Mammootty, the megastar of Malayalam cinema is completing the 35th year of his fantabulous acting career. Here we present to you a very special collection of some rare photos, hand picked from the various stages of Mammootty's life.
Interestingly, Mammootty entered the movie industry with the stage name Sajin; but later went back to his original name. The actor earned wide popularity for his ability to adapt a character and portray it to near perfection.
Earlier, Mammootty was widely criticized for his stereotyped serious roles, inability to perform comic sequences and poor dancing skills. But later, the actor broke his conventional serious image with a series of super comic roles.
Born to Ismail Panapparambil, who was a farmer and Fatima as the eldest son of the family, Muhammed Kutty Panapparambil was highly passionate about cinema since his teenage days. Being a Law Graduate, Mammootty practiced as an advocate for 2 years, in Manjeri. He decided to try his luck in films, with the support of his wife Sulfath in 1979.
In this 35th year of his journey through movies, Mammootty has doubtlessly entered the list of the finest actors of Indian cinema. The actor holds a record for winning maximum number of Best Actor trophies in National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards South. He has also won 5 Best Actor trophies and 1 Second Best Actor Trophy in Kerala State Film Awards.
The actor has always been highly active for the social causes and stated his political interests without any hesitation. Mammootty is the Chairman of Kairali TV, owned by the popular political party CPM.
The actor has been endorsing a couple of campaigns, including Clean Campus Safe Campus. Being a teetotaler, the actor has also been endorsing the anti-drug campaigns organised by the Government, since last few years.
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Credits: Manorama Online/Mammootty Official Facebook Page/www.mammootty.com
With The Legend
Mammootty receives memento from legendary actor Prem Nazir, during the 125th day celebrations of popular political thriller Ee Naadu.
With Terrific Co-star (Leopard)
Mammootty clicked during the filming of the popular movie Mrugaya, along with his co-star Leopard.
Mammootty and Mohanlal enjoys the break during a shoot.
Complete Family Man
Mammootty snapped with wife Sulfath, daughter Surumi and son Dulquer Salmaan.
Mammootty's fondness for photography is popular. In the first pic, the actor poses with an old camera.
The photos in the lower portion was clicked during the photoshoots for a popular magazine.
A Rare Snap
One of the rarest pics from Mammoottys' collection.
In the pic (from left) Sukumaran, Mallika Sukumaran, Indrajith, Sulfath Mammootty, Surumi, Mammootty, Dulquer Salmaan, Babu Anthony, Prithviraj, Kunjan.
Mammootty snapped with Mukesh, in the set of Mukesh's debut movie Balloon.
With Beypore Sulthan
Mammootty poses with the legendary writer, "Beypore Sulthan" Vaikom Mohammed Basheer.
In the first pic, Mammootty poses with Mohanlal and Madhu, during an event.
The second pic, in which he poses with Mohanlal and Rahman, is clicked during the filming of Poomukha Padiyil Ninneyum Kaathu.
Mammootty snapped with former Kerala Chief Minister late EK Nayanar, after receiving the Kerala State award for Best Actor.
Mammootty snapped with legendary actors Adoor Bhasi and Chandraji.
In the first pic, Mammootty poses with his favourite co-stars, Sukumari and Seema.
In the second pic, the actor poses with the legends Bharathan, Bharath Gopi and Nedumudi Venu.
A Funny Snap
A funny snap of Mammootty and Bharath Gopi, from the sets of Mammootty's popular movie Padheyam.
A snap from the sets of classic movie Koodevide. Padmarajan describes the scene to Mammootty and Suhasini.
With Kochin Haneefa
Mammootty gives a touch-up for his close friend Kochin Haneefa. A funny click from a film set.
Pics With Legends
In the first pic, Mammootty poses with Amithabh Bachchan and Mohanlal during a public event.
In the second pic, Mammootty poses with legendary director K Balachander, producer Chezhaiyan and Kochin Haneefa. It was clicked during the filming of Tamil movie Azhakan.
With Young Talents
A click with Dhanush, from the sets of Kammath And Kammath.
In the second pic, Mammootty snapped with actor-brothers Prithviraj and Indrajith, during a stage show.
Some More Rare Pics
In the first pic, Mammootty poses with Jagathy Sreekumar.
In the lower left, the actor poses with Naseeruddin Shah.
In the lower right, Mammootty was snapped while he was trying to click of KJ Yesudas.
A picture snapped when Mammootty was felicitated after receiving Padma Shree award, in 1998.
In the first pic, Mammootty poses with his close friend, cinematographer-director Venu, and his assistant.
In the second pic, the actor poses with his close friends Prabhu Ganeshan and Mohanlal.