Top 10 Best Malayalam Actors

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

Mammookka is such a versatile actor and can do almost any role with ease. Like, seriously, he's such an interesting actor. He played a comedy hero in Rajamanickyam, a mentally unstable person in Thaniyavarthanam, a romance hero in Mathilukal, a villain in Vidheyan and what not. He pretty much fills all of the boxes as an actor/entertainer, with the exception of dance. The reason why I vote for Mammookka is because he is one of the most versatile actors who brings life to the character even in a bad movie. Like dude, he's on par with Mohanlal In my opinion. That too he introduced many Malayalam slangs in Indian cinema(e.g. Thrissur slang in Pranchiyettan, Trivandrum slang in Rajamanickyam, etc.). He also can speak Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, and English.

Mammootty, by nature he is a Method actor. He proves his passion, charisma and flexibility in films. His transformation from self into characters give him much an outstanding performance in Screen. He grace with his physical and vocal ability to create a character beyond our imagination. The gravity in his acting mark him as an entity.
Mammootty can be considering as the Greatest Actor ever lived. He can compare with worlds great actors. He have the capability to stand along with them or even went beyond them, as an entity.

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.

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

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

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.

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

One of the most talented and the perfectionist Actor the world had ever seen. No doubt he is the one and only Real Super Star Malayalam film Industry had ever seen. He is an Actor of 360 Degree and the Ultimate Actor of Indian Film Industry. One another actor whom we can compare near to him is only Kamal Hasan. Also he is the only Malayalam Film Actor of whom Malayalees accepted and loved world wide for his Magic Perfection Acting skill.

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

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

Oh no what can we say about this great multi talented superstar. Prithviraj has an abilities which other actors has not. He has capability to do any type of roles. he will be in the top in upcoming years. Thanks to god to giving this star In malayalam industry

Great king pritvi should be in the second place as he as lot of talents with him
2times state award winner. It's a difficult job for a youthstar to survive in film industry but his abilities and skills made hum to be in industry very actively gpr more than 12 years.

The rising star and leading Youth icon with 2 state awards for best actor & National award as a producer 4 indian ruppee the best feature film... He s only 31 now... And he s far above than other leading actors... The angry Young man of South Indian Films...

4 Fahadh Faasil

Very natural and talented actor with huge potential; an actor Malayalam industry has lots of expectations after Mohanlal.

What an amazing acting he just gave lively ness to shiva das character in bangalore days. Loved his acting.

I'm a neutral guy, genuinely speaking Fahadh is way better than Prithvi,Nivin and DQ in acting, dialogue delivery, hand movements, hand-eye coordination, sound modulation etc..

Currently the best actor in the industry...

5 Thilakan

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...

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

Thilakan should be in top 3. Prithviraj shall be after 10. This list lost its trust when you put Prithviraj and Nivin Paul in top 5

You were an University of Acting..
Best Loved as Father of MohanLal

6 Nivin Pauly

Nivin pauly is such a natural actor. He can act both serious and comedy roles with ease. His film Hey Jude.superb movie.His dedication level is awesome. His new movie kayamkulam kochunni he amazed the audience. He is wonderful. At his younger age he acted a father role. Which was also amazed. He is a versatile actor according to me. Love you Nivin pauly. My ambition also to become an 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.

Superb actor in Malayalam film industry who have greater dedication and my favourite film of his is action hero biju and I think no other actors can't make this film much better than him.

He comes after Mammootty, Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi and Dileep... such a great actor... he is better than prithviraj... within 5 yrs of experience Nivin is compared to Prithviraj who has more experience(15yrs)... so Nivin is better! Superstar for sure.

7 Jagathy

He is one of the brilliant actors of the malayalam industries and he play any role. I really enjoy his movies.

Jagathy sreekumar is the best actor (not hero character) in Malayalam film industry.

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

Best comedian of Malayalam film industry.

8 Dileep

I like Dileep as a character. He's always funny and know's when to make everyone laugh at the right time. He also know's how to say emotional things when the time is right. I also like him because he's funny just like I want to be like. Good luck in your future films and roles.

Dileep ettan the real hero.. The one and the only actor in malayalam who had done a lot of variety roles.. The hero of the masses as well as the family audience love him..

Characters is not a problem to this actor. He is ready for do any characters in without any mistake. So he is a good actor in Malayalam filim industry.

A great and fantastic actor who plays any role and has tons of expressions as his own...

9 Dulquer Salmaan

Like father like son. He is the most promising actor Malayalam Film industry has seen in the recent times. He is just getting better with each of his films and he has the looks to die for. Definitely the best in the young era!

An upcoming actor who is improving day by day by choosing eccentric characters unlike his counterparts like nivin who plays safe! A better actor than nivin pauly.

Greatest actor in the Malayalam industry. Just see Kali and Charlie to get the visual proof. His expressions are really natural and it doesn't appear faked.

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

10 Kunchacko Boban

Awesome selection of films and he is performing well in his every film too.

Versatile and good looks lists him in the top...

Handsome and nice actor

Evergreen romantic hero

The Contenders
11 Sreenivasan
12 Suresh Gopi

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.

Suresh Gopi is the best action king of Malayalam film Industry. No one to replace him for his role as the protector of truth and justice yet!

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

Suresh gopi the milestone of malayalam film industry. I love his acting sense and dialogue delivery.

13 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.

Allu arjun is the number 1. He has excellent acting & dancing skills

I love his dressing and action skills...

