Mohan Lal : Biography
Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair (born May 21, 1960), simply known by the stage name Mohanlal, is an Indian actor of mainly Malayalam movies. He is a popular film actor in the state of Kerala and has had striking successes in both mainstream and parallel cinema. Also recognised among the most versatile actors in India, he is a Padmashree awardee. Mohanlal completed 25 years in his acting and continues in the film field with the same image.
Mohan Lal won his first State Award for the film T .P. Balagopal
M.A (1986). He has won 4 of them to date. He won his first
Film fare Award for the film Sanmasullavarkku Samaadhaanam
in 1986. He has won 5 Film fare Awards so far. He won his
first National Best Actor Award for the film Kireedam
released in 1989-albeit the jury award. Later he won Best
Actor National Awards for Bharatham (1991) and Vaanaprastham
(1999). He has won numerous awards over the years for
Mohan Lal : Career
While in college, he teamed up with his friends to establish a company called Bharath Cine Group and began shooting his first film titled Thiranottam, in which he played the role of a mentally retarded servant.The movie was directed by his close friend Ashok Kumar.They were college mates in Mahatma Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram. But the film ran into trouble with the Censor Board and was never released.
His first major breakthrough came in the film Manjil Virinja Pookal (1980), in which he played a villain. The film was a major hit, and Mohanlal followed it up with more roles as a villain, most notably in Uyarangalil.
In the meantime, he ventured into comedies as well, playing a role in his director-friend Priyadarshan's debut, Poochakkoru Mookkuthi, now a cult screwball classic. He was also a part of Mani Ratnam's stage shows, Netru, Indru, Naalai.