Mohanlal

21 May 1960

Actor

Mohanlal Vishwanathan Nair (born 21 May 1960), known mononymously as Mohanlal (Malayalam ), is an Indian actor and producer, who is well known for his versatile and natural acting in Indian cinema. He made his acting debut in the unreleased movie Thiranottam (1978), which was followed by a role as the lead antagonist in his first release Manjil Virinja Pookkal in 1980.

Antagonistic parts in several movies followed before Mohanlal established himself as a lead actor playing a wide variety of character types in comedy and action films amongst others. He was labelled a superstar of Malayalam cinema in 1986 after the success of Rajavinte Makan, in which he played an underworld don. Mohanlal became a film producer with the 1990 musical hit His Highness Abdullah and has also acted in a number of Tamil and Bollywood films. Of these, his notable roles were in Iruvar, directed by Mani Ratnam, and Company, directed by Ram Gopal Varma. As well as being an actor and producer, Mohanlal also owns businesses involved in film distribution, restaurants and packaged spices.

Mohanlal is regarded as one of the finest actors in Indian cinema and is a cultural icon in the Indian state of Kerala, where he was elected its most popular individual in a 2006 online poll conducted by CNN-IBN on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Kerala's formation. In 2001, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, for his contributions to Indian cinema. He has won four Indian National Film Awards — two Best Actor Awards, one Special Jury Award for acting, and one Award for Best Film as producer along with six Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actor. In 2009, he became the first actor to be given the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army of India and in 2010 received an honorary doctorate from Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kerala.

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Filmography (76 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···DRAമാ
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Ithikkara Pakki)
(movie, 2018)
···നീരാളി
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sunny George)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Prof. Michael Idikkula)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Murugan)
(movie, 2015)
···Lailaa O Lailaa
Genre: Action, Thriller
By: Joshi
Role: Actor (as Jayamohan)
(movie, 2015)
···Ennum Eppozhum
Genre: Family, Drama
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
···Rajavinte Makan 2
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Vincent Gomas)
(movie, 2014)
···Peruchazhi
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
···Kunjali Marakkar
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
···Aye Taxi
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
···Life Is Beautiful
Genre: Drama
By: Fazil
Role: Actor (as Vinayachandran)
(movie, 2014)
···Praja
Genre: Drama
By: Joshi
Role: Actor (as Zakkir Ali Hussain)
(movie, 2014)
···Punarjani
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
···Unnathangalil
Genre: Drama
By: Joemon
Role: Actor (as Rakshakan (Guest))
(movie, 2014)
···Arakkallan Mukkakallan
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
···Randamoozham
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Bheema)
(movie, 2014)
···Koothara
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Siren Semiramis Aegean Derketo)
(movie, 2014)
···Mr. Fraud
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mr. Fraud · Sivaraman · Bhai)
(movie, 2014)
···Jilla
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
By: Nesan
Role: Actor (as Siva)
(movie, 2013)
···Drishyam
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Family
Role: Actor (as Georgekutty)
(movie, 2013)
···Geethanjali
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Dr. Sunny Joseph)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as (as Himself))
(movie, 2013)
···Ladies and Gentleman
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Chandrabose)
(movie, 2013)
···Red Wine
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ratheesh Vasudevan)
(movie, 2012)
···Grandmaster
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chandrashekhar)
(movie, 2012)
···Karma Yodha
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Madhava Menon · Mad Maddy)
(movie, 2012)
···Spirit
Genre: Comedy, Drama
By: Renjith
Role: Actor (as Raghunandan)
(movie, 2010)
···Alexander the Great
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Alexander Verma)
(movie, 2010)
···Oru Naal Varum
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Sukumaran Kolapully)
(movie, 2008)
···Akasha Gopuram
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Albert Samson)
(movie, 2008)
···Mizhikal Sakshi
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Syed Ahmed (Special Appearance))
(movie, 2006)
···Baba Kalyani
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Baba Kalyani)
(movie, 2004)
···Natturajavu
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Pulikkattil Charlie)
(movie, 2004)
···Vismayathumbathu
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
By: Fazil
Role: Actor (as Sreekumar)
(movie, 2002)
···Company
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Srinivasan)
(movie, 1999)
···Vanaprastham
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Kunhikuttan)
(movie, 1998)
···Rektha Sakshikal Zindabad
Role: Actor (as Siva Subrahmanya Iyyar)
(movie, 1996)
···Siraichalai
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor
(movie, 1995)
···Agni Devan
Genre: Drama, Musical
Role: Actor (as Aniyankuttan (Ravi Varma))
(movie, 1995)
···Maanthrikam
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Stephen Ronald (Alby))
(movie, 1994)
···Minnaram
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Role: Actor (as Bobby)
(movie, 1993)
···Butterflies
Role: Actor (as Prince)
(movie, 1993)
···Maya Mayuram
Role: Actor (as Narendran · Unni)
(movie, 1992)
···Aham
Role: Actor (as Siddarthan)
(movie, 1992)
···Nadodi
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sachidanandan · Balakrishnan Bhagavathar)
(movie, 1992)
···Rajasilpi
Role: Actor (as Shambu)
(movie, 1991)
···Uncle Bun
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Charlie Chacko)
(movie, 1991)
···Vasthuhara
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Venu)
(movie, 1991)
···Vishnulokam
By: Kamal
Role: Actor (as Vishnu)
(movie, 1990)
···Appu
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Appukuttan)
(movie, 1990)
···Indrajaalam
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Kannan Nair)
(movie, 1990)
···Mukham
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
By: Mohan
Role: Actor (as Hariprasad)
(movie, 1989)
···Adhipan
Role: Actor (as Prakash)
(movie, 1989)
···Ulsavapittennu
Genre: Drama, Romance
By: Gopi
Role: Actor (as Aniyan Thampuran)
(movie, 1988)
···Aryan
Role: Actor (as Devanarayan)
(movie, 1988)
···Doore Doore Oru Koodu Kottam
Role: Actor (as Diwakaran)
(movie, 1988)
···Moonnam Mura
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ali Imran)
(movie, 1987)
···Amritamgamaya
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. P. K. Haridas)
(movie, 1987)
···Boomiyile Rajakkanmar
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mahendra Varma)
(movie, 1987)
···January Oru Orma
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
By: Joshi
Role: Actor (as Raju)
(movie, 1987)
···Vazhiyorakkazhchakal
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Raghavan · Antony Issac)
(movie, 1986)
···Ninnishtam Ennishtam
Role: Actor (as Sreekkuttan)
(movie, 1986)
···Onnu Muthal Poojaym Vare
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Telephone Uncle)
(movie, 1986)
···Pappan Priyappetta Pappan
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Inspector Devodas)
By: Bhadran
Role: Actor (as Pauly)
(movie, 1986)
···Sughamodevi
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Role: Actor (as Sunny)
(movie, 1986)
···Yuvajanotsavam
Role: Actor (as Jayan · Daddy)
(movie, 1985)
···Chidambaram
Role: Actor
(movie, 1984)
···Adiyozhukkukal
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Gopi)
(movie, 1984)
···Appunni
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Menon Mash)
(movie, 1984)
···Athirathram
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Prasad)
(movie, 1984)
···Shree Krishnaparanthu
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Role: Actor (as Kumaran · Kumarettan)
(movie, 1983)
···Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku
Genre: Drama
By: Fazil
Role: Actor (as Alex)
(movie, 1983)
···Kattathe Kilikoodu
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Unni Krishnan)
(movie, 1980)
···Manjil Virinja Pookkal
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
By: Fazil
Role: Actor (as Narendran)