Everything you should know about Mohanlal

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Basic Information
  •  Full Name : Mohanlal Vishwanathan Nair
  •  Wife : Suchithra    Daughter : Vismaya     Son : Pranav
  •  Widely Known as : Lalettan, Complete actor
  •  Born in Pathanamthitta district and brought up at Trivandrum where his maternal house is situated
  •  Graduatein B.Com from Mahatma Gandhi College, Trivandrum
  • Honarary titles : Padmashree (2001)
                                    Doctorate of Letters ( from Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit )
                                    Lt colonel



Total Number of Movie appearances : 310+
Languages : Malayalam - 300+
                       Hindi - 3
                       Tamil - 5
                       Telugu - 1
                       Kannada - 1            
Awards : 4 National Film Awards (2 best actor awards + 1 special jury award + Award for best film as a producer)
                9 Kerala State Awards (6 Best Actor)
                9 Film fare Awards (8 Best Actor)
                7 Kerala Film Critics Award (6 Best Actor)

  • Debut movie appearance (not released) : Thiranottam (1978)
  • Debut movie appearance (released) : Manjil Virinja Pookkal (1980)
  • Debut as a producer : His Highness Abdulla (1990)
  • Longest running movie in theaters : Chithram (1988) ran for 365 days in Ernakulam Shenoys
  • Blockbuster Rajavinte Makan brought him the label 'superstar'
  • Highest grosser : Narasimham (2000)
  • First Non-Malayalam debut : Iruvar (Tamil) by Mani Ratnam
  • First actor to be given the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army of India


  • He was elected as most popular Keralite in a 2006 online poll conducted by CNN-IBN
  • Mohanlal topped the survey conducted by an indian website, as the "Best Actor of Decade" here.....
  • Manjil Virinja Pookal was also the directional debut of director fazil and Mohanlal played the antagonist in the movie
  • First dialogue of Mohanlal on screen is "I am Narendran" in Manjil Virinja Pookal
  • First comedy role of Mohanlal is in Poochakkoru Mookkuthi (1984)
  • Narasimham is considered to be an all time highest grossing movie in Malayalam Cinema when the collection is adjusted to inflation, considering the high increase in number of releasing theaters, ticket rates and money value. It stood as the highest grossing Malayalam movie for over 6 years. The film completed 200 days in a theater and 150 days in three theaters.
  • Mohanlal has sung over 32 songs and the first being Sindooramegham for the movie Onnanam Kunnil Oradi Kunnil (1985)
  • Mohanlal and Priyadarshan has worked together in 30 projects
  • While Mohanlal was in a sixth grade he received best actor award for a stage play
  • Ivide Thudangunnu (1984) by Sasikumar established Mohanlal as a successful hero
  • Mohanlal started his career doing negative roles. In 1983, Mohanlal appeared in 23 film which had him play the negative roles.
  • Mohanlal owns a flat in Burj Khalifa and a villa in Arabian Ranches that is on Emirates road

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