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12 Young And Promising Malayalam Actors You Should Follow

The Malayalam film industry is also called Mollywood and it’s based in Kerala, India. Malayalam film industry is the 5th biggest industry in India. The 1st Malayalam movie, ‘Vigathakumaran’ was released in 1930. The Malayalam film industry always gives opportunities to newcomers. Many of them also work in other film industries, including Tamil, Telugu, and even Bollywood. Here is a list of 12 new Malayalam actors with their detailed information. 

New Malayalam Actors list

  1. Nivin Pauly
  2. Mohanlal
  3. Fahadh Faasil
  4. Dulquer Salmaan
  5. Prithviraj Sukumaran
  6. Aju Varghese
  7. Mammootty
  8. Tovino Thomas
  9. Kunchacko Boban
  10. Neeraj Madhav
  11. Asif Ali
  12. Sreenath Bhasi

#1. Nivin Pauly

new Malayalam actors

Born: 11 October 1984

Place: Aluva, Kerala, India

Years Active: 2010-present

Spouse(s): Rinna Joy ​(m. 2010)

Awards: Kerala State Film Awards, Filmfare Awards South, South Indian International Movie Awards

Nivin Pauly is the newest iconic hero of Malayalam cinema. With a natural charm and fitness, he won fans’ hearts. Some of his best works include Jacobinte Swargarajyam, Tattathin Marayathu, Premam. However, he will always be remembered for his excellent acting in the Oru Vadakkan Selfie movie. During his career, Nivin Pauly has won three Filmfare State awards and two Kerala State Film Awards. 

#2. Mohanlal

new Malayalam actor Mohanlal

Born: 21 May 1960

Place: Elanthoor, Kerala, India

Years Active: 1978-present

Spouse(s): Suchitra Mohanlal ​(m. 1988)

Awards: National Film Award for Best Actor, Filmfare Award for Best Actor, Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor

Mohanlal was born on 21st May 1960. He started his career as a village actor and has now become one of the most outstanding Malayalam new generation actors. Apart from Malayalam films, we also see his superb acting skills in Telegu, Kanada, Tamil, and even Bollywood film industry. This versatile actor has won five National Film Awards along with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. 

#3. Fahadh Faasil

malayalam new hero

Born: 8 August 1982

Place: Alappuzha, Kerala, India

Years Active: 2002,2009-present

Spouse(s): Nazriya Nazim ​(m. 2014)

Awards: National Film Awards (2017), Kerala State Film Awards (2011, 2014, 2020)

With his comeback with the Chappa Kurishu movie, Fahadh Faasil has become one of the most talented young heroes in the Malayalam film industry.  He received the Kerala State Best Actor because of this movie. Some of his top characters such as Arjun of Chappa Kurishu, Dr. Arun of Diamond Necklace, Jeevan of Immanuel, and Cyril of 22 Female Kottayam are highly appreciated by the audiences. 

#4. Dulquer Salmaan

Dulquer Salmaan

Born: 28 July 1986

Place: Cochin, Kerala, India

Years Active: 2012-present

Spouse(s): Amal Sufiya ​(m. 2011)

Awards: South Indian International Movie Awards, Asianet Film Awards, Kerala State Film Award

We include Dulquer Salmaan in the new Malayalam actors list. He started his career with the Second Show movie and audiences liked the movie a lot. He has already given 20 blockbuster movies and we expect much from this talented new actor. Arjun of Bangalore Days, Faizal of Ustad Hotel, Adithya of OK Kanmani, Johns of ABCD is typically new generation characters that you could find in today’s society. He has won many awards during his career, including the State Best Actor Award for the picture Charlie in 2016.

#5. Prithviraj Sukumaran

malayalam new generation actor

Born: 16 October 1982

Place: Thiruvananthapuram, Tamil Nadu

Years Active: 2002-present

Spouse(s): Supriya Menon ​(m. 2011)

Awards: Kerala State Film Award, Asianet Film Award for Most Popular Film

After acting in movies like Alice, Ennu Ninte Moideen, and James, Prithviraj Sukumaran now becomes the new romantic hero in the Malayalam film industry.  His movies like Amar Akbar Antony, Alice, James give him a place on the list of new generation heroes. On top of this, his character as Amar in the Amar Akbar Antony movie shows the ideal character of one who lives in Ernakulam. This super actor has already won two Kerala Best Actor Awards. 

#6. Aju Varghese

new Malayalam actors

Born: 11 January 1985

Place: Tiruvalla, Kerala, India

Years Active: 2010-present

Spouse(s): Augustina ​(m. 2014)

Awards: 3rd South Indian International Movie Awards, Asianet Comedy Awards

With his latest movie Thattathin Marayathu, Aju Varghese has become a part of the most talented new Malayalam actors. He has done some excellent characters that will remain him forever in the fans’ hearts. His movies like Adi Kapyare Koottamani, Oru Vadakkan Selfie, Om Shanthi Oshaana are examples of diverse characters that he has taken up. 

