MohanlalPublished: January 30, 2015
Mohanlal is an Indian actor, film producer, singer and writer best known for his work in Malayalam films. His real name is Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair. The film critics, majority of his colleagues and other experts consider him to be one of the greatest living actors from Indian cinema, known for his versatile and natural acting. Mohanlal made his acting debut in Thiranottam (1978), but the film got released only after 25 years due to censorship issues. His first film to be released was Manjil Virinja Pookkal (1980) in which he acted as the antagonist. He became a superstar with the commercial success of Rajavinte Makan (1986) which is widely considered as a cult classic in action movie genre. In a career spanning over three decades, Mohanlal has acted in over 300 Malayalam films in various genres. Mohanlal has also acted in Bollywood, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. His notable roles were in Iruvar (1997), directed by Mani Ratnam.
In 2001, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour, for his contributions towards Indian cinema. He has won four Indian National Film Awards two Best Actor Awards, one Special Jury Award, and one Award for Best Film as producer along with six Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actor and eight Filmfare Awards for Best Actor. In 2009, he became the first and the only actor to be given the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army of India and in 2010 received an honorary doctorate from Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kerala.
|Real Name||Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair|
|Place of Birth||Elanthoor, Pathanamthitta|
|School||Model School, Trivandrum|
|College||Mahatma Gandhi College|
|Debut movie||Thiranottam (Malayalam)|
|Known For||Iruvar,Unnai Pol Oruvan,Jilla|
|Awards||Padma Shri (2001)|
|Parents||Viswanathan Nair – Santhakumari|
|Date of Marriage||28/04/1988|
|Relative||K. Balaji (Father-in-law)|
|Actors||Kamal Haasan,Sri Devi|
He was the Kerala state wrestling champion (1977-1978)