Top 60 Hottest Malayalam Actresses You Need to Know in 2022

Malayalam cinema is home to some of the most beautiful actresses in the world. Their unique Kerala sari and pandan leave accents on their gorgeous faces. These ladies light up the screen with their southern beauty, natural elegance, and confidence. These actresses are among the most beautiful people working in the Malayalam film industry today. Whether they are a well-known star or an upcoming actress, all of them have their own unique charm and style that sets them apart from everyone else. Here is a list of the top 60 hottest Malayalam actresses in this article. Check it out!

Top 30 Malayalam Actresses
Top 30 Malayalam Actresses

Keerthy Suresh

Keerthy Suresh is an Indian actress who appears predominantly in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films. She won the National Film Award for Best Actress for portraying actress Savitri in the Telugu film Mahanati (2018). Keerthy has also received three SIIMA Awards, one Filmfare Award South and two Zee Cine Awards.

Date of Birth: 17, October 1992
Debut Film: Geethaanjali (2013)

Wikipedia:Keerthy Suresh

Manju Warrier:

Manju Warrier is an Indian actress, producer, classical dancer and playback singer who primarily appears in Malayalam language films. She has received several awards. Her most well-known movies are Thooval Kottaram (1996), Aaraam Thampuran (1997) Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu (1997), Pathram(1999), Kannezhuthi Pottum Thothtu(1999) How Old Are You?(2014). After marrying actor Dileep she stopped acting but after their divorce she returned to cinema with the critically and commercially successful film How Old Are You?.(2019).

Date of Birth: 10 September 1978
Debut Film: Sakshyam (1995)

Wikipedia:Manju Warrier

Parvathy Thiruvothu:

Parvathy Thiruvothu Kottuvatta is a Malayalam actress who appeared in Tamil and Kannada-language films, as well. She made her debut in the 2006 film Out of Syllabus, which was a Malayalam movie. In order to make her Bollywood debut, she won various awards including the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress.

Date of Birth: 7 April 1988
Debut Film: Out of Syllabus (2006)

Wikipedia:Parvathy Thiruvothu

Nithya Menen:

Nithya Menen is a person who works in film and tv. She has been in more than 50 films and she won 3 Filmfare Awards South for her performance, as well as 2 Nandi Awards. Her first role was when she was 8 years old: The Monkey Who Knew Too Much (1998). Then at 17, 7 O’ Clock came out (2006), which gave her the opportunity to act in melodramatic roles; then two years later Akasha Gopuram came out (2008) followed by Ala Modalaindi(2011) and finally with Tamil movie called Nootrenbadhu(2011). In 2019-2020 Mission Mangal will come out which gives her the chance to work on Hindi movies too!

Date of Birth: 8 April 1989
Debut Film: Akasha Gopuram (2008)

Wikipedia:Nithya Menen

Amala Paul:

Amala Paul is an Indian actress from Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films. She made her Kannada debut in the film Hebbuli opposite Sudeep. After appearing as a supporting role in the Malayalam-language film Neelathamara, Amala starred as Mynaa’s title role which was well received by critics.

Date of Birth: 26 October 1991
Debut Film: Neelathamara (2009)

Wikipedia:Amala Paul


Nayanthara is an actress who predominantly appears in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films. She was the only South Indian female actor to make it on Forbes India’s 2018 Celebrity 100 list with her total earnings credited at ₹ 15.17 crores (US$2 million). Known as a Lady Superstar of South Indian cinema, she has acted in more than 75 films so far.

She made her debut in 2003 with Manassinakkare along with Jayaram before making it big across south India – first appearing alongside Mohanlal for Ayya (2005) and then Lakshmi for 2006’s Telugu release Lakshmi while both were successful ventures among fans. It was no surprise that Vasuki Iyer Louis got noticed after playing the lead role of Puthiya Niyamam’s(2016) crime drama film while Regina James had many appreciating remarks following Rani Raja’ 2013 romantic comedy movie success.

