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Famous Film Actors From Kerala

Updated October 13, 2018 121.6k views239 items

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?"
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  • Mohanlal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Mohanlal

    Age: 59

    Films Acted InKireedam, Thoovanathumbikal, The Ornate Lock, Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal, Kaalapani

    BirthplacePathanamthitta, India, Elanthoor

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsVishwanathan Nair, Santhakumari

    ChildrenVismaya, Pranav Mohanlal

    Mohanlal Viswanathan (born 21 May 1960), better known as Mohanlal, is an Indian actor,... more on Wikipedia
  • Jagathi Sreekumar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Films Acted InKireedam, Thoovanathumbikal, Thanmathra, Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, Kilukkam

    BirthplaceJagathy

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsPrasanna Achary, Jagathy N. K. Achary

    ChildrenParvathi Sreekumar, Rajkumar Sreekumar, SreeLakshmi Sreekumar

    Sreekumar PK, better known by his stage name Jagathy Sreekumar, or simply Jagathy, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Ashish Vidyarthi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Films Acted InGhilli, Kanthaswamy, Thiruthani, Aaru, Bheemaa

    BirthplaceIndia, Hyderabad

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsReba Vidyarthi, Govind Vidyarthi

    ChildrenArth Vidyarthi

    Ashish Vidyarthi (born 19 June 1962) is an Indian film actor and motivational speaker, known... more on Wikipedia
  • Nedumudi Venu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Films Acted InThe Ornate Lock, Vadakkunokkiyantram, Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala, Kaalapani, Thanmathra

    BirthplaceNedumudi, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsP. Kunjikkuttiyamma, P. K. Kesavan Pillai

    ChildrenKannan Gopal, Unni Gopal

    Kesavan Venugopal Nair (born 22 May 1948), known popularly by his stage name Nedumudi Venu, is... more on Wikipedia
  • Prithviraj Sukumaran is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Films Acted InRaavan, Raavanan, Twenty:20, Classmates, Munnariyippu

    BirthplaceIndia, Thiruvananthapuram

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsMallika Sukumaran, Sukumaran

    Prithviraj Sukumaran (born 16 October 1982) is an Indian film actor, director, producer, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rajyalakshmi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Rajyalakshmi

    Dec. at 35 (1930-1965)

    Films Acted InMoondru Mugam, Do Bigha Zamin, Bandish, Poovizhi Vasalile, Hamrahi

    BirthplaceIndia, Cherpulassery

    Rajyalakshmi is an actress.
  • Cochin Haneefa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Cochin Haneefa

    Dec. at 59 (1951-2010)

    Films Acted InKireedam, Kaalapani, Sivaji, Anniyan, Mudhalvan

    BirthplaceKochi, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsHajira, Kochi Velthedathu Tharavattil A.B. Muhammed

    ChildrenMarwa Haneefa, Safa Haneefa

    Salim Ahmed Ghoush (22 April 1951 – 2 February 2010), better known by his stage name Cochin... more on Wikipedia
  • Radhika Sarathkumar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Radhika Sarathkumar

    Age: 53

    Films Acted InSaguni, Jeans, Amarkalam, Taj Mahal, Pavithra

    BirthplaceSri Lanka, Colombo

    NationalityIndia

  • Salim Kumar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Films Acted InMaryan, Rappakal, Abu, Son of Adam, Kalyanaraman

    BirthplaceChittatukara, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsKumar R Krisha, Ravati S Kumar

    ChildrenChandu Kumar, Aromal Kumar

    Salim Kumar (born 10 October 1969) is an Indian film actor, director and writer in Malayalam... more on Wikipedia
  • Innocent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Innocent

    Age: 72

    Films Acted InThe Ornate Lock, Thaniyavarthanam, Vadakkunokkiyantram, Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala, Thanmathra

    BirthplaceIrinjalakuda, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsVareed Thekkethala, Margaret Thekkethala

    ChildrenSonnet

    Innocent Vareed Thekkethala (born 4 March 1948), better known mononymously as Innocent, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Thilakan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Thilakan

    Dec. at 77 (1935-2012)

    Films Acted InKireedam, The Ornate Lock, Thaniyavarthanam, Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal, Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala

    BirthplaceAyroor, Pathanamthitta, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsPalapurath T.S. Keshavan, Deevayani

    ChildrenShammi Thilakan, Shobi Thilakan, Sonia Thilakan, Shibu Thilakan, Sophia Thilakan

    Surendranatha Thilakan (15 July 1935 – 24 September 2012) was an Indian film and stage actor... more on Wikipedia
  • Suresh Gopi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Films Acted InThe Ornate Lock, Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha, Dheena, Twenty:20, Oru CBI Diary Kurippu

    BirthplaceKollam, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsV Gyanalaxmi, K Gopinatha Pillai

    ChildrenLekshmi Nair, Bhagya Nair, Gokul Nair, Madhav Nair, Bhavna Nair

    Suresh Gopi (born 26 June 1958) is an Indian film actor, politician, playback singer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Asin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Asin

    Age: 34

    Films Acted InGhajini, Pokkiri, Varalaru, Sivakasi, Dasavathaaram

    BirthplaceIndia, Kochi

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsSeline Thottumkal, Joseph Thottumkal

