Born :21 May 1960 (age 55)
Elanthoor, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India
Residence:Thevara, Kochi, Kerala
Occupation:Film actor, producer, distributor, playback singer, entrepreneur, theatre actor
Mohanlal was born in Pathanamthitta in south Kerala to Vishwanathan Nair, an officer in Kerala Government Secretariat who later on became the Law Secretary of the state and Santhakumary. He had an elder brother, Pyarelal, who died in the early 2000s. Both his parents belonged to well known Nair families in Pathanamthitta district. He was raised in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) because of his father's job in the Secretariat. Mohanlal studied at Model School, Thiruvananthapuram, and graduated with a B. Com. from Mahatma Gandhi College in Thiruvananthapuram.
Mohanlal lives with his family in Thevara, Kochi. He married Suchitra, daughter of Tamil film producer K. Balaji on 28 April 1988. Mohanlal later recalled in an interview that Suchitra used to send him cards because she wanted to marry him.
Mohanlal's first film was Thiranottam (1978).The role of the antagonist in Manjil Virinja Pookkal gave him the break through in 1980.In 1983, Mohanlal was credited in more than 25 feature films.
National Film Awards:
Best Actor (1991, 99)
Special Jury Award – Actor (1989)
Producer of the Best Film (1999)
Kerala State Awards:
Best Actor (1986, 91, 95, 99, 2005, 07)
Special Jury Award (1988)
Producer of the Second Best Film (1991,95)
Filmfare Awards South:
Filmfare Award for Best Actor(1986, 88, 93, 94, 95, 99, 2005, 07)
Special Jury Award (2009)