Mohanlal | Movies, Age, Biography, Net Worth, Career, Family
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 birthday is 21 May 1960. Mohanlal’s birthplace is Elanthoor, Kerala, India. Mohanlal’s age is 62 years, as of 2022. Mohanlal’s religion is Hinduism. Mohanlal’s zodiac sign is Gemini. 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.
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Mohanlal’s Family and Mohanlal’s Education
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 attended the Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School in Thiruvananthapuram before completing his studies at the 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.
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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 Movies and Career
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.
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.
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).
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).
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 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 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.
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 Alzheimers 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Mohanlal's Awards and Achievements
- 1986: Kerala State Film Awards: Best Actor for T.P. Balagopalan M.A.
- 1986: Filmfare Awards South: Best Actor for Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam
- 1988: Kerala State Film Awards: Special Jury Award for Padamudra
- 1988: Kerala State Film Awards: Special Jury Award for Chithram
- 1988: Kerala State Film Awards: Special Jury Award for Ulsavapittennu
- 1988: Kerala State Film Awards: Special Jury Award for Aaryan
- 1988: Kerala State Film Awards: Special Jury Award for Vellanakalude Nadu
- 1988: Filmfare Awards South: Best Actor for Padamudra
- 1988: Kerala Film Critics Awards: Best Actor for Paadha Mudra
- 1988: Kerala Film Critics Awards: Best Actor for Chithram
- 1989: National Film Awards: Special Mention for Kireedam
- 1991: Kerala Film Critics awards: Best Actor for Bharatham
- 1991: National Film Awards: Best Actor for Bharatham
- 1991: Kerala State Film Awards: Second Best Film for Bharatham
- 1991: Kerala State Film Awards: Best Actor for Abhimanyu
- 1991: Kerala State Film Awards: Best Actor for Kilukkam
- 1991: Kerala State Film Awards: Best Actor for Ulladakkam
- 1991: Kerala Film Critics awards: Best Actor for Ulladakkam
- 1993: Filmfare Awards South: Best Actor for Devaasuram
- 1994: Filmfare Awards South: Best Actor for Pavithram
- 1995: Filmfare Awards South: Best Actor for Spadikam
- 1995: Kerala State Film Awards: Best Actor for Spadikam
- 1995: Kerala State Film Awards: Best Actor for Kaalapani
- 1995: Kerala State Film Awards: Second Best Film for Kaalapani
- 1997: Screen Awards South: Best Actor for Aaraam Thampuran
- 1997: Screen Awards South: Best Actor for Oru Yathramozhi
- 1997: Screen Awards South: Best Actor for Guru
- 1997: Screen Awards South: Best Actor for Chandralekha
- 1999: National Film Awards: Best Actor for Vanaprastham
- 1999: National Film Awards: Best Feature Film for Vanaprastham
- 1999: Kerala State Film Awards: Best Actor for Vanaprastham
- 1999: Filmfare Awards South: Best Actor for Vanaprastham
- 1999: Kerala Film Critics Awards: Best Actor for Vanaprastham
- 1999: Mathrubhumi Film Awards: Best Actor for Vanaprastham
- 2001: Padma Shri by Government of India
- 2001: Kerala Film Critics Awards: Natana Ratna Award
- 2002: Screen Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Company
