Gone are those days, when Malayalam actors were confined to Mollywood alone. With time, the barriers to other industries have melted and Malayalam actors now, have huge a demand in the other states as well.
In fact, Malayalam films and actors are winning fans from other states. Here, we are listing some of the Malayalam actors, who have got a huge fane base in states outside Kerala, as well. Read on..
In fact, he is one such Malayalam actor, who won the hearts of the people from other South Indian states, in the 1990s itself. Over the years, he made his presence felt in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi film industries and the actor is a hugely popular star, especially in Tamil Nadu. In the past, his dubbed versions of films like Oru CBI Diarykutippu, Samrajyam etc., went on to be big hits.
Mohanlal won the hearts of people from the other states with his Malayalam films itself. He has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Kannada films. Recently, two of his Telugu films got released, which simply boosted his popularity in Tollywood. His latest release Pulimurugan is all set to be dubbed in to Telugu and that is a definite sign of his growing fan base.
Dulquer Salmaan has acted only in one Tamil movie, so far. The film OK Kanmani was made in Telugu as well. But, with this single film, he made a statement in both the industries. The actor has a huge fan base, especially in Tamil Nadu, with his Malayalam films also performing pretty well in theatres of the state.
Nivin Pauly, the name became much popular in South India, with his film Premam. The movie created waves and the film made him a popular face pan South India. He has a huge fan base in Tamil Nadu and his upcoming Tamil film is one of the most-awaited ones.
Well, nothing much has to be said about this actor. With his acting skills, good looks and knowledge about films, he has won fans outside Kerala as well. He is hugely popular in Kollywood and Bollywood. The actor is all set with his third film in Bollywood, which has been titled as Naam Shabana.
Apart from the above mentioned actors, the yesteryear Malayalam stars like Shankar and Rahman had a huge fan base in Tamil Nadu. Especially Rahman, who was a big star back then.
Actor Jayaram too, made a mark in Tamil film industry and has acted in good number of films as a hero, before stepping to supporting roles. Recently, Unni Mukundan made his debut in Tollywood with the movie Janatha Garage, which has made him a popular face in Telugu film industry.
Well, this is a good sign for the Malayalam film industry. The popularity of Malayalam film actors in other states would help to expand the audiences for Malayalam films also. Films like Premam, Kali, Oppam, Pulimurgan, Charlie etc., went on to fetch good collections in regions outside Kerala.