Lesser-Known Facts About ‘The Complete Actor’ of Malayalam Movie Industry

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year: Mohanlal began his career in 1978 and has appeared in more than 340 films during his four-decade career. He has also worked as a playback singer, television host, and film distributor. In 1991 and 1999, he won the National Award for Best Actor for his roles in the films Bharatam and Vanaprastam. “The Complete Actor” is the name of his official blog.

Since the actor is a year older today, we have created a list of lesser known facts about him that fans might be surprised to know.

  1. Mohanlal has completed his graduation from Trivandrum University College.

  2. He has distributed more flicks in his home state of Kerala than those distributed by the National Film Development Corporation in India. These are basically parallel movies, like Santosh Sivan’s “The Terrorist”.

  3. Mohanlal, also known as Mohanlal Viswanathan, has won five National Film Awards and nine Kerala Film Awards.

  4. The list of awards won by Mohanlal is long, two of the most prestigious awards are Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan for their outstanding contribution to cinema.

  5. Mohanlal is a very generous man. He runs the ViswaSanthi Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization.

  6. You will be surprised to find out that Mohanlal, who is now an accomplished actor, was once a professional wrestler. His dedication to wrestling was so strong that he won the Kerala State Wrestling Championship (1977-1978). He also received an honorary black belt in Taekwondo from the World Taekwondo Headquarters, located in Seoul, Korea.

  7. At the age of 18, he made his film debut in Thiranottam (1978). It is noteworthy that the film was released in 2013 after 25 years.

  8. He also provided vocals for 31 songs, all of which are films he has starred in.

  9. Mohanlal had a total of 34 films in 1986. Twenty-five of them were blockbusters at the box office.

  10. He is a partner and director of Uni Royal Marian Exports, a large seafood export company based in Kozhikode, as well as the owner of Lal’s Tastebuds in Dubai.

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