- 2002: International Indian Film Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Company
- 2003: Asianet Film Awards: Best Actor for Balettan
- 2003: Vanitha Film Awards: Best Actor for Balettan
- 2003: Mathrubhumi Film Awards: Best Actor for Balettan
- 2003: Kerala Film Audience Council Awards: Best Actor for Balettan
- 2003: Asianet Film Awards: Best Actor for Udayananu Tharam
- 2004: Kerala Film Audience Council Awards: Best Actor for Vismayathumbathu
- 2004: Kerala Film Audience Council Awards: Best Actor for Mampazhakkalam
- 2005: Vanitha Film Awards: Best Actor for Thanmathra
- 2005: Asianet Film Awards: Best Actor for Thanmathra
- 2005: Kerala State Film Awards: Best Actor for Thanmathra
- 2005: Filmfare Awards South: Best Actor for Thanmathra
- 2005: Kerala Film Critics Awards: Most Popular Actor for Thanmathra
- 2005: Mathrubhumi Film Awards: Best Actor for Thanmathra
- 2005: Kerala Film Audience Council Awards: Best Actor for Thanmathra
- 2005: Kerala Film Critics Awards: Most Popular Actor for Naran
- 2006: Asianet Film Awards: Best Actor for Kirtichakra
- 2006: Amrita Film Awards: Best Actor for Kirtichakra
- 2006: Mathrubhumi Film Awards: Excellence in Acting for Vadakkumnathan
- 2006: Amrita Film Awards: Best Actor for Vadakkumnathan
- 2007: All India Radio Awards: Best Actor for Vadakkumnathan
- 2007: Kerala State Film Awards: Best Actor for Paradesi
- 2007: Filmfare Awards South: Best Actor for Paradesi
- 2007: Jaihind Film Awards: Best Actor for Paradesi
- 2007: Kerala Film Audience Council Awards: Best Actor for Paradesi
- 2007: All India Radio Awards: Best Actor for Rasathanthram
- 2007: All India Radio Awards: Best Actor for Keerthi Chakra
- 2007: Asianet Film Awards: Most Popular Actor for Hallo
- 2007: Vanitha Film Awards: Most Popular Actor for Hallo
- 2007: Asianet Film Awards: Most Popular Actor for Chotta Mumbai
- 2007: Vanitha Film Awards: Most Popular Actor for Chotta Mumbai
- 2008: Kerala Film Critics Awards: Best Actor for Kurukshetra
- 2008: Asiavision Awards: Best Actor for Kurukshetra
- 2008: Mathrubhumi Film Awards: Best Actor for Kurukshetra
- 2008: Kerala Film Critics Awards: Best Actor for Pakal Nakshatrangal
- 2008: Asiavision Awards: Best Actor for Pakal Nakshtrangal
- 2008: Mathrubhumi Film Awards: Best Actor for Pakal Nakshatrangal
- 2008: Kerala Film Critics Awards: Best Actor for Aakashagopuram
- 2008: Vanitha Film Awards: Best Actor for Aakashagopuram
- 2008: Mathrubhumi Film Awards: Best Actor for Aakashagopuram
- 2008: Asianet Film Awards: Best Actor for Madampi
- 2008: Vanitha Film Awards: Best Actor for Madampi
- 2008: Asiavision Awards: Best Actor for Madampi
- 2008: Vanitha Film Awards: Best Actor for Twenty: 20
- 2008: Asiavision Awards: Best Actor for Innathe Chintha Vishayam
- 2009: Honorary Lieutenant Colonel by Indian Territorial Army
- 2009: Filmfare Awards South: Special Award for Bhramaram
- 2009: Vanitha Film Awards: Most Popular Actor for Bhramaram
- 2009: Asiavision Awards: Best Actor for Bhramaram
- 2009: Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Unnaipol Oruvan
- 2009: Asianet Film Awards: Best Actor for Bhramaram
- 2009: Asianet Film Awards: Best Actor for Evidam Swargamanu
- 2009: Vanitha Film Awards: Most Popular Actor for Evidam Swargamanu
- 2010: Honorary Doctorate (D. Litt) by Sri Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit
- 2010: Asianet Film Awards: Golden Star Award
- 2010: Amrita Film Awards: Abhinaya Keerthi Award
- 2010: Amrita Film Awards: Chalachithra Ratnam Award
- 2011: South Indian International Movie Awards: Best Actor for Pranayam
