Stretching along the south-western corner of India along the tropical Malabar Coast, boasting everything from vast beaches and picturesque backwaters to exotic nature and rich heritage, Kerala is without question one of India’s most beautiful states. Its scenic beauty and loads of activities available make it a traveler’s paradise.
But do you know Kerela has also given us some great personalities? Let’s have a look at some of the popular celebs of Bollywood who hail from Kerala:
1- Kay Kay Menon
The popular Krishna Kumar Menon hails from Kerala. Before venturing into cinema, he was into theatre productions. Apart from Hindi, he has also worked in Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu movies.
2- Neha Dhupia
Former Miss India, Neha Dhupia is originally from Kochi, Kerala. She was also among the top 10 participants in the Miss Universe Pageant in 2002. Apart from Bollywood, she worked in Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, and even Japanese movies. The model turned actress is married to Angad Bedi.
3- Ashish Vidyarthi
Famous for his negative characters in movies, actor Ashish Vidyarthi is also from Kerala. He has acted in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Bhojpuri, Hindi, English, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, and Marathi movies.
4- Malaika Arora
The gorgeous actress has a Kerela connection as her mother is from Kerala. The actress married actor-director Arbaaz Khan in 1998 but in 2002 the couple parted ways. Reportedly, she is now in a relationship with Arjun Kapoor since 2018.
5- John Abraham
The handsome hunk, John Abraham also has a Kerala origin, as his father is a Keralite. John commenced his career as a model and later ventured into films. The actor is married to Priya Runchal, who is a banker by profession.
6- Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan, who is one of the best actresses in Bollywood, also hails from Kerala. She has successfully carved a niche in Bollywood with her impeccable acting skills. She was also honored with Padma Shri by the Indian Government for her contribution to Indian Cinema.
7- Asin Thottumkal
The ‘Ready’ actress is also a Keralite. She has worked in several Bollywood, Tamil, and Malayalam movies. She is also a trained Bharathanatyam dancer. However, she quit acting after marrying Rahul Sharma in 2016.
The Megastar of Malayalam film industry hails from Kerala. He was also seen in some Bollywood movies like Ram Gopal Verma in Aag and Tezz by Priyadarshan. He is married to Suchitra, who is the daughter of Tamil film producer K. Balaji.
9- R. V. Raghuvaran
Another actor who hails from Kerela is Radhakrishnan Velayuthan Raghuvaran. He has acted in several Bollywood, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam movies. Sadly, the actor passed away on March 19, 2008.