In recent years, Kerala has been in the news for many reasons. It is the only state having a 100 percent literacy rate.
Kerala is one of the most advanced cities despite not being considered as a metro city in India. In addition to this, Kerala is one of the most beautiful destinations around the world.
Little you know that Kerala has also given many talented actors to Bollywood.
Here we have created a list of Bollywood actors who hailed from the state of Kerala.
Kay Kay Menon
Krishna Kumar Manon, famous as Kay Kay Menon is a famous Bollywood actor who has also worked in theater plays and TV industry.
The actor has continued to work in Bollywood as well as regional movies that include Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu cinema.
The 53 years old actor is famous for his powerful roles in movies like Paanch, Gulaal, Haidar, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., and many more.
He has done a few short films as well. He received praises for his web series Special OPS in which he essayed the character of spy agent Himmat Singh.
Kay Kay Menon was born on 2 October 1966 in Kerala, India.
Neha Dhupia is a model turned actress famous for her work in Bollywood, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, and even Japanese movies.
She is also credited as one of the most controversial judges/ gang leaders in MTV Roadies since season 14. Her notable works include movies like Julie, Chup Chup Ke, Qayamat: City Under Threat, Sheesha, and Ek Chalis ki Last Local.
Neha Dhupia won the 2002 Femina Miss India pageant and also entered the top 10 participants in the Miss Universe Pageant in the same year.
Neha Dhupia is one of the bold actresses of her time and her relationship linkup was everywhere in B-town.
The actress got married to Angad Bedi in 2018. She was born on 27 August 1980 in Kochi, India.
Ashish Vidyarthi is a Bollywood actor and motivational speaker. He has been part of many Bollywood movies in which he has performed as a character actor or villain.
He is also famous for working in 11 different languages movies that include Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Bhojpuri, Hindi, English, Bengali, Odia, Gujarathi, and Marathi movies.
Ashish Vidyarthi was born on 19th June 1962 in Kannur, India.
He was last seen in the movie iSmart Shankar which was a romantic action movie.
Vidya Balan is one of the best actresses working in the industry nowadays.
She has influenced many actresses to be like her and became a great inspiration for all the wannabe actresses.
The credit for bringing a revolutionary change in the depiction of women in the Bollywood movies goes to Vidya Balan who stunned the audience with her two back to back blockbuster movies ‘The Dirty Picture’ and ‘Kahani’.
Vidya Balan became very choosy with the scripts and said yes to only meaningful female-led movies. She has won many awards for her acting skills in movies including a National Film Award and 6 Filmfare Awards.
Vidya also received Padma Shri by the Indian Government for her contribution to Indian Cinema. She was born on 1st January 1979 in Ottapalam, India.
Asin’s full name is Asin Thottumkal who has been part of many Bollywood as well as Tamil movies. She has done a few Malayalam movies as well.
Asin is a trained Bharathanatyam dancer. The actress has received 3 Filmfare Awards for her acting skills.
Asin got married to Rahul Sharma in 2016 and it has been in the news that the actress left her acting career.
It has been seen that many actresses who took a long break from acting made a successful comeback.
But, Asin clearly mentioned that she is not interested in taking any acting projects anytime soon. Asin was born on 26th October 1985 in Kochi, India.
Radhakrishnan Velayuthan Raghuvaran was a famous actor best known for character roles in movies.
He has been part of more than 200 movies that include Bollywood, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam movies. It is said that the actor has created a niche for himself with his voice modulation and special acting style.
Raghuvaran was the lead actor in Ezhavathu Manithan which was his biggest role. He got married to actress Rohini in 1996.
The actor was born on 10 December 1958 in Kollengode. He died in Chennai due to cardiac arrest at the age of 49.