He is the next super star of Malayalam film industry...

This guy can't act. Who put him in this list.

14 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.

In my school days, l used to see the films of jayaram. Jayaram's films made me happy during that days. If l take a film, it will be with him. He is the ever green super star of malayalam film industry.

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

Jayaram sir is one of the best actor in the Malayalam film industry.

15 Jayasurya

He is a terrific actor. One of the best in malayalam currently. Very natural with his acting!

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

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

A great actor. One among the best actors in malayalam industry.

16 Indrajith Sukumaran

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

He is talent actor

17 Suraj Venjaramoodu

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.

3 State award winning actor.

National award winner.

18 Jayan

Jayan was born in travancore 25 july 1938. He was only finest greatest influential and brave actors, iconic leading superstar on malayalam film industry. He was first action hero in south Indian cinema history. He holds record of action heroes . He is most handsome actors a good looking glamorous . He was highly popular stunt actor. He was most successful superstar in south Indian cinema. I am big fan of jayan. He is ultimate evergreen romantic superstar. I am saying jayan is greatest action heroes in Indian cinema. He is world famous actor. He is megastar. He has received accolades and prizes. He is megastar. He is first malayalam king. He is south indian hero. If he alive today he has 82 age. Tribute to south Indian hero jayan. He is great human being like prem nazir

There is no doubt that Jayan is most influential action superstar in Malayalam cinema. In 1970s jayan was most successful and entertaining actor. Those times he was great body pioneers.
Jayan was
Greatest banking star
Greatest bodybuilder
Greatest and successful superstar
Brave actor
Powerful fighter
Most influential action superstar
Most handsome man
Most unique Indian actor
Most admired Indian actor
Jayan was superhero and have good qualities
1. Good human being
2. Great son
3. Jayan was Brave and intelligent actor
4. Greatest stunt actor
5. Finest action superstar
5. Most popular bankable star
Jayan was highest paid actor.
In 1970s Jayan was leading star and first macho hero.
Jayan is rising star in Malayalam cinema

Jayan the original don and sehanshah of Malayalam cinema. Jayan was born in 1938. He was an Indian actor, naval officer, stunt performer, and 1970s style icon . He was the first and best action man in Malayalam cinema. He was the most first glamorous hero and rising stars in mollywood . Jayan is most commercially successful superstar to date in 90%. Jayan is widely regarded as one of the greatest , successful and most popular malayalam actors. Kolilakkam the tragic end of a greatest action man Jayan was very sad. Jayan was most powerful actor in 1970s. If he was in hindi films all hindi actress like hema malini and rekha like his glamour. Jayan is iconic hero in mollywood. In the world cinema all actors are in cinema heroes and in hindi Amitabh bachan feroz khan and other films are not real hero. But I think jayan was the real iconic hero.if today he was in Twitter he have crores of followers.

Jayan one of the most oldest and biggest action movie star in India. Jayan is regarded as one of the most influential and greatest action star in Malayalam

19 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.

Kesavan Venu Gopal, well known by his screen name Nedumudi Venu, an Indian Kerala State film Actor, Screen-writer, Director and Television personality. He is a talented Mridangam player too. The National-State Film Award Winner had acted almost five hundred films in Malayalam along with Tamil and one in English language. His Career spanning almost four decades, and widely regarded as one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema.

Nedumudi Venu started his career in theater and went on to act in films, he was a member of Kavalam Narayana Panicker's dramas. He debuted in the 1978 film Thambu, directed by G Aravindan. His acting skills were showcased in the Bharathan film Aaravam, Padmarajan's Oridathoru Phayalwan and Kallan Pavithran set a milestone for him. It marked his start in Karanavar (head of the family) roles, which included most of his memorable performances.

The Classical Actor Nedumudi Venu do fine in his character roles. His natural style made him to do such ...more

20 Sathyan

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.

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!

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

Satyan is undoubtedly head and shoulder above all Malayalam film lead actors including the current generation simply no other actor[Mohanlal, Mamooty, et al included] exudes the aura and presence on screen, he ranks alongside Dileep Kumar nationally and Marlon Brando internationally!

21 Murali

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

Murali a good actor

Murali also known as Bharath Murali, an Indian Kerala State Film/Stage/Television actor, Producer, and Author. He mainly appeared in Malayalam films and a few in Tamil along with one in Telugu language. National and State Award Winner career spanned about two and a half decade and had acted in more than 150 films. He was also the Director of the television company Malayalam Communications, which runs Malayalam T.V. channels Kairali T.V., People T.V. and WE T.V.. Besides acting, he was the chairman of the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy (KSNA) from 2006 until his death. He also authored five books, and was also a Sangeetha Nataka Academy award winner.

Murali was actively involved with Natyagriham, a drama venture started by actor Prof. Narendra Prasad. Murali won critical acclaim for his portrayal of Ravana in the Malayalam play Lanka Lakshmi. He was also associated with G. Sankara Pillai in doing theater plays. Murali started his film career playing villain roles and soon ...more

22 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 best youth icon

He is superb actor

He is my super star.

23 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.

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

24 Bharath Gopi

Bharath Gopi is the greatest actor malayalam ever produced. His seniors Prem Nazir, Madhu, Thikkurissy and his juniors Mammootty, Mohanlal are big fans of Bharath Gopi

Gopi is the real legend

The best actor

25 Salim Kumar

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

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

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