The 20 best actors of Malayalam film.

by sudeesh-ab | created - 23 Aug 2012 | updated - 23 Aug 2012 | Public

1. 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, ...

2. 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 ...

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. Gopi

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. P.J. Anthony

Writer | C.I.D. Nazir

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 ...

6. Sreenivasan

Actor | Nadodikkattu

Sreenivasan is an actor and writer, known for Nadodikkattu (1987), Udayananu Tharam (2005) and Vadakkunokkiyantram (1989).

7. Kottarakkara Sridharan Nair

Actor | Karimpana

Kottarakkara Sridharan Nair was born in 1922 in Kottarakkara, Kerala, India. He was an actor, known for Karimpana (1980), Chemmeen (1965) and My Dear Kuttichaathan (1984). He died in 1986.

8. 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 ...

9. Jagathi Sreekumar

Actor | Kilukkam

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 ...

10. Madhu

Director | Sindhoora Cheppu

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....

11. 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), Margam (2003) and Marmaram (1983).

12. 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 Kireedam (1989). He died on August 6, 2009 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

13. 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), Kodiyettam (1977) and Acharam Ammini Osaram Omana (1977). He died on March 29, 1990.

14. Innocent Vareed Thekkethala

Actor | Devasuram

Innocent Vareed Thekkethala was born in Thrissur, Kerala, India as Innocent Vincent. He is an actor, known for Devasuram (1993), Aavanazhi (1986) and Ramji Rav Speaking (1989).

15. Bahadoor

Actor | Veena Poovu

Bahadoor is an actor, known for Veena Poovu (1982), Anubhavangal Palichakal (1971) and Kanamarayathu (1984).

16. Salim Kumar

Actor | Adaminte Makan Abu

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

17. 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 Kaliyattam (1997), Commissioner (1994) and Bharathchandran I.P.S (2005). He has been married to Radhika Nair since 1990. They have five children.

18. 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.

19. 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 Amen (2013). He has been married to Poornima Mohan since December 13, 2002. They have one child.

20. 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), Lukka Chuppi (2015) and Classmates (2006). He has been married to Saritha since January 25, 2004.