Indian legendary actor Sri Mohanlal has turned 60 today. Fans wanted to celebrate the actor's 60th birthday, but the Covid pandemic was all but over. The party with their beloved star was a big dream in Thiruvananthapuram.
Mohanlal is a blessed genius who surprised the Malayali audience with his performance. He has gifted audiences with many notable films over the years. Lallettan excels with his easy-to-use acting style in any role. Mohanlal's films have always been well received. He rose to prominence in the industry by doing different roles and films.
He was born on May 21, 1960, the son of Viswanathan Nair and Santhakumari Amma. His wife Suchitra is the daughter of film producer and director Balaji. Film star and co-director Pranav Mohanlal and student Vismaya Mohanlal are his children.
He made his acting debut as a teenager in the Malayalam film Thiranottam in 1978, but the film was delayed in its release for 25 years due to censorship issues. His screen debut was in the 1980 romance film Manjil Virinja Pookkal, in which he played the role of a villain.
Towards mid-1980s, he established himself as a bankable leading actor and gained stardom after starring in a series of commercially successful films in 1986; the crime drama Rajavinte Makan released in that year heightened his stardom. Mohanlal prefers to work in Malayalam films, but he has also appeared in some Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. Some of his best known non-Malayalam films include the Tamil political drama Iruvar (1997), the Hindi crime drama Company (2002) and the Telugu film Janatha Garage(2016).
Mohanlal has been lauded for his expertise in the field of dance, Kathakali and magic for many years. The new generation of acting students are following Mohanlal's natural acting style as a textbook in his passion for scenes, songwriting, conflict and dialogue. He is described as the Complete Actor Mohanlal, from the star-studded cast of foreign tongues to the regular fans.
Mohanlal has won five National Film Awards—two Best Actor, a Special Jury Mention and a Special Jury Awardfor acting, and an award for Best Feature Film (as producer), also nine Kerala State Film Awards and Filmfare Awards South and numerous other accolades. The Government of India honoured him with Padma Shri in 2001, and Padma Bhushan in 2019, India's fourth and third highest civilian honours, for his contributions to Indian cinema. In 2009, he became the first actor to be awarded the honorary rank of Lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army. He received honorary doctorates from Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit in 2010 and from University of Calicut in 2018.
Mohanlal's 60th Birthday Celebrated by many eminent personalities from the film industry.