The legendary Malayalam actor Mammootty and his son Dulquer Salmaan have now become the heart throbs of Malayalam cinema. Mammootty has many State Awards and three National Awards to his credit.Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha, The King, Rajamanikyam, Pazhassi Raja,
, and Sethurama Iyer CBI are some of his acclaimed films. Dulquer debuted through the movie
in 2012, later, the movies Ustaad Hotel,
, Theevram, ABCD, and Vikramadithyan brought him more acclaim. The 2015 film Charlie won him a State Award.
Sukumaran, a superstar of the Malayalam cinema in the 1970s and 80s has appeared in numerous films winning a State Award. Nirmalyam, Gaandharvam, Kaattu Kallan, Padayani, and Moonnam Mura are some of his pictures. Both of his sons, Indrajith and Prithviraj have now become famous in the Malayalam industry. Prithviraj has got three State Awards for the films Vaasthavam,
, Celluloid, and
Ayalum Njanum Thammil
. His recent movies Ennu Ninte Moideen, Anarkali, Pavada, and James and Alice have made him one of the most wanted Malayalam actors.
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The famous and accomplished Malayalam actor Jayaram has many films to his credit like Thooval Kottaram, Friends, Pattabhishekam, Manassinakkare,
, and Swapna Sanchari. He has received two State Awards and many other accolades. His son Kalidas Jayaram came to the industry through the picture Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal as the son of Jayaram. He won a National Award in 2003 for his performance in the film
Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum
. Though he took a break from cinema, he is now backing to the industry through the 2016 movies
Oru Pakka Kathai
and Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum.
A versatile actor and scriptwriter, Sreenivasan holds an honorable position in the Malayalam cinema. His film Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala won a National Award in 1998. The movies Sandesham, Vadakkunokkiyantram, Mazhayethum Munpe,
, and Katha Parayumbol brought him further accolades and appreciation. His son Vineeth has also followed the same way. He is a famous young actor, director, scriptwriter, and playback singer in Malayalam.
, Traffic, Om Shanthi Oshaana, Kunjiramayanam, AND Oru Vadakkan Selfie are his notable works.
Indrajith, son of the famous actor Sukumaran and brother of Prithviraj is one of the most talented artists in the contemporary Malayalam cinema. He started through the 2002 film Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan as a villain. Later, he did movies like Meesa Madhavan,
, Vesham, Chandupottu, and Classmates. These established him as a versatile actor. Recently, his pictures like Amen, Kohinoor, Amar Akbar Anthony, and Vettah became hits at the box-office.
Dhyan, the younger son of the actor Sreenivasan and brother of Vineeth Sreenivasan has now become an established actor in Malayalam. He debuted through the 2013 film Thira directed by his brother Vineeth. With a couple of successful movies, Dhyan has managed to acquire a position among the top-rated Malayalam actors. Kunjiramayanam, Ore Mugham, and Adi Kapyare Koottamani are his other notable works.
Raghavan, a famous Malayalam film actor, and television artist, has more than 100 movies to his credit. He became an active presence in the 1970s and 1980s. Chembarathi, Niramala, Swami Ayappan, Light House, Angaadi, Adwaytham, and Priyapetta Kukku are some of his pictures. Jishnu entered Malayalam cinema as a child artist. He appeared in many successful films like Nammal, Nerariyan CBI, Chakkara Muthu, Ordinary,
, and Rabecca Uthup Kizhakemala. He passed away in 2016 due to cancer.
Maqbool is the nephew of Mammootty and son of the famous television actor Ibrahim Kutty. He has appeared in the films like Asuravithu, Matinee, and Hangover. Many of his pictures were not successful at the box-office.
, Pachakallam, and Kasaba are his recent movies. Ibrahim Kutty has acted in a couple of Malayalam pictures, but he has gained recognition for many characters he had played in mini-screen serials.
A brilliant actor of the 1980s and 1990s, Ratheesh has many successful Malayalam films to his credit like
, Aayiram Kannukal, Ee Nadu, Oru Mukham Pala Mukham, Thandram, and Commissioner. He predominantly appeared in villain roles. His son Padmaraj has also entered the cinema industry after his daughter Parvathy. He started with the picture Fireman directed by
. Two of his other movies are Acha Din and Karinkunnam 6S.
A famous actor and producer based in Malayalam, Maniyanpilla Raju became well-known through the film Maniyanpilla Adhava Maniyuanpilla. His movies like Thiranottam, Sarvakalashala, Pinnilavu, Kireedam, Spadikam, Lelam and Nariman brought him more acclaim. Paavada, Premam, Bangalore Days, and Samsaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram are his recent pictures. His son Niranj has also made a name as an actor through the 2013 film Black Butterfly directed by Ranjith.