Mohanlal: The Incredible Journey of Kerala’s Biggest Superstar


The South Indian film industry has many phenomenal actors who entertain the film audience with mesmerizing performances. Mohanlal is one such legend in the Malayalam film industry and he clearly stands apart from the rest of the actors. Over the years, he has acted in many blockbuster films & continues to do so and has become one of the main pillars of the Malayam film industry. It’s been more than four decades since his entry into the film industry and he has never failed to make us cry, laugh, and feel cinema like never before. His career is an inspiration to many upcoming actors down the south film industry.

His loyal fans fondly call him by the name ‘Lalettan’.

The Highest-Grossing Malayalam Movie of All Time-Starring Mohanlal

With a film career spanning more than forty years, Mohanlal acted in 340+ movies and many of them have changed the Malayalam film industry landscape. His recent films like Drishyam, Lucifer, Manichitrathazhu, and others achieved huge success at the box office and are positively received by both critics and film audiences.

Lucifer Movie

His film Lucifer happens to be the highest-grossing Malayalam movie with over Rs. 200 crore at the box office. His other films like Iruvar, Manichitrathazhu, Thenmavin Kombath, Guru, and many others have achieved success at the box office. He’s currently one of the highest-paid actors in the Malayalam film industry.

Epic Friendly-Rivalry with Mammootty

The Malayalam film industry landscape got completely changed with the entry of Mohanlal & Mammootty and the industry witnessed an epic rivalry between the two stars. The two have maintained a cordial relationship all along and in fact, the duo worked together in many films. They have delivered several back-to-back hits leaving their fans in delight.


You would be surprised to know that Mammootty also acted as Mohanlal’s father in Padayottam and this happened to be their first film together.

Mohanlal Awards & Achievements

One of his biggest achievements is that in the year 1986, Mohanlal delivered 21 hits out of 36 films and by far this record happens to be unbroken not just in India but across the global film industry.

For his brilliant performances in many films, he was awarded multiple National Awards, Filmfare, and Kerala state awards.

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan upon Viswanathan Mohanlal, a film actor from Kerala, during ‘Padma Awards 2019’. PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Recipient of Both Padma Shri & Padma Bhushan

For his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, he was awarded Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the Indian government

Mohanlal’s Family

Mohanlal was married in the year 1988 to Suchitra and the couple has got blessed with two children whom they named Pranav and Vismaya. Pranav is trying his luck in acting while Vismaya working hard as an assistant film director and writer in the Malayalam film industry.

Commenting on Mohanlal, Amitabh Bachchan once said “He’s the most realistic actor India has ever produced.”

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