Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil, & Other Malayalam Actors Who Debuted In The Last Decade


Dulquer Salmaan, Fahad Faasil, Nivin Pauly & many other actors have managed to create a splash with their impressive acting in the last decade. Here's the list.

Written By Nikhil Pandey | Mumbai | Updated On:
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A small little State in the southern end of India, Kerala, has given many talents in the film industry. With more than 100 movies a year, Mollywood is known for its path-breaking cinema. Here is a list of actors, who made a mark in the last decade in Mollywood, with their acting chops and smart movie choices. Have a look. 

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Malayalam actors debuted in the last decade 

Nivin Pauly 

The popular Malayalam actor made his Mollywood debut with Vineeth Srinivasan's Malarvadi Arts Club. The movie, released in 2009, managed to catch the attention of the moviegoers with his sincere and honest performances. In a decade long acting career, Nivin Pauly has featured in some of the biggest hits of the decade like Premam, 1983, Ohm Shanthi Oshaana, Bangalore Days, among others. 


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Dulquer Salmaan 

The son of legendary actor Mammootty, Dulquer Salmaan made his celluloid debut with Srinath Rajendran's Second Show. The movie, that released in 2012, went in thin air, making Dulquer Salmaan a face in the crowd. In a short span, the actor has managed to encaptivate the hearts of the audiences with his performance in movies like Bangalore Days, Charlie, ABCD: American Born Confused Desi, among others. 

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Fahadh Faasil

The elder son of the legendary director Faazil, Fahad Faazil, made an unconventional debut with a segment in anthology, Kerala Cafe. Debuted in 2009, Fahad Faasil has proved his acting mettle with movies like Chaappa Kurish, Friday, Amen, Thondimuthalum Drikshakshiyum, among others. 


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Nazriya Nazim 

Before making her Mollywood debut, Nazriya Nazim was known for her anchoring skills. The popular Malayalam actor, who made her acting debut with Revathy S. Verma's Maad Dad, has featured in a slew of hit films like Neram, Bangalore Days, Ohm Shanthi Oshaana, Koode, among others. 


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Aishwarya Lekshmi 

Doctor by profession, Aishwarya Lekshmi made her celluloid debut with Althaf Salim's Njandukalude Nattil Oridevela. Playing the role of Rachel, the actor impressed the movie-goers with her acting chops. After her impressive debut, the Mollywood actor has featured in a slew of Malayalam movies like Varathan, Mayaanadhi, Vijay Superum Pournamiyum, among others. 


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Tovino Thomas 

Tovino Thomas made his celluloid debut by playing the role of a politician in Martin Parkkat's ABCD: American Born Confused Desi. After an impressive debut, the actor went on to work in movies like Guppy, Ezra, Godha, Theevandi, Mayaanadhi, among others. Touted to be the next big thing in Mollywood, Tovino has a slew of movies in his kitty. 

Nithya Menen 

Nithya Menen, who made her Bollywood debut with R. Balki's Mission Mangal, made her acting debut with a segment in Malayalam movie, Kerala Cafe. In a short span of 10 years, the actor has proliferated to all South Indian film industries. With a slew of movies in the making, Nithya Menen is one of the sought after actors of Mollywood. 

Other notable Malayalam movie debutants of the last decade:

  • Nimisha Sajayan 
  • Soubin Sahir
  • Shane Nigam 
  • Rajisha Vijayan 
  • Madonna Sebastian 

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