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Mohanlal’s Biography

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Mohanlal is a famous Indian actor film producer playback singer television host and film distributor. In addition to occasionally making appearances in films in the languages of Tamil Hindi Telugu and Kannada Mohanlal mostly works in the Malayalam film industry. Mohanlal has had a long and successful career appearing in more than 400 films over the course of four decades. His peers in the Indian film industry have lauded Mohanlal's contributions to Malayalam cinema. 

For his services to Indian cinema the Indian government awarded him the Padma Shri in 2001 and the Padma Bhushan in 2019 India's fourth and third highest civilian honours. He received the honorary rank of Lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army in 2009 making him the first actor in India to receive such a distinction.

Mohanlal’s full name is Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair. Mohanlal’s birthplace is Elanthoor Kerala India. Mohanlal’s religion is Hinduism. Mohanlal’s height is 1.72m or 5’8. Mohanlal calls himself a foodie. He also appreciates melodic music. Mohanlal is a devout follower of spirituality and fate. He considers himself as spiritual and religious and he enjoys reading Ramana Maharshi Osho J. Krishnamurti and Aurobindo. He has frequently claimed that the course of his life including his career in film was unintentional.

At the age of 18 Mohanlal made his acting debut in the Malayalam film Thiranottam in 1978; however the film's premiere was postponed for 25 years due to censorship concerns. He made his acting debut as the antagonist in the 1980 romantic movie Manjil Virinja Pookkal. In the ensuing years he progressed to secondary starring roles while still playing villains.

By the mid-1980s he established himself as a bankable leading actor and acquired celebrity after acting in several hit films in 1986; the murder drama Rajavinte Makan released that year heightened his stardom. Although Mohanlal favours working in Malayalam movies he has also made appearances in a few Hindi Tamil Telugu and Kannada movies. His best-known non-Malayalam movies are the Telugu film Janatha Garage (2016) the Hindi crime drama Company (2002) and the Tamil political drama Iruvar (1997).

Mohanlal has won various awards including nine Kerala State Film Awards the Filmfare Awards South and five National Film Awards including two Best Actor a Special Jury Mention a Special Jury Award and an award for Best Feature Film (as producer). In 2010 and 2018 the University of Calicut and Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit respectively awarded him honorary doctorates.

Mohanlal is renowned for his charitable endeavours as well. In order to develop and offer high-impact and targeted programmes to the impoverished sectors of society in the areas of healthcare and education he formed the ViswaSanthi Foundation a non-profit charitable organisation.

Mohanlal's Age

Mohanlal’s birthday is 21 May 1960. Mohanlal’s birthplace is Elanthoor Kerala India. Mohanlal’s age is 62 years as of 2022. Mohanlal’s zodiac sign is Gemini.

Mohanlal’s Family

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Mohanlal’s father’s name is Viswanathan Nair and his mother’s name is Santhakumari. Viswanathan was a former bureaucrat and Law Secretary with the Kerala Government. 

He is Viswanathan Nair and Santhakumari's youngest kid. Mohanlal’s elder brother’s name was Pyarelal. Pyarelal died in the year 2000 in a military exercise. At his family residence in Thiruvananthapuram Mohanlal grew up at Mudavanmugal.

Mohanlal’s Education

Mohanlal attended the Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School in Thiruvananthapuram before completing his studies at Mahatma Gandhi College and earning a bachelor's degree in commerce. Mohanlal's first performance was as a ninety-year-old man in a theatre production of Computer Boy while he was in sixth grade. He won the Kerala state wrestling championship in 1977 and 1978.

Mohanlal’s Marriage

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The producer of Tamil films K. Balaji's daughter is Suchitra. After watching several of the actor's films in which he played villains Suchitra developed a deep hatred for Mohanlal. Whenever she would see him on the screen she would become enraged. Later she understood that if someone hates him for his performance it means the actor did his character justice. Suchitra began to like the actor and gradually began to send greetings to him. Suchitra grew particularly fond of Mohanlal.

Suchitra first met Mohanlal as a devoted admirer of the actor. Later they became close friends after being introduced by a mutual acquaintance. After their friendship developed into a relationship they decided to get married. Their horoscopes didn't match well therefore neither family supported this alliance so it wasn't an easy task for them. 

However they later realized that this was the result of an error made by the person who wrote their horoscopes. Following approval from both sets of parents Mohan Lal and Suchitra exchanged vows on April 28 of the year 1988. They were married in Mudavanmugal Mohanlal's hometown. As of 2022 Suchitra and Mohanlal have been married for 34 years. The couple wed according to tradition and established themselves as an excellent example for youngsters to follow.

The couple has a son named Pranav Mohanlal and a daughter named Vismaya.  Pranav used to be thought of as a young artist. In the year 2018 he made his Mollywood debut as a lead actor. Vismaya the daughter of Mohanlal has only lately returned after studying overseas. She keeps penning stories and poetry and now she is gearing up to release her debut book.

Mohanlal’s Career

Mohanlal Movie- Nadodikattu (1987)

Sathyan Anthikad and Sreenivasan collaborated on the 1987 Indian Malayalam satirical comedy film Nadodikkattu which was based on a Siddique-Lal tale. Casino Productions a firm controlled by Century Kochumon Mohanlal I. V. Sasi and Mammootty produced the movie.

Peons at a government office Dasen and Vijayen wind up with no employment a cow and a sizable bank loan after a sequence of absurd occurrences. They make the desperate decision to travel to Dubai and try their luck there. However they find themselves in an unexpected place and are misidentified as smugglers which sets off a new round of adventures in their miserable existence. The societal issues plaguing Kerala in the 1980s such as the state's pervasive unemployment and poverty were referenced in Nadodikkattu.