#7. Mammootty

new malayalam actors list

Born: 7 September 1951

Place: Chandiroor, Travancore-Cochin (now Kerala), India

Years Active: 1971-present

Spouse(s): Sulfate ​(m. 1979)

Awards: Padma Shri, National Film Award for Best Actor, Kerala State Film Award

During his career, Muhammad Kutty Panaparambil Ismail, popularly known as Mammootty has appeared in more than 400 Malayalam movies. After marking himself a successful actor in the 1980s, he has appeared in the New Delhi (1987) movie which was one of the best movies of his career. Some of his other films are Shikari (2012), Mounam Sammadham (1990). Besides Malayalam movies, he also worked in Telugu, and Bollywood movies. Apart from this, Mammootty has also acted in the Indian English film, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (2000). He has won 13 Filmfare South Awards, 7 Kerala State Film Awards, and 3 National Film Awards for Best Actor. 

#8. Tovino Thomas

Tovino Thomas malayalam new hero

Born: 21 January 1989

Place: Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India

Years Active: 2012-present

Spouse(s): Lidiya Tovino ​(m. 2014)

Awards: South Indian International Movie Awards, Filmfare Awards South

Tovino Thomas is an Indian actor, director, and producer who mainly appear in Malayalam and Tamil films. In 2012, he started his career with the Malayalam film Prabhuvinte Makkal. However, his remarkable success comes with the 7th Day (2014), and ABCD ( 2013) films. Besides, for his amazing performance in the Ennu Ninte Moideen (2015) movie, Tovino Thomas has won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. On top of this, he is also honored with Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his acting in Mayanadi (2017) and Kerala Film Critics Association Award. 

#9. Kunchacko Boban

malayalam new generation actor Kunchacko Boban

Born: 2 November 1976

Place: Alappuzha, Kerala, India

Years Active: 1981 (Child Artist), 1997-present

Spouse(s): Priya Ann Samuel ​(m. 2005)

Awards: Kerala State Film Award

Kunchacko Boban, popularly known as the moniker Chackochan has become an integral part of the Malayalam film industry for the last couple of years. He has appeared in more than 90 Malayalam movies. Kunchacko started his career as a child artist with the Dhanya (1981) movie. When he becomes an adult, he 1st appears in the romantic drama Aniyathipraavu which was the highest-grossing Malayalam movie till then. He has received many awards during his career, including the Kerala State Film Award and now he is a member of the Kunchacko family. We include Kunchacko Boban in the list of top new Malayalam actors. 

#10. Neeraj Madhav

malayalam new actor

Born: 26 March 1990

Place: Kozhikode district, Kerala, India

Years Active: 2013-present

Spouse(s): Deepthi Janardhan ​(m. 2018)

Awards: North American Film Awards, Asianet Film Awards

Neeraj Madhav is a well-known actor, dancer, and rapper and continuously works in Malayalam movies.  He is mostly popular for his role as Moosa Rehman in The Family Man web series. Some of his best work includes Oru Mexican Aparatha (2017), Sapthamashree Thaskaraha (2014), Adi Kapyare Kootamani (2015), and Oru Vadakkan Selfie (2015). He has won many awards during his career. For instance, in 2015, he won the New Sensation in Acting (Male) for performance in various movies. In 2018, he won the Best Star Pair Awards for his amazing on-screen chemistry with Paippin Chuvattile Pranayam. 

#11. Asif Ali

Actor Asif Ali

Born: 4 February 1986

Place: Karikode, Thodupuzha,. idukki, Kerala, India

Years Active: 2009-present

Awards: Asianet Film Awards, Toronto international South Asian film awards, Vanitha Film Awards

The 35 years actor started his career with the Ritu(2009) movie. He appeared in many blockbuster movies such as Ozhimuri, Anuraga Karikkin Vellam, Sunday Holiday. Apart from this, his movie Honey Bee is one of the major hits in 2015 and the movie has won the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues. 

#12. Sreenath Bhasi

new malayalam hero

Born: 29 May 1988

Place: Kochi, Kerala, India

Years Active: 2011-present

Spouse(s): Reethu Zachariah ​(m. 2016)

Awards: Yet to be Updated

Sreenath Bhasi first worked as a Radio Jockey in Red FM 93.5. Later he joined the Malayalam film industry and became one of the youth icons in Kerala. Because of his amazing and unique acting skills, he has appeared in many Malayalam movies. His characters like Arun of Pranayam, Kallumekkayas of Ustad Hotel, Sunny Jose Prakash of Da Thadiya, and Perumbavoor Anto of the Masala Republic will always be remembered by the audiences. Besides acting, he sang many songs, including Mathayichan, Oh, My Panchasara, Pakalin Vathil, Kanda Kanda, and so forth. 


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Malayalam actors are multitalented. Whether it’s an emotional role or comedy character they will do it perfectly. Here we have prepared a list of 12 new Malayalam actors who will definitely rule the industry in the future.

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