1. Remya Nambeeshan
2. Raai Laxmi
Raai Laxmi debut in Malayalam movies as the heroine of Mohanlal in the movie ‘Rock n Roll’. Raai then acted in many other Malayalam movies pairing Mammootty and Mohanlal. She did an item dance number in the film ‘In Ghost House Inn’ for the song “Ole Ole Ole” with Mukesh, Jagadeesh, Ashokan and Siddique.
Mythili is also known as Manikyam Mythili due to her lead role in her debut film ‘Paaleri Manikyam: Oru Paathira Kolapathakam’. The actress then acted as heroine and supporting characters. She was very much noted for her sexy appearance in the item dance she performed “Ayalathe Veettile” in the movie ‘Matinee’.
4. Swetha Menon
The beauty queen of Kerala started her acting career through the film Anaswaram in the year 1991. After the long gap of seven years, the actress came back to Malayalam film industry as an item dancer in the film ‘Dubai’. She was a hot item dancer in Telugu films as well as Bollywood. The former Miss India runner-up returned to character roles and lead roles in Malayalam through ‘Keerthi Chakra’.She also did item dance for the movie ‘Kakkakuyil’ for the song “Govinda”.
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Padmapriya’s first Malayalam movie was ‘Kazcha’ in which her role of a mother was very much appreciated. Padmapriya shook the Malayalam audience by performing an item dance number for the song “Kappa Kappa” from the movie ‘Bachelor’s Party’. There was a rumour that the actress agreed to perform for the dance even without payment. She considered it as an opportunity to dance well as she loves to dance.
Jyothirmayi entered Malayalam film industry through television serials and anchoring TV shows. She appeared in small and supporting roles in films at first. The actress was noticed by public through her role in the film ‘MeeshaMadhavan’. She surprised her fans by her transformation to glamorous roles and item dance “Osama” from the film ‘Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded’. Jyothirmayi proved that a married woman can still be a heroine and even act glamorously.
Nikita’s debut film in Malayalam was ‘Kaiyethum Doorath’. Did you know that in all her Malayalam films there is an appearance of Megastar Mammootty? Either as the hero or in a guest role the star is seen. Nikita performed an item dance in a Mammooty starring film ‘Daddy Cool’ for the song “Samba Salsa”. She also danced for hot item numbers in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada.
8. Shamna Kasim
Shaman Kasim, alias Poorna of Tamil film industry, came in to acting because of her dancing talent. She started to act in supporting and unnoticeable roles and later on stepped to Tamil films, where she was successful. Did you know superstar Vijay once appreciated that she resembles Asin in her expressions and dance? Shamna recently did an item dance in the film ‘Rajadhi Raja’.