel company and most of his films were for the Udaya and Merryland Studios. He portrayed the ideal male in most of his films.

12. M.G. Soman

Actor | Douthyam

M.G. Soman was an actor and producer, known for Douthyam (1989), Varnapakittu (1997) and Lion (2006). He died on December 12, 1997 in Kerala, India.

13. Fahadh Faasil

Actor | Thondimuthalum Dhriksakshiyum

Fahadh is the son of Malayalam film director Fazil, and his wife Rozina. He has two sisters, Ahameda and Fatima, and a brother, Farhaan Faasil. He completed his schooling from SDV Central School Alleppey, Lawrence School Ooty and Choice School Thripunithara. He went on to pursue his degree from ...

14. Dulquer Salmaan

Actor | Charlie

Dulquer Salmaan was born on 28 July 1986 as the younger son of actor Mammootty and Sulfath. He studied in Kerala till primary classes, after which he joined Sishya School in Chennai. He received his bachelor's degree from Purdue University, U.S. He married Chennai-based architect Amal Sufiya, on 22...

15. Prithviraj Sukumaran

Actor | Ennu Ninte Moideen

Prithviraj Sukumaran (born 16 October 1982), credited mononymously as Prithviraj, is an Indian actor, playback singer and producer best known for his work in Malayalam films. He has also acted in a number of Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films.

Prithviraj Sukumaran was born in Thiruvananthapuram to actors...

16. Madhu

Actor | Akkaladama

Major Malayalam actor and director of the 60s and 70s. Graduated from Benares Hindu University and later took a diploma in acting from the National School of Drama. He often played the sad and suffering lover. He gained major acclaim after Chemmeen (1965) which established him as a character actor....

17. Vineeth

Music_department | Secret Superstar

Vineeth was born in 1969 in Kannur, Kerala, India. He is known for his work on Secret Superstar (2017), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) and Gentleman (1993). He has been married to Priscilla Menon since August 27, 2004.

18. Manoj K. Jayan

Actor | Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja

Manoj K. Jayan is known for his work on Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (2009), Bheesmacharya (1994) and Sallapam (1996). He is married to Urvashi. They have one child.

19. Salim Kumar

Actor | Karutha Joothan

Salim Kumar is an actor and director, known for Karutha Joothan (2017), Abu, Son of Adam (2011) and Daivame Kaithozham K. Kumarakanam (2018).

20. Indrajith Sukumaran

Actor | Ee Adutha Kaalath

Indrajith Sukumaran was born in 1980 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. He is known for his work on Ee Adutha Kaalath (2012), Left Right Left (2013) and Lakshyam (2017). He has been married to Poornima Indrajith since December 13, 2002. They have one child.

21. Jayan

Actor | Puthiya Velicham

Jayan was born on July 25, 1939 in Kollam, Travancore, British India as Krishnan Nair. He was an actor, known for Puthiya Velicham (1979), Sarapanjaram (1979) and Sakthi (1980). He died on November 16, 1980 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India.

22. Murali Gopy

Actor | Left Right Left

Murali Gopy is an actor and writer, known for Left Right Left (2013), Tiyaan (2017) and Kammara Sambhavam (2018).

23. Kuthiravattam Pappu

Actor | Manichitrathazhu

Kuthiravattam Pappu was an actor, known for Manichitrathazhu (1993), The King (1995) and Pingami (1994). He died in 2000.

24. Lal

Writer | Hera Pheri

Lal was born as Paul Michael. He is an actor and writer, known for Hera Pheri (2000), Tournament - Play & Replay (2010) and Godfather (1991).

25. Vinayakan

Actor | Kammatti Paadam

Vinayakan is an actor and composer, known for Kammatti Paadam (2016), Maryan (2013) and Iyobinte Pusthakam (2014).

26. Balachandra Menon

Actor | Samantharangal

Balachandra Menon was born on January 11, 1954 in Kerala, British India. He is an actor and director, known for Samantharangal (1998), Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki (1985) and Vivahitare Itihile (1986).

27. Jayasurya

Actor | Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam

Jayasurya was born in Ernakulam, Kerala, India. He is known for his work on Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam (2015), Njan Marykutty (2018) and Iyobinte Pusthakam (2014). He has been married to Saritha since January 25, 2004.