Date of Birth: 18 November 1984
Debut Film: Ayya (2005)


Shweta Menon:

Shweta Menon is a model, actress and television anchor from India. She won the title of Femina Miss India Asia Pacific in 1994. Apart from Malayalam films, she has also acted in Hindi and Telugu productions as well as Tamil films. In addition to this, she participated in Bigg Boss Malayalam Season 1 before winning two Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actress awards.

Date of Birth: 23 April, 1974
Debut Film: Anaswaram (1994)

Wikipedia:Shweta Menon

Namitha Pramod:

Indian actress Namitha Pramod had her debut in the Malayalam film Traffic. She made a super hit appearance in Sound Thoma (2013), Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum (2013) and Vikramadityan (2014). In Chandrettan Evideya, she plays a devoted housewife who is married to an army officer from Kerala. The next year, she played one of three lead actresses with Fahadh Faasil and Tovino Thomas on screen for Amar Akbar Anthony. In 2018, she was seen alongside Mohanlal’s son Prathapachandran as the heroine in Kammara Sambhavam which turned out to be successful at box office & fetched her several accolades including SIIMA Award for Best Actress – Malayalam.

Date of Birth: 19 September 1996
Debut Film: Traffic (2011)

Instagram:@Namitha Pramod
Wikipedia:Namitha Pramod

Bhavana Menon:

Bhavana Menon was born as Karthika Menon. She is an Indian film actress who appears in Malayalam films and a few Kannada and Tamil ones. Bhavana made her acting debut in the 2002 Malayalam movie Nammal, starting with Chitiram Peshutadi (2006) for Tamil, Ontari (2008) for Telugu, Jackie (2010) for Kannada – she has won many awards like Kerala State Film Award, etc.

Date of Birth: 6 June 1986
Debut Film: Nammal (2002)


Kavya Madhavan:

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Kavya Madhavan is a Malayalam film actress, who has acted in more than 75 movies. Her most successful movie was Chandranudikkunna Dikhil (1999) when she played the lead role of an innocent girl caught up in life’s difficulties. She won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress twice; one for her performance in Gaddama (2010) and another one for Perumazhakkalam (2004).

Date of Birth: 19 September 1984
Debut Film: Pookkalam Varavayi (1991)

Instagram:@Kavya Madhavan (Fan Page)
Wikipedia:Kavya Madhavan

Mamta Mohandas:

Mamta Mohandas is an Indian actress, film producer and playback singer who has acted in more than 50 films which include Malayalam movies. She won many awards including two Filmfare Awards South for Best Female Playback Singer in Telugu (2006) and for Best Actress in Tamil (2010). Mamta Mohandas Productions was established by her with the intention of producing quality films.

Date of Birth: 14 November 1984

Debut Film: Mayookham

Wikipedia:Mamta Mohandas

Nazriya Nazim:

Nazriya Nazim is an Indian actress, producer, and television host who has worked in Tamil-Malayalam films. Nazriya began her career as a child actor before emerging as the leading lady of Malayalam cinema following her debut with Palunku (2006). She made a comeback to acting following her marriage with Fahadh Faasil through the 2018 film Koode.

Date of Birth: 20 December 1994

Debut Film: Maad Dad

Wikipedia:Nazriya Nazim

Sai Pallavi:

Sai Pallavi Senthamarai is an Indian dancer and actress. She has starred in the Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam film Premam (2015) for which she was awarded a Filmfare Award. In 2017, she made her debut in Tamil cinema with Diya (2018). Recently Forbes magazine recognized her as one of India’s 30 under 30 individuals 2020. By profession Sai Pallavi Senthamarai is trained doctor having completed MBBS from Tbilisi State Medical University Georgia 2016.

