Mammootty Biography

Mammootty, South Indian Actor Mammootty is a superstar of Malayalam cinema. He was born as Muhammadkutty Ismail Panaparambil on 7 September 1951 in Kottayam district. His father Ismail was a farmer and mother Fatima a housewife.

Mammootty did his school from St. Albert School and Government School, Ernakulam. He took degree in Law from Ernakulam Government Law College and practiced law for two years in Manjeri.

Mammootty made entry into films late in life. His debut film Devalokam directed by M.T. Vasudevan Nair remains uncompleted. It was K.G. George who gave him work in films and made him a megastar.

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Films like Yavanika, Valarthumrigangal and Vilkanunde Swapnangal shaped Mammootty’s film career. He became a celebrity after the huge success of film New Delhi, directed by Joshi.

Mammootty, South Indian Actor, Malayalee Film Star Mammootty acting talent could be seen in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada films. In his acting career, he made a record acting in more than 360 films. He also set a record of playing double role in Malayalam films.

Mammooty won many Filmfare Awards and Film Critics Awards. He was honoured with the Padamsree in 1998. He was awarded with V. Shantaram Award for the film, Dr. Ambedkar.

He also bagged a range of other awards such as Asia Pacific Merlian Award, Cinema Express Awards, Ramu Karyat Award, Asianet Film Awards and Screen Award.

Mammootty is also Chairman of Malayalam Communications, which runs Malayalam TV channels such as Kairali TV, People TV, and WE TV.  He got married to Sulfath in 1980 and have daughter, Surumiand a son, Dulquer Salmaan.

Mammootty Latest News

No clarity over inclusion of Mammootty in 'Kaala'

    Updated On : Jun 05,2017   11:32 am
Chennai, June 5 (IANS) The makers of superstar Rajinikanth's Tamil film "Kaala" haven't reacted to rumours about Malayalam megastar Mammootty being part of the project, which is being directed by Pa. Ranjith and produced by Dhanush. View More..

Malayalam film fraternity extends support to 'kidnapped' actress

    Updated On : Feb 19,2017   5:00 pm
Kochi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Malayalam film fraternity has extended moral support to a popular Malayalam film actress who had a harrowing experience on Friday night being kept as a hostage for more than an hour in a vehicle at Kochi. View More..

Malayali film, TV actress Rekha Mohan found dead

    Updated On : Nov 12,2016   9:28 pm
Thrissur (Kerala), Nov 12 (IANS) Popular film and TV actress Rekha Mohan was found dead in her apartment near here on Saturday, said police. View More..

Honoured to be with Nagarjuna, Tendulkar under one roof, says Big B

    Updated On : Nov 04,2016   12:20 pm
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he feels honoured and privileged to be under one roof with stalwarts like Sachin Tendulkar and Akkineni Nagarjuna. View More..

Mohanlal readies to launch son in a big way

    Updated On : Sep 23,2016   11:42 am
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 23 (IANS) Reigning superstar Mohanlal, who has been holding on to the tag of superstar along with his arch onscreen rival Mammootty for the past nearly three decades, now wishes to do what the latter did to launch his son Dulquer Salmaan into films. View More..

Superstar Mammootty turns 65

    Updated On : Sep 07,2016   5:32 pm
Thrissur (Kerala), Sep 7 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Mammootty celebrated his 65th birthday on Wednesday on the sets of the upcoming film "The Great Father". View More..

K.G. George bags J.C.Daniel Award

    Updated On : Sep 06,2016   8:04 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 6 (IANS) Veteran award-winning film director K.G. George was on Tuesday announced winner of the prestigious J.C. Daniel Award for his overall contribution to the Malayalam film industry. View More..

I'm in no hurry to do films: Actress Shobana

    Updated On : Aug 29,2016   2:54 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 29 (IANS) Popular award winning south Indian actress Shobana says doing films is not a priority for her as of now as she is busy channelling her talent in other creative pursuits. View More..

Arya to play baddie in Malayalam film 'The Great Father'

    Updated On : Aug 24,2016   11:12 am
Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) Tamil film actor Arya, who has so far played cameo roles in Malayalam films such as "Urumi" and "Double Barrel", will be essaying a full-length antagonist's role in upcoming "The Great Father" in the language. View More..

SRK shy about eating in front of people (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Jul 28,2016   6:04 pm
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he is "shy" about eating in front of too many people. View More..

Biggest fan of 'Banjo': Vivek Oberoi (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Jul 24,2016   3:42 pm
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Actor Vivek Oberoi has praised the new poster of actor Riteish Deshmukh's "Banjo" saying that he is the biggest fan of the upcoming film and is eagerly waiting for its release. View More..

'Kabali' keeps Kerala awake

    Updated On : Jul 22,2016   1:04 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil action drama "Kabali" which released across 306 screens in Kerala on Froday, literally kept many awake to watch it as early as 5 a.m., when the screens came alive. View More..

Kerala Women's Commission to serve notice to Mammootty, others

    Updated On : Jul 19,2016   6:18 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) The Kerala Women's Commission (KWC) on Tuesday decided to serve notice to Malayalam superstar Mammootty, director Nithin Renji Panicker and producer Alice George for "portraying women in bad light" in 'Kasaba' released this month. View More..

Getting regular threats from Islamic fundamentalists: Kerala MLA

    Updated On : Jul 16,2016   3:24 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, July 16 (IANS) IUML legislator K.M. Shaji said he has reported 10 cases of threats that were made to him for the strongly progressive stand he has been taking against the spread of Islamic fundamentalism in Kerala. View More..

Muslims in Kerala celebrate Eid

    Updated On : Jul 06,2016   12:34 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, July 6 (IANS) Muslims in Kerala on Wednesday celebrated Eid ul-Fitr with religious fervour at the end of Ramzan, the 30-day period of fasting. View More..

Mahesh Babu, Nayanthara win at Filmfare Awards South

    Updated On : Jun 19,2016   11:40 am
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) Mahesh Babu won the Best Actor for Telugu drama "Srimanthudu", while Nayanthara bagged the Best Actress trophy for her performance in Tamil action-comedy "Naanum Rowdydhaan" for the year 2015 at the star-studded 63rd Filmfare Awards southern edition. View More..

Malayalam films finding new audiences in new lands

    Updated On : Jun 05,2016   1:42 pm
Chennai, June 5 (IANS) If you're in Mumbai and wondering how to watch the latest Malayalam film, then just head to the nearest multiplex, for you might be pleasantly surprised to catch the film with English subtitles. With the emergence of multiplexes, Malayalam films have found audiences beyond boundaries and in the process have conquered new lands. View More..

Memes, trolls new whips of digital generation: Mammootty

    Updated On : May 31,2016   3:46 pm
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) The first look of Mammootty's much-awaited action film "Kasaba" gave way to social media users getting creative -- from replacing the background with 'Iron Throne' of "Game of Thrones" to Mammootty relaxing on elephant's tuskers. Calling it "modern face of satire", the Malayalam superstar says memes and trolls have become the "new whips of the digital generation". View More..

Pinarayi Vijayan era begins in Kerala

    Updated On : May 25,2016   5:48 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) CPI-M politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan, 71, was on Wednesday administered oath as the 22nd chief minister of Kerala at the Central Stadium here by Governor P. Sathasivam. View More..

Good content reaches out to wider audience, says Huma Qureshi

    Updated On : May 18,2016   5:36 pm
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi, who will be seen sharing screen space with her brother and actor Saqib Saleem in "Dobaara", says good content helps in reaching out to a wider audience. View More..