28. Dileep

Actor | Thilakkam

Dileep was born on October 27, 1968 in Ernakulam, Kerala, India as Dileep Gopalakrishnan. He is an actor and producer, known for Thilakkam (2003), Kunjikkoonan (2002) and Sallapam (1996).

29. Balan K. Nair

Actor | Oppol

Balan K. Nair was an actor, known for Oppol (1980), Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989) and Padayottam (1982). He died on August 26, 2000 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

30. Suresh Gopi

Actor | Kaliyattam

Suresh Gopi was born on June 25, 1958 in Kerala, India as Suresh G. Nair. He is an actor, known for The Play of God (1997), Commissioner (1994) and Bharathchandran I.P.S (2005). He has been married to Radhika Nair since 1990. They have five children.

31. Oduvil Unnikrishnan

Actor | Nizhalkkuthu

Oduvil Unnikrishnan was born on February 13, 1944 in Vadakkancherry, Trichur, Kerala, India. He was an actor, known for Nizhalkkuthu (2002), Sallapam (1996) and Devasuram (1993). He died on May 27, 2006 in Kozhikode, Kerala.

32. Prathap Pothen

Actor | Meendumoru Kaadal Kathai

Born into a well to do business family of Thiruvananthapuram in 1952, He went to a boarding school in Ooty at the age of five, where he took up painting. Pratap gained admission to Madras Christian College.His father died when he was 15

Pratap remained friends with those he went to school with at ...

33. Jayaram

Actor | Thuppakki

Jayaram was born in Perumbavoor, Kerala, India. He is an actor, known for Thuppakki (2012), Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare (2015) and Thenali (2000). He is married to Parvathi. They have two children.

34. Sreenivasan

Actor | Nadodikkattu

Sreenivasan is an actor and writer, known for Nadodikkattu (1987), Njan Prakashan (2018) and Udayananu Tharam (2005).

35. Innocent

Actor | Devasuram

Innocent was born in Thrissur, Kerala, India as Innocent Vincent. He is an actor, known for Devasuram (1993), Aavanazhi (1986) and Ravanaprabhu (2001).

36. Mukesh

Actor | In Harihar Nagar

Mukesh was born in Kollam, Kerala, India. He is an actor and producer, known for In Harihar Nagar (1990), Oru CBI Diary Kurippu (1988) and Ramji Rao Speaking (1989).

37. Balachandra Menon

Actor | Samantharangal

Balachandra Menon was born on January 11, 1954 in Kerala, British India. He is an actor and director, known for Samantharangal (1998), Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki (1985) and Vivahitare Itihile (1986).

38. Suraaj Venjarammoodu

Actor | Neerali

Suraaj Venjarammoodu is known for his work on Neerali (2018), Thondimuthalum Dhriksakshiyum (2017) and Names Unknown (2014).

39. Kalabhavan Mani

Actor | Sallapam

Kalabhavan Mani (born 1 January 1971) is a South Indian actor and singer. He began his career in Malayalam film industry, later he became a busy artist in Tamil and Telugu industry, especially in villain roles. Although he began his career as a comedian, Mani proved his versatility roles such as ...

40. K.P. Ummer

Actor | Manase Ninakku Mangalam

K.P. Ummer was an actor, known for Manase Ninakku Mangalam (1984), Athirathram (1984) and C.I.D. Nazir (1971). He died on October 29, 2001 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

41. Narendra Prasad

Actor | Galileo

Narendra Prasad was born in 1945 in Alappuzha, Kerala, India. He is known for his work on Galileo (1994), Ekalavyan (1993) and Njan Gandharvan (1991). He died on November 3, 2003 in Kozhikode, Kerala.

42. Rajan P. Dev

Actor | Vyooham

Rajan P. Dev was born on May 20, 1954 in Cherthala, Kerala, India. He was an actor and director, known for Vyooham (1990), Achante Kochumolku (2003) and Gentleman (1993). He died on July 29, 2009 in Kochi, Kerala.