Date of Birth: 9 May 1992

Debut Film: Premam (2015)

Wikipedia:Sai Pallavi

Anupama Parameswaran:

Anupama Parameswaran is an actress who mainly appears in Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil films. She is best known for her debut role as Mary George in the film Premam (2015). Her most popular roles have been Sathamanam Bhavathi, Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi and Rakshasudu.

Anupama’s first release as a lead actress was Premam alongside Nivin Pauly. She had a cameo in James & Alice and later acted in Aa for Telugu films. Anupama then participated in the Telugu remake of Premam with Nithiin and Samantha Ruth Prabhu, followed by appearing alongside Dhanush on Kodi after her debut Tamil film Shatamanam Bhavati which was released earlier the same year. Almost simultaneously she was working on Malayalam releases including Jomonte Suvisheshangal along with Dulquer Salmaan who also starred opposite her as well as Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi starring Ram Pothineni from January 2017 onwards before being given another leading role opposite Sai Dharman Tej on Krishnarjuna Yudham from 2018 until now

Date of Birth: 18 February 1996

Debut Film: Premam


Madonna Sebastian:

Madonna Sebastian is an Indian film actress and singer. She has predominantly worked in the Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu industries; making her acting debut with a Malayalam film Premam (2015), then appearing in many commercially successful films like King Liar (2016) or Pa Paandi (2017). Her most recent works include Iblis(2018), Virus(2019) and Brother’s Day(2019).

Date of Birth: 19 May 1992

Debut Film: Premam

Wikipedia:Madonna Sebastian

Rajisha Vijayan:

Rajisha Vijayan is an Indian actress and television presenter who has appeared in several well-known Malayalam films, including Anuraga Karikkin Vellam (2016) for which she won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress. She achieved further critical and commercial success with her lead roles in Oru Cinemakkaran (2017), June (2019), Finals (2019) Stand Up (2019) and Love 2020). Her first television show was called “Susi’s code” which aired on Surya Music from 2013 to 2014. She has also acted in a tamil movie Karnan along with Dhanush.

Date of Birth: 15 July 1991

Debut Film: Anuraga Karikkin Vellam (2016)

Wikipedia:Rajisha Vijayan

Aishwarya Lekshmi:

Aishwarya Lekshmi is an Indian actress and model who was born in Kochi, Kerala. She has predominantly worked in the Malayalam film industry but also starred in films like Action (2019), Vikalum Kettu Unnadu Vaa (2020) and Varathan (2018). Lekshmi made her Tamil debut with Action which won her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South.

Date of Birth: 7 September 1990

Debut Film: Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela (2017)

Wikipedia:Aishwarya Lekshmi

Priya Prakash Varrier:

Priya Prakash Varrier is an Indian actress, model and playback singer who works in Telugu and Malayalam films. Her wink went viral on the Internet after she starred in Oru Adaar Love. She has become India’s most searched celebrity, shaking the internet with her stunning looks that have made her a social media influencer endorsing various brands.

Date of Birth: 28 October 1999

Debut Film: Oru Adaar Love (2019)


Honey Rose:

Honey Rose is an Indian film actress and model that was born on 5 September 1991. Her father’s name is Varghese Thomas, her mother’s name was Rose, and she followed the Christian religion. She studied for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communicative English from St Xavier’s College for Women in Aluva while also doing some modeling before making her debut with the Malayalam movie Boy Friend (2005). She has acted in many movies since then like Aquarium (Malayalam), Mohanlal starring Malayalam film Big Brother among others-her upcoming films are Pattaampoochi(Tamil) and Varaal(Malayalam).

Date of Birth: 5 September 1991

Debut Film: Boy Friend (2005)

Wikipedia:Honey Rose

Manjima Mohan:

Manjima Mohan is an Indian actress who has primarily appeared in Malayalam and Tamil films. Her career as a child artist started with her debut film, Oru Vadakkan Selfie (2015) in Malayalam. She made her debut as the lead actress Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada (2016) which was also filmed in the Tamil language, where she won the “Best Female Debut” at South Filmfare 2017.