Along with cameo parts for Seema I. V. Sasi and M. G. Soman as themselves the movie also stars Shobhana Thilakan Innocent Mamukkoya Captain Raju Meena Kundara Johny Janardhanan Ajith Kollam and Sankaradi in supporting roles. The Mohanlal-Sreenivasan pairing was cemented as one of popular Malayalam cinema's most enduring and bankable acting duos by critics who believe the movie exemplifies popular Malayalam cinema at its most sarcastic. Characters plot and script all have classic status.

Chithram (1988)

Priyadarshan wrote and directed the screwball comedy Chithram which came out in 1988. Mohanlal Ranjini Nedumudi Venu Lizy Poornam Viswanathan Sreenivasan M. G. Soman Sukumari Maniyanpilla Raju and Shanavas all appear in the movie which was made by P. K. R. Pillai under the banner of Shirdi Sai Creations. Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair also makes a brief cameo. Johnson wrote the film score and Kannur Rajan wrote the lyrics. For his work in this movie Mohanlal received the Kerala State Film Award - Special Jury Award.

Against the advice of her father Kalyani chooses to wed her partner. But when he finds out that she would be disinherited her boyfriend leaves her. Ramachandra Menon Kalyani's father who lives in the US is uninformed of the broken engagement and travels to India for a vacation with his daughter and son-in-law who recently got married. As a result Kalyani's caregiver Kaimail decides to cast a stranger named Vishnu in the role of her husband.

However Kalyani's cousin Bhaskaran is aware that Vishnu is not her husband and makes an effort to convince Menon of the truth in order to acquire Menon's fortune. In the meantime Vishnu and Kalyani continue to argue and fight. Later on though she grows fond of him and wishes she might wed him. But the plot takes a turn when Vishnu's background is revealed with the presence of a mysterious stranger.

On December 23 1988 the Christmas holiday weekend Chithram was made public. At the time the movie had the greatest box office takings in Malayalam with 3.5 crores.

Kireedam (1989)

The action drama film Kireedam was released in 1989 in India and was written and directed by Sibi Malayil and A. K. Lohithadas. In addition to Mohanlal Thilakan and Parvathy Jayaram the movie also has Kaviyoor Ponnamma Mohan Raj Murali Sreenath Kundara Johny Cochin Haneefa Jagathy Sreekumar Philomina Usha and Jagadish in supporting parts. Maniyanpilla Raju Mamukkoya and Oduvil Unnikr Johnson wrote the score for the movie.

A sincere police officer wants his son to join the force as well but when he gets transferred things take a turn for the worse; his son starts getting into trouble with the local gangsters is later arrested and his father disowns him. It looks at how society stereotypes people and forces them to play that role whether they want to or not.

 The National Film Award - Special Mention went to Mohanlal. The Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay went to Lohithadas. The word Kireedam alludes to the figurative crown that the Ramapuram villagers give Sethumadhavan for killing Keerikadan Jose.

Kireedam was made public on July 7 1989. At the box office it was a huge commercial success. The performances of Mohanlal and Thilakan the screenplay and the soundtrack all won high accolades from critics. In Indian cinema it is recognised as a classic. In 1993 Chenkol the movie's sequel was released. Kireedam was translated into six additional languages becoming Mohanlal's first film to receive this treatment: Rowdyism Nasinchali in Telugu (1990) Modada Mareyalli in Kannada (1991) Gardish in Hindi (1993) Babar Adesh in Bengali Bangladesh (1995) Nayak-The Real Hero in Bengali (2005) and Kireedam in Tamil (2007).

Kilukkam (1991)

A 1991 Indian musical romance comedy film called Kilukkam was written by Venu Nagavalli and directed by Priyadarshan. Along with Thilakan Innocent K. B. Ganesh Kumar Sukumari and Sharat Saxena it also features cameos by Murali and Jagadish. S. P. Venkatesh composed the music. 

Kilukkam was made available on August 15 1991. The movie which played in theatres for more than 365 days was the highest-grossing Malayalam movie at the time. Mohanlal received the Best Actor award for Kilukkam while Jagathy Sreekumar took home the Second Best Actor prize N. Gopalakrishnan won the Best Editor award and S. Kumar won the Best Cinematographer award.

Joji is a down-on-his-luck tour guide in Ootacamund. A chain of incidents links the life of Joji and his buddy Nischal with that of Nandini a mentally disabled tourist. Hilarity breaks out in the movie's opening scenes as they strive ineffectively to get rid of Nandini. They discover however that she is an escaped mental patient with a reward for her safe return. 

They make the decision to hide her for a while in order to collect the bounty once it has grown sufficiently after discovering that it has been rising for some time. They modify her appearance by cutting her lengthy tresses short. As more mysteries are revealed they eventually come to the realization that nothing is quite as it seems.

The movie is recognised as one of Malayalam cinema's top comedies. The 1953 film Roman Holiday is said to have served as the inspiration for the film. Priyadarshan himself reworked it as Allari Pilla in Telugu and Muskurahat in Hindi. The movie later got a sequel called Kilukkam Kilukilukkam (2006).

Devasuram (1993)

I. V. Sasi and Ranjith's 1993 Indian Malayalam action drama film Devaasuram was released. With Innocent V. K. Sreeraman Maniyanpilla Raju and Augustine serving as supporting actors it stars Mohanlal Revathi and Napoleon. M. G. Radhakrishnan wrote the songs for the movie and S. P. Venkatesh wrote the background music.

The Mangalasherry family's heir Neelakandan wastes away his father's wealth and is a dependable threat to society. One of his victims is promising dancer Bhanu who after being publicly insulted by Neelakandan and his pals promises never to dance again till he dies. They surprisingly fall in love. Meanwhile the ruthless Shekaran of a rival clan has vowed to exact revenge on Neelakandan's men for killing his uncle. Ranjith based the fictional character Neelakandan on Mullasserry Rajagopal a real-life person (died 2002). 