43. Nivin Pauly

Actor | Premam

Nivin Pauly is considered as Superstar of Malayalam movies since the year 2015. He was considered as most promising young star when his performance was appreciated in his initial films released from 2012. In his childhood he had been major fan of actors Rajesh Khanna, M.G.Ramachandran, Kamal Hasan,...

44. Janardanan

Actor | Oru CBI Diary Kurippu

Janardanan is known for his work on Oru CBI Diary Kurippu (1988), Sethurama Iyer CBI (2004) and Jagratha (1989).

45. Indrans

Actor | Apothecary

Indrans is a Malayalam film actor and costume designer. He acts mainly in comedy roles. He has acted in over 250 films.

Indrans, a tailor by profession, debuted in the film Choothattam as a costume designer. It was producer Charlie who offered him a chance to assist in costume designing. Although he...

46. Cochin Hanifa

Director | Paasa Paravaigal

Cochin Hanifa was born on April 22, 1951 in Kochi, Travancore-Cochin, India as Salim Ahmed Ghoush. He was an actor and writer, known for Paasa Paravaigal (1988), Soothradharan (2001) and Oru Sindoora Pottinte Ormaykku (1987). He died on February 2, 2010 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

47. Sankaradi

Actor | Ithrayum Kalam

Sankaradi was an actor, known for Ithrayum Kalam (1987), Devasuram (1993) and Pingami (1994). He died on October 9, 2001 in Cherayi, Kerala, India.

48. Thikkurisi Sukumaran Nair

Actor | Sheriyo Thetto

Thikkurisi Sukumaran Nair was born in 1917 in Thikkurisi, Kerala, India as Sukumaran Nair. He was an actor and writer, known for Sheriyo Thetto (1953), Urvashi Bharathi (1973) and Saraswathi (1970). He died on March 11, 1997 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

49. Bahadoor

Actor | Eettillam

Bahadoor is an actor, known for Eettillam (1983), Veena Poovu (1982) and Alavuddinum Athbutha Vilakkum (1979).

50. Sukumaran

Actor | Kathayariyathe

Sukumaran was born on June 10, 1948 in Edappal, Malappuram, Kerala, India as Sukumaran Nair. He was an actor and producer, known for Kathayariyathe (1981), Moonnam Mura (1988) and Kottayam Kunjachan (1990). He was married to Mallika Sukumaran. He died on June 16, 1997 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

51. Mammukoya

Actor | Nadodikkattu

Mammukoya is an actor, known for Nadodikkattu (1987), Sallapam (1996) and Pattanapravesam (1988).

52. Saikumar

Actor | Ennu Ninte Moideen

Saikumar is an actor, known for Ennu Ninte Moideen (2015), Ramji Rao Speaking (1989) and RangiTaranga (2015).

53. Siddique

Actor | Drishyam

Siddique is an actor and producer, known for Drishyam (2013), Odiyan (2018) and Naa Bangaaru Talli (2013).

54. Karamana Janardanan Nair

Actor | January Oru Orma

Karamana Janardanan Nair is an actor, known for January Oru Orma (1987), His Highness Abdullah (1990) and Janathipathyam (1997).

55. Adoor Bhasi

Actor | Athirathram

Adoor Bhasi was born in 1929 in Adoor, Kerala, India as K. Bhaskaran Nair. He was an actor and director, known for Athirathram (1984), Acharam Ammini Osaram Omana (1977) and Rajavinte Makan (1986). He died on March 29, 1990.

56. Biju Menon

Actor | Vellimoonga

Biju Menon was born in Kerala, India. He is known for his work on Vellimoonga (2014), Anarkali (2015) and Anuraga Karikkin Vellam (2016). He has been married to Samyuktha Varma since November 21, 2002.

57. T.G. Ravi

Actor | Oru Mukham Pala Mukham

T.G. Ravi is an actor, known for Oru Mukham Pala Mukham (1983), Winter (2009) and Machalti Jawani (1989).

58. Prem Kumar

Actor | Koottu

Prem Kumar is an actor, known for Koottu (2004), Ekkareyanente Manasam (1997) and Black (2004).

59. Jagadish

Actor | In Harihar Nagar

Jagadish was born as P. V. Jagadish Kumar. He is an actor and writer, known for In Harihar Nagar (1990), Adhipan (1989) and News (1989).



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