Best Actors In Malayalam

The Top Ten

1 Mammootty Mammootty Mammootty is an Indian film actor and producer best known for his work in the Malayalam film industry .

Though he is not choosing much performance scope films, he is doing the best whenever there s scope...

Mega Star...
God of Molly wood
Proud of youth...


Of late people started calling him "The Face of Indian Cinema". The much acclaimed megastar of mollywood is the only person in India if not the world who can rightly hold on to this tag. Apart from the the innumerous awards he has bagged, he has adorned almost all the faces in various strata of a Keralite (Native to the state of Kerala, from where he hails) and has stretched further into Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, English and Hindi movies. He has spoken around 19 different dialects of Malayalam covering the entire state of Kerala, the Indo-Britain English and other foreign languages not with ease, yes, but with effort drawn out of passion. He has leveraged himself to the most to bring out the best in him. With much pride, I can proclaim and vouch for Mammooty as the best actor in India and the best method actor in all over the world.

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2 Mohanlal Mohanlal Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair, better known as Mohanlal, is an Indian actor, producer and occasional singer best known for his work in Malayalam films .

What you think. Mohanlal is the worlds greatest star in entire universe. Worthy successor to the god even the great mighty actor will bow

Mohanlal the most refined product of malayalam film industry.. And with no doubt the most terrefic actor in Indian cinema.. He actually came into cinema as negative character but his talent made him the superstar of malayalam film along with mammootty.

The acting course at FTII, Pune shold be revised with the addition of a new topic "Lalism in Acting". Because he is the only natural and talented actor ever produced in the country with spontaneous acting ability and even reflecting the charecter in his minute body languages...
"He has an amazing ability to just be the character and not play the character"-Mani Ratnam.

The only actor who never acted in a film, because he lived in each characters life that is mohanlal. I was lucky to get a picture with the LEGEND.

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3 Jagathy

He is the pearl of malayalam film industry

No replacement for him in malayalam film industry.
He doesn't act, but simply he live the situation

No one can replace him

No replacement for him in any film industry

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4 Thilakan

Most versatile and genuine actor

Good actor

I think he is best actor in this Universe, no one can come near him. It makes you feel real when you watch his films. No one can ever fill his space in film industry. We will always miss him

To handle a father's role in malayalam cinema no one can as much apt compared to Tilakan... Current mega/super stars got this kind of a position in publics mind due to the effort of this actor too...

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5 Dileep

Who can or will catch up with roles which he can do tank god 4 a great actor like him entered our film industry


He is a outstanding performance I loved it.

Dileep can do any challenging role easily and he had very good comedy timing

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6 Prithviraj Prithviraj Prithviraj Sukumaran, credited mononymously as Prithviraj, is an Indian actor, playback singer and producer best known for his work in Malayalam films.

The youngest and stylish star in malayalam film...
And the bold actor to


Young charming actor
King of Malayalam film industry
Muli talented actor who can carry all characters like stylish hero, villain, ordinary man etc.

Prithviraj is great actor

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7 Dulquer Salmaan Dulquer Salmaan

He will be the up coming super star...

The king actor of new generation who knows only acting. This films are the best of 2012

He's young and expressive, his film choices are great.He's really got his scores high.

He is the next generation of Malayalam cinema and also he will once be in top ten actors in india

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8 Nivin Pauly Nivin Pauly

Nivin pauly has a lot of girl fans in kerala

Nivin pauly rocks is so talented and has the looks which show he's a great actor

He's obviously a great actor and he has the ability to make people laugh through acting which I personally believe is a quality that an actor needs the most.

Nivin is best actor

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9 Fahadh Faasil

The most talented actor in the industry right now

The best

Currently the best actor in the industry...

Will be the upcoming super star...

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10 Suresh Gopi

He is god of Cop roles, prefect dialogue delivery. Amazing body language.

