Top 50 Most Desirable Men: No.38 - Nivin Pauly, Facts About The Most Sought After Star Of Mollywood

Priyansh Ha |May 29, 2019

It has never been easy for an actor to reach his peak in the industry. To Nivin Pauly, one of Top 50 Most Desirable Men this year, he has paid more than you can imagine.

In spite of coming from a non-film background, it was a challenging but exciting pathway for Nivin Pauly to cement his place in Malayalam cinema. Indeed, we’re talking about the most sought after the star of Mollywood, who ranked No.38 in Times Of India's Top 50 Most Desirable Men.

On the rise to stardom, the 34-year-old actor has been through thick and thin, here are ten interesting facts about Nivin Pauly before reaching his peak.

1. Nivin Pauly Has Lived Away From His Family Since The Very Young Age

Being born in Aluva, Nivin Pauly spent his school years in Kerala while his parent worked away in Switzerland. They can meet only each other a few times a year on vacations.

2. He Was Trained To Be An Engineer

The star of Mollywood graduated from the Federal Institute of Science and Technology at Angamaly in 2016. Majoring in Electronics and Communication Engineering, he was qualified to be a competent engineer.

3. He Worked For Infosys

With his technical background, No. 38 of Top 50 Most Desirable MenNivin has worked as a software developer at Infosys for a few years. It was not until his father’s death that he decided to quit the job and try his luck with films.

4. Nivin Pauly Failed His First Audition

Making his debut with Malarvadi Arts Club, Nivin, however, was rejected in the first audition of the film. He didn’t give up on the chance and tried his best in other rounds to get the role.

5. He Started With Small Roles

Who can ever think that out one of Top 50 Most Desirable Men had to struggle at the very start of his acting career. Before taking the spotlight with Thattathin Marayathu in 2012, Nivin started with insignificant and extra roles in films like The Metro, Traffic, Sevenes and Spanish Masala. Getting the leading role in Thattathin Marayathu was a turning point for the young actor as it has brought him the long-awaited accolades and reputation.

6. The Fortune Smiled On Him

Fortune finally smiled on him as Nivin grabbed the lead role of Thattathin Marayathu in 2012. It was a groundbreaking move in his career pathway as the film instantly became a blockbuster and a phenomenal among the youth.

7. He Made A Music Video

Nivin Pauly collaborated with Nazriya Nazim in a music video for Nenjodu Cherthu. The video caused a big storm of excitement on the internet as creating a record with its incredible view counts.

8. Being Showered With Awards

With stellar performances in many films, Nivin Pauly won numerous high appreciations by both audiences and the critics. The actor has collected several accolades including Best Actor Awards of Kerala State in 2014 for his portrayals in 1983 and Bangalore Days, Filmfare Awards (South) for Best Debut in Neram (2013) and Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor - South in 1983 (2014) among others. He even won the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) as the Rising Star of South Indian Cinema in 2012 Thattathin Marayathu and Best Actor for the film 1983 two years later. 

And of course, being voted as one of the Top 50 Most Desirable Men is also a great title that Nivin Pauly thoroughly deserves. 


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