- 2011: Kerala Film Critics Awards: Best Actor for Pranayam
- 2011: Asianet Film Awards: Best Actor for Pranayam
- 2011: Vanitha Film Awards: Best Actor for Pranayam
- 2011: Mathrubhumi Film Awards: Best Actor for Pranayam
- 2011: Amrita Film Awards: Best Actor for Pranayam
- 2011: Amrita Film Awards: Best Actor for Pranayam
- 2011: The Kochi Times Film Awards: Best Actor-Male for Pranayam
- 2011: Ramu Kariat Awards: Best Actor for Pranayam
- 2011: Asianet Film Awards: Best Actor for Snehaveedu
- 2012: South Indian International Movie Awards: Best Actor for Spirit
- 2012: Asiavision Awards: Best Actor for Spirit
- 2012: Amrita Film Awards: Best Actor for Spirit
- 2012: Asiavision Awards: Best Actor for Run Baby Run
- 2012: Asiavision Awards: New Sensation in Singing-Male for Run Baby Run
- 2012: Asiavision Awards: Most Influential Malayali
- 2013: Honorary Black Belt in Taekwondo by World Taekwondo Headquarters, South Korea
- 2013: Kerala Film Critics Awards: Best Actor for Drishyam
- 2013: Amrita Film Awards: Best Actor for Drishyam
- 2013: Amrita Film Awards: Best Actor for Drishyam
- 2013: Asianet Film Awards: Millennium Actor Award
- 2014: Asianet Film Awards: Special Commemoration for '35 years in Malayalam Film Industry’
- 2015: Asianet Film Awards: Crowned as Superstar of the Millennium
- 2016: National Film Awards: Special Jury Award for Janatha Garage
- 2016: National Film Awards: Special Jury Award for Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol, Pulimurugan
- 2016: Nandi Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Janatha Garage
- 2016: Kerala Film Critics Awards: Best Actor for Oppam
- 2016: Asianet Film Awards: Best Actor for Oppam
- 2016: Vanitha Film Awards: Best Actor for Oppam
- 2016: Asiavision Awards: Popular Actor for Oppam
- 2016: Janmabhumi Cinema Awards: Best Actor for Oppam
- 2016: South Indian International Movie Awards: Best Actor for Pulimurugan
- 2016: Asianet Film Awards: Best Actor for Pulimurugan
- 2016: Vanitha Film Awards: Best Actor for Pulimurugan
- 2016: Asiavision Awards: Best Actor for Pulimurugan
- 2018: Honorary Doctorate (D.Litt) by University of Calicut
- 2018: South Indian International Movie Awards: Most Popular Star in the Middle East
- 2018: Kerala Film Critics Awards: Best Actor for Odiyan
- 2018: Asianet Film Awards: Best Actor for Odiyan
- 2018: Vanitha Film Awards: Best Actor for Odiyan
- 2018: Janmabhumi Cinema Awards: Best Actor for Odiyan
- 2018: Asianet Film Awards: Best Actor for Kayamkulam Kochunni
- 2019: Padma Bhushan by Government of India
- 2019: South Indian International Movie Awards: Best Actor for Lucifer
- 2019: Asianet Film Awards: Best Actor for Lucifer
- 2019: Vanitha Film Awards: Best Actor for Lucifer
Mohanlal’s Interesting Facts
- Mohanlal won the state boxing championship,1977–1978.
- In Iruvar, Aishwarya Rai made her acting debut opposite Mohanlal.
- Mohanlal was ranked 80th in Reader's Digest's list of India's most reliable individuals in 2010.
- The Indian Medical Association gave Mohanlal the IMA Prize in 2013.
- After 25 years, Mohanlal's debut movie, Thiranottam, was released.
- Mohanlal considers Dubai to be his second home.
- Between 1982 and 1988, Mohanlal had films releasing every 15 days.
- Mohanlal released approximately 170 movies throughout the decade of the 1980s.
- Mohanlal received the honorary rank of black belt in Taekwondo in 2012 from the World Taekwondo Headquarters, which is located in Seoul, South Korea.
- Mohanlal and Mammootty, two Malayalam film legends, have worked together in 55 movies.
- Actor Mohanlal, once had ownership of four production firms.