Devaasuram was a critically acclaimed and financially lucrative film. It is regarded as a masterpiece and Mohanlal is credited with some of his best performances as Mangalassery Neelakandan. A sequel titled Ravanaprabhu (2001) which marked writer Ranjith's first foray into directing followed. In the same year as Kunti Putrudu the movie was remade in Telugu.

Spadikam (1995)

Spadikam is a 1995 Indian action drama film in the Malayalam language that was written directed and produced by R. Mohan through Shogun Films. Rajendra Babu wrote the dialogue. Along with Urvashi Spadikam George K. P. A. C. Lalitha Rajan P. Dev Silk Smitha Nedumudi Venu Chippy and V. K. Sreeraman playing supporting parts the movie stars Mohanlal and Thilakan. The film's background score and original songs were written by S. P. Venkatesh.

In a made-up tiny town Chacko Master doubles as both a maths instructor and the principal of the school. He is a rigorous educator who is not kind to his own son Thomas. Thomas moves out of the house because he is fed up with his father's strictness. After 14 years Thomas returns to his hamlet as the proprietor of a stone quarry a felon and the subject of numerous pending legal proceedings. Thomas' mother and younger sister are devastated by the father and son's shared decision to never make amends.

Spadikam which earned more than 8 crores at the box office and received positive reviews from critics was the highest-grossing Malayalam movie of the year. At the Filmfare Awards South the film won Best Film - Malayalam Best Actor (Mohanlal) and Best Director awards. Mohanlal received the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor. The movie was translated into Telugu Tamil and Kannada. Over time the movie developed a cult following. Over time the persona of Aadu Thomas rose to fame in popular culture.

Guru (1997)

Guru is a 1997 Indian fantasy drama film in the Malayalam language which was written by C. G. Rajendra Babu is based on a tale by Rajeev and directed by Rajiv Anchal. Suresh Gopi Madhupal Sithara Kaveri Sreelakshmi Nedumudi Venu and Sreenivasan play supporting roles and Nassar makes a brief cameo. Mohanlal plays a major role.

In a nearby Indian village the peace and harmony between two religious sects are disrupted by a riot that ambitious politicians have staged. Following the sad deaths of his family during the riot Raghuraman a local Hindu priest's son pledges vengeance against the opposing community. Raghuraman enlists with an armed extremist organisation with the goal of eradicating them. When they arrive they discover that members of the opposing group have already sought refuge at a holy guru's monastery where Raghuraman also succeeds in disguising himself and seeking safety. Raghuraman and his friends intend to bomb the monastery and murder the refugees thinking that their task will be simple. However things did not turn out to be as simple as they had imagined.

Ilaiyaraaja wrote the songs and the original musical composition. India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar category was chosen as Guru. Guru is the first Malayalam film submitted by India for the Oscars.

Thanmathra (2005)

Based on Padmarajan's short story Orma Thanmathra is a 2005 Indian Malayalam-language drama film that Blessy wrote and directed. Ramesan Nair a Clerk at the Secretariat is blessed with a loving family that includes his wife Lekha and two kids Manu and Manju. 

Ramesan Nair's loss of memory as a result of Alzheimer's disease shatters the family's joy. The film delves deeper into the several facets of Alzheimer's. It deals with issues at a very deep level related to families including love and suffering and this transforms everyone's lives for a fresh start.

At the box office the movie made three times its budget and ran for 150 days. Thanmathra received five Kerala State Film Awards including Best Film Best Actor Best Director and Best Screenplay. The actor Arjun Lal who made his acting debut also received a Special Mention Award. At the 53rd National Film Awards it also took home the prize for Best Feature Film in Malayalam.

Drishyam (2013)

Jeethu Joseph wrote and directed the 2013 Indian Malayalam crime thriller movie Drishyam. Ansiba Hassan Esther Anil Kalabhavan Shajohn Asha Sharath Siddique Roshan Basheer and Neeraj Madhav play supporting roles alongside Mohanlal and Meena. The film was shot by Sujith Vaassudev and Ayoob Khan edited it. Anil Johnson and Vinu Thomas composed the movie's soundtrack.
In a remote hill town in Kerala Georgekutty is the owner of a cable television network. Along with his wife and two daughters he has a contented existence. Between the events Georgekutty's daughter Anju leaves on a field trip. After a few days she encounters a man who was also with her on the school trip. He uses a video of her that he recorded on the field trip to blackmail her. He is inadvertently killed by Rani and Anju over the course of events. When Georgekutty gets home he learns about the incidents and a cat-and-mouse game ensues because the dead man is the son of IG Geeta Prabhakar and Prabhakar. The rest of the narrative builds to a profoundly rewarding and surprising finale by showing how the family handles the crisis that arises during the murder inquiry.

Drishyam which had its theatrical debut on December 19 2013 in Kerala was well-received by critics who praised the script the actors' performances and the direction. The first Malayalam movie to earn 50 crores at the box office was this one. The movie made over 75 crores in international box office revenue and was in theatres for more than 150 days. With a runtime of 125 days it also set a record for the longest film in the United Arab Emirates.

Drishyam screened at the 45th International Film Festival of India and the 8th Asian Film Festival. It received multiple honors including the Kerala State Film Award for Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value and the Filmfare Award for Best Film - Malayalam.

It was translated into four additional Indian languages: Papanasam (2015) in Tamil Drishyam (2015) in Hindi and Drishya (2014) in Kannada. It was also reproduced in Chinese as Sheep Without a Shepherd (2019) and Sinhala as Dharmayuddhaya (2017) making it the first Indian movie to be remade in mainland China. Following Deewaar this is the second Indian film to be remade in three different languages. 

The Indonesian remake was confirmed in September 2021 making it the first Indian film to be remade in Indonesian. Additionally it will be the fourth Indian film to receive a seven-language remake. After Kireedam it was Mohanlal's second movie to receive at least six different languages making him the first performer to accomplish this accomplishment twice. In 2021 Drishyam 2 became available.

