6 Underrated Malayalam actresses

Sometimes talent is not enough to make big in film industry. It depends upon luck and grabbing the opportunities at right time. Here we discuss some of the talented actress who could have got much more roles in leading roles in Malayalam industry.

1. Aparna Gopinath

Aparna Gopinath

A theatre artist, who turned into a likable heroine in Malayalam, Aparna Gopinath made her debut with the movie  'ABCD'. Though she played lead roles in some good movies, she did not get much recognition. Her role in the film 'Munnariyippu' was held in high regards. Also her performance in  School Bus is much apprecited. But Aparna, being a very talented actress, must have got good opportunities to showcase her potential in the silver screen.

2. Surabhi Lakshmi

Surabhi Lakshmi

Surabhi was accepted as one of the most talented actressess in India, as she was awarded the National Award for best actress in 2017. Interestingly she is the fifth Malayalam actress who won the National Award for Best Actress. This wonderful actress was given cameo and supporting roles in Malayalam films, like Swapna Sanchari, Ayalum Njanum Thammil, Ennu Ninte Moideen etc. . It is miserable that a  full fledged character role was not yet given to this gifted actress other than in 'Minnaminungu: The Firefly', which led Surabhi to become a National Award winner.

3. Lena


Lena is noted as one of the most talented Malayalam actressess of recent times, but unfortunately she did not get much lead roles in the films. Lena made her debut in the critically acclaimed movie 'Sneham (1998)', directed by Jayaraj. Her career had suffered a low after some recognizable performance in 'Randam Bhavam' and 'Kochu kochu santhoshangal'. Nowadays she is appearing in supporting character roles. She is stuck with stereo-type sister and mother roles in most of the recent movies. But her role in 'Ennu Ninte Moideen', as Moideen's mother, was very much appreciated by the audience. 

4. Ramya Nambeesan

Ramya Nambeesan

Ramya, being a wonderful actress, proved to be a good singer and a television anchor also. Ramya commenced her acting career as a child artist in 'Sayahnam'. She then appeared in a live television programme and part of some films too. But she got a break in her career in the movie 'Aanachandam', by playing the female lead. Her role in 'Chappa Kurishu' was controversial as she had to do a lip-to-lip kiss with Fahadh Faasil. Ramya did not get much acceptance in Malayalam movies as an actress. She could not come up as a lead heroine but she could make her part strong in Malayalam industry as a singer.

5. Aparna Nair

Aparna Nair

Aparna Nair debuted in 'Mayookham', but it was a cameo appearance. She got a character role, for the first time, in the movie 'Nivedyam', which was released in 2007. But it was after 2 years she then did movies. She was not given much interesting roles in movies. Her roles in the movies 'Cocktail', 'Beautiful', 'Mallu Singh', ' Thattathin Marayathu', 'Silence' were just notable, but nothing much to perform. She had a great opportunity to share stage with Mohanlal and Mukesh for the play Chayamukhi. She did the role of Panchali in the play. She also acted in some short films which were hit in social medias.

6. Ananya


Ananya has acted in almost 20 plus Malayalam movies and she is quite famous in south film industry. How many of you know that this multi-talented actress stepped into film industry as a child artist in 'Pai Brothers', which was produced by her father. She has done mesmerizing roles in Tamil movies like Engaeyum Eppothum and  Naadodigal. But even though being a talented actress, Ananya was not much recognized by her home land.

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