If you talk about the evolution of Malayalam cinema in recent years, one actor whose name that would immediately pop in your head is Nivin Pauly. The actor is known for his unconventional approach to cinema. Not just a ‘massy actor’, he is known to play characters that are more realistic in nature. Probably going through the best phase in his career, Nivin Pauly is a rising superstar with a humongous fan following. Nivin is definitely popular for his acting chops but he is also known for being a good-looking actor and a humble human being. On his birthday today, let’s see the cinematic journey of this artist who is here to stay.

Actor Nivin Pauly started his film career with the movie Malarvadi Arts Club, which was directed by Vineeth Srinivasan. This 2010 film introduced us to the charming actor who for the past eight years has been entertaining Malayalam film lovers. Soon after his debut, Nivin made small appearances in the films Traffic (2011), Spanish Masala (2012) and Da Thadiya (2012).

He went on to the star in the film Thattathin Marayathu, which can be considered as one of the best classic romantic films to be made in Malayalam cinema. This film spoke dealt with the love story between a Hindu boy and a Muslim girl. This plot may be common but it was the beautiful execution that made it so special. Apart from the direction, the actors Isha and Nivin mesmerized the audience with their on-screen chemistry. Nivin Pauly soon went on to star in blockbuster films like Neram, 1983, Om Shanti Oshana, Bangalore Days and Premam.

These films not only helped boost his career but it also brought about a fresh change to Malayalam cinema. Ask any Malayalee, young or old, about their top five films in recent years and it will include both Bangalore Days and Premam. As the simple and a bit conservative Appukuttan or as the swagalicious George, he was incredibly brilliant.

The actor then went on to show that he is more than just a chocolate boy. He did a cop drama titled Action Hero Biju, which followed the life of a police officer and the working of a police station. He also made his Tamil film debut with the 2017 action movie Richie, which was commercially successful.

His film Kayamkulam Kochunni is set for a grand release today. This period drama is considered to be one of the most expensive films to be ever made in the Malayalam film industry.

His other upcoming films, Moothon, and Love, Action, Drama are one of the most-awaited South Indian films. With an incredible career so far and an awesome line-up of movies in his kitty, Nivin Pauly is the superstar we all need. We would like to wish him a very happy birthday and good luck for his film.