50 Popular Malayalam Actress Names That Everyone Should Know

Nishtha Dixit
Feb 16, 2024 By Nishtha Dixit
Originally Published on Apr 17, 2023
Edited by Shadiya Ahammad
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Malayalam actresses are regarded as extremely talented actors who have made their mark in the world of movies.

Like other male actors, Malayalam female actors have made their mark across the world. This is a reason that most of these female actors are also working in movies made in other languages as well.

Read on to know more about Malayalam actress photos and other important details.

Malayalam Movie Actress Names

The most popular South Indian Actresses belonging to Mollywood are listed below in this list.

  • Parvathi Thiruvothu is a popular Malayalam actress, born on April 7, 1988, in Kozhikode, who mainly appears in Malayalam and Tamil movies. Her first debut Malayalam film was 'Out Of Syllabus', released in 2006.
  • Charmila is a Malayalam actress who primarily works in Malayalam cinema. The Malayalam actress was born on October 2, 1974, in Chennai, Tamilnadu. She entered the film industry from her film 'Oyilattam'.
  • Swathi Ryedd is a Malayalam actress who especially works in Malayalam along with Tamil and Telugu films. She was born on April 19, 1987, and started her career in the film 'Danger'. One of the most famous Malayalam actresses.
  • Meera Jasmine, whose real name is Jasmine Mary Joseph, is another well-known Malayalam actress born in Thiruvalla, Kerala. She first came to public attention from her movie 'Soothradharan'. One of the popular Malayalam actresses.
  • Nithya Menen is a Malayalam actress and singer born on April 8, 1989, in Kerala. The actress works in Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil cinemas. She debuted as a child artist in an English film 'The Monkey, Who Knew Too Much.' One of the noted female actors in Malayalam movies.
  • Miya George, an actress whose real name is 'Gimi George', was born on January 28, 1992, in Dombivli. The actress started her career with her appearance in television shows and short films. Her first Malayalam film was 'Chettayees'.
  • Nazriya Nazim, an actress, and producer, was born on December 20, 1994, in Thiruvananthapuram. Before stepping foot into the film industry, she started her career as a TV anchor. She came into the limelight with her debut Malayalam movie 'Maad Dad'.
  • Amala Paul, born on October 26, 1992, the actress primarily works in Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu cinemas. She became notable after playing the title role in 'Mynaa' after so many failures. She is one of the noted female actors in Malayalam movies.-
  • Anu Sithara started her career as a child artist in 'Pottas Bomb' (2013). Born on August 19, 1995, in Kerala, the actress got nominated for many awards and became the winner of some awards like Asiavision Awards, and Vanitha Film Awards. One of the most popular Malayalam actresses.
  • Manjima Mohan is an Indian actress who made appearance in both Tamil and Malayalam movies. The actress was born on March 11, 1993. The actress started her career as a child artist. Later, she became popular with the Malayalam film 'Oru Vadakkan'.
  • Aishwarya Lekshmi started her acting debut with the film 'Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela'. The actress primarily worked in Malayalam and Tamil cinemas and was born on September 7, 1990, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. One of the most popular Malayalam actresses
  • Namitha Pramod, born on September 19, 1996, in Trivandrum, Kerala, the actress came to public attention with the Malayalam film 'Traffic'.
  • Aparna Balamurali is another South Indian actress and playback singer born on September 11, 1995, in Thrissur, Kerala. The actress got noticed by audiences with her first Malayalam film 'Yathra Thudarunnu' (2013).

Malayalam Old Actress Names

Read on for some of the popular Malayalam old actress names: -

  • Urvashi was born on January 25, 1969, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, the actress's real name is Kavitha Ranjini. This Malayalam and Tamil actress also works as a dubbing artist, television host, scriptwriter, and producer. Her first debut film was 'Viduranna Mottukal', in which she was a child artist.
  • K.P.A.C Lalitha, a cinema and theater actress whose real name is Maheshwari Amma, began her career with a theater named K.P.A.C. Her first movie was 'Koottukudumbam'. In her five decades of career, she appeared in more than 550 films.
  • Sharada, a Mollywood actress and a politician received three National Awards. Born on June 25, 1945, in Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, this actress started her career with a Telugu film named 'Kanyasulkam'. One of the most popular Malayalam actresses.
  • Sheela, born Clara Abraham in a Syro Malabar Catholic Nasrani family, came into the limelight with her first Malayalam movie 'Bhagya Jathakam.' The actress holds the Guinness Book of World Records along with Prem Nazir for working together in 107 films.
  • Jayabharati, the Mollywood actress, was born on June 28, 1954, in Tamil Nadu. The actress made her debut in the Malayalam film 'Penmakkal'. One of the most popular Malayalam actresses
  • Madhavi, born on September 14, 1962, at Eluru, was one of the leading actresses of South Indian cinema. The actress's real name was Kanaka Vijayalakshmi, she appeared in approximately 300 films in her 17-year career span.
  • Seema, whose real name is Shanthakumari Nambiar, was born on May 22, 1957. The actress contributed her performance in 260 Malayalam movies and many Tamil, Kannada, and Hindi movies. The actress came into the limelight with her movie 'Avalude Ravukal' in Malayalam movies.
  • Srividya, also known as Sreevidya, was born on July 24, 1953. She made her debut as a child artist in the Tamil film 'Thiruvarutchelvar' and worked in 850 films in her career of 40 years.
  • Kaviyoor Ponnamma is an old Mollywood actress who was often called the Mother of all actors. Born on September 10, 1945, at Thiruvalla, she made her first appearance in her first movie 'Kudumbini'.
  • Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, a South Indian actress and a classical dancer, belongs from Bangalore, Karnataka. The actress came to public notice with her first Malayalam film 'Arayannangalude Veedu'. One of the most popular Malayalam actresses.
  • Amala Akkineni was born on 12 September 1967. She started her acting career in the Tamil film 'Mythili Ennai Kaathali'. One of the most popular Malayalam actresses
  • Lakshmi, whose real name is Yaragudipadi Venkata Mahalakshmi, was born on 13 December 1952. The actress became notable after her debut Tamil film 'Sri Valli.'
  • Manju Warrier is one of the best Malayalam Actresses, born on September 10, 1978, in Kanyakumari. At the age of 17, she made her debut in 'Sakshyam', released in 1995. Also, the only Malayalam actress who continuously won Filmfare Awards South four times.
  • Navyaa Nair, another Mollywood actress in the list of Malayalam actresses, was born on October 14, 1985. The actress entered into the film industry with her movie 'Ishtam.'
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Malayalam Serial Actresses from TV