King of Indian cinema

What Suresh Gopi sir is in the 13th rank?. What a stupidity and non seance is this. Suresh Gopi is one of the milestone of malayalam cinema. When we study about him you can understand what is his role in malayalam cinema. So don't be partial to your hero and be do like this list sincerly. Thank You.

He is best actor after mohanlal

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The Contenders

11 Jayaram


He is a real star of the masses. But unfortunately he didn't get the recognition he richly deserves. Who has not liked his films? Almost everybody likes him and his acting. Very cheerful and spontaneous. He never projects himself much through the media. Perhaps that may be his weakness. He should go ahead with positive attitude and do his best. Rest will be taken care of by the masses.

The Evergreen Superstar of Malayalam film industry.
The people's choice.
Janapriya nayagan.
King of Hearts.

Padmashri Jayaram! The talented actor.

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12 Murali

He is extra - ordinary performer. In murali place we couldn't find out anyone sofar.

He is best In malayalam film

We can find no one to replace murali

He is an extra ordinary person

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13 Nedumudi Venu

Venu is best known for his agile and stellar roles as grand father and rural outlooks portrayed in 1980's.

Nedumudi venu stands apart with his acting skills.

Perfect and peacefully actor

Excellent actor in malaylam

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14 Kunchacko Boban

Evergreen romantic hero

Excellent actor in Malayalam film industry

I like him very much because he is having a good personality

Most handsome hero ever in Malayalam

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15 Allu Arjun Allu Arjun Allu Arjun is an Indian film actor who primarily works in Telugu cinema. After playing as a child artist in Vijetha and as a dancer in Daddy, Arjun made his adult debut in Gangotri. Arjun then appeared in Sukumar's debut film Arya.

He is the best actor in malayalam

He is good dancer and good actor, I like him

Best actor and dancer

I love his dressing and action skills...

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16 Bharath Gopi

He is one of greatest actors country has ever produced

Gopi is the real legend

Most meticulous actor in in indian cinema

The best actor

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17 Sathyan

Sathyan is the best actor, the super star

If you watch Sathyan today, in 2013, you can tell that he was breed apart even 60 years ago. If he were to be at the same age as Mohan Lal today, his movies will be at the Oscar for foreign films!

I am sure that Sathyan must be credited with the all time Best Actor that Malayalam cinema hitherto produced. In those days he revolutionized cinema acting and today's actors, including Mammooty and Mohanlal, deliberately or otherwise have learnt many things and still have to learn many things from Sathyan. I happened to watch many of his movies on the advice of a film analyst who has got a degree in film making from Pune film institute. The "Bhavabinaya" is unparalleled in Sathyan.

Sathyan is the Best Actor all time in Malayalam; without any doubt at all will accept the fact.

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18 Prem Nazir

The greatest actor of all time... the evergreen actor with great personality both on screen and off screen.

Prem Nazir is the most influential and trendsetting lead actor in Malayalam. He is known for his amazing longevity in that he was active during the peak years of other iconic Malayalam superstars like Sathyan and Jayan acting alongside them in 1960s and 1970s respectively. Nazir who began his movie career in the early 1950s, later acted alongside popular future stars like Shankar, Mammootty & Mohanlal by the 1980s. He was a mainstream superstar in Malayalam for over three-and-a-half decades (a world record)from the late 1950s to late 1980s. (Source: Wikipedia)

Definitely deserve number 1 in this list.

Evergreen sensation

The romantic, excellent, wonderful etc... Actor of all time in malayalam industry. He has not gone anywhere he is still like feaher in nature and lion in his sole

Ever Green Prem Nazir. Thank you for your contribution to Malayalam Industry

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19 Asif Ali

He is my heart beat

All films were excellent 100%

Drama action thriller comedy the best actor


He has a new best actor in Malayalam industry.i like it

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20 Jayan

Superstars superstar is mr jayan no one can forgot a legend icon actor such as him he should be in top 5 actors list


He is the fist and the best action hero of malayalam film industry

Jayan the best super legend star I like it very much

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21 Jayasurya

He is best among all other stars

Future of Malayalam cinema. More star value and talent than other youngstars. - raj786

He can do variety roles

He's extremely skilled and best among the young stars of mollywood! Future superstar...