Mohanlal’s Stage Career

Before beginning his career in cinema Mohanlal appeared in a number of amateur plays. He made his professional acting debut in 2001 as Karna in Kavalam Narayana Panicker's Sanskrit-language production Karnabharam. On March 29 2001 as a part of the National Theatre Festival of the National School of Drama it had its world premiere at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi. Mohanlal performed ten iconic characters and scenarios from ten Malayalam books written over the course of a century in his show called Kadhayattam.

Prasanth Narayanan's Chayamukhi written and directed by Mohanlal and Mukesh premiered in 2008. The Mahabharata characters Bheeman and Keechakan were represented by Mohanlal and Mukesh respectively. In the same year Shobana's English ballet Maya Ravan included Mohanlal's voice as Hanuman's character.

Lalisom - The Lal Effect was a musical group that was founded in 2014 by Mohanlal and guitarist Ratheesh Vegha. The band eventually disbanded after playing their debut performance at the 2015 National Games of India.

Once more working with Mukesh in 2015 Mohanlal served as the narrator for the film Naga. Suveeran directed the play which was adapted from Nagamandala by Girish Karnad a Kannada play. On August 9 2015 it had its debut at Kalady's St. George Church Parish Hall.

Mohanlal Escape Art Career

Mohanlal trained as an escape artist for 18 months in secret in 2008 under renowned magician Gopinath Muthukad. In Thiruvananthapuram he intended to pull out a prank dubbed Burning Illusion. 

However the performance was later cancelled after complaints and claims that it was exceedingly unsafe owing to pressure from a number of sources including his supporters.
The actor chose to do a safe piece in 2014 for the opening ceremony of Magic Planet a complex with a magic theme in Kinfra Film and Video Park in Kazhakoottam Trivandrum. 

It was an initiative of the Academy of Magical Sciences which was started by his mentor the renowned magician Gopinath Muthukad. Oommen Chandy who was Kerala's Chief Minister at the time officially opened the event. Mohanlal then performed the first magic trick. He raised a girl on air as part of the act.

Mohanlal’s Upcoming Projects

Barroz

One of Mohanlal's eagerly anticipated projects is the upcoming action thriller written and directed by Jeethu Joseph. The movie is also one of Mohanlal's most costly endeavours. For the first time the renowned actor Mohanlal will collaborate on the film L353 with a first-time filmmaker. As soon as Mohanlal finishes filming Jeethu Joseph's Ram the movie is rumoured to begin production. The actor-director team of Mohanlal and Rajiv Nath will work together once more on their upcoming movie Onnam Sir following their collaboration on Pakal Nakshathrangal. Mohanlal will play a teacher in the movie adaptation of the well-known short novel Pothychoru by author Kapoor.

Alone directed by Shaji Kailas has been getting a lot of attention from Mohanlal fans. In the Vysakh-directed movie Monster Mohanlal will play Lucky Singh which is a new role. Additionally the superstar is starring in and directing the Malayalam drama Barroz. Project inspiration came from the novel Barroz: Guardian of D' Gama's Treasure. For the next Malayalam anthology Olavum Theeravum filmmaker Priyadarshan and actor Mohanlal have teamed up. In the P. Anil-directed action comedy Bharath Rathna he will also appear as the lead.

