Everything you should know about Mammootty

Three decades long career and more than 360 movies in which the actor in Mammootty mesmerized the Indian audience and critics with his flexibility. A complete fact file about Mammootty, that is the motive behind this post.

Also visit another post of mine Comparing Mammootty and Mohanlal

Basic Information
  •  Full Name : Muhammed Kutty Ismail Panaparambil
  •  Wife : Sulfath    Daughter : Surumi     Son : Dulquer Salmaan
  •  Widely Known as : Mammookka, Mega Star
  •  Born in Kollam district and brought up at Ernakulam
  •  Graduate in LLB ( Bachelor of Laws) and has practiced law for four years
  •  Autobiography : Chamayangalillathe
  • Honarary titles : Padmashree (1998)
                                   Doctorate of Letters ( Twice from University of Kerala and University of Calicut )

Total Number of Movie appearances : 370+
Languages : Malayalam - 350+
                       English - 1
                       Hindi - 4
                       Tamil - 15
                       Telugu - 3
                       Kannada - 1            
Awards : 3 National Film Awards (3 Best Actor)
                 7 Kerala State Awards (5 Best Actor)
                11 Film fare Awards (10 Best Actor)
                11 Kerala Film Critics Award (8 Best Actor)

  • Highest number of National Best Actor Award Winner ( along with Amitab Bachan and Kamal Haasan )
  • Second highest number of lead roles just behind Prem Nazir
  • Debut movie appearance (uncredited) : Anubavangal Palichakal (1971)
  • Debut movie appearance (credited) : Kaalachakram (1973)
  • First film in the lead role : Devalokam (Not yet released)
  • First Super Hit : Thrishna (1981)
  • Longest running movie in theaters : Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha ran 280 days in Sangam Theater Kozhikode
  • Highest grosser : Kerala Varma Pazhassiraja (2009)
  • Holds for record for highest number of double role appearance - 9 times


  • Must watch documentary about Mammootty by I-don't-know-who - http://youtu.be/lu185UPEuY8
  • In 1986, almost 35 movies were released as Mammootty in the lead.
  • He has appeared in 11 movies with the character name "Balachandran"
  • Mammootty once injured his leg during the shooting of Sphodanam (1981), it's since then he walks the way he does today by putting less pressure on the injured leg.
  • Mammootty has sung 8 songs for his movies - Onnam kunnumme in 'Jawan of Vellimala', Aarandum Koorikooti in 'Kutty sranku', Manjinte maarala and Changazhi muthumay in 'Loudspeaker', Nagaram in 'Ore Kadal', Vidhiyude kayyopu in 'Kayyopu', Poliyopoli in 'Pallaavoor Devanarayanan' and Ladies collegil in 'Mazhayethum Munbe'.  

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