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22 Indrajith Sukumaran

He is talent actor

Much better actor than his brother. - gaali121

Most talented but unlucky actor ever in malayalam... Among superheros after mohanlal and he should be there in no 3 but no fans power and super hit but highly talented... His brother prithvy can't stand infront of him in acting

Great...nice actor

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23 Unni Mukundan

He is the muscle aliyan of malayalam industry. His looks and works prove that he has the thing to be in the malayalam film industry.

He is the best


He is next malayalam king

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24 Siddique

A very good and especially versatile actor. - gaali121

He is good actor

25 Salim Kumar

No comedian till now, can beat Salim kumar. His comedies where the best in all times, especially for trolls. - josenaveen

Salim kumar is a very good actor. All roles are very best performed

26 Manoj K. Jayan

Fantastic actor

Loving father and wonderful actor
talented singer and dancer

Superb actor in 1980s and 90s

27 Innocent

Actor best for his comedy

Hilarious guy... makes the best comedy movies.

28 Biju Menon

Probably the most underrated Malayalam actor. Very natural actor, never hams up his scene (overacts), equally good at comic and serious roles. He deserves to be in the top 15 at least, if not the top 10, considering that the top 10 will be occupied by old veterans like Thilakan and Sathyan. - gaali121

I wonder, why is his name not appearing in the top ten.

The king of romans and the most comedian actor of 21th century

Good actor this is not his place actually

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29 Rehman

Hearthob of 90, s

Handsome Hunk

Rahman is the kundi of malayalam industry

30 Harisree Ashokan

Hari sree is the king of comady

31 N. F. Varghese
32 M. G. Soman

Class actor - only the movies itha ivied vare and lelam enough to mark his identity

33 Narendra Prasad
34 Sai Kumar

Should be in top ten. If you have seen his films


35 Balan K. Nair

What a character artist!

36 Madhu
37 K. P. Ummer
38 Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair
39 Vijay Vijay Joseph Vijay, better known mononymously as Vijay, is an Indian film actor and playback singer who works in Tamil cinema and his films dubbed into Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Mandarin Chinese. He is one of the highest paid actors in Tamil cinema.

Vijay is the best

Amazing actor

Superb actor


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40 Pranav Mohanlal

The next upcoming superstar
He is having the genetic power of acting just as his legend father
I liked him very much

Next super star top 1

I love pranav

Upcoming nest actor

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41 Suraj Venjaramoodu

King of comedy.

Amazing actor.

Suraj Venjaramood (born 30 June 1976) is an Indian film actor and impressionist, who works in Malayalam film industry. He has acted in more than 200 films. He mainly plays comedy roles, though he has also played some character roles as well. He is a three-time recipient of the Kerala State Film Award for Best Comedian. In 2014, Suraj received the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in the Malayalam film Perariyathavar.

Suraj venjaramoodu is a very good actor. All roles are very best performed.

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42 Sunny Wayne

He is charm

He must be in top20

43 N. T. Rama Rao

Jai ntr

Great actor=mohanlal

Single take actor

He is good actor and dancer
he is single take in tollywood

44 Vineeth
45 Aju Varghese

Comedy is so so natural

Can be a bore. - gaali121

46 Kalabhavan Mani

Versatile actor. Gives only the best

He is world ten actor list involve
Legend actor

He has no color but he has a heart to touch all the peoples and as well as good actor.

He's the best actor in all aspects. Be it comedian, be it sentiment, be it action... he did the best

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47 Ratheesh
48 Dhyan Sreenivasan

Superb performance in THIRA...

49 P. J. Antony
50 Jose Prakash
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