You may not know these Mollywood celebrities are relatives
Many members of star families, like Dulquer Salmaan and Kalidas Jayaram, are presently working in Malayalam film industry. However, many of us didn’t know some other celebrities who are relatives. Here is the list of Mollywood celebrities who are actually relatives.
1. Nivin Pauly – Tovino Thomas
Nivin Pauly and Tovino Thomas are actors who emerged as stars in the almost same period. However, most of us didn’t know the fact that the actors are actually relatives. Nivin Pauly’s paternal uncle’s wife is the younger sister of Tovino’s father. However, they haven’t acted together in a movie till date. Interestingly, Tovino Thomas was selected as one of the most desirable men by Kochi Times for 2013 while Nivin for 2015.
2. Jayan – Jayabharathi
Yes, the cultural icon of the 80s and the desirable lady of 70s are cousins in real life. Jayabharathi was the first cousin of Jayan. It was Lakshmi Bharathi alias Jayabharathi who introduced Krishnan Nair alias Jayan to the film industry. They have appeared together in movies such as Ivide Kattinu Sugandam, Aval Oru Devaalayam, Kaathirunna Nimisham and Makam Piranna Manka.
3. Mohanlal – B Unnikrishnan
Mohanlal and prominent filmmaker B Unnikrishnan are distant relatives. They have joined hands for superhits movies like Madampi, Mr. Fraud, Grandmaster and Villain. It is worth mentioning that B Unnikrishnan is the managing director of Vismayas Max Studio complex, which was previously owned by Mohanlal.
4. Namitha Pramod – Kumarakom Raghunath
Young actress Namitha Pramod too has a relative actively working in cinema. Veteran actor Kumarakom Raghunath, who is considered as her mentor in film field, is her father’s brother. The actor, who is more familiar for TV audience, has appeared in several movies including Praayikkara Paapaan, Maayapponmaan and Little Superman 3D. However, they have not acted together in a movie yet.
5. Vineeth – Shobana
Veteran actress Shobana has several relatives working in Malayalam film industry. Yesteryear actress Sukumari was her father’s sister. Actor Vineeth is her cousin and actor Krishna, who has appeared in movies like Thillana Thillana and Snehithan, is her nephew. Interestingly, both Vineeth and Shobana are classical dancers and they have performed together in many stages.
6. Anoop Menon – Shweta Menon
This model turned actress who was brought up in Chandigarh and the anchor turned actor who grew up in Thiruvananthapuram are actually cousins, can you believe it! This former Miss India contestant made her acting debut with the Mammootty starrer Anaswaram while Anoop started his acting career as a TV serial actor. His movie debut was with Jayasurya starrer Kattuchembakam.
7. Balu Varghese – Lal
Young talent Balu Varghese also has some relatives in the film industry. His mother is the sister of veteran actor-director Lal and music director Alex Paul. Balu made his acting debut with the Dileep starrer Chanthupottu, which was produced by Lal. Later, he became a leading actor with the movie Honey Bee, directed by Jean Paul Lal, son of Lal.