'Fahadh' is one of the most acknowledged and talented artists in the present Malayalam cinema industry. He is the son of the veteran director '
Fazil'. His first film, Kaiyethum Doorath (2002) failed to impress the audience and brought blame on Fahadh Fazil. Then he left his native place and went to the USA to pursue his studies. However, he made his comeback to Malayalam cinema through the movie, Kerala Kafe, under the guidance of director '
Ranjith' in the year 2009. From there, he appeared in many filmsand received wide critical acclaim. He won the prestigious Kerala State Film Awards twice, along with numerous other accolades. '
Oru Indian Pranayakadha, Iyobinte Pustakam, and Chaappa Kurishu are some of his films.
Manju Warrier was once a very active actor in the Malayalam industry. The films like '
Sallapam', Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu, Kaliyattam, and '
Daya' won her many accolades and critical appraisals including a national award. However, after her marriage with actor '
Dileep' in 1998, she retired to personal life. But she made a powerful comeback through the 2014 movie How Old Are You, directed by Rosshan Andrews. She received the Best Actress Award at the 2015 Filmfare Awards. Since then, she is doing a number of films like
Ennum Eppozhum, Jo and the Boy, and the latest, Karinkunnam 6S.
Kunchacko Boban was the heartbeat of the youth in the 1990s in Kerala. He became the part of a couple of successful films like 'Aniyathipravu', '
Priyam',' Kalyanaraman', and 'Harikrishnans'. But many of his movies failed to retain the essence of that success in the coming years. So, he took a break from the career after his marriage in 2005. But, with the film LollyPop in 2008, he made a powerful comeback to the industry. All the films he committed afterwards became hits and received positive reviews. Some of his movies are; ,'
Gulumal': The Escape, Elsamma Enna Aankutty, '
Traffic', 'Seniors', Doctor Love, Mallu Singh, and Pullippulikalum Aattinkuttiyum.
'Shobana' is one of the best actors that Malayalam film industry ever had. She got the honorary Padma Shri Award from the Indian government and also a National Award for her extraordinary performance in the movie '
Manichitrathazhu'. After 2000, she withdrew from film career to concentrate more on classical dance. However, she made a powerful entry back to Malayalam cinema through the 2013 picture '
Thira', directed by
'Parvathy' made her debut attempt in the 2006 film ‘Out of Syllabus’. However, she got noted for the first time in the movie, ‘
Notebook’ directed by
Rosshan Andrrews. Then, she made small appearances in some films like 'Vinodayathra' and exited out of the industry. But in 2014, she made a powerful comeback through , (''
Anjali Menon' )s picture, Bangalore Days. It won her four film awards in the year 2014. Her next venture,
Ennu Ninte Moideen became a top hit at the box-office. The film '
Charlie' also brought her wide critical appreciation and positive comments. These two films won her a Kerala State Film Award.
She started her acting career in the year 2005, through the picture Boy Friend, directed by '
Vinayan'. For a long time, she didn’t get any noteworthy roles and she left the field to continue her studies. In 2012, the movie Trivandrum Lodge took her back on the track of acting. After this, she committed some of the finest movies in her career like 5 Sundarikal,
Ring Master, and '
Kumbasaaram'. Thus, the picture Trivandrum Lodge gave a break in her career.
He was the youth icon in the 1980s and 1990s in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. He acted in more than 150 films and received three State Awards. After some hit pictures, he disappeared from Malayalam Cinema and started working in Tamil and Telugu. Meanwhile, he did a couple of movies in Malayalam, but they did not make it to the hit list. After a long period of absence, he came back through the film Black. Then he committed the pictures like 'Rajamanikyam', Rock N Roll, '
Goal', 'Moz' and 'Cat', and 'Traffic', and again established a place in the industry.
As a child artist, 'Shamili' has won the heart of the film lovers all over South- India. She got a National Award for her performance in the Tamil movie '
Anjali', and a State Award for the Malayalam picture, 'Malootty'. But unlike her sister
Shalini Ajith Kumar , she took a break from the career after the super hit ‘Harikrishnans’. She is now backing in Malayalam cinema after a long time, with the movie ‘
Valliyum Thetti Pulliyum Thetti’ starring Kunchacko Boban as the hero.
'Nayanthara' started her career in 2003, with a couple of Malayalam pictures like 'Manassinakkare', '
Natturajavu', and 'Rappakal'. Later, she moved to the Tamil industry, where she got busy with a number of films and stage shows. In 2010, she made a powerful comeback to Malayalam, through the movie, '
Bodyguard' directed by '
Siddique'. Later, in 2015, she again appeared in a couple of hit Malayalam pictures like Bhaskar the Rascal and
'Madhoo', better known as ( Roja ) after her film ( Roja ) by 'Maniratnam', began her career in 1991. Though not a Keralite, she had acted in some fine movies like '
Yodha' and Ottayal Pattalam. She took a break from the industry after her marriage in 1999. Meanwhile, she committed some Telugu and Hindi pictures but did not appear in Tamil and Malayalam. But in 2014, she came back to Tamil and Malayalam cinema, with the multi-language film
Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram.