Mohanlal, is one such actor, who is not new to winning the Best Actor title at various award circuits. The actor, over the years, has won numerous number of awards for his acting prowesses.
Interestingly, Mohanlal was also in the contention for this year's Kerala State Film Awards, for his performance in the film Oppam, in which Mohanlal had portrayed the role of a blind man.
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But, after a tight competition, it was Vinayakan, who won the award for the film Kammatipaadam. Many did expect Mohanlal to win the award but finally, it was Vinayakan's turn this time.
Well, Mohanlal holds the record for the maximum number of Best Actor titles at the Kerala State Film Awards. The actor has won the title, as many as six times.
Here, we take you through the instances when Mohanlal won the Kerala State Film Award for the Best Actor..
1986 – T P Balagopalan M A
It was for the portrayal of the title character in the film T P Balagopalan MA, directed by Sathyan Anthikkad, that the actor won his first Best Actor title at the Kerala State Film Awards. The actor won the hearts of the audiences by getting in to the skin of the character.
1991 – Kilukkam, Ulladakkam
How can we forget these two movies that showed the range of the actor in Mohanlal? In Kilukkam, his role had lot of humurous angle whereas in Ulladakkam, he played the role of a psychiatrist. Rightly, the actor deserved the tittle of the Best Actor and he won it again, for these two movies.
1995 – Spadikam, Kalapani
Be it Aadu Thoma in Spadikam or Govardhan in Kalapani, Mohanlal completely stole the show in the respective movies. Interestingly, both these films went on to become big hits at the box office and at the same time, these movies fetched him his third Best Actor title at the Kerala State Film Awards.
1999 – Vanaprastham
Well, Vanaprastham was one such movie that explored the actor in Mohanlal, to the full extent. We simply can't imagine anybody other than Mohanlal in the role of Kunhikuttan, such was the perfection with which he portrayed the character. The actor rightly deserved the Best Actor title at the Kerala State Film Awards in all the aspects.
2005 – Thanmathra
Thanmathra marked the first association of Blessy and Mohanlal. The actor portrayed the role of Rameshan Nair, who is an Alzheimers patient. Actor was pitted to win all the major awards and rightly, he went on to win big at the Kerala State Film Awards.
2007 – Paradesi
Mohanlal portrayed the role of Valiyakathu Moosa, who despite being an Indian, doesn't get the Indian passport. The film, takes you through the different stages of the character and Mohanlal was spot on with his performance in the film. The actor won his sixth Best Actor title at the Kerala State Film Awards for this movie.
In fact, there has been many instances when Mohanlal was in the final round of the Kerala State Film Awards. Apart from the above mentioned titles, the actor has also won the Special Jury Award for the Best Actor once and that was in the year 1988, for his performances in the films Paadamudra, Ulsavapittennu, Chithram, Aryan, Vellanakalude Naadu etc.