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The 'Controversial' Actors Of Malayalam Cinema

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Malayalam Cinema Industry has always been famous not only for the classic movies; but also for the controversies which involved the leading actors. Malayalam actors are always the hot topics of gossip columns, with both their personal and professional lives. Most of the times, the controversies will generate from their personal life and relationships; but rarely, the issues has been originated from public platforms too.

It is doubtless that the audience and media are very much interested in the personal lives of the actors. Even a small development in an actor's life, especially their relationships and breakups, are the most celebrated topics. Sometimes, such curiosities has crossed the limits; which led to the displeasure of the actors.

Malayalam cinema industry has seen some big controversies in the recent past. Jagathy Sreekumar's revelation about his illegitimate daughter and the actor's accident, Swetha Menon's delivery filming controversy, Ananya's marriage controversy, Dileep-Manju Warrier divorce controversy, Dileep-Kavya fake marriage news, controversies regarding the name of Prithviraj's daughter etc are some of the most talked about controversies about Malayalam movie stars in recent past.

The actors like Jagathy Sreekumar, Swetha Menon, Prithviraj, Kavya Madhavan, Ganesh Kumar etc has always topped in the list of the most controversial Malayalam actors. In most of the cases, a small incident was developed into a big controversies, with the interference of the mass media; especially social networking sites.

Here is the list of the most controversial actors of Malayalam Cinema

Jagathy Sreekumar

The super-talented actor first created headlines when he was accused for the Vithura Gangrape Case, in which he was later revealed to be innocent. Jagathy shocked the public and media with his revelation about his illegitimate daughter Sreelakshmi, in a famous chat show. The actor later met with an accident and is bed-ridden now.

Swetha Menon

Swetha Menon first entered the controversies with her act in the Kamasutra Condom ad. The actress then hit the headlines when she agreed to film her delivery live, for the Blessy directed movie Kalimannu. Swetha then became a hot topic, when she accused M P Peethambara Kurupp, for misbehaving with her in a public event.


The talented young actor was always a hot topic for the media. Prithviraj has always made headlines with his courage and outspoken nature. The actor first created controversy by filming for director Vinayan's Sathyam, during the period of the actors strike organised by AMMA. Prithvi then became a hot topic, with his sudden marriage and an interview, which was aired in Asianet channel. The actor recently entered into another controversy regarding his daughter's name.

Kavya Madhavan

The actress has always been the subject of controversies, for her personal life. Kavya's relationship with co-actor Dileep and her marriage and immediate divorce with Nishal Chandra was hot topics in the gossip columns. A popular Malayalam daily even coined Kavya as the 'other woman' who is responsible for Dileep-Manju Warrier divorce; even after the actress bitterly denied the rumors about her romantic link-up with Dileep.


'Janapriya Nayakan' Dileep is another controversy prey of Mollywood. The actor made headlines by his marriage with popular actress Manju Warrier. His revelation about his displeasure over his wife continuing her acting career also raised eyebrows. Dileep later entered into controversies with the rumours about his relationship with fellow actress Kavya Madhavan; but both the actors strongly denied the reports. Dileep-Manju Warrier divorce news is the most recent subject of controversy.

Manju Warrier

The hot favorite actress shocked the public and made huge controversies with her sudden marriage with co-star Dileep at the age of 18, and her retirement from 4 year long acting career. The actress again made controversies with her decision to resume the acting career and divorce proceedings with husband Dileep.


The bubbly actress became a prey of controversies with her engagement and marriage to businessman Anjaneyan. The actress married her fiance without the consent of her parents. Ananya's parents were against her relationship with Anjaneyan, as he was a divorcee. The actress became a prey of social media attacks after her sudden marriage.

Ganesh Kumar

The actor-politician was always a subject of controversies for both his personal and political lives. Ganesh's wife Yamini Thankachi has accused him for infidelity domestic violence and filed police complaint against the actor. Ganesh later divorced Yamini and is remarried now.


The versatile actor became a hot topic in gossip columns when his ex-wife Prasannakumari filed a complaint against him for infidelity and domestic violence. The actor alleged that his wife cheated on him and treated him as a cash cow. Saikumar later divorced Prasannakumari and remarried actress Bindu Panicker.

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