The legendary Malayalam film actor Mammootty and his son Dulquer Salmaan have now become the heartthrobs of Malayalam cinema. Mammootty has won three National Film Awards for Best Actor, seven Kerala State Film Awards and thirteen Film fare Awards South. In 1998, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Shri for his contributions to the arts. Dulquer debuted through the movie Second Show in 2012, later, the movies Ustaad Hotel, Bangalore Days, Theevram, ABCD, and Vikramadithyan brought him more acclaim. The 2015 film Charlie won him a State Award.
Mohanlal, is a Malayalam film actor, producer, and occasional singer. He was debuted through the romance movie Manjil Virinja Pookkal in 1980, in which he played the villain. Mohanlal has received five National Film Awards and the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri. In 2009, he became the first actor to be awarded the honorary rank of Lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army. His son Pranav is appearing in the lead role in Jeethu Joseph’s upcoming film Aadhi.
Sukumaran, a superstar of the Malayalam cinema in the 1970s and 80s. In 1978, he won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in M. T. Vasudevan Nair’s Bandhanam. Prithviraj debuted through the movie Nandanam in 2002. Prithviraj, Malayalam film actor, playback singer and producer best known for his work in Malayalam films. Prithviraj has got three State Awards for the films Vaasthavam, Indian Rupee, Celluloid, and Ayalum Njanum (Tamil).
Sreenivasan, Malayalam film actor, screenwriter, director and producer known for his work in Malayalam cinema. His film Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala won a National Award in 1998. His son Vineeth has also followed the same way. He is a famous young actor, director, scriptwriter, and playback singer in Malayalam.
Indrajith, son of the famous Malayalam film actor Sukumaran and brother of Prithviraj is one of the most talented artists in the contemporary Malayalam cinema. Indrajith debuted through the movie Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan in 2002, he has also starred in a few Hindi, Tamil and Telugu films.
The famous and accomplished Malayalam film actor Jayaram has many films to his credit. He has won two Kerala State Film Awards, three Film fare Awards for Best Actor, and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award. In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contribution towards the arts. His son Kalidas Jayaram came to the industry through the picture Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal as the son of Jayaram. He won a National Award in 2003 for his performance in the film Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum. Poomaram (2017) is his first Malayalam film in a leading role.
Dhyan, son of the famous Malayalam film actor Sreenivasan and brother of Vineeth Sreenivasan is one of the most talented artists in the contemporary Malayalam cinema. He debuted through the 2013 film Thira directed by his elder brother Vineeth.
Suresh Gopi, is Malayalam film actor, politician, and singer who has starred in over 200 Malayalam films. He has won National Film Awards for Best Actor (Kaliyattam in 1998). His son Gokul debuted through the movie Mudhugauv in 2016.
Maniyanpilla Raju is a famous Malayalam film actor and producer, his movies like Vandanam, Sarvakalashala, Pinnilavu, Kireedam, Spadikam, Aey Auto and Minnaram brought him more acclaim. His son Niranj debuted through the movie Black Butterfly in 2013.
A brilliant Malayalam film actor of the 1980s and 1990s, Ratheesh has many successful Malayalam films to his credit like Rajavinte Makan, Aayiram Kannukal, Ee Nadu, Oru Mukham Pala Mukham, and Commissioner. His son Padmaraj made his debut with Deepu Karunakaran’s Fireman (2015), in which he played a negative role.