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Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema

May 21, 2013, 11:05 am
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Padamashri Mohanlal is considered to be the face of Malayalam cinema today. The actor made his debut at the age of 20 in 1980 and rose to fame with several noted performances. As the actor gets a year older we look at his film journey.
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Mohanlal Vishwanathan Nair a.k.a Mohanlal is one of the finest actors of Malayalam cinema. He made his debut in films with 'Thiranottnam' (1978) however the film did not release.
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Mohanlal's played the lead in Fazil's 'Manjil Virinja Pookal' which was released in 1980.
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Mohanlal turned producer with 'His Highness Abdullah' (1990). The film featured him in the lead role. He played the character of 'Abdullah' who is hired to murder the head of a royal family. The film won several awards.
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • The actor soon became popular with the audience in the South. He was roped in for various films like Mani Ratnam's 'Iruvar'. He made his debut in Bollywood with Ram Gopal Varma's 'Company'.
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Mohanlal has worked with eminent directors like G Aravidan, Hariharan, MT Vasudevan Nair in his career. The actor was awarded his first Kerala award for the film 'TP Balagopalan M.A' in 1986. The film was directed by Sathyan Anthikkad.
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Mohanlal has been part of over 300 films including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi films. It is interesting to note that the actor was awarded his first best actor award in school for a play 'Computer Boy',where he played the role of a 90 year old man.
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • The actor has also been part of several plays. He played the character of Karna in a play titled 'Karnabharam' directed by Kavalam Narayana Panicker.
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • He was elected as the most popular Keralite by a poll conducted on the 50th anniversary of Kerala's formation by CNN-IBN in 2006.
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • The actor is married to Sucitra, daughter of Tamil producer K Balaji, and the couple have two children, Pranav and Vismaya.
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • The actor has surprised his fans several times with his versatile acting and different looks. Mohanlal played a sikh in the film 'Lokpal' directed by Joshiy. The film became a superhit in the year 2013.
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Mohanlal is touted as the most successful superstar of south cinema as he has given several box office hits such as 'Nadodikkattu','Varavelpu', 'Casanova', 'Run Baby Run' in his career.
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • The actor has received many awards like the Filmfare, Padmashri, National Jury award, Kerela State Film award and many more. The actor was honoured with Doctorate from the Sree Shankar Acharaya University of Sanskrit.
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Mohanlal is currently the captain of Kerala Strikers team of Celebrity Cricket League.
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Mohanalal is considered to be the greatest actor of Malayalam cinema after Sathyan and he continues to rule the Southern cinema industry. The actor has been lauded for his performances. He was seen in films 'Ladies and Gentleman', 'Red Wine' and 'Jilla'in 2013
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema
  • Happy 53rd birthday Mohanlal! Why he is still the biggest star of Malayalam cinema