Mohanlal Vishwanathan Nair
DOB: 21 May 1960
Debut in Thiranottam (1978)
First release Manjil Virinja Pookkal (1980)
1. Mohanlal is regarded as one of the finest actors in Indian cinema and is a cultural icon.
2. He was elected as most popular Keralite in a 2006 online poll conducted by CNN-IBN on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Kerala’s formation.
3. In 2001, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour, for his contributions to Indian cinema.
4. 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.
5. In 2009, he became the first actor to be given the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army of India
6. In 2010 received an honorary doctorate from Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kerala.