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.

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In a first, three giants of Malayalam films unite

    Updated On : Nov 20,2017   6:48 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 20 (IANS) In a first for the Malayalam film industry, three superstars in their own area of work are coming together for a film -- superstar Mohanlal, blockbuster director Shaji Kailas and hugely popular writer Renji Panicker. View More..

37 years later, Jayan's memory still fresh

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   3:50 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 (IANS) Memories of Jayan, the only Malayalam film star who had the macho image, are still fresh in the minds of many even 37 years after he died while attempting a stunt scene on a moving helicopter. View More..

Superstar Mammootty meets tribals, offers help

    Updated On : Nov 11,2017   8:32 pm
Thodupuzha (Kerala) Nov 11 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Mammootty, known for his benevolence, spent time with a group of tribals on Saturday and promised them help for a better quality of life. View More..

Noted Malayalam film director I.V. Sasi dead

    Updated On : Oct 24,2017   2:10 pm
Chennai, Oct 24 (IANS) Acclaimed Malayalam film director I.V. Sasi, who was instrumental in the success stories of superstars Mammootty, Mohanlal and Jayan, died here on Tuesday, according to family sources. He was 67. View More..

I don't take my stardom seriously: Dulquer Salmaan

    Updated On : Oct 19,2017   6:16 pm
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Malayalam film star Dulquer Salmaan says he does not take his stardom and success seriously. He concentrates on delivering his best on the movie front. View More..

Dileep's arrest reveals unsavoury side of Malayalam film industry (Comment)

    Updated On : Jul 31,2017   2:00 pm
Ever since the arrest of superstar Dileep, the big fat egos of those in the Malayalam film industry, be it in the actor's body or other organisations, have been pricked badly, leaving them badly scarred. View More..

AMMA all set for a generation change

    Updated On : Jul 12,2017   6:44 pm
Kochi, July 12 (IANS) With the arrest of superstar Dileep in the actress abduction case, the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) -- which came under fire from several quarters -- is all set to undergo a makeover. View More..

Dileep's arrest to affect Malayam film industry

    Updated On : Jul 12,2017   3:58 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, July 12 (IANS) Following the arrest of Malayalam superstar Dileep in connection with the abduction and molestation of a popular actress in February, the work in progress on two of his films has come to an abrupt end, say industry sources. View More..

Malayalam superstar Dileep sent to 14 days' custody

    Updated On : Jul 11,2017   7:02 pm
Aluva (Kerala), July 11 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Dileep, who was arrested in connection with the abduction and molestation of a popular actress in February, was remanded in custody on Tuesday for 14 days and was removed as member from various film associations. View More..

Malayalam superstar Dileep sent to 14 days' custody

    Updated On : Jul 11,2017   6:04 pm
Aluva (Kerala) July 11 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Dileep, who was arrested in connection with the abduction and molestation of a popular actress in February, was remanded in custody on Tuesday for 14 days and was removed as member from various film associations. View More..

Dileep removed as AMMA member

    Updated On : Jul 11,2017   2:56 pm
Kochi, July 11 (IANS) Superstar Dileep, who has been arrested for the abduction and molestation of a popular actress in February, was on Tuesday removed as treasurer and member of the Association of Malayalam Movies Artistes (AMMA). View More..

Malayalam superstar Dileep arrested in actress abduction case (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jul 10,2017   10:22 pm
Aluva (Kerala), July 10 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Dileep was on Monday evening arrested in connection with the abduction and molestation of a popular actress in a car in February this year. View More..

Congress seeks Vijayan's apology over actress kidnap case

    Updated On : Jul 05,2017   10:50 pm
Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi, July 5 (IANS) The Congress party on Wednesday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to apologise for his "off-the-cough remark" that there was no conspiracy involved in the actress kidnapping case. View More..

Congress seeks CBI probe into Kerala actress kidnap case

    Updated On : Jun 30,2017   5:14 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) With the Malayalam actress kidnap case taking twists and turns every day, the Congress party in Kerala on Friday demanded a CBI probe into the case. View More..

Malayalam actor fraternity united on actress kidnap case

    Updated On : Jun 29,2017   7:10 pm
Kochi, June 29 (IANS) The Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) on Thursday expressed their ire at the media over the actress kidnap case and said that the artists are united on the issue. View More..

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..