Full Biography of Actor Mammootty
Mammootty (born 7 September 1951) is an Indian film actor and producer who has mainly worked in Malayalam cinema. He has also acted in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada films. During a career spanning more than three decades, he has acted in more than 360 films, and is only next to Prem Nazir in the number of lead roles in Indian films. He has also appeared in the highest number of dual roles (nine) in Malayalam films. Mammootty is involved in more than half a dozen philanthropic projects aimed at helping needy people.
He has been awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor three times. He has also won five Kerala State Film Awards and eleven Filmfare Awards. In 1998, he was awarded the Padma Shri for his contributions towards the arts. He was also honoured a Doctor of Letters by the University of Kerala in January 2010 and by the University of Calicut in December 2010.Mammootty is one of the Malayalam actors who has attained huge popularity in Tamil Nadu and in others states. Mammootty is the chairman of Malayalam Communications, which runs the Malayalam television channels Kairali TV, People TV and WE TV. Mammootty is also the goodwill ambassador of the Akshaya project
Mammootty was born and raised in the village of Chempu near Anakapalli in the Kottayam district of the state of Kerala, India in a middle class, Muslim family. He was the eldest son of the family. His father Ismail was a farmer and his mother Fatima was unemployed. Mammootty\'s father shifted his family to Ernakulam during the 1960s; his school life was at St. Albert\'s School and Government School Ernakulam. He did his Pre-University course (pre-degree) at Maharajas College, Kochi, and then graduated with a L.L.B. (Bachelor of Laws) from Ernakulam Government Law College. He also practised law for two years in Manjeri. He married Sulfath in 1980 and has a daughter, Surumi (b. 1982) and a son, Dulquer Salman (b. 1986). Mammootty\'s younger brother Ebrahimkutty is a television and film actor in Malayalam. Ebrahimkutty\'s son Maqbool Salmaan is also a film actor.
Mammootty\'s debut was an uncredited appearance in the 1971 film Anubhavangal Paalichakal directed by K. S. Sethumadhavan, which starred Sathyan, Prem Nazir and Sheela in the lead roles. His only scene in the film was being one among a running crowd along with the lead actor Sathyan. Mammootty then was a student at the Maharajas College. His second film was Kaalachakram, a 1973 Malayalam film directed by K. Narayanan, and starring Prem Nazir and Jayabharathi. This was the first dialogued appearance of Mammootty, who appeared only in one scene in the film. He acted under the screen name Sajin, but later dropped it. His professional film career began in 1979, when he played his first lead role in Devalokam, directed by veteran M. T. Vasudevan Nair. However, this film was never completed.
Mammootty with Ramachandra Babu, who served as cinematographer in his debut film and actor Saiju Kurup.His next film was the 1980 film, Vilkkanundu Swapnangal, directed by Azad, written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, and starring Sukumaran in the lead role. The film featured Mammootty, as an antagonist in a supporting role. The voice for Mammootty in this film was dubbed by Sreenivasan.
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