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Top 10 Malayalam Actors Who Made Their Presence Felt In Other Languages

Top 10 Malayalam Actors Who Made Their Presence Felt In Other Languages Malayalam Article

1. Mammootty

Mammootty is an icon of the Malayalam Cinema Industry with over 350 films and 3 National Awards for best actor to his name. Other than Malayalam, this 65-year old actor has contributed to other cinema industries like Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and English. He has acted in over 15 Tamil movies and was noted for his performances in ‘Mounam Sammadham’, ‘Thalapathi’, ‘Kandukondain Kandukondain’ among others. His Hindi appearances include ‘Sau Jhooth Ek Sach- The Uninvited’ and ‘Dhartiputra’ along with a few cameos. His two Telugu works are ‘Railway Coolie’ and ‘Swathi Kiranam’ and his solo Kannada movie was a Malayalam/Kannada bilingual named ‘Shikari’. He did the role of B. R. Ambedkar in the English movie Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar for which he was given a National Award for Best Actor.

2. Mohanlal

Mohanlal is one of the finest actors the country has produced with over 38 years of acting experience to his credit. He has acted in over 320 movies for which he had been honoured with many prestigious awards including several National Awards and a Padma Shri. His fantastic contributions do not limit to just the Malayalam industry but also embrace the other Indian industries like in movies like ‘Iruvar’, ‘Unnai Pol Oruvan’ and Jilla in Tamil. ‘Manamantha’ and ‘Janatha Garage’ in Telugu and a few cameos in Kannada. He has contributed to Hindi movies like ‘Company’ and ‘Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag’.

3. Prithviraj Sukumaran

Prithviraj Sukumaran, son of late actor Sukumaran started, his acting career at the young age of 19 and has acted in over 80 films and has established himself as a prominent star in the industry. He made his Tamil debut in ‘Kana Kandaen’ in 2005 and his most recent Tamil release in Kavya Thalaivan in 2014. He has acted in a Telugu movie named ‘Police Police’ and two Hindi movies with titles ‘Aiyyaa’ and ‘Aurangzeb’ respectively.

4. Kalabhavan Mani

Kalabhavan Mani is a late Malayalam Actor and Playback Singer who brought ‘Nadan Pattu’ into the industry. He has done roles in over 200 movies and has made significant contributions to the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada industries. His movies include ‘Papanasam’, ‘Vel’, and ‘Something Something Unakkum Enakkum’ in Tamil, ‘Narasimhudu’, ‘Arjun’ and ‘Ayudham’ in Telugu and ‘Durgi’, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Mythri’ in Kannada.

5. Vineeth

Vineeth is a popular Malayalam actor and classical dancer who has appeared in all South Indian cinema industries and Hindi and English movies. This 47-year-old actor made his debut in 1985 and had since won many awards and recognitions for his movies. His Tamil movies include ‘Aavarampoo’, ‘Gentleman’, ‘Kadhal Desam‘ and ‘Devathai’. His notable Telugu works are ‘W/o V. Vara Prasad’ and ‘Nee Premakai’. He has acted in ‘Aptharakshaka’ and ‘Kanasalu Neene Manasalu Neene’ in Kannada. In Hindi, his movies include ‘Bhool Bhulaiyya’ and ‘Daud: Fun on the road’. His only English work is ‘Bokshu the myth’.

6. Suresh Gopi

Suresh Gopi is one of the finest Action Heroes in the Malayalam Industry and is also a National Award winner. He has successfully captured the heart of his fans through fast-paced dialogue delivery and attire as a police officer or an army man. His works in other industries include ‘I’, ‘Samasthanam’ and ‘Dheena‘ among others and ‘Aa Okkadu’ and ‘Antima Theerpu’ in Telugu.

7. Indrajith Sukumaran

Indrajith Sukumaran is the elder son of late actor Sukumaran and brother to Prithviraj Sukumaran. He made his debut in 2002 and is one of the leading actors in the industry. He has done works of significance in other languages including English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. His movies include ‘En Mana Vaanil’ and ‘Sarvam’ in Tamil, ‘Kavya’s Diary’ in Telugu, ‘The Waiting Room’ in Hindi and ‘Before the Rains’ in English.

8. Jayaram

Jayaram is a prominent actor in the Malayalam Industry who made his debut into movies at the age of 22 and had won many accolades during his career including the ‘Padma Shri’. His wife Parvathy Jayaram and son Kalidasan Jayaram have starred along with him in many of his movies, and most of his movies are family entertainers. He has also shown his acting proficiency in many Tamil movies such as ‘Gokulam’, ‘Nila’, ‘Thenali’, ‘Panchamirtham’, ‘Thuppakki’ and ‘Uttama Villain’ among many others.

9. Cochin Haneefa

Cochin Haneefa is a late Malayalam actor who has performed in more than 300 films and established himself as a leading comedian in the industry. His facial expressions and natural dialogue delivery are what differentiates him from other comedians, and he has proved his worth not just in the Malayalam industry, but also in the Tamil industry. His Tamil movies include ‘Gopura Vasalile’, ‘Citizen’, Mahanadi, ‘Maaran’, ‘Chanakya’, ‘Sivaji: The Boss’, ‘Endhiran’ and ‘Madrasapattinam’. He has also contributed in the direction of a few Tamil movies including ‘Pasa Paravaigal’ and ‘Naalai Engal Kalyanam’.

10. Rajan P. Dev

Rajan P. Dev is a late Malayalam actor who changed the general outlook on Villain Characters by bringing humour into the equation and creating laughs among the audience. He has brought this unique mix into other South Indian languages like Tamil and Telugu. His Tamil movies include ‘Naangal’, ‘Suriyan’, ‘Gentleman’, ‘Aathi’, ‘Malayan’ and his Telugu movies are ‘Aadi’, ‘Okkadu’, ‘Arya’, ‘Bunny’ and ‘Krishna’.


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