Date of Birth: 11 March 1993

Debut Film: Oru Vadakkan Selfie (2015)

Wikipedia:Manjima Mohan


Anusree is a popular Indian actress, who has appeared in numerous Malayalam films. She made her acting debut in 2012 with the movie Diamond Necklace and has since gone on to act as the female lead in various other movies.

Date of Birth: 24 October 1990

Debut Film: Diamond Necklace (2012)


Nivetha Thomas:

Nivetha Thomas is an Indian actress who stars in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films. Her debut was in Veruthe Oru Bharya (2008), where she won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist. She has starred as a lead in films like Chaappa Kurishu (2011) Poraali (2011), Romans(2013) Jilla(2014),Papanasam(2015). Recent releases include Gentleman, Ninnu Kori, 118 Jai Lava Kusa and Brochevarevarura Darbar Vakeel Saab.

Date of Birth: 2 November 1995

Debut Film: Pranayam (2011)

Wikipedia:Nivetha Thomas

Nikhila Vimal:

Nikhila Vimal is an Indian actress who predominantly works in the Malayalam film industry and in the Tamil and Telugu film industries. Her acting career began with a documentary on Saint Alphonsa aired on Shalom TV, followed by her feature film début Bhagyadevatha (2009). She then went on to appear in several hit films like Kidaari (2016), Vetrivel (2016), etc.

Date of Birth: March 9, 1994

Debut Film: Bhagyadevatha (2009)

Wikipedia:Nikhila Vimal

Anu Sithara:

Indian actress Anu Sithara has been in the Malayalam industry for 5 years. She made her debut as a child artist in Pottas Bomb and since then, she enjoyed success with movies like Pakal Nakshatrangal and Chandamama Katha 2. Born in Mumbai, Maharashtra India, this talented woman is currently at the top of Indian actresses to follow on social media.

Date of Birth: 21 August 1995

Debut Film: Veri Thimiru 2 (2015)

Twitter:@i_anusithara (Fan Page)
Wikipedia:Anu Sithara

Isha Talwar:

Isha Talwar is an Indian actress and model who predominantly works in Malayalam and Hindi-language films, besides appearing in a few Tamil and Telugu films. She started out as a model, then appeared in various commercials before making her film debut with the 2012 Mollywood film Thattathin Marayathu. She is well known for her roles in movies like Har Kisse Ke Hisse Kaamyaab, Article 15, and Bangalore Days.

Date of Birth: 22 December 1987

Debut Film: Thattathin Marayathu (2012)

Wikipedia:Isha Talwar

Samyuktha Menon:

Samyuktha Menon is a south Indian actress who mostly works in the Malayalam and Tamil film industry. She completed her school education at Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Palakkad. Samyuktha has long been one of South India’s most popular actresses for over two decades now. Recently she got a chance to star with Malayalam actor Asif Ali in Under World(2019), which did exceptionally well at the box office.

Date of Birth: 11 September 1995

Debut Film: Popcorn (2016)

Wikipedia:Samyuktha Menon

Anikha Surendran:

Anikha Surendran, also known as Baby Anikha, is an Indian actress who has appeared in Malayalam and Tamil film industries. She made her debut in the movie Kadha Thudarunnu (2010). Her other credits include Yennai Arindhaal (2015) and Viswasam(2019), two Tamil movies. In addition to this, she has acted for a web series called Queen by MX Player which was released on May 18th, 2019. For the role of Sethulakshmi in 5 Sundarikal (2013), she received Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist that year.

Debut Film: Kadha Thudarunnu (2010)

Wikipedia:Anikha Surendran

Aparna Balamurali:

Aparna Balamurali is a talented Indian actress and playback singer from Tamil Nadu. She has been in several movies including Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016), Sunday Holiday (2017) and Soorarai Pottru (2020).