Here are names of some of the leading Malayalam actresses from TV: -

  • Seema G.Nair is a South Indian actress, born on May 21, 1968, who appears in Malayalam movies and TV series. She started her career as a theater artist, and later she entered the serial industry too.
  • Rekha Ratheesh is a Malayalam actress from Indian television. The actress became popular for her role of Padippura Veettil Padmavathy in 'Parasparam'.
  • Sruthy Surendran is an Indian actress working in the Malayalam film and television industry. She started her career from the film Sherlock Toms. 'Nokketha Doorathu,' 'Chechiyamma' and 'Seetha' are her popular serials.
  • Gopika Anil is a popular Malayalam actress working in the Television industry. She made her television debut from the show Mangalyaam.
  • Keerthana Anil is a television actress who appeared in Sadanandante Samayam and Padam Onnu Oru Vilapam and is popularly known for these.
  • Karthika Kannan is a Malayalam serial actress well known for her negative roles. 'Devi Mahatmyam', 'Vadhu', 'Amma', and 'Amala' are her popular serials.
  • Sadhika Venugopal is an Indian actress who appears in television and cinema. She started her acting debut in a film named 'Orkut Oru Ormakoottu.'
  • Meera Muralidharan was born on February 19, 1990, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. She was famous for her role as Amma, which was her debut role.
  • Sandra Babu is a Malayalam serial actress born in Kasaragod, Kerala, on January 4, 1998. The actress made her debut in the serial 'Makkal'.
  • Avanthika Mohan, whose real name is Priyanka Mohan, was born on June 18, 1990. She started her career as a film actress but later entered the serials industry. Her first serial was 'Atmasakhi'.
  • Dona Anna is a rising Malayalam actress and anchor. She received widespread popularity from her role as Anupama in the serial 'Kanyadhanam'.
  • Vindhuja Vikraman was born on January 27, 1993, appears in Malayalam and Tamil daily soap operas. Mayamohini was her first serial, and later she appeared in a comedy show named 'Back Benchers.'
  • Nisha Sarangh is an actress who is well known for her serial Drishyam. However, she came into the limelight for her character as Neelima in the TV sitcom 'Uppum Mulakum'.
  • Meera Vasudev, a movie and TV soap actress, was born on January 29, 1982. She made her debut with a film and later appeared in serials.
  • Jennifer Antony is an Indian actress in Mollywood who also appeared in the Kannada film industry. She also works as a serial artist whose first serial was 'Swathi Muthu'.

New Malayalam Actress Names

Here are some of the popular new Malayalam actress names: -

  • Ankhitha Vinod, also popular as Baby Anikha, is a well-known Malayalam serial actress. She made her debut with a Malayalam film 'Kadha Thudarunnu'.
  • Paarvathy Nair was born on December 5, 1992, made her debut in the film 'Poppins,' released in 2012.
  • Sai Pallavi is a popular Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil actress who debuted as Malar in the Malayalam film 'Preman' in 2015. The actress was born on May 9, 1992, at Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu.
  • Anupama Parameshwaran is a Mollywood actress born on February 18, 1996, in Kerala. She is well known for her entrance into the film industry from her film 'Preman' (2015).
  • Samyuktha Menon, born in Kerala on September 11, 1992, is one of the most popular models and actresses to appear in Malayalam movies. She started her career with the movie 'Popcorn' released in 2016. Her movies include 'Aanum Pennum', 'Vellam', 'Wolf'. she won Kerala Film Critics Award in 2016.
  • Nivetha Thomas is a well-known actress appearing in Mollywood who first came to the audience's attention from her film 'Veruthe Oru Bharya' in which she appeared as a child artist. Born on November 2, 1995, the actress won Kerala State Film Award for the best child artist for her amazing performance in her debut film.
  • Pearle Maaney is an Indian actress who works as a lyricist, YouTuber, and TV presenter. Born on May 28, 1989, the actress also became the first runner-up of the Big Boss Malayalam Season 1.
  • Madonna Sebestian is one of the most popular actresses in Mollywood, making her appearance in Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam movies. Born on October 1, 1992, in Cherupuzha, Kerala, the actress debuted in the Malayalam movie Premam (2015).

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Written by Nishtha Dixit

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Nishtha DixitBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

Nishtha is an experienced SEO writer and editor, with a passion for writing and self-expression. She is currently pursuing an undergraduate major in Literature and Communication and a minor in Political Science from the University of Delhi. Nishtha has completed a certificate master course in English from the British Council and has been appointed as the editor for the bi-monthly magazine of the University of Delhi.

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