    Asin Thottumkal (born 26 October 1985), known mononymously as Asin, is a former Indian actress... more on Wikipedia
  • Kalabhavan Mani is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Films Acted InAnniyan, James Bond, Endhiran, Aaru, Vel

    BirthplaceIndia, Chalakudy

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsChenathunad Kunnisseri Veettil Raman, Ammini Raman

    ChildrenSree Lakshmy

    Kunnisseri Veettil Raman Mani (1 January 1971 – 6 March 2016), better known by his stage name... more on Wikipedia
  • Jayaram is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Jayaram

    Age: 54

    Films Acted InThuppakki, Thenali, Panchathantiram, Twenty:20, Aegan

    BirthplacePerumbavoor, India

    NationalityIndia

    ChildrenKalidasan Jayaram, Malavika Jayaram

    Jayaram Subramaniam (born 10 December 1964), known mononymously as Jayaram, is an Indian actor... more on Wikipedia
  • Vidya Balan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Films Acted InOm Shanti Om, Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love, Guru, Parineeta, Bhool Bhulaiyaa

    BirthplaceOttapalam, Palakkad district, Eurasia, India, Kerala

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsSaraswathy Balan, P. R. Balan

    Vidya Balan (pronounced [ʋɪd̪jaː baːlən]; born 1 January 1979) is an Indian actress. Known for... more on Wikipedia

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  • Siddique is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Siddique

    Age: 58

    Films Acted InChinthavishtayaya Shyamala, New Delhi, Pranchiyettan & the Saint, Ustad Hotel, Godfather

    BirthplaceErnakulam, India

    NationalityIndia

    Siddique is an Indian film actor and producer, who works in Malayalam cinema. He has appeared... more on Wikipedia
  • Sreenivasan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Films Acted InVadakkunokkiyantram, Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala, Kaalapani, Sadayam, Chidambaram

    BirthplaceThalassery, India

    NationalityIndia

    ChildrenVineeth Sreenivasan, Dhyan Sreenivasan

    Sreenivasan (born 6 April 1956) is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, director and producer... more on Wikipedia
  • Raghuvaran is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Raghuvaran

    Dec. at 50 (1958-2008)

    Films Acted InSivaji, I Have Found It, Mudhalvan, Mugavaree, Yaaradi Nee Mohini

    BirthplaceIndia, Kollengode

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsKasturi, Velayudhan

    ChildrenSai Rishivaran

    Radhakrishnan Velayudham Raghuvaran (11 December 1958 – 19 March 2008) was an Indian actor who... more on Wikipedia
  • Dileep is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Dileep

    Age: 51

    Films Acted InTwenty:20, Mappillai, Kalyanaraman, Dharma Durai, Ee Parakkum Thalika

    BirthplaceAluva, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsPadmanabhan Pillai, Sarojam Pillai

    ChildrenMeenakshi Dileep

    Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan Pillai (born 27 October 1967), better known by his stage name... more on Wikipedia
  • Nayanthara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Nayanthara

    Age: 35

    Films Acted InBilla, Sivaji, Ghajini, Chandramukhi, Yaaradi Nee Mohini

    BirthplaceBangalore, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsKurian Kodiyattu, Omana Kurian

    Diana Mariam Kuriyan (born 18 November 1984), known professionally as Nayanthara, is an Indian... more on Wikipedia

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  • Mukesh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Mukesh

    Age: 58

    Films Acted InThaniyavarthanam, Twenty:20, Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, Godfather, Abu

    BirthplacePattathanam, India

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsO. Madhavan, Vijayakumari

    ChildrenSravan Babu, Thejas Babu

    Mukesh (born Mukesh Madhavan on 5 March 1956) is an Indian film actor, producer, television... more on Wikipedia

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  • Neha Dhupia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Films Acted InChup Chup Ke, De Dana Dan, Action Replayy, Singh Is Kinng, Shootout at Lokhandwala

    BirthplaceIndia, Kochi

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsPradip Singh Dhupia, Manpinder

    Neha Dhupia (born 27 August 1980) is an Indian actress and beauty pageant winner who works in... more on Wikipedia
  • Jagadish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    Jagadish

    Age: 61

    Films Acted InKireedam, Vadakkunokkiyantram, Chithram, Kilukkam, Chanakyan

    BirthplaceEurasia, India, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsK. Parameshwaran Nair, P. Bhasurangi Amma

    ChildrenRamya, Soumya

    P. V. Jagadish Kumar (born 12 June 1955), popularly known as Jagadish, is an Indian film actor... more on Wikipedia
  • M. N. Nambiar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Kerala

    M. N. Nambiar

    Dec. at 89 (1919-2008)

    Films Acted InGentleman, Ejamaan, Poove Unakkaga, Baba, Naan Mahaan Alla

    BirthplaceIndia, Kannur

    NationalityIndia

    ParentsKelu Nambiar, Lakshmi

    ChildrenSneha Nambiar, Sukumaran Nambiar, Mohanan Nambiar

    Manjeri Narayanan Nambiar (7 March 1919 – 19 November 2008), was an Indian actor in Tamil... more on Wikipedia
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