Mohanlal's Career Timeline

Year Mohanlal Movies Mohanlal Characters
2023 Drishyam 3 (announced) George Kutty
2023 L3 (announced) Stephen Nedumbally / Khureshi-Ab'raam
2023 L353 (pre-production) N/A
2023 Ram (filming) Ram Mohan IPS
2023 L2: Empuraan (pre-production) Khureshi-Ab'raam / Stephen Nedumbally
2023 Untitled AMMA Project (pre-production) N/A
2023 Barroz: Nidhi Kaakkum Bootham (post-production) Barroz
2022 Alone (post-production) N/A
2022 Monster (post-production) N/A
2022 Untitled Netflix Malayalam Anthology (TV Series) Bappootty
2022 12th Man Chandrashekhar
2022 Aaraattu Neyyattinkara Gopan
2022 Bro Daddy John Kattadi
2021 Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea Kunjali Marakkar IV
2021 Drishyam 2 Georgekutty
2020 /IBig Brother Sachidanandhan
2019 Kaappaan PM Chandrakanth Varma
2019 Ittymaani: Made in China Ittymaani / Ittymaathan
2019 Lucifer Stephen Nedumbally / Khureshi-Ab'raam
2019 Neeyum Njanum Narrator (voice)
2018 Odiyan Odiyan Manikyan
2018 Drama Rajagopal
2018 Kayamkulam Kochunni Ithikkara Pakki
2018 Neerali Sunny George
2018 Subhayatra Road Safety Films for Kerala Police (Short) N/A
2017 Villain Dr. Mathew Manjooran
2017 Velipadinte Pusthakam Prof. Fr. Michael Idikkula
2017 Tiyaan Narrator (voice)
2017 1971: Beyond Borders Col. Mahadevan / Major Sahadevan
2017 C/O Saira Banu Peter George (voice)
2017 Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol Ulahannan aka Unnachan
2016 Pulimurugan Puli' Murugan
2016 Oppam Jayaraman
2016 Janatha Garage Sathyam
2016 All of Us Sairam
2015 Kanal John David
2015 Loham Raju / Rajeev Sathyamoorthy
2015 Lailaa O Lailaa Jayamohan
2015 Ennum Eppozhum Vineeth N Pillai
2015 Mythri DRDO Scientist Mahadev Godke
2014 Peruchazhi Jaganathan
2014 Koothara Usthad Saali
2014 Mr. Fraud Bhaiji
2014 Jilla Sivan
2013 Drishyam George Kutty
2013 Geethanjali Dr. Sunny Joseph
2013 Ladies and Gentleman Chandrabose
2013 Red Wine Ratheesh Vasudevan
2013 Lokpal Nandagopalan / Lokpal
2012 Karma Yodha Madhava Menon / Mad Maddy
2012 IRun Baby Run Venu
2012 ISpirit Raghunandan
2012 Grandmaster Chandrashekhar
2012 Tezz Shivan (as V. Mohanlal)
2012 Casanovva Casanovva
2011 The Arab The Camel and P. Madhavan Nair P. Madhavan Nair
2011 Snehaveedu Ajayan
2011 Pranayam Professor Mathews
2011 Chinatown Mathukutty
2011 Christian Brothers Christi Varghese
2010 Oru Naal Varum Sukumaran Kolapully
2010 Kandahar Major Mahadevan
2010 Shikkar Balaraman
2010 Alexander the Great Alexander Verma
2010 Wilson Periera (Short) (voice) N/A
2010 Janakan Adv. Surya Narayanan
2009 Ividam Swargamanu Mathews
2009 Angel John Angel John
2009 Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja Narrator
2009 Unnaipol Oruvan I. G. Raghavan Maraar (as Mohan Lal)
2009 Bhramaram Sivankutty
2009 Bhagavan Dr Balagopal
2009 Sagar Alias Jackie: Reloaded Sagar Alias Jacky
2009 Red Chillies OMR / Omar / Oyarath Madathil Ramanathan
2008 Pakal Nakshatrangal Sidharthan
2008 Twenty:20 Devaraja 'Devan' Prathapa Varma
2008 Kurukshetra Colonel Mahadevan
2008 Akasha Gopuram Albert Samson
2008 Madambi Gopalakrishna Pillai
2008 Mizhikal Sakshi Syed Ahmed (Special Appearance)
2008 Innathe Chinthavishayam Gopakumar
2008 College Kumaran Kumaran
2007 Flash Dr. Mithun Madhavan
2007 Rock N' Roll Chandramouli
2007 Paradesi Valiyakathu Moosa
2007 Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag Inspector Narsimha
2007 Alibhai Alibhai / Anwar Ali
2007 Hello Advocate Sivaraman
2007 Chota Mumbai Vasco Da Gama
2006 Baba Kalyani Baba Kalyani
2006 Photographer Dijo John / Joy John
2006 Mahasamudram Isahak
2006 Keerthi Chakra Major Mahadevan
2006 Vadakkum Nathan Prof. Iringannoor Bharatha Pisharadi
2006 Rasathanthram Premachandran
2006 Kilukkam Kilukilukkam Joji (Special Appearance)
2005 Reflections (Short) N/A
2005 Thanmathra Rameshan
2005 Naran Mullankolli Velayudhan
2005 Udayon Shooranad Pappoyi / Shooranad Kunju
2005 Chandrolsavam Sreehari
2005 Udayananu Tharam Udayabhanu
2005 Ek Aur Prem Pratigya N/A
2004 Maampazhakkaalam Puramanayil Chandran
2004 Natturajavu Pulikkattil Charlie
2004 Wanted Narayana Swamy (Extended Cameo)
2004 Love Mohan Nair (Cameo appearance)
2004 Vismayathumbathu Sreekumar
2004 Vamanapuram Bus Route Lever Johny
2003 Satyaghath: Crime Never Pays Hari Kishan
2003 Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu Hariharan Pillai
2003 Balettan Athaniparambil Balachandran
2003 Kilichundan Mampazham Abdul Khader
2003 Mr. Brahmachari Ananthan Thampi
2003 Popcarn Vikraman
2002 Chathurangam Atiprackal Jimmy Jacob
2002 Thandavam Kasinathan
2002 Company Srinivasan
2001 Onnaman Ravisankar
2001 Praja Zakkir Ali Hussein
2001 Unnathangalil Rakshakan (Guest)
2001 Achaneyanenikkishtam Mahadevan (Special Appearance)
2001 Ravanaprabhu Mangalassery Neelakandan / Mangalassery Karthikeyan
2001 Kakkakuyil Sivaraman
2000 Devadoothan Vishal Krishnamoorthy
2000 Life Is Beautiful Vinayachandran
2000 Sradha Ganga Prasad IPS
2000 Narasimham Poovalli Induchoodan
1999 Ustaad Parameshwaran
1999 Olympiyan Anthony Adam C.T. Vargheese Antony I.P.S
1999 Vanaprastham Kunhikuttan
1998 Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu Sagar Kottappuram Jayadevan
1998 Rektha Sakshikal Zindabad Siva Subrahmanya Iyyar
1998 Harikrishnans Krishnan
1998 Summer in Bethlehem Niranjan (Special Appearance)
1998 Kanmadam Vishwanathan
1997 Aaram Thamburan Jagannathan
1997 Oru Yaatra Mozhi Govindan Kutty (Chinna)
1997 Guru Raghuraman
1997 Chandralekha Appukuttan / Alphy
1997 Varnapakittu Sunny Palamatom
1997 Iruvar Anand (Anandan)
1996 The Prince Jeeva
1996 Kaalapani Govardhan Menon / Unni
1995 Agnidevan Aniyankuttan (Ravi Varma)
1995 Nirnnayam Dr. Roy Mathews
1995 Thacholi Varghese Chekavar Thacholi Varghese Chekavar
1995 Spadikam Pooda koma (Thomas Chacko)
1995 Maanthrikam Stephen Ronald (Alby)
1994 Minnaram Bobby
1994 Pakshe Balachandran
1994 Pavithram Unnikrishnan / Chettachan
1994 Pingami Capt. Vijay Menon
1994 Gandeevam Cameo in a song
1994 Thenmavin Kombath Manikyan
1993 Butterflies Prince
1993 Chenkol Sethu Madhavan
1993 Gandharvam Samuel Alexander (Sam)
1993 Kalippattam Venu
1993 Maya Mayuram Narendran / Unni
1993 Midhunam Sethumadhavan
1993 Manichithrathazhu Dr. Sunny Joseph
1993 Devasuram Mangalassery Neelakandan
1992 Aham Siddarthan
1992 Kamaladalam Nandagopal
1992 Nadodi Sachidanandan / Balakrishnan Bhagavathar
1992 Rajashilpi Shambu
1992 Soorya Gayathri Dr. Balasubrahmaniam
1992 Vietnam Colony G. Krishnamurthy / Swami
1992 Yoddha Thaiparambil Ashokan
1992 Sadayam Sathyanathan
1991 Abhimanyu Hari / Hari Annan
1991 Advaitham Shivaprasad
1991 Dhanam Unni
1991 Gopura Vasalile (Guest Role) N/A
