Megastar Mammootty is celebrating his 62nd birthday today (September 7). This birthday is very special for the actor as he is basking in the success of his last release Kunjananthante Kada, which was a much anticipated movie.
Mammootty was born in a middle class Muslim family to Ismail and
Fathima on September 7, 1951. Though Mammootty is a lawyer by
profession, he was more keen on acting that forced him to leave his
job and enter into acting. Till now, the legendary star has acted
in 348 movies.
Mammootty made his debut in the industry with the movie
Anubhavangal Paalichakal in 1971, which went unnoticed.
Devalokam marked his career as a leading actor, but this
film did not get released. Later on, Mammootty was seen in many
movies and grew up to be a wonderful star and now he has reached
the stardom as Megastar. Kunjananthante Kada was his last
release, which is still running successfully.
Mammootty is well-known for his natural style in acting.
Cleetus, Balyakalasakhi, The Gangster
and Black Investigators are his upcoming movies.
Mammootty has won three National Awards, five Kerala State Film
Awards, 11 Filmfare Awards, 11 Kerala Film Critics Awards and five
Asianet Film Awards. In 1998, the government of India honoured him
with its fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri for his
contribution to the Indian film industry. He was conferred with the
Doctor of Letters degree by University of Calicut and University of
Kerala in 2010.
On this special occasion, Oneindia wishes him a very Happy Birthday.