6 Successful Mollywood Celebrities Who Started Off From The Small Screen


  • This is a story Mollywood celerbtites who started small and gained big in long run with their hard work.


Those who start off from a small canvas would get the survival energy to fit into any circumstances.  I am going to list here few celebrities who started their career doing small roles in small screens and later found their own space in Kerala film industry.


1.Remya Nambeesan 

  • She donned typical Saree worn Malayali girl in many television serials in her early career. Later she turned to a busy star in Mollywood.
  • She worked as playback singer in many movies as well.
  • Her makeover from Tele-serial sentiments lady to shinning young looking  heroin is really surprising.
  • She thanked Actress Bhavana in an private interview for helping to get his new cool look.



2.Anoop Menon

  • Famous screen-writer and actor Anoop Menon had long un-told mini-screen history.He was anchor and actor in television channels before he got active in Mollywood.
  • Short film “Mist in December” was the first noticeable piece of work released in his name and that too in a private channel.
  • In his starting stage he primarily worked in Karali tv.
  • Director Vinayan gave him first entry point through his utter flop movie “Kaatuchembakam”
Anoop Menon
Anoop Menon

3.Suraj Venjaramoodu

  • National award winner Surajs starting wasn’t easy walk. He came to mini-screen through Kairali channel. It was with the help of Kairali channels chairman Mammoty he entered into motion pictures. He later became integral part of Mollywood .
  • In 2014 he bagged the prestigious national award as well .


4.Saji Surendran

  • Once mini-screen director Saji ventured into Mollywood with a block buster movie “Ivar Vivahithrayal”
  • .To date he directed 6 movies and all movies gone beyond average and that made him minimum guaranteed director in Mollywood .
  • His association with actor Anoop Menon and Jayasoorya was very successful on-screen and off-screen.


5.Salim Kumar

  • national award winner Salim faced camera first time for a comedy program in a private television channel. Later he entered into Mollywood and established as an actor.


6.Rechana narayan Kutty

  • She got noticed first through Malayla Manormas sarcastic comedy serial Marimayam. Later she anchored few relaity shows. Then obviously she ended up in Mollywood limelight. Now she is judge in few reality shows and already she acted 10 + movies as well.

7.Tini Tom:

  • He as a mimicry artist came through small television programs in early part of his career.
  • Through renjiths movie “Pranchiyettan and the saint”he got a career break and later he turned busy actor in Mollywood.

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