Date of Birth: 11 September 1995

Debut Film: Oru Second Class Yathra (2015)

Wikipedia:Aparna Balamurali

Nikki Galrani:

Nikita Galrani is an Indian actress and model who’s work has been predominantly in Tamil and Malayalam films. Her first major commercial successful film was released in 1983 (2014). After this, she starred in some other award-winning movies like Vellimoonga (2014) and Darling(2015), which the media began referring to her as “Darling” of Tamil cinema. She established herself as a leading actress with these successes, including Kochi Times placing Galrani fifth on their list of 25 Most Desirable Women 2015; McAfee Intel Security described Galrani as the most searched celebrity for all actors for 2016. Apart from acting, Nikita also had success with Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran (2016) followed by Kalakalappu 2(2018).

Date of Birth: 3 January 1992

Debut Film: 1983 (2014)

Wikipedia:Nikki Galrani

Saniya Iyappan:

Sanyia Iyappan is a Malayalam film and TV star. She’s well-known for her performances in Queen (2018) and Lucifer (2019). She rose to fame after appearing on the TV reality dance show Super Dancer Junior 6, where she demonstrated her acting ability as well. Recently, she drew attention because of her participation in the horror Malayalam film The Priest.

Date of Birth: 20 April 2002
Debut Film: Queen (2018)

Wikipedia:Saniya Iyappan

Raai Laxmi:

Raai Laxmi, known professionally as Lakshmi Rai, is a Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi film industry actress and model who has worked on several films in Kannada and Hindi, as well as Telugu and Tamil films. She made her acting debut in 2005 with the Tamil film Karka Kasadara. Laxmi Rai has over 5 million followers on Instagram.

Date of Birth: 5 May, 1989

Debut Film: Karka Kasadara (2005)

Malavika Mohanon:

Malavika Mohanan is a Mumbai-based Malayalam and Tamil film actress. She was born on August 5, 1993, in Payyanur, Kannur, Kerala, and raised in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Dulquer Salman co-starred with her in Pattam Pole in 2013, her debut role. She has appeared in several popular films, including Nirnayakam, The Great Father, and Petta. She recently appeared in Master, a Tamil film released in 2021. Her father is K U Mohanan, a renowned Bollywood and Malayalam cinematographer, and her mother is Beena Mohanan, a homemaker. Malavika has a younger brother named Aditya Mohanan.

Date of Birth: 4 August 1993

Debut Film: Pattom Pole (2013)


Priyamani, known professionally as Priya Vasudev Mani, is an Indian actress and former model who works exclusively in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, and Malayalam-language films. She has received National Film Award for Best Actress and three Filmfare Awards. She started modeling in her school years and was introduced to the film industry by Bharathiraja. Her father owns a plantation business and her mother was a bank manager. She has an elder brother and a cousin who is an actress. She is the granddaughter of the carnatic singer Kamala Kailas.

Date of Birth: 4 June 1984

Debut Film: Evare Atagaadu (2003, Telugu)

Miya George:

Miya George, often referred to as Miya, is an Indian actress and model who appears in Malayalam films as well as a handful of Tamil pictures. She began her career by playing supporting roles in television shows. He first appeared on the big screen in minor roles in movies such as Oru Small Family (2010), Doctor Love (2011), and Ee Adutha Kaalathu (2012). She was named Kerala Miss Fitness in 2012 and played her first leading part that same year in the Malayalam movie Chettayees.

Date of Birth: 28 January 1982

Debut Film: Oru Small Family (2010, Malayalam)

Kalyani Priyadarshan:

Kalyani Priyadarshan is an Indian film star who appears in Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu movies. She began her career as a production designer assistant and made her acting debut in the Telugu movie Hello (2017). She was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and the SIIMA Award for Best Telugu Female Debut for her performance.

Date of Birth: April 5, 1993

Debut Film: Hello (2017, Telugu)

Pearle Maney

Pearle Maaney is a Malayalam film actress, lyricist, YouTuber, and television presenter. She is best known for co-hosting the reality show D 4 Dance. In 2018, Pearle was the runner-up of Big Boss Malayalam season 1, which was the first time she participated in the show.

