Mohanlal, the complete actor turned 60. Being one of the finest actors of the nation, Mohanlal has garnered so much love and respect from around the world. From being an antagonist to becoming one of the finest and biggest actors of the country, there is much that the actor has done.
As everything comes at a cost, the stardom and the glorious fame and the performer within him came at a cost. The cost is nothing other than, hard work, sacrifice and being down-to-earth amidst of all.
Mohanlal made his acting debut as a teenager in the Malayalam film 'Thiranottam'.
Mohanlal has won five National Film Awards—two Best Actor, a Special Jury Mention and a Special Jury Award for acting, and an award for Best Feature Film, 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.
Taekwondo Headquarters situated at Seoul, South Korea, conferred Mohanlal with the honourary title of ‘black belt’ in Taekwondo.
Mohanlal has been a goodwill ambassador for the government and other nonprofit organisations, mainly for public service ads and humanitarian causes.
Why Mohanlal is a complete actor?
Diligence is one of the most striking features of actor Mohanlal.We have read many peoples praising about Mohanlal's dedication. But here we are putting few stories.
“During the shooting of Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Company’ movie the cinematographer used to ask Mohanlal, in-between shots when lighting was going on, sir why don’t you sit inside caravan or why don’t you sit in the makeup room to which Mohanlal said, “No this is my office, let me get used to this space”.
During the shooting of epic film “Iruvar” Mohanlal hid his natures call for 2 hours for the sake of the last long procession scene.
Maniyanpilla Raju said that one cannot find an artist as dedicated as Mohanlal. He said, "If you ask why people conquer heights, I remember an incident. During the shoot of the film 'Adhipan.' A day Mohanlal was very ill and I took him to the hospital. The doctor suggested that he should take complete rest(bed rest) for three days, as he is having a really bad sore throat. He can't even swallow saliva, so taking rest was so important. So after visiting the doctor, we came back and he was changing into his costume and getting ready for the shoot.
No one is born as a legend. Your deeds make you into a legend. Actor Mohanlal is undoubtfully a legend.Many directors has shared the sacrifising mind of Mohanlal in the shooting locations.He sacrifies alot also makes the co-workers comfortable.
Prithviraj Sukumaran says during shooting of 'Lucifer' in Russia. The temperature was -16 degree Celsius and you can see actor Mohanlal walking in the freezing cold with sandbags in both hands, weighing more than 20 kilograms each. The sandbags are used to balance the camera holding apparatus. The actor had a heated tent to sit back and relax until the director calls for a take. But actor Mohanlal chose to lose his comfort zone and help the team to arrange for the shoot.
Down to earth
Ask any film personnel in M-Town about actor Mohanlal and they might have one thing to say in common! How humble the actor is! He is known for treating people around him with ease and astonishing them with his simplicity.
Actor Mohanlal is undoubtfully one of the finest actors in the whole globe. The actor's charisma and elegance in acting remain unmatchable and gets refined every moment.While talking to media, the Big B, Amitabh Bachchan said, "I have great admiration for Mohanlal.I think he is one of the finest actors in the country today. He is so relaxed and so normal and so effortless in his performance. I always keep telling him that. I had the good fortune to work with him in Ram Gopal Varma's film. And I always believe that he is the most natural actor that we have in the country today."
The actor has eventually reigned the M-Town over his long forty years in the showbiz. The actor has risen into stardom and success that is beyond words that he himself has become a brand. The fame and stardom are so fierce that, even movies that are made in his name tend to become huge hits.
Almost every box office records in Mollywood has been created by him and he is the one who created a global market for Mollywood with his gigantic fan base all over the world.
The mighty 100 cr Club
Pulimurugan became the first Malayalam film to collect Rs 100 crore at the box office.
Box office king of film industry
The actor is undoubtedly the state’s king of the box office, despite the younger generation of stars steadily establishing themselves with good cinema and blockbusters.
3 guiness record
The first one was when his fans unit in Gulf countries, named Lal Cares, made the biggest charity box in the world. The second time he got the achievement when the 3D version of his biggest box office hit named Pulimurugan had been premiered in front of a record-breaking number of audience.The third time he had received the participation certificate from Guinness book of world records for being a part of the longest documentary made in the world till now. It has been a biographical documentary on Philipose Mar Chrysostom, which has been directed by popular Mollywood filmmaker Blessy. It is 48 hours and 10 minutes long and Mohanlal had lent his voice for this documentary.
We Wish Mohanlal A Very Happy Birthday.
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