There is a long list of junior artist in Malayalam films. Whether to play an emotional scene or act in a comedy character, Malayalam child artists always catch audiences’ attraction. In short, they are multi-talented. From Shalini Ajith Kumar to Baby Nivedhitha to Baby Akshara, here is a list of the top 7 Malayalam child actors and actresses.
#1. Shalini Ajith Kumar
Born: 20 November 1979
Place: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Years Active: 1983–1990 (child artist), 1997–2001(actress)
Awards: Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist, Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Best Actress
Spouse (s): Ajith Kumar (m. 2000)
Children(s): Anoushka (b.2008)
Just like her sister, Shalini had an amazing career as a child artist. During her career, she worked in many Malayalam movies as a child artist. Some of her best work as a child artist are, Aanandha Kummi, Onnum Mindatha Bharya, Onnanu Nammal, NH 47. Later when she becomes an adult, this Malayalam child actress becomes one of the top actresses in the Malayalam industry. Some of her popular movies are, Kaikudunna Nilavu, Aniyathi Pravu, Amarkalam, and Kannukkul Nilavu.
#2. Baby Nivedhitha
Born: 20 February 2000
Place: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Years Active: 2006-2009
Awards: 2009 Kerala State Film Awards, Vanitha Film Awards 2009, Mathrubhumi film awards 2006, Surya film awards 2009
Baby Nivedhita came into the limelight after her amazing performance in the Bhramaram and Kanakanmani. And for both these movies, she received the Kerala State Awards. She is known as one of the top Malayalam child artists of all time. She has worked in many movies, such as Moz & Cat (2009), Azhagiya Thamizh Magan(2007), Bhramaram (2009), and Innathe Chintha Vishayam (2008).
#3. Baby Akshara
Born: Yet to be Updated
Place: Kannur, Kerala
Years Active: 2014-Present
Awards: Asianet Television awards 2016 – Best Child Artist, Kerala Film Critics Association Awards 2019 – Best Child Artist, Kerala Film Critics Association Awards 2017 – Best Child Artist, 2nd Asianet comedy awards for Best child artist
In recent days, Baby Akshara is known as one of the best child artists in India. Her recent role in the Adupuliyattam was very much appreciated by the audiences and it won many awards. Within a short time frame, she works in many films and TV shows. Some of her popular movies and TV shows are, Hello Namasthe, Mathai Kuzhappakkaranalla, Karuthamuthu (TV show), and Laughing Villa Season 2 (TV show).
#4. Sanoop Santhosh (Master Sanoop)
Born: 12 December 2003
Place: Poonoor, Kozhikode, Kerala
Years Active: 2012-Present
Awards: Kerala Film Critics Association Awards, 2013 Kerala State Film Awards, South Indian International Movie Awards, 2013 Kerala State Film Awards
Sanoop Santhosh, also known as Master Sanoop is another popular Malayalam child artist. In 2013, he started his career as a child artist in the Philips and the Monkey Pen, a Malayalam children’s movie. The film was a super-hit movie and made Sanoop Santhosh’s career. Apart from this, he also works in many other Malayalam movies, such as Johny Johny Yes Papa (2018), Philips and the Monkey Pen (2013), Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol (2017), and Jo and The Boy (2015).
#5. Baby Anikha
Born: 27 November 2004
Place: Manjeri, Kerala, India
Years Active: 2010- Present
Awards: JFW Movie Awards, Kerala State Film Awards, Asianet Film Awards
We can’t complete the Malayalam child actress list without including Baby Anikha. She worked in both Malayalam and Tamil films. She started her career with the Malayalam film Kadha Thudarunnu (2010). Apart from this, she gives some amazing performances in many Tamil movies such as Viswasam (2019) and Yennai Arindhaal (2015). Besides movies, Baby Anikha also works in several web series like Queen (2019). This web series received many awards and made Baby Anikha famous.
#6. Taruni Sachdev
Born: 14 May 1998
Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: 14 May 2012
Years Active: 2003-2012
Awards: Not Updated
Taruni Sachdev is another top Malayalam child artist. In 2004, she made an amazing debut with the Vellinakshatram film which made her popular. In the same year, she acted in the Sathyam movie which was one of the best movies during her career. Unfortunately, in 2012, she died in the Agni Air Dornier 228 crash near Jomsom Airport in Nepal. Her mother also died in the same accident. Vetri Selvan was her last movie which was released in 2014, after two years of her death. During her small career, she gave many super hit movies such as Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? (2008), Vellinakshatram (2004), Vetri Selvan (2014) and Paa (2009).
#7. Esther Anil
Born: 27 August 2001
Place: Wayanad, Kerala, India
Years Active: 2010-Present
Awards: Kerala Film Critics Association Awards- Best Child Artist, Santosham Film Awards- Best Child Artist
Esther Anil works in many Tamil and Malayalam films. In 2010, she debuted her career with the Nallavan movie. In 2013, she worked in the drama-thriller film Drishyam that made her popular. Some of her best works include Sakudumbam Shyamala (2010), Mullassery Madhavan Kutty Nemom P. O. (2011), Njanum Ente Familiyum (2012), and so on.
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Malayalam child artists are famous for their excellent acting skills. Whether it’s an emotional scene or a funny scene, they are perfectly fit for the role. Here are the top 7 Malayalam child actors and actresses who will surely catch your attention.