Today marks the 64th birthday of Malayalam cinema’s acting marvel

Today is the birthday of Mohanlal, the proud actor of Malayalam. Fans and the film world are wishing good luck to actor Mohanlal, who came as a villain and became a superstar. Although Mohanlal made his debut in front of the audience with ‘Manjil Virinja Pookkali’ directed by Fazil, his debut film was ‘Tiranottam’ in 1978.Produced by Bharat Cine Group, a production venture started with friends Priyadarshan and Suresh Kumar, the film was not released due to various reasons. Mohanlal played the role of Narendran as a villain in ‘Manjil Virinja Pookkali’.

It didn’t take long for the little boy, who was intimidating at first sight, to win over the audience with the charming smile on his lips and the loving look in his eyes. He walked into the hearts of every Malayali with his left shoulder.Mohanlal, who has seen brilliant performances on the silver screen as hero, co-star and villain, has been making his mark as an actor through his roles in the 1980s and 90s. Later, Mohanlal rose to superstar status with the film ‘Son of Rajavin’ directed by Thambi Kannanthanam. It can be said that there is no other actor in Malayalam whose youth has been celebrated as much as Mohanlal.

Sunny in ‘Sukhamo Devi’, Jayakrishnan in ‘Thoowanathumbikali’, Solomon in ‘Namuk Parkan Vrinthoppi’ and Mohanlal’s romantic heroes in Abhrapali are all loved by Malayalees forever. Dasan in ‘Nadotikati’, Vishnu in ‘Chitra’, Sethumadhavan in ‘Kiritha’, Gopi in ‘Bharata’, Nandagopan in ‘Kamaladala’, Mangalasseri Neelkandan in ‘Devasura’, Kunjikuttan in ‘Vanaprastha’, Aduthoma in ‘Sphatika’, ‘ How can Malayalees forget Rajeev Menon in Dasharatha, AB Abraham in ‘Unnikalae Oru Kathapariyam’, Rameshan Nair in ‘Tanmatra’, Valiyakat Musa in ‘Paradesi’ and Shivan Kutty in ‘Bhramara’?

Released in 1997, ‘Guru’ made it to the list of foreign films for Oscar nominations. After four decades in his acting career, the name Mohanlal has become a big brand. Mohanlal films are also leading in the box office figures.Mohanlal’s ‘Pulimurukana’ is the first Malayalam film to enter the 100 crore club. Released in 2019, ‘Lucifer’ also entered the 200 crore club. Mohanlal’s list of accolades goes on like four National Awards, nine State Awards, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan etc.

Lal’s role as Major Mahadevan in the 2005 Major Ravi film ‘Kirthichakra’ also earned Lal the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army. Apart from those received, he is also considered for National Awards 13 times in history. Apart from Malayalam, Mohanlal has also played notable roles in languages ​​like Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada.

Roles in ‘Kampani’ directed by Ramgopal Varma and ‘Iruvar’ directed by Mani Ratnam mark Mohanlal’s Pan Indian actor. Mohanlal was born on May 21, 1960 in Pathanamthitta as the second son of Viswanathan Nair and Shanthakumari. Lal completed his primary education from Mudavanmum School and Thiruvananthapuram Model School and completed his B.Com degree from MG College, Thiruvananthapuram. The actor became friends with acting during college.