Over the years, Mammootty has won a good number of awards for his effective portrayal of various characters. In fact, he is one such Malayalam actor, who has always shown keen interest in experimenting with characters and the portrayal of which have fetched him awards.
His tryst with the Kerala state Film Awards is no different, as he has been one of the frequent recipients of the same.
The actor has won the Best Actor title at the Kerala State Film Awards as many as five times, and he is only second to Mohanlal, in the number of awards. Apart from that, Mammootty has won Special Jury award and the title for the Best Actor Award, as well.
Here, we list out the instances when Mammootty won the Kerala State Film Award...
1981 - Ahimsa
It was for his performance in this film, directed by IV Sasi, that the actor won his first Kerala State Film Award. In this multi-starrer movie that came from the powerful team of IV Sasi - T Damodaran combo, Mammootty appeared in a pivotal role as Vasu. His effective portrayal of this character fetched him the Kerala State Film Award for the Best Actor that year.
1984 - Adiyozhukkukal
Three years later, the Best Actor title came his way. Once again, it was his role in an IV Sasi movie, that the actor fetched another Kerala State Film Award. In this multi-starrer movie, Mammootty portrayed the role of an arrogant fisherman named Karunan. The actor won wide praises for his portrayal of the character and he won the Best Actor title.
1987 – Yathra, Nirakoottu
Both the above mentioned movies were career defining ones for Mammootty. The roles in both these movies were like chalk n cheese for the actor and Mammootty was spot on with his performances. The actor was given a special jury award for his acting in these movies.
1989 – Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha, Mrigaya, Mahayanam
The year 1989 was indeed a special one for Mammootty. He got to be a part of some brilliant movies and he made the maximum use of those opportunities. His performances in the movies Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha, Mrigaya, Mahayanam etc., won him his second Best Actor title at the Kerala State Film Awards.
1993 – Vidheyan, Pontham Mada, Valsalyam
How can we forget his performances in these three movies? His performances in these three movies are still considered to be his career best. The actor won some big awards for these performances including the Kerala State Film Award for the Best Actor.
2004 – Kazhcha
It was after a gap of a decade that Mammootty received the Best Actor title in 2004. The actor's portrayal of Madhavan, in Kazhcha, the acclaimed movie which marked the debut of director Blessy, was one of the finest by any actor that year. Rightly, he went on to win the Best Actor title.
2009 – Paleri Manikyam
In 2009, Mammootty got two solid movies, in the form of Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja and Paleri Manikyam Oru Paathira Kolapathakathinte Katha. His performances in both the movies were much appreciated. In Paleri Manikyam, he appeared in triple roles and the actor won the Best actor title for the fifth time.