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Boldest Actresses Of Malayalam Cinema

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Malayalam cinema industry is highly popular for its excellent film makers and amazing acting talents. The industry has always been in the limelight with the extra-ordinary movies, which can be doubtlessly termed as classics. Malayalam movies stand out of the Indian movie platform, with the movies which deals with extremely realistic subjects, unlike the other languages movies, which deals with the commercial movies.

Another specialty of Malayalam movie industry is the amazing actresses who equally exhibit the looks and acting skills. The industry has a huge range of actresses who has performed some iconic characters with par excellence; while compared to the other language actresses. Malayalam language movies are widely popular for the importance given to the actresses; unlike the other Indian language movies.

There are some popular Malayalam actresses who mesmerized the audience with their willingness to take up any characters, without being conscious about the image. The audience use to call them bold; as they will go upto any extent for the perfection of the roles they play. This quality makes them different from the typical Mollywood heroines, who prefer the roles which illustrate them as the girl-next-door, who simply appears in the movies to romance the lead actor.

Here is the list of 10 boldest actresses, who broke the conventional heroine image of Malayalam cinema. Each of them is gorgeous, highly talented and hard working. Check the slides to know the 10 actresses who entered the list...


The veteran actress can be considered as the ever bold actress of Malayalam cinema. Jayabharathi showed the courage to play an elderly woman who seduces a teenager, in Padmarajan's erotic classic Rathinirvedham. Jayabharathi was the heroine who broke the conventional heroine image of Malayalam cinema with her courage to accept any kind of characters.


Sheela was considered as the ideal heroine of Mollywood. She was an actress who mostly played a perfect lover or wife in most of the movies. The actress totally stunned the audience with her sudden bold acts in the popular movies Eetta, in which she played a seductress and Sharapanjaram, in which she played a cheating wife.


Seema made her acting debut with Avalude Raavukal, directed by her husband I V Sasi, in which she played a young prostitute. The actress made the audience awestruck with her super bold performance in the movie. Seema slowly changed her bold image with her girl-next-door act in some popular family dramas.


Unnimary was the boldest actress of Malayalam cinema in 80's. The actress mostly played a seductress or cheating wife in most of the movies and was a common face in most of the popular movies. Unnimary slowly changed her base into character roles and gradually disappeared from cinemas.

Silk Smitha

The dark, wide-eyed Dravidian beauty broke all conventional heroine concepts of South Indian cinema. Smitha started her career as a junior artist; but later raised into the status of highest paid actress of South India, with her killer looks. She played the lead roles in some popular movies including Layanam; but later got stereotyped with seductress roles.

Suparna Anand

Suparna Anand made her acting debut at the age of 16, with the ultimate bold role in the period-drama Vaishali. The actress delivered a breath-taking performance as the title charactrer Vaishali, a courtesan who tries seduces Muni Rishyasringa and falls in love with him. She made another stunning act as a girl who falls in love with a gandharva, in the movie Njan Gandharvan, directed by Padmarajan.

Remya Nambeesan

Remya Nambeesan was an almost forgotten actress, who was  getting stereotyped with the character roles. The actress, who went through a complete makeover, shocked the audience with her lip lock and intimate scenes with Fahadh Faasil, in the movie Chappa Kurishu. Remya then made headlines with her item dance in the  movie Bachelor Party.

Swetha Menon

Swetha Menon is a synonym of boldness for the Malayali audience. The actress first shocked the audience with her super bold avathar in the Kamasutra condom ad. Swetha then grabbed attention with her mercury-raising acts in the movies Rathinirvedam, which was a remake of a classic movie of the same name, Kayam, Paleri Manikyam: Oru Paathirakolapathakathinte Katha etc.

Honey Rose

Honey Rose, another actress who failed to stay in the limelight with her initial movies, made a strong comeback with her bold act in the movie Trivandrum Lodge. The actress made a difference by grabbing attention for her portrayal of bold characters; instead of skin show. Honey then made headlines with her lip lock and intimate scenes with Murali Gopy in the movie One By Two.


Lena, the actress who proved her mettle with a bunch of strong roles, stunned the audience with her super bold act in the movie Ayaal. The actress, who was getting stereotyped with the supporting roles, raised eyebrows with her willingness to do intimate scenes for the movie.

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