Malayalam Cinema is one of the popular film industries in the Indian Film Industry. It is entirely based on the Malayalam language and its motion pictures. The Malayalam language is Kerala based language. Kerala is an India State. This industry has been giving excellent story plots for decades and has never failed to grab the attention of its viewers. However, actors are the main part of these film industries. The great era of actors makes them popular. Also, when popularity increases, the payment of the actors that they deserve does increase too. Below is the list of the top 10 highest-paid young actors in the Malayalam Cinema.
Aaryan Krishna Menon is a famous Indian actor, director, and screenwriter working mainly in the Malayalam film industry. He was born on the 26th of October 1986 in Thrissur, Kerala. Aaryan completed his graduation from Prajyoti Niketan College and earned a degree in Electronics. He started his acting career with the movie Tournament in 2010 and was later cast in many films. The movies include Pranayam, Srishti Samhara, Burn My Body,
The Great Father
, Lilli, and many others. Aaryan charges rupees 50 lakhs to 1 crore per movie. He has won many awards for his outstanding performance in movies that, includes three Kerala State Awards, and one for the short film Debut released in 2010.
Unnikrishnan Mukundan, professionally known as Unni Mukundan, is a famous Indian actor, singer, and producer who mainly appear in the Malayalam film industry. He was born in 1987 in Thrissur, where he completed his schooling and graduated in English Literature and Journalism from Prajyoti Niketan College, Thrissur. Unni started his acting career with the Tamil film Seedan. He is one of the highest-paid actors in the Malayalam cinema with remuneration of approx two crores per movie and starred in many films, including Mallu Singh, Vikramadithyan, KL 10 Patthu, Style, Oru Murai Vanthu Parthaya, and others. He has been nominated for and received various awards, including Asianet Film Awards, Jaihind TV Film Awards, South Indian, International Movie Awards, and many others.
3. Asif Ali
Asif Ali is an Indian producer and actor who predominately work in the Malayalam film industry. He was born on the 4th of February 1986 in Thodupuzha, Kerala. He completed his schooling and later graduated in Business Administration from Marian College, Kuttikkanam. He charges 1 – 2 crore for each movie. He debuted with the Malayalam movie Ritu for which he was praised wisely. His notified acting work can be seen in Apoorvaragam, Traffic, Salt N’ Pepper,
Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
, Vijay Superum Pournamiyum, etc. He also produced many movies under his production banner Adam’s World of Imagination. Asif is a recipient of various awards, which includes the Asianet Film Award, Film Critics Award, Vanitha Film Award, and others.
Askar Ali is a popular Indian actor well known for his acting in Malayalam cinemas. He was born on the 6th of January 1993 in Thodupuzha. He is the younger brother of Malayalam superstar Asif Ali and made his debut with the movie Chembarathipoo which was released in the year 2017. Askar charges 30-50 Lakhs per movie worked. He has acted in various movies in his short acting career, including Honey Bee 2.5, Kamuki, Jeem Boon Bhaa, Paka, and others. Even after being the brother of actor Asif Ali, he got recognized by his name for the hard work he went with and never used the reputation of his brother.
Tovino Thomas is a famous actor and producer working attentively in Malayalam cinema. He was on the 21st of January 1989 in Irinjalakuda. Tovino completed his schooling at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School and Higher Secondary at St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School. Later he graduated with a degree in electronics and communication engineering. Tovino charges one crore per film. He made his debut with the movie Prabhuvinte Makkal in 2012. He has starred in many films, including ABCD, 7th Day, Ennu Ninte Moideen, Minnal Murali, and others. He has received various awards, including Asiavision Award, CPC Cine Award, IIFA Utsavam, South Indian International Movie Award, and many others.
Dulquer Salmaan is an Indian film producer, actor, and playback singer who attentively works in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, and Malayalam films. He was born on the 28th of July 1986 in Kochi, Kerala. After graduating in Business Management, he worked in Dubai, and later, after completing an acting course from , an Acting Studio, he made his debut with
in 2012. He charges rupees 3-8 crores per movie, as the case may be. He has appeared in many films, including
, Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi,
Vaayai Moodi Pesavum
, Mahanati, Sita Ramam, and others. Dulquer has been nominated for and received many awards, including Asiavision Award, Filmfare Award South, South Indian International Movie Award, and others.
Prithviraj Sukumaran is a popular Indian director, actor, producer, and playback singer mainly working in Malayalam movies. He has also worked in Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu language movies. He was born in 1982 in Thiruvananthapuram, Tamil Nadu. He charges 3 to 7 crore per movie. He started his acting career in 2002 with the movie Nandanam which succeeded commercially. Later he established himself as an actor in the movies Classmates, Vaasthavam, Mozhi, Puthiya Mukham,
Ayalum Njanum Thammil
, Kaaviya Thalaivan, and others. He is a recipient of several awards, including the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor, National Film Award, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Villain, Filmfare Award South, and others.
Nivin Pauly is an Indian producer and actor who appear mainly in Malayalam films. He was born in 1984 in Aluva. He received graduation degree of Bachelor of Technology from the Federal Institute. Nivin worked as a software engineer in Infosys for two years and then resigned. Nivin got his first lead role in the movie
released in 2012. He has worked in films including
Ohm Shanthi Oshaana
Oru Vadakkan Selfie
, and others with a remuneration of rupees 3 to 6 crores per movie. He has received various awards for his excellent performance including Filmfare Award South and Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor.
Ajmal Ameer is among the highest-paid Indian actors working attentively in the Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil films industries. He was born in the year 1985 in Aluva. Ajmal, after completing his school in India, goes to study medicine in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. He started his career as a lead actor in Pranayakalam in 2007. He has starred in movies, including Anjathe, Madambi, Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru, De Nova, Lucky Jokers, and others. He charges rupees 1-5 crore depending on the movie. He has won several awards, including two Filmfare Award South, a nomination for Vijay Award for Best Debut Actor for Anjathe, and a nomination for Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actor – Ko.
10. Arun Cherukavil
Arun Cherukavil, popularly known as Arun, is an Indian actor who works actively in Malayalam cinema. He was born on the 2nd of March, 1984. He is a native of Ernakulam district and completed his education at St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery. He debuted in his acting career with the movie Life is Beautiful as a Student, released in 2000. Being among the highest-paid actors with remuneration of rupees 1 -3 crore per movie, he starred in movies including Four the People, Amritham, Honey Bee 2, Underworld, Driving License, and many others. His career is small enough to make a huge impact in Malayalam cinema.