Date of Birth: 28 May 1989

Prayaga Martin:

Prayaga Martin is a Indian cinema actress, dancer, and model. Prayaga Martin made her on-screen debut in 2009 as a child artist in Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded. Prayaga Martin was nominated for Best Debut Actress in Mysskin’s Tamil film Pisaasu in 2014 after making her onscreen debut in the film as the main character. Sajan K. Mathew’s Oru Murai Vanthu Parthaya was nominated for numerous awards and was well received by fans. Ore Mugham and Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan are among her other movies released in 2016. Ulta and Geetha are among her coming films.

Date of Birth: 18 May 1995

Debut Film: Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded (2009)

Shamna Kasim(Poorna):

Poorna is an Indian Film Actress, Model, and Dancer. In 2004, Poorna appeared in the Malayalam movie Manju Poloru Penkutty. Ravi Babu’s Avunu film gave Poorna recognition, in which she portrayed Mohini.

Date of Birth: 23 May 1989

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Manju Poloru Penkutty (2004)

Nyla Suresh:

Trivandrum resident Nyla Usha is an Indian film actress, model, radio personality, and news anchor. She is known for her work in the Malayalam film and television industry. Nyla Usha’s parents are Gopakumar and Usha Kumari. Her father’s name is Gopakumar, and her mother’s name is Usha Kumari. Nyla Usha is the mother of Aarnav, her son with Rona Rajan. Nyla Usha and Rona Rajan got married on January 12, 2007. After working as a radio personality in Dubai for over ten years, Kunjananthante Kada was her first film in 2013.

Date of Birth: 25 March 1984

Debut Film: Kunjananthante Kada (2013)

Gayathri Suresh:

Gayathri Suresh is an Indian film star and model. She won the 2014 Miss Kerala Femina beauty pageant. Jamna Pyari was Gayathri’s debut film in 2015. Ore Mugham, Oru Mexican Aparatha, Sakhavu, and many more were among his movies. Miss Queen of India 2015 was held in Chennai, India, where she finished as the runner-up.

Date of Birth: 1992

Debut Film: Jamna Pyari (2015)

Navya Nair:

Dhanya Veena, popularly known as Navya Nair, is a Malayalam, Tamil, and Kannada film star. Ishtam and Nandanam were her first two films, for which she was given numerous accolades. She has received two Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actor, one Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam, and the Kalaimamani award.

Date of Birth: 14 October 1985

Debut Film: Ishtam (2001, Malayalam) 

Parvati Nair:

Parvati Nair is an Indian model and actress working in the South Indian film industry. She was born in Abu Dhabi to a Malayali family and studied software engineering at Manipal Institute of Technology as a software professional. She began modelling at age fifteen. V.K. Prakash directed five segments in the Malayalam film Poppins, which debuted Nair as a lead actress in December 2012 during her Christmas vacation, prior to appearing in numerous award-winning films in all four southern Indian movie industries, including Story Kathe (2014 ) and Yennai Arindhaal (2015). Her performance as a vengeful wife in Yennai Arindhaal won her a Filmfare nomination, while her portrayal of a vengeful wife in Yennai Arindhaal gained her critical acclaim and gained her critical acclaim and gained her critical acclaim. She played an English teacher in the critical and profitable Vascodigama in 2015.

Date of Birth: 5 December 1992

Debut Film: Poppins (2012)

Mahima Nambiar:

Mahima Nambiar is an Indian film actress, model, dancer, and singer from Kerala who works in Tamil and Malayalam films. She began her career as a model and then joined the movie business. Kaaryasthan, a Malayalam movie, was the first one in which she appeared in 2010 as an actor.

Date of Birth: 21 December 1994

Debut Film: Kaaryasthan (2010)

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