Rank #10 Unni Mukundan
Unnimukundan is an actor who showed lots of promise during the early stage of his career. He made his debut through a fabulous performance in Bombay March 12. He also tasted a massive box office success through Mallu Singh. Even though Prithviraj was supposed to do the lead role in Mallu Singh. Unni Mukundan did 100% justice to the role he portrayed that with absolute ease. But he was not able to capitalise the good start he received. Later he failed to deliver box office hits as well as good performances. His performance in KL 10 can be considered as his career best performance. His portrayal of Vikram Shenoy in Vikaramadityan is also another good performance from Unni Mukundan.
Rank #9 Shane Nigam
Shanne Nigam made his debut in a lead role in 2016 through Kistmath. That was indeed a fabulous debut. Before Kismath he has shown his potential through Kammatipadam & Annayum Rasoolum through the character roles he portrayed in those flicks. He has natural style of acting. He also did a subtle performance in ‘Parava’ that ended up as one of the biggest hits of 2017. He also received critical acclaim for his portrayal in ‘Parava’. We can expect more good performances from in the future.
Rank #8 Nivin Pauly
Nivin Pauly is one of the most consistent actors in Mollywood at present when it comes to the box office box office success. Nivin has unique way of portraying roles in his own way. He has knack in portraying ‘boy next door’ roles. But whenever he came out of his comfort zone he failed big time. His performance in Richie, Ivide & Sagavu as the examples for it. His performance in 1983 can be taken his career best performance.
Rank #7 Tovino Thomas
Tovino’s performance in ‘Ennu Ninte Moideen’ was a biggest turning point of his career. He excelled the role of a single sided lover with perfection. He has shown versatility within the short span of his career. Be it the villainous role in Guppy or humorous role in ‘You Too Brutus’ he delivered those performances effortlessly. His portrayal as ‘Mathan’ in Maayanadhi is best performance so far.
Rank #6 Asif Ali
Asif Ali was not a good actor during the early stages of his career, the actor himself mentioned this thing in several interviews. But after a particular stage he started improving as an actor. He delivered his a stunning performance in ‘Adventures of Omanakattan’ & ‘Kaatu’. These performances are a solid proof of the amount of improvement that he has made as an actor. From a mediocre actor during the early stages of career now Asif Ali has transformed as a matured actor.
Rank #5 Dulquer Salman
Dulquer is arguably the biggest crowd puller among the actors of this generation. He made an amazing debut through ‘Second Show’ in which he delivered a challenging role quite comprehensively. Dulquer is an actor who is getting better with every film. His performance in ‘Charlie’ is his career best. He portrayed that character in such a way that no other Mollywood Actor could replace that performance. His performance in Kammati Padam & Parava point ours DQ’s evolution as a matured actor. He is indeed a true successor of Mammookka.
Rank #4 Jayasurya
Jayasurya is an actor who would go to any extreme for the perfection of the character. He has proved it through his performance in Appothecary. He is indeed a versatile Actor. He could do a deadly villain like ‘Angoor Rawther’ and a hilarious ‘Shaji Pappan’. Jayasurya’s improvement as an actor began from his delightful performance in beautiful. As of now he is one the finest actors of Malayalam at present.
Rank #3 Prithviraj Sukumaran
Prithviraj still holds the record of the youngest actor to win the Kerala state award for the best actor. Prithviraj is a kind of actor who was willing to do expiriments from the early stages of his career. But he wasn’t getting the recognition that he deserved at that time. He pulled off an absolute blinder in Chakram as ‘Chandrahasan’ when he was in his early 20’s. His performance as Dr Ravi Tharakan in Ayyalum Njanum Thammil can be considered as his Career best. He showed his caliber in Mumbai Police as evil Antony Mosses & Drunkard Sam Alex in Memories. When it comes to police roles there is no other actor in this generation who is better than him. His mesmerising performance in Ivide as Varun Blake was an example for that. This makes him one of the best actors of this generation. But portraying humour roles with effortlessness is a concern for him.
Rank #2 Indrajith Sukumaran
Indrajith is a kind of actor who could do any roles with absolute perfection. He is indeed a versatile actor. What he only lacks is a proper script selection. His portrayal as ‘Eappan Pappachi’ at the age of 23 was truly phenomenal. Be it comedy, villain, supporting actor or lead role he could do these roles quite effortlessly. His performance as ‘Vattu Jayan’ in Left Right Left can be considered as his Career best.
Rank #1 Fahadh Fasil
Without any surprises Fahadh fazil occupies the number one spot. Give him any role he depicts every role elegantly. At one stage of his career people were saying he won’t be able to do mass role and he proved them wrong by his portrayal of comrade Aloshy in Iyyobinte Pusthakam. He made one of biggest comebacks in Malayalam from the worst debutant in ‘Kayyethum Doorath’ to the best actor of this generation. He doesn’t act he lives as a character. When it comes to natural acting after Mohanlal Fahadh is the best in Mollywood. No wonder why Fahadh is the best actor of this generation.