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Famous Film Actors From Kerala

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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Kerala, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Kerala, as in some cases Kerala may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Kerala then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Kerala, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

This list below has a variety of items in it, from Prithviraj Sukumaran to Vidya Balan.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Kerala?" and "Which famous actors were born in Kerala?"
Mohanlal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 59
Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair better known as Mohanlal is an Indian actor, film producer, singer and writer best known for his work in Malayalam films. Film critics, contemporaries, and other ...more
Jagathi Sreekumar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 68
Sreekumar Achary, better known by his stage name Jagathy Sreekumar, is an Indian film actor know for his work in Malayalam cinema. He has starred in more than 1,500 films in a career spanning ...more
Ashish Vidyarthi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 57
Ashish Vidyarthi is an Indian film actor known who works in multiple language films. He has won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1995. He is noted for his antagonist
Nedumudi Venu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 71
K. Venu Gopal, known popularly by his stage name Nedumudi Venu, is a veteran Malayalam film actor from Kerala, India. He has also written screenplays and has directed one film.
Prithviraj Sukumaran is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 37
Prithviraj Sukumaran, credited mononymously as Prithviraj, is an Indian actor, playback singer and producer best known for his work in Malayalam films. He has also acted in a number of Tamil, ...more
Rajyalakshmi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
Dec. at 35 (1930-1965)
Rajyalakshmi is an actress.
Cochin Haneefa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
Dec. at 59 (1951-2010)
Salim Ahmed Ghoush, better known by his stage name Cochin Haneefa, was an Indian film actor, director, and screenwriter. He started his career in the 1970s mainly portraying villainous roles, ...more
Radhika Sarathkumar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 53
Raadhika Sarathkumar is an Indian television and film actress, entrepreneur and producer. She is the founder of Radaan Mediaworks India Limited, which has produced successful serials Chitti, ...more
Salim Kumar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 50
Salim Kumar is an actor.
Innocent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 71
Innocent Vareed Thekkethala, popularly known as Innocent, is an Indian film actor and politician. He was born in Irinjalakuda in Thrissur district of Kerala, India. He is one of the most ...more
Thilakan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
Dec. at 77 (1935-2012)
Surendranatha Thilakan, known mononymously as Thilakan, was an Indian film and stage actor who had starred in over 200 Malayalam films . Thilakan is regarded as one of the finest actors in ...more
Suresh Gopi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 60
Suresh Gopinathan, commonly known as Suresh Gopi, is an Indian film actor who has starred in more than 200 Malayalam films. The role of Kannan Perumalayan in Kaliyattam won him the National Film ...more
Asin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 34
Asin Thottumkal, known mononymously as Asin, is an Indian actress and trained Bharathanatyam dancer. She began her acting career in the South Indian film industry, but now appears predominantly ...more
Kalabhavan Mani is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 48
Kalabhavan Mani is an Indian actor and singer. He began his career in Malayalam film industry, later he became a busy artist in Tamil and Telugu industry, especially in villain roles. Although ...more
Jayaram is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 54
Jayaram Subramaniam, better known as Jayaram, is an Indian film actor who predominantly acts in Malayalam films, and at times in Tamil films. He is also a chenda percussionist and mimic artist. ...more
Vidya Balan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 41
Vidya Balan is an Indian actress. She has established a career in Bollywood and is the recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award, five Filmfare Awards, and five Screen Awards, ...more
Siddique is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 58
Siddique is a Malayalam film actor, producer, and television compere. He started his film career doing comedy roles and later performed in a variety of roles.
Sreenivasan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 63
Sreenivasan is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, director, and producer known for his work in Malayalam cinema. He has written for over 50 films and has acted in over 200 films. Sreenivasan ...more
Raghuvaran is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
Dec. at 50 (1958-2008)
Raghuvaran was an Indian actor who predominantly acted in movies made in South India. He became famous for his portrayal of villain and character roles in Tamil films. He has acted in more than ...more
Dileep is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 51
Dileep is an Indian film actor, singer, impressionist and producer. He has been featured in more than a 100 Malayalam films. Dileep started his film career as an assistant director to Kamal in ...more
Nayanthara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 35
Nayantara is an Indian film actress from Kerala, who appears in South Indian films. She made her acting debut in the 2003 Malayalam film Manassinakkare and followed with Vismayathumbathu before ...more
Mukesh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 58
Mukesh is an Indian film actor and producer known for his work in Malayalam cinema. Mukesh made his debut in the film Baloon. He gained prominence for both his comedy and drama centred roles, in ...more
Neha Dhupia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 39
Neha Dhupia is an Indian actress who has worked in several superhit Bollywood films. She is a winner of the Femina Miss India title.
Jagadish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
age 61
P. V. Jagadish Kumar, popularly known as Jagadish, is an Indian film actor and screenwriter best known for his comic performances in Malayalam cinema. He became popular through performances in ...more
M. N. Nambiar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala
Dec. at 89 (1919-2008)
Manjeri Narayanan Nambiar, known as M. N. Nambiar, was a film actor in Tamil cinema who dominated the industry in the role of villain for around 50 years. Also known as Nambiar swami or Maha ...more