1991 Kizhakkunarum Pakshi Ananthu
1991 Ulladakkam Dr. Sunny
1991 Uncle Bun Charlie Chacko
1991 Vasthuhara Venu
1991 Vishnulokam Vishnu
1991 Kilukkam Joji
1991 Bharatham Kalloor Gopinathan / Gopi
1990 Akkare Akkare Akkare Ramdas (aka Dasan)
1990 Appu Appukuttan
1990 Arhatha Devaraj
1990 Aye Auto Sudhi
1990 Indrajaalam Kannan Nair
1990 Lal Salam Nettur Stephen
1990 Mukham Hariprasad
1990 Thazhvaram Balan
1990 Kadathanadan Ambadi Kadathanadan Ambadi
1990 His Highness Abdullah Abdullah / Ananthan Namboothiri
1990 No: 20 Madras Mail Tony Kurishingal
1990 Maut Se Mukabala N/A
1989 Adhipan Prakash
1989 Douthyam Capt. Roy Jacob Thomas
1989 Lal Americayil Vinod
1989 Naaduvazhikal Arjun
1989 Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal Achu
1989 Season Jeevan / Uncle
1989 Ulsavapittennu Aniyan Thampuran
1989 Vandanam Unnikrishnan
1989 Dasharatham Rajiv Menon
1989 Chanakyan Hand in Zindabad (uncredited)
1989 Kireedam Sethu Madhavan
1989 Varavelpu Muralidharan
1988 Anuragi Shamu
1988 Doore Doore Oru Koodu Kootam Diwakaran
1988 Moonnam Mura Ali Imran
1988 Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu Mukundan K. Kartha
1988 Paadha Mudhra Pandaram
1988 Vellanakalude Naadu C. Pavithran Nair
1988 Chithram Vishnu
1988 Pattanapravesam Ramdas (aka Dasan)
1988 Orkkappurathu Freddy Nicholas
1988 Aaryan Mera Naam N/A
1988 Aryan Devanarayan
1988 Khooni Insaan N/A
1988 Vaasna Ki Bhookh N/A
1987 Amrutham Gamaya Dr. P. K. Haridas
1987 Ayitham Shankaran
1987 Boomiyile Rajakkanmar Mahendra Varma
1987 Cheppu Ramachandran
1987 Irupatham Noottandu Sagar Alias Jacky
1987 Ivide Ellavarkkum Sugham Appu
1987 January Oru Orma Raju
1987 Mizhiyorangalil Special Appearance
1987 Sarvakalasala Lal
1987 Vazhiyorakkazhchakal Raghavan / Antony Issac
1987 Kayyethum Doorathu Vinod
1987 Thoovanathumbikal Jayakrishnan
1987 Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam Aby
1987 Nadodikattu Ramdas (aka Dasan)
1987 Adimakal Udamakal Mohan Cheriyan
1986 Desatanakkili Karayarilla Harisankar
1986 Ente Entethu Mathram Mr. Menon
1986 Hello My Dear: Wrong Number Venugopal
1986 Iniyum Kurukshethram Suresh Babu
1986 Kunjattakilikal Balakrishnan
1986 Manasilloru Manimuthu Mohan
1986 Mizhineer Poovukal Richard
1986 Nimishingal Murali
1986 Ninnishtam Ennishtam Sreekkuttan
1986 Oppam Oppathinoppam Krishnankutty
1986 Panchagni Rashid
1986 Pappan Priyappetta Pappan Inspector Devodas
1986 Revathikkoru Pavakkutty Dr. P. Madhavankutty
1986 Sobharaj Sobharaj / Dharmaraj
1986 Sughamodevi Sunny
1986 Thalavattam Vinod
1986 Yuvajanotsavam Jayan / Daddy
1986 Adiverukal Balakrishnan
1986 Padayani Ramesh
1986 Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam Gopalakrishna Panikkar
1986 Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare Telephone Uncle
1986 Geetam Jagadeesh Nair
1986 Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal Solomon
1986 Rajavinte Makan Vincent Gomas
1986 Gandhinagar 2nd Street Sethu
1986 Kaveri Balachandran Nair (Balu)
1986 Neram Pularumbol Godfree
1986 Poomukhappadiyil Ninneyum Kaathu Pauly
1986 Kariyila Kattu Pole Inspector Achuthankutty
1986 Vartha Vasu
1986 T.P. Balagopalan M.A. Balagopalan
1986 Abhayam Thedi Appu Nair aka Appettan
1986 Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu Shambhu
1986 Jaanwar Aur Insaan N/A
1985 Adhyayam Onnu Muthal Vishnu Thomas
1985 Aram + Aram = Kinnaram Narayanankutty
1985 Azhiyatha Bandhangal Balakrishnan
1985 Ezhu Muthal Onpathu Vare Gopi
1985 Guruji Oru Vakku Unni
1985 Jeevante Jeevan Jayan
1985 Koodum Thedi Peter
1985 Mulamoottil Adima Adimakanne
1985 Naayakan Krishnadas
1985 Njan Piranna Nattil N/A
1985 Omanikkan Ormavaikkan Deva Kumar
1985 Parayanumvayya Parayathirikkanumvayya Current Hamsa (Extended Cameo)
1985 Pathamudayam Jayamohan Vikraman
1985 Rangam N/A
1985 Uyarum Njan Naadake Darappan
1985 Vasantha Sena Devan
1985 Kandu Kandarinju Krishnanunny
1985 Karimpin Poovinakkare Bhadran
1985 Boeing Boeing Shyam
1985 Idanilangal Balan
1985 Angadikkappurath Babu
1985 Anu Bandham Bhaskaran
1985 Onnanam Kunnil Oradi Kunnil Nithin
1985 Avidathepole Ivideyum Sukumaran aka Suku
1984 Aduthaduthu Vishnu Mohan (Special Appearance)
1984 Akkare Sudhakaran (Cameo Appearance)
1984 Appunni Menon Mash
1984 Itha Innu Muthal Mohanlal
1984 Ivide Thudangunnu Krishnakumar
1984 Kaliyil Alpam Karyam Vinayan
1984 Kilikonchal N/A
1984 Koodu Thedunna Parava Guest appearence
1984 Kurissu Yuddham Johny
1984 Lakshmana Rekha Sudhakaran Nair
1984 Manasariyathe Mammootty
1984 Nokketha Dhoorathu Kannum Nattu Sreekumar
1984 Onnanu Nammal Nanda Gopal
1984 Oru Kochu Swapnam N/A
1984 Pavam Poornima Annan Thirumeni
1984 Poochakkoru Mookkuthi Gopalakrishnan
1984 Shree Krishnaparanthu Kumaran / Kumarettan
1984 Swanthamevide Bandhamevide Rajendran
1984 Unaroo Ramu
1984 Uyarangalil P. K. Jayarajan
1984 Vanitha Police Achuthan (Guest Appearance)
1984 Vetta Balan
1984 Adiyozhukkukal Gopi
1984 Thirakal James George
1984 Ariyatha Veethikal Balan
1984 Athirathram Prasad
1984 Aalkkoottathil Thaniye Anil Kumar
1983 Adhipathyam N/A
1983 Arabikadal N/A
1983 Asthram Das
1983 Attakkalasam Dr. Santhosh Babu
1983 Bhookambam Raghu
1983 Chakravalam Chuvannappol Surendran
1983 Changatham S.T. Daniel
1983 Engane Nee Marakkum Shambu
1983 Ente Katha Ramesh
1983 Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku Alex
1983 Guru Dakshina Minister Prabhakaran
1983 Hello Madras Girl Lal
1983 Himavahini Pappy
1983 Iniyenkilum Ravi
1983 Kattathe Kilikoodu Unni Krishnan
1983 Kolakomban Gopi
1983 Kuyiline Thedi Thampurankutty
1983 Marakkillorikkalum Murali
1983 Naanayam Babu
1983 Naseema Saithali
1983 Oru Mukham Pala Mukham Sukumaran Thampi
1983 Sesham Kazhchayil Inspector Mohan
1983 Thavalam N/A
1983 Theeram Thedunna Thira N/A
1983 Visa Sunny
1983 Pin Nilavu Raghu
1983 Sandhyakku Virinja Poovu Ramu
1982 Aa Divasom N/A
1982 Aakrosam Mohanachandran
1982 Enikkum Oru Divosam Babu
1982 Ente Mohangal Poovaninju Jayan
1982 Enthino Pookunna Pookal Surendran
1982 Foot Ball Balakrishnan
1982 Kaliya Mardanam Johny
1982 Kurukkante Kalyanam Sainaba's Husband
1982 Madrasile Mon N/A
1982 Njan Onnu Parayatte Shekharankutty
1982 Padayottam Kannan
1982 Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam Kishore
1982 Ente Mohangal Poovaninju N/A
1982 Sree Ayyappanum Vavarum Army Commander Kadutha
1982 Jumbulingam N/A
1982 Kelkatha Shabdam Babu
1981 Ahimsa Mohan
1981 Attimari Shan
1981 Dhanya N/A
1981 Druvasangamam Sankarankutty
1981 Thakilu Kottampuram Advocate Paul
1981 Oothikachiya Ponnu Nanda Kumar
1981 Thenum Vayambum Varma
1981 Sanchari Dr. Sekhar
1980 Manjil Virinja Pookkal Narendran
1978 Thiranottam Kuttappan

