Language is not a hurdle for artists. Many stars, who don’t even know other languages, get opportunities to play in movies only because of their acting skill and popularity. Here are some stars from the Malayalam movie industry who impressed the Telugu audience.
“Nayanthara” started her career in Tollywood with Venkatesh Daggubati starrer Lakshmi. She played with almost all the top heroes in the film industry. She had shared the screen space with Akkineni Nagarjuna, Nandamuri Balakrishna, Ravi Teja, “Chiranjeevi,” “N T Rama Rao Jr” and many others. After playing in Sri Ramrajyam, Nayanthara’s fan following considerably increased. She was last seen in Telugu in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy with Chiranjeevi, Amitabh Bachchan and Tamannaah Bhatia.
Keerthy Suresh made her debut in Telugu with Nenu Sailaja with Ram Pothineni in 2016. She played in Nenu Local with “Nani” and “Agnyaathavaasi” with Pawan Kalyan. In 2018, she played in “Mahanati,” the biographical movie of “Savitri,” which fetched her a National Award. In 2020, she played in Miss India. In 2021, she played in Rang De and Good Luck Sakhi. She shares the screen space with Mahesh Babu for the first time in Sarkaru Vaari Paata, a 2022 release.
Nivetha Thomas made her Tollywood debut with Nani in Gentleman. She played in Ninnu Kori, Jai Lava Kusa, Juliet Lover of Idiot, “118” and “Brochevarevarura” from 2017 to 2019. In 2020, she played with Nani and Sudheer Babu in “V.” In 2021, she played in the hit film Vakeel Saab with Pawan Kalyan, “Anjali” and Prakash Raj.
After her successful film “Premam” in Mollywood, Anupama got a bunch of opportunities in Telugu. She made her debut with “Nithiin” and Samantha Akkineni in A Aa. She played in the Telugu remake of Premam with Naga Chaitanya and Shruti Haasan. Anupama shared the screen space with “Sharwanand” in Sathamanam Bhavati and Ram Pothineni in Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi in 2017. In 2018, she played in Krishnarjuna Yudham, “Tej I Love You” and Hello Guru Prema Kosame. She played in “Rakshasudu” with Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas in 2019. In 2021, she played in 18 Pages.
Nithya Menen is one of the few actresses who played in all the four major South Indian language movies. In 2010, she made her Telugu debut with Nani in Ala Modalaindi. She played in 180, Ishq, Okkadine, Jabardasth, Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde, Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju, S/O Satyamurthy, “Rudhramadevi,” Okka Ammayi Thappa, Janatha Garage, “Awe,” Geetha Govindam, NTR Kathanayakudu and Ninnila Ninnila. In 2021, she played in “Gamanam.”