Malayalam Malayalam Actor Mohanlal

Mohanlal Viswanathan Career & Biography | Age, Height, More

Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair best known as Mohanlal is an Indian film actor and producer who predominantly works in Malayalam Film industry. He is one of the leading actors in Malayalam film industry who has been awarded several prestigious awards such as Padma Shri by the government of India and honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army of India.

Personal profile:

Born                       : 21 May 1960

Nickname             : Lalettan, Laalu, Universal Star, The Complete Actor

Birthplace              :  Elanthoor, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India

Height                    : in centimeters- 172 cm

                                  In Feet Inches- 5′ 7¾”

Weight                  : in Kilograms- 82 kg

                                 In Pounds- 181lbs

Religion                 : Hindu

Marital Status     : Married

Nationality           : Indian

Debut                    : Manjil Virinja Pookkal (Malayalam,1980)

Awards                 : Padma Shri, All India Radio Awards, Amrita Film Awards, Asianet Film Awards, Filmfare Awards South, International Indian Film Academy Awards, Kerala Film Critics Awards, Mathrubhumi Film Awards, National Film Awards, Screen Awards South, Star Screen Awards.


Mohanlal made his acting debut in 1978 with the film Thiranottam which was produced by him and some of his friends. The film was not released in time due to some censorship issues and it was released 25 years later. He made his original debut with the 1980 film Manjil Virinja Pookkal which was the directorial debut of Fazil. The film became a critical success and a box office hit. He then went on to perform in villainous role. He played negative role in 25 films such as Poovaninju, Iniyengilum, Visa, Attakkalasham, Ente Mamattukkuttiyammakku, Engane Nee Marakkum, Unaru and some others. He became a successful hero by acting in Sasikumar’s Ivide Thudangunnu. He appeared in the movie T. P. Balagopalan M.A., directed by Sathyan Anthikad in 1986 which won him his first Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor. In the same year he won the  Filmfare Award for Best Actor (malayalam) for the film Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam. He played the male lead in Guru directed by Rajiv Anchal which was considered as India’s official entry to the Oscars for nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category for 1997. Mohanlal’s portrayal of Sreenivasan IPS, a Mumbai police officer in Bollywood film, Company marked his Hindi film debut. The film was well received by the audiebces and he received International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) and Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor. Mohanlal appeared in the second film of Blessy Thanmathra which was based on the sufferings of a people with Alzheimer’s disease. The film was well received by the critics and his performance was highly acclaimed earning him Kerala State Film Award and Filmfare Award for Best Actor. He has been the goodwill ambassador for the government and other non-profit organizations. Mohanlal was awarded Padma Shri by the government of India. He was also honored with the rank of Lieutenant colonel from Indian Territorial Army.

Mohanlal Filmography:

  • Manjil Virinja Pookkal 1980
  • Thakilu Kottampuram 1981
  • Kelkkaatha Sabdham 1982
  • Aakrosham 1982
  • Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam 1982
  • Njan Onnu Parayatte 1982
  • Visa 1983
  • Hello Madras Girl 1983
  • Bhookambam 1983
  • Naseema 1983
  • Chakravalam Chuvannappol 1983
  • Akkare 1984
  • Athirathram 1984
  • Poochakkoru Mookkuthi 1984
  • Thirakal 1984
  • Adiyozhukkukal 1984
  • Nayakan 1985
  • Angadikkappurathu 1985
  • JeevanteJeevan 1985
  • Pathamudayam 1985
  • Nimishangal 1986
  • Onnu Muthal PoojyamVare 1986
  • Vazhiyorakkazhcakal 1987
  • Paadha Mudra 1988
  • Varavelpu 1989
  • Thazhvaram 1990
  • Kilukkam 1991
  • Naadody 1992
  • Thenmavin Kombath 1993
  • Guru 1997
  • Unnathangalil 2001
  • Grandmaster 2012
  • Loham 2015
  • Oppam 2016

Early and personal life:

Apart from acting mohanlal has several business ventures related to film production and distribution, restaurants and packaged spices. He got married to Suchitra, daughter of Tamil film producer K. Balaji.

Mohanlal Viswanathan

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