As a Director

Year Mohanlal Movie
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As a Producer

Year Mohanlal Movies
1984 Adiyozhukkukal
1984 Karimpinpoovinakkare
1984 Adiverukal
1986 Gandhinagar 2nd Street
1987 Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam
1987 Thoovanathumbikal
1987 Nadodikattu
1988 Orkkappurathu
1988 Aryan
1990 His Highness Abdullah
1991 Bharatham
1992 Kamaladalam
1993 Mithunam
1993 Pudhiya Mugam
1993 Gandharvam
1994 Pingami
1995 Nirnayam
1996 Kaalapani
1997 Iruvar
1997 Varnapakittu
1997 Virasat
1998 Kanmadam
1998 Harikrishnans
1999 Megham
1999 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
1999 Olympiyan Anthony Adam
1999 Vanaprastham
2000 Kandukondain Kandukondain
2009 Bhramaram
2010 Mummy & Me
2010 Shikkar
2010 Janakan
2010 Kandahar
2011 Pranayam
2011 Dr. Love
2012 Grandmaster
2014 Jilla
2014 Mr. Fraud
2014 Aamayum Muyalum
2015 Lailaa O Lailaa
2015 Papanasam
2016 Kabali
2016 Manamantha
2016 Janatha Garage
2017 Velaiilla Pattadhari 2
2017 Villain
2017 Careful
2019 Android Kunjappan Version 5.25
2019 Asuran

As a Narrator

Year Mohanlal Movies
1989 Season
1990 Indrajaalam
1998 Kallu Kondoru Pennu
2007 Chotta Mumbai
2008 Swarnam
2009 Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja
2010 Janakan
2012 The Hit List
2012 Namukku Parkkan
2014 Aamayum Muyalum
2015 Ennum Eppozhum
2015 Picket 43
2017 C/O Saira Banu
2017 Tiyaan
2017 Aakashamittayi
2018 Kayamkulam Kochunni
2019 Neeyum Njanum
2019 100 Years of Chrysostom
2019 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy

