The family of Prithviraj Sukumaran is one of the largest acting families in Malayalam. Born to the great actors Sukumaran and
, both Prithviraj and Indrajith have inherited an innate talent for acting. Sukumaran, one of the leading artists of the 1950s passed away in 1997. Their mother Mallika Sukumaran is a famous artist in the Television channels. Indrajith, the elder son, has the films like Amar Akbar Anthony, Cousins’ and Amen to his credit. He married an actress, Poornima, who has worked in a couple of successful pictures. Prithviraj is well-known for the films like Nandanam,
Ayalum Njanum Thammil
, and Ennu Ninte Moideen.
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Jayaram is one of the most brilliant and talented actors in Malayalam cinema. The films Thooval Kottaram, Swayamvara Panthal, Manassinakkare,
Veruthe Oru Bharya
, and Swapna Sanchari, have brought him many accolades and appreciation. He married a famous dancer and actress Parvathy in 1992. She has won a place in the heart of every Malayalee audience through the pictures Kamaladalam, Thoovanathumbikal, and Kireedam. Their son came into Malayalam cinema as a child artist in the film Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal. The movie
Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum
brought him a National Award.
Sreenivasan is a renowned actor, scriptwriter, and director in the Malayalam industry. He won a National Award for the picture Chintavishtayaya Shyamala. Vadakkunokkiyanthram, ‘Katha Parayumbol’, ‘Midhunam’, and ‘
’ are some of his other movies. His elder son
is also a director, scriptwriter, and actor like his father. He has acted in the films Makante Achan, Traffic, and Kunjiramayanam.
, the youngest son of Sreenivasan, is also an actor who has proved his talent through the pictures like Thira and Adi Kapyare Koottamani.
Fazil is a well-known and established film director in Malayalam. His elder son
is a brilliant and spontaneous actor. He came as a child artist and has occupied a place in Malayalam industry through the films like ‘Amen’, ‘
’, ‘Annayum Rasoolum’, and ‘
’. He has won many accolades including two State Awards. He married the actress
in 2014. Nazriya is a State Film Award recipient and has done a couple of super hit movies like ‘
’, ‘Om Shanthi Oshaana’, and ‘Bangalore Days’. The younger son of Fazil, Farhan Fazil is also an actor who came through the picture ‘
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Mammootty is the legendary actor in Malayalam. He has received three National Awards and five State Awards. Ponthamada, Vidheyam, Rajamanikyam,
, and Pathemari are some of the films that brought him popular attention. His son
is also an active presence in contemporary Malayalam cinema. He made his entry through the picture
. Then, he acted in a handful of successful movies like ‘Ustaad Hotel’, ‘OK Kanmani’, ‘Bangalore Days’, ‘
’, and ‘
’. The 2015 film ‘’ won him the State Best Actor Award.
Ratheesh is a well-known Malayalam actor and producer, who shined through his villain roles.
, Vazhiyora Kazhchakal, Ponthooval, and Commissioner are some of his admired films. His elder daughter
came to the Malayalam cinema in 2015 through the movie
with Kunchako Boban as the hero. Her brother
is also an actor who has appeared in a couple of pictures like Fireman, Acha Din, and Karinkunnam 6s.
7. Travancore Sisters
Shobana was born into the family of three great actors, Padmini, Lalitha, and Ragini known as Travancore Sisters. They were also well-known dancers. Shobana is their niece. The films like Manichithrathazhu, Makalkku, and Thira made her famous. Actor Vineeth is the nephew of Travancore Sisters. Famous actress Sukumari is their cousin. She is an all-time favorite character actress in Malayalam.
Biju Menon is a renowned Malayalam actor who is twice the recipient of State Film Awards. He married an actress Samyuktha Varma. They had acted together in the films like ‘Madhuranombarakkattu’ and ‘Meghamalhar’. Another well-known mini-screen artist and dancer, is the cousin of Samyuktha Varma. Urmila’s daughter
has also acted in a couple of movies like ‘Vavval Pasanga’ and ‘Edavapathy’.
Though, not a Malayalee, Menaka has mostly acted in Malayalam films like ‘Munnettam’, ‘Astapahi’, ‘Karimbu’, ‘Sammelanam’, and ‘Yuvajanotsavam’. In 1987, she married a famous film producer (
)Their daughter Keerthi Suresh is also an established actress in Malayalam and Tamil. She came as a heroine through the Priyadarshan movie ‘
’. She has a couple of films like ‘Ringmaster’, ‘Idhu Enna Maryam’, and ‘
’ to her credit.
Lissy Jose is an established Malayalam mini-screen artist. Her daughters Sree Laya and
are also actors. Sree Laya has acted in some television serials like ‘
’ and ‘Moonnu Mani’ which made her famous. Sruthi Lakshmi came as a child actor in the movie ‘Varnakkazchchakal’. Romeo, College Kumaran, Veeraputhran, and Pathemari are some of her films. Currently, she is also working in a TV serial ‘