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  • Name: Muhammadkutty Ismail Panparambil.
  • Born: 7 September 1948, in Kottayam district of Travancore-Cochin.

Who Was Mammootty?

Mammootty is an award-winning Indian actor who primarily acts in Malayalam cinema. During his career spanning more than twenty five years, he has acted in over 300 films as a top actor Mammootty has received several major awards for his performance. These include three National Awards, four State Awards and eight Filmfare Awards in the Best Actor category. In 1998, the Government of India honored him with the Padma Shri for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.

Early life:

Mammootty was born on 7 September 1948 in a middle-class Muslim family of Ismail-a farmer and Fatima-a housewife near Vaikom in Kottayam district of the old state of Travancore-Cochin, India. Along with her siblings, she was raised in Champo, Vaikom. Mammootty`s studied up to high school from Maharaja College, Kochi, and then studied law at Ernakulam Government Law College. He also practiced advocacy for two years in Manjeri. He was married to Sulfath in 1980 and has a daughter, Surumi, and a son, Dulquar Salman.

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Mammootty has acted in some non-Malayalam films and includes some Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and English films. In 1990, he K. Made his Tamil debut in Mounam Samadham directed by Madhu. They have Has starred in Tamil films for directors including Balachander (Azhagan), Mani Ratnam (Thalapathy), Fazil (Kilippech Kekkava), N Linguswamy (Anandam), RK Selvamani (Makkal Atchi), Henry (Marumalarki) and Ethiram Puthiram. Rajiv Menon (Kandukonden Kandukonden) (1993). He played the role of Anant Sharma in K Vishwanath’s Telugu film Swathi Kiranam (1992).


She acted in the Kannada-Malayalam bilingual film Shikari in 2012. He made his debut in Hindi films through Thriathri, which was released in 1989, though his first film as a lead actor was Dhariputra. He acted in the biographical film Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar directed by Jabbar Patel, which was in English. He also appeared in Saw Jhooth Ek Sach (2004).

Award :

During the 2006 IIFA Awards ceremony held in Dubai, he openly criticized the organizers of the IIFA Awards for completely ignoring the South Indian film, and said that the Bollywood film industry had to compete with the South Indian film industry before calling itself international. Should stand for Many of his Malayalam films in Mammootty include Telugu and Tamil cinema such as Doubles, Chattambinadu, Parunthu, Annan Thambi, Thomamanam Makkalam, Sethurama Iyer CBI and Pazhassi Raja.

Mammootty, who has won three ‘National Awards’ and played the role of Babasaheb Ambedkar, has not done much films in Hindi like other popular stars of the South. He worked in the Hindi films in Prithiviputra. He mentions one or two more Hindi films, but they are incomprehensible. With three ‘National Awards’ he has won the Kerala Government’s ‘Seven Awards’ and ‘Filmfare’.

Despite this reputation, his modesty impresses. Mammootty, the most eminent actor in the Malayalam film industry, has appeared in 360 films. Mammootty has also won the National Award in the Best Actor category three times, which is on par with Kamal Haasan and Amitabh Bachchan.