Mohanlal Television

Year Mohanlal TV Show Mohanlal Role
2015 Sanskrit News Reporter
2017-2018 Lal Salam Host
2018 Bigg Boss (Malayalam season 1) Host
2019 Top singer Season 1 Judge
2020 Bigg Boss (Malayalam season 2) Host
2020 First Bell Host (episode - Project Tiger)
2020 Lalonam Nallonam Host / various roles
2020 Utsavam With Lalettan Various roles
2021 Bigg Boss (Malayalam season 3) Host
2021 Onavillu Host
2021 Top singer Season 2 Judge
2022 Bigg Boss (Malayalam season 4) Host

Mohanlal Theatre

Year Mohanlal Play Mohanlal Role
2015 Naga Narrator
2010 Vikramorvasiyam Pururavas
2009 The Tempest Prospero
2008 Maya Ravan Hanuman(voice)
2008 Chayamukhi Bhima
2003 Kadhayattam Soori Namboothiripadu
Chandrakaran
Pappu
Ikkoran
Chemban Kunju
Mayan
Allapicha Mollaka
Dasan
Bheeman
Vaikom Muhammad Basheer
2001 Karnabharam Karna

Mohanlal Radio Drama

Year Mohanlal Radio Drama Mohanlal Character
1987 Jeevanulla Prathimakal Unknown

Mohanlal’s Controversies

Band controversy

Lalisom - The Lal Effect is a musical group that was founded in 2014 by Mohanlal and guitarist Ratheesh Vegha. The band received criticism on social media for lip-syncing after initially charging a fee of 1.63 crore.

 Following the criticism Mohanlal returned the money to the government but they refused claiming that their morality forbade them from doing so and that Mohanlal had not personally benefited from the money since it was intended to pay for the performers' stage costs and compensation. Despite this Mohanlal chose not to retrieve the funds he sent.

Singing Controversy

When Mohanlal claimed to have performed the song Mathalathenunnan from the movie Uyarum Njaan Naadake he sparked a debate. Soon after VT Murali who actually sang the song criticised Mohanlal for claiming credit for it. Mohanlal apologised for any confusion and clarified that his only intention was to imply that the song was from his film and that he lip-synced it.

Obscene Gesture

A video of Mohanlal making an offensive gesture was trending online. The Mollywood celebrity is seen in the video admiring Shruti Haasan's dance performance before reportedly making an offensive gesture. The actor received a lot of backlash as a result of the video's widespread distribution on Facebook and YouTube. Both Mammootty and Siddique can be seen chuckling while Mohanlal does the action. After viewing the video on Facebook many people have been criticizing Mohanlal for acting in such a way in public. But the Mohanlal and Shruti Hassan video that has gone viral on social media has been edited. The clips are skillfully combined to give the impression that they occurred simultaneously while in reality they are all from separate incidents that occurred at various periods.

Mohanlal’s Net Worth

Mohanlal’s net worth in 2022 is $50 million US or 399 Crore Indian Rupees. His annual salary is $5 million as of 2022 according to a number of reports. He earns the majority of his money through his acting work songs endorsements and other brand-related activities. He charges between Rs. 10 and 15 crores for every film. Some of the cars owned by Mohanlal are Toyota Vellfire Toyota Land Cruiser Mercedes Benz GL350 and Lamborghini Urus.

Mohanlal has founded and collaborated on a number of businesses in the fields of packaged spices restaurants and film distribution among others. In the 1980s he shared ownership of the production business Casino with Mammootty I.V. Sasi Seema and Century Kochumon. The production company turned out pictures that were lucrative economically. Maxlab Cinemas and Entertainments a business that distributes movies is owned by him. 

He founded Vismayas Max a Trivandrum-based pre- and post-production studio for movies as well as a college for dubbing actors at the city's KINFRA Film and Video Park. Later Sohan Roy of the Aries Group now known as Aries Vismayas Max took over the company's management. The company's current brand ambassador is Mohanlal. He has worked as a producer for the company Pranavam Arts International.

Mohanlal owns eateries both in India and abroad including the 2002-founded Mohanlal's Tastebuds chain in Dubai and the same-named Middle Eastern brand of spices pickles sauces and curry powder. The Eastern Group has owned the bulk of the trademark since 2007. He opened The Harbour Market a seafood restaurant in Bangalore and Travancore Court a hotel in Ernakulam both in 2006. Among his other business endeavours is Uniroyal Marine Exports Limited a seafood export business with its headquarters in Kozhikode where he has served as a non-executive director since 1992. 

He is a co-founder partner and chairman of the Jose Thomas Performing Arts Centre (JTPac) a performing arts and music centre founded in 2009 in Thrippunithura Kochi. He serves as a director wholly independent of Clenergen India Private Limited which manufactures and supplies biomass feedstock for biomass gasification. 

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Mohanlal’s Interesting Facts

Mohanlal Profile Summary

Mohanlal Details
Mohanlal Profession Actor
Mohanlal Celebrity Type Movie Actress
Mohanlal Age 62 years as of 2022
Mohanlal Date Of Birth 21st May 1960
Mohanlal Zodiac Sign Gemini
Mohanlal City Kerala India
Mohanlal Nationality Indian
Mohanlal Height 5 feet 7 inches
Mohanlal Weight 82kgs
Mohanlal Notable Work Devaasuram
Mohanlal First Film Manjil Virinja Pookkal
Mohanlal Total Films 164
Mohanlal Net Worth in rupees Rs 401 crores as of 2022
Mohanlal Net Worth $49 million as of 2022
Mohanlal Instagram @mohanlal
Mohanlal Twitter @Mohanlal

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