Great Malayalam Actors

Great Malayalam Actors in no special order
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Mammootty
Actor, Pathemari
Mammootty, the mega actor of Malayalam film industry, 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 Government Law College...
 
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Mohanlal
Actor, Company
Mohanlal is best known for his work in Malayalam films. He was born to Viswanathan Nair and Santhakumari in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, in the Southern part of India on 21 May 1960. Lal's rise to fame began with roles as villains until the late 1980s, then he was introduced in a leading role by the director Fazil...
 
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Thilakan
Probably the best actor India ever produced and one of the most versatile and gifted actor in the world. Thilakan was stubborn, uncompromising and very critical of the way lead heroes. But his actiing capabilities were well above a normal actor can think of. He is one of the few actors along with Jagathy Sreekumar whom movie industry didn't exploit well...
 
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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 very famous for portraying eccentric characters with ease.
 
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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 father during his struggling days in Madras...
 
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Sathyan
Actor, Chemmeen
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 Athmasakhi...
 
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P.J. Anthony
Actor, Nadhi
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 movies...
 
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Prem Nazir
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.
 
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Fahadh Faasil
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 Sanatana Dharma College Alleppey and M.A. in philosophy from the University of Miami...
 
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Dulquer Salmaan
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 December 2011.
 
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Prithviraj Sukumaran
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 Sukumaran and Mallika Sukumaran...
 
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Madhu
Actor, Naran
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. After that he acted regularly in independent productions...
 
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Indrajith
Actor, Amen
 
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Jayan
Actor, Kolilakkam
 
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Vinayakan
Actor, Maryan
 
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Suresh Gopi
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Prathap Pothen
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 MCC...
 
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Jayaram
Actor, Saroja
 
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Kalabhavan Mani
Actor, Enthiran
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 serious actor...
 
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Nivin Pauly
Actor, Premam
Nivin Pauly is a fresh new face to Malayalam cinema. He was introduced into the film world by Vineeth Sreenivasan through his directorial debut Malarvaadi Arts Club. His portrayal of a hot headed youngster of a motley gang of 5 friends won him accolades and critical acclaim. The movie went onto to stay in theaters for more than 100 days...
 
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Indrans
Actor, Nanban
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 had the opportunity to meet many filmmakers...
 
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