Mohanlal is an Indian actor, producer, playback singer, and distributor, who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema. He has had a prolific career spanning over four decades, during which he has acted in more than 340 films.

Real NameMohanlal Viswanathan Nair
NicknameLalettan, Laalu, Universal Star, The Complete Actor
ProfessionActor, Producer, Singer
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 172 cm
in meters- 1.72 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7¾”
Weightin Kilograms- 82 kg
in Pounds- 181 lbs
Body MeasurementsChest: 42 Inches
Waist: 36 Inches
Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth1960-05-21
Age (as in 2016)56 Years
Birth PlaceElanthoor, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
HometownKochi, Kerala, India
SchoolGlps Mudavanmugal School, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Model School, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
CollegeMahatma Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram, India
Education QualificationsBachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
DebutFilm Debut: Manjil Virinja Pookkal (Malayalam, 1980), Company (Bollywood, 2002), Chandramukhi (Tamil, 2005)
Production Debut: Bharatham (Malayalam, 1991)
Singing Debut: Sindooramegham Shringaarakaavyam ... (Malayalam, 1985)
FamilyFather- Viswanathan Nair (Advocate)
Mother- Santhakumari Nair
Brother- Pyare Lal (Elder, Died)
Sister- Not Known
HobbiesCollecting antiques & artifacts
Favorite Things
Favorite ActorKamal Haasan
Favorite ActressSridevi
Favorite FilmUnnaipol Oruvan (Tamil, 2009)
Favorite ColorBrown
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage1988-04-28 00:00:00
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeSuchithra Balaji
ChildrenDaughter- Vismaya
Son- Pranav
Money Factor
Salary2 to 3 Crore/film (INR)
Net WorthNot Known

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Mohanlal

  • Does Mohanlal smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Mohanlal drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • When Mohanlal was in sixth grade at Model School, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, he won his first Best Actor Award for a stage play Computer Boy by Veloor Krishnankutty in which he enacted a ninety-year-old person.
  • He is a wrestler and a martial art expert.
  • He was the Kerala state wrestling champion from 1977 to 1978.
  • During his college days, he founded a company named Bharath Cine Group along with his friends and started shooting his first film called Thiranottam, but due to censorship issue, the film was released after 25 years.
  • In 1980, he got the lead antagonist role of Narendran in the Malayalam film Manjil Virinja Pookkal, which was his first released film.
  • He donated his first salary of Rs. 2,000 to the nearby St. Antony’s orphanage; the salary was given by Malika C Devi, the Retired Corporation Council Secretary for his first released Malayalam film Manjil Virinja Pookkal (1980).
  • In 1987, he worked in radio drama Jeevanulla Prathimakal, which was broadcasted on Akashvani.
  • He is the only south Indian actor who got the Mother Teressa Charity Award in 2000.
  • In 2001, he was honored with the Padma Shri Award for his contributions towards Indian cinema.
  • In 2003, he won the IMA Award by Indian Medical Association.
  • He was honored with the title of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army of India (2009); Doctor of Letters (2010) from Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kerala; and a Blackbelt in Taekwondo (2012).
  • He is the son-in-law of late popular producer- K. Balaji.
  • He is the highest paid actor of Malayalam film industry.
  • He has his own official blog site, and an android app as well.
  • He is the owner of Pranavam Arts (Film Production Company) and Pranamam (Film Distribution Agency).
  • Apart from being an actor, he is also a great producer; he produced several films like Vanaprastham (1999), Harikrishnans (1998), Kanmadam (1998), Kala Pani (1996), etc.
  • He has also worked in some short films like Reflections (2005), Wilson Periera (2010), Punchirikku Parasparam (2015), and Lodal Loda Lodalu (2016).
  • His brother Pyare Lal died during a military exercise.
  • He is the director of a major Kozhikode-based seafood export company named Uni Royal Marian Exports.
  • He has an ‘enviable’ collection of paintings.
  • He owns many restaurants such as Mohanlal’s Tastebuds in Dubai, Travancore Court in Kochi, and The Harbour Market in Bangalore.
  • He is the goodwill ambassador of AIDS awareness campaign by Kerala State AIDS Control Society, Kerala Athletics, and Kerala Handloom textiles.
  • He won the title of Most Popular Keralite as per the survey conducted by CNN-IBN’s The Golden South Poll (2006) with 69.98% votes and Deccan Chronicle (2011) with 29% votes.
  • He ranked #1 in the popular choice section as the Best Actor of the Decade (2002-2008), a survey conducted by
  • In 2008, he underwent 18 months of escape artist training under the Magician Gopinath Muthukad. He planned to perform a stunt Burning Illusion in Thiruvananthapuram but later it was cancelled on allegations that it was a dangerous act. Magician Samraj protested against the act and later it got shelved.
  • In 2009, he was honored with the title- People of the Year in the Limca Book of World Records.
  • He won the title of Most Influential Indian 2013 from Kerala by an online survey conducted by Outlook India.
  • He is the founder of Maxlab Cinemas and Entertainments, an Indian film distribution company in Kochi, and Vismayas Max, Kerala’s first DTS studio in Kinfra Film and Video Park, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
  • He was the captain of the Kerala Strikers team in the CCL (Celebrity Cricket League), which was held in 2012 , 2013 and 2014.
  • He worked in over 320 Malayalam films.
  • He also worked in some Tamil and Hindi-language films like Chandramukhi (Tamil, 2005), Company (Hindi, 2002), Aag (Hindi, 2007), etc.
  • He is also a singer and has sung numerous songs such as Sindooramegham Shringaarakaavyam … (Onnaanaam Kunnil Oradikkunnil, 1985), Neeyarinjo Mele Manathu … (Kandu Kandarinju, 1985), etc.
  • He owns a house at Burj Khalifa.
  • He also owns a stock broking company called Hedge Equities.
  • He is a big fan of cricket.
  • He is a very religious & spiritual person. He used to travel all over the world and visit many spiritual places for better concentration and focus.
  • He wrote the screenplay of the Malayalam film Swapnamalika (2011), which was directed by K.A Devarajan.
  • He is an independent director of Clenergen India Private Limited.
  • He plans to launch few schools to enter the cash-rich education segment.


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