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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Kerala turnout crosses 2014, all three fronts upbeat

    Updated On : Apr 23,2019   10:14 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) Technical glitches notwithstanding, more than 75 per cent of Kerala's over 2 crore strong electorate had cast their votes in polling to the state's 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in the third round on Tuesday. View More..

Kerala turnout crosses 65% till 5 p.m.

    Updated On : Apr 23,2019   5:36 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) Technical glitches notwithstanding, 65 per cent of Kerala's over 2 crore strong electorate had cast their votes by 5 p.m. as polling went on in the state's 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in the third round on Tuesday. View More..

Kerala registers 43.91% voting till 1 p.m.

    Updated On : Apr 23,2019   3:46 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) Technical glitches notwithstanding, close to half of the over 2 crore voters in Kerala cast their votes in the first six hours of polling till 1 p.m. on Tuesday. View More..

Kerala registers 22.24% voting in 4 hours (11 a.m.)

    Updated On : Apr 23,2019   2:12 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) Technical glitches notwithstanding, nearly a quarter of the over 2 crore voters in Kerala cast their votes in the first four hours of polling on Tuesday. The state is polling for all of its 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in a single phase. View More..

Chalakudy sitting MP Innocent votes, cracks jokes

    Updated On : Apr 23,2019   9:14 am
Chalakudy (Kerala) April 23 (IANS) Ace comedian and sitting Chalakudy Lok Sabha member Innocent on Tuesday cast his vote here at one of his many schools that he had studied in. View More..

Actor Mammootty joins Innocent's roadshow in Kerala

    Updated On : Apr 20,2019   6:40 pm
Chalakudy (Kerala), April 20 (IANS) Superstar Mammootty on Saturday joined his fellow actor and CPI-M supported Independent candidate from this parliamentary constituency, Innocent, in Kerala for a roadshow. View More..

Kerala bids tearful farewell to K.M. Mani

    Updated On : Apr 11,2019   6:56 pm
Pala (Kerala), April 11 (IANS) A large number of people with teary eyes on Thursday bid farewell to veteran politician and Kerala Congress-Mani Chairman, K.M. Mani, who passed away in Kochi on Tuesday. View More..

Tamil cinema opens doors to transgender characters

    Updated On : Apr 09,2019   10:26 am
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) There was a general perception that Tamil cinema wasn't too kind to transgednders - but not any more. It is heartening to finally see some Tamil filmmakers portraying transgender characters with dignity. The industry may still be a while from signing transgender actors in key roles, but the change is slowly happening. View More..

When Mammootty started mobile trend on film set

    Updated On : Apr 08,2019   11:42 am
Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 (IANS) Almost a quarter of a century, when a mobile phone was one of the biggest luxury, a veteran director recalls how Mammootty's mobile phone created a flutter on his set. View More..

Kerala CM to look into new entertainment tax

    Updated On : Feb 10,2019   7:18 pm
Kochi, Feb 10 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinnarayi Vijayan here on Sunday assured doyens of the Malayalam film industry that his cabinet will take up the issue of reducing the 10 per cent entertainment tax, slapped in the recent budget presented by Finance Minister Thomas Issac last month. View More..

Here's why 'Peranbu' leaves me underwhelmed, depressed (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)

    Updated On : Feb 09,2019   11:08 am
The new Tamil Mammootty-starrer "Peranbu" which opened on February 1 and which has been described variously by critics as a masterpiece and a life-changing experience, left me wishing it was both but is actually neither a masterpiece nor a life-changing experience, for, the life that it offers to those who are born less equal than others, is not acceptable to any person with even a shred of sensitivity or self-regard. View More..

Celebs crossover in cinema (2018 In Retrospect)

    Updated On : Dec 20,2018   1:02 pm
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Many consider Dulquer Salmaan, who set foot in Bollywood this year with the road movie "Karwaan", to be the best export from the southern filmdom. If the young Malayalam actor's fan base grew bigger and stronger after his Hindi film debut, Bollywood's Khiladi, Akshay Kumar, also didn't leave the audience disappointed with his villainous role in "2.0". It marked his Tamil debut. View More..

Rajinikanth, Mammootty pay emotional tributes to Ambareesh

    Updated On : Nov 25,2018   2:46 pm
Bengaluru, Nov 25 (IANS) Celebrated stars Rajinikanth and Mammoottty led the film fraternity in paying emotional tributes to their close friend, actor-turned-politician M.H. Ambareesh who died following a cardiac arrest. View More..

No competition between us: Nivin on Dulquer, Fahadh

    Updated On : Nov 25,2018   2:22 pm
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Nivin Pauly, Dulquer Salmaan and Fahadh Faasil are some of the most sought-after young Malayalam actors who have also made their presence felt in films in languages like Tamil and Hindi. But Nivin says there is no competition between him and his former "Bangalore Days" co-stars. View More..

Mammootty, Mohanlal in 60-member team to perform in Abu Dhabi on Dec 7

    Updated On : Nov 24,2018   6:20 pm
Kochi, Nov 24 (IANS) A 60-member team comprising superstars Mammootty , Mohanlal and others of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) will perform in Abu Dhabi on December 7 to raise funds for the Kerala Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund (CMDRF), an official said. View More..

For an actor, getting Mani Ratnam film is Harvard-like: Dulquer (Lead, correcting para 2)

    Updated On : Nov 05,2018   12:01 am
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) Actor Dulquer Salman, who worked under Mani Ratnam's direction in "O Kadhal Kanmani", says for any actor to work with the acclaimed filmmaker is like going to the world's top university. View More..

For an actor, getting Mani Ratnam film is Harvard-like: Dulquer

    Updated On : Nov 04,2018   8:06 pm
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) Actor Dulquer Salman, who worked under Mani Ratnam's direction in "O Kadhal Kanmani", says for any actor to work with the acclaimed filmmaker is like going to the world's top university. View More..

Actors should push themselves by crossing boundaries: Nivin Pauly (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Oct 03,2018   12:06 pm
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Nivin Pauly is awaiting the release of "Kayamkulam Kochunni", touted as the most expensive movie made in the Malayalam film industry. He is also looking forward to soon making his debut in a Hindi language film. The Malayalam star believes that all the actors should challenge themselves by crossing boundaries and acting in languages that they are not fluent in. View More..

Ghost in 'Stree' wants to work with 'handsome' Dulquer

    Updated On : Sep 11,2018   2:04 pm
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Actress Flora Saini, who is getting lauded for playing a ghost in the Hindi horror-comedy film "Stree", says working with Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan is definitely on top of her list. View More..

Dulquer sends out b'day wish to 'coolest dude' Mammootty

    Updated On : Sep 07,2018   3:44 pm
Kochi, Sep 7 (IANS) Actor Dulquer Salmaan on Friday wished a happy birthday to the "coolest dude" -- Malayalam megastar Mammootty, also his father. View More..