The 20 best actors of Malayalam film.

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Mohanlal
Actor, Drishyam
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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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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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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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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Mammootty
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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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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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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Murali
Actor, Aadhavan
 
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Suresh Gopi
Actor, i
 
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Indrajith
Actor, Amen
 
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