Mohanlal Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 18, 2023

Date of Birth

21 / May / 1960


64 Years


Actor Producer Singer

Mohanlal Viswanathan, born on 21 May 1960, is a prominent Indian actor, film producer, playback singer, film distributor, and director known by his mononymous stage name, Mohanlal. While primarily working in Malayalam cinema, he has also made occasional appearances in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada films.

Mohanlal Height, Weight, Age, Family, Wife, Biography & More

With a career spanning over four decades, Mohanlal has acted in over 400 films and is highly regarded by his peers in the Indian film industry for his contributions to Malayalam cinema. In recognition of his achievements, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Shri in 2001 and the Padma Bhushan in 2019, two of India’s highest civilian honors.

Early Life

On 21 May 1960, Mohanlal Viswanathan was born in Elanthoor, a village located in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. His father, Viswanathan Nair, was a former bureaucrat and Law Secretary for the Kerala government, and his mother was Santhakumari.

Mohanlal had an elder brother named Pyarelal, who passed away during a military exercise in 2000. Interestingly, Mohanlal’s maternal uncle, Gopinathan Nair, named him Mohanlal, having initially considered the name Roshanlal.


Mohanlal parents

Mohanlal parents

Suchitra Mohanlal Mohanlal Wife

Suchitra Mohanlal Mohanlal Wife

Pranav Mohanlal Mohanlal Son

Pranav Mohanlal Mohanlal Son

Vismaya Mohanlal Mohanlal Daughter

Vismaya Mohanlal Mohanlal Daughter


After completing his schooling at Model School in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Mohanlal attended Mahatma Gandhi College in the same city for his college education. He pursued a Bachelor of Commerce degree and completed the program.

Education School and Colleges
Education Qualification Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
School Glps Mudavanmugal School, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram
Model School, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
College / University Mahatma Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram, India
Others Not Known

Personal Life

On 28 April 1988, Mohanlal tied the knot with Suchitra, the daughter of K. Balaji, a notable film producer in the Tamil film industry. The couple has been blessed with two children, Pranav Mohanlal, and Vismaya Mohanlal. While Pranav has acted in a few films, including his debut in Mohanlal’s “Cinnamon” (2001), Mohanlal did not object to his son’s desire to pursue acting, understanding that children often have diverse ambitions.

Film Career

Mohanlal’s acting journey began in 1978 with his debut film, “Thiranottam”, which he produced along with his friends Maniyanpilla Raju, Suresh Kumar, Unni, Priyadarshan, Ravi Kumar, and others. In the movie, Mohanlal portrayed the character of Kuttappan, a mentally challenged servant. However, due to censorship-related problems, the film was not released on time, and it took 25 years for it to finally hit the screens.

Mohanlal embarked on his acting career in 1978 with the movie “Thiranottam,” which he co-produced with his friends including Maniyanpilla Raju, Suresh Kumar, Unni, Priyadarshan, and Ravi Kumar. The film featured Mohanlal in the role of Kuttappan, a mentally challenged servant. Unfortunately, the film faced censorship issues which caused its delay, and it was not released until 25 years later.

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Favorites Things


Title Roles Year
Manjil Virinja Pookkal Narendran 1980
Rasam Himself 2015
Ennum Eppozhum Vineeth N. Pillai 2015
Lailaa O Lailaa Jai Mohan 2015
Loham Rajeev “Raju” Sathyamoorthy 2015
Kanal John David 2015
Oppam Jayaraman 2016
Pulimurugan Murugan 2016
Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol Ulahannan “Unnachan” 2017
1971: Beyond Borders Col. Mahadevan / Major Sahadevan 2017
Velipadinte Pusthakam Michael Idicula 2017
Villain ADGP Mathew Manjooran IPS 2017
Aadhi Himself 2018
Neerali Sunny George 2018
Kayamkulam Kochunni Ithikkara Pakki 2018
Drama Rajagopal 2018
Odiyan Odiyan Manickyan 2018
Lucifer Stephen Nedumpally / Khureshi Ab’ram 2019
Ittymaani: Made in China Ittymaani / Ittymaathan 2019
Big Brother Sachidanandan 2020
Drishyam 2 Georgekutty 2021
Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham Kunjali Marakkar 2021
Bro Daddy John Chacko Kattadi 2022
Aaraattu Ganabushanam Neyyattinkara Gopan / Agent X 2022
12th Man DySP Chandrashekhar 2022
Monster Lucky Singh (Fake) / Shivdev Subramaniam IPS (Speculated) 2022
Alone Kalidas 2023
Ram: Part 1 Ram Mohan 2023
Malaikottai Vaaliban Chemboth Simon 2023
Barroz: Guardian of D’Gama’s Treasure Barroz 2023
Olavum Theeravum Baputty 2023

Films in other languages

Title Role Notes Year
Gopura Vasalile Accordionist Guest appearance in the song “Keladi En Paavayae” 1991
Gandeevam Captain Guest appearance in the song “Goruvanka Valagane” 1994
Iruvar Anandan   1997
Company IG Veerappalli Srinivasan IPS   2002
Pop Carn Vikramaditya   2003
Love Mohan Nair   2004
Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag Inspector Narasimha   2007
Halla Bol Himself Guest appearance 2008
Unnaipol Oruvan DGP Raghavan Maarar IPS   2009
Tezz Shivan Menon Extended cameo 2012
Zilla Shivan   2014
Mythri Mahadev Godke Special appearance 2015
Manamantha Sai Ram   2016
Janatha Garage Sathyam   2016
Kaappaan PM Chandrakanth Varma   2019
Jailer TBA Cameo; Filming TBA


Title Year
Barroz: Guardian of D’Gama’s Treasure 2023


Title Year
Season 1989
Indrajaalam 1990
Kallu Kondoru Pennu 1998
Chotta Mumbai 2007
Swarnam 2008
Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja 2009
Janakan 2010
The Hit List 2012
Namukku Parkkan 2012
Aamayum Muyalum 2014
Ennum Eppozhum 2015
Picket 43 2015
C/O Saira Banu 2017
Tiyaan 2017
Aakashamittayi 2017
Kayamkulam Kochunni 2018
Neeyum Njanum 2019
100 Years of Chrysostom 2019
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy 2019
Pathonpatham Noottandu 2022


Title Roles Year
Bigg Boss (Malayalam season 1) Host 2018
Bigg Boss (Malayalam season 2) Host 2020
Bigg Boss (Malayalam season 3) Host 2021
Bigg Boss (Malayalam season 4) Host 2022
Bigg Boss (Malayalam season 5) Host 2023–present
First Bell Host (episode – Project Tiger) 2020
Lal Salam Host 2017–2018
Lalonam Nallonam Host / various roles 2020
Onavillu Host 2021
Sanskrit News Reporter 2015
Top Singer Season 1 Judge 2019
Top Singer Season 2 Judge 2021
Utsavam With Lalettan Various roles 2020


Play Roles Year
Chayamukhi Bhima 2008
Kadhayattam Soori Namboothiripadu




Chemban Kunju


Allapicha Mollaka



Vaikom Muhammad Basheer

Karnabharam Karna 2001
Maya Ravan (Ballet) Hanuman (voice) 2008
Naga Narrator 2015
The Tempest Prospero 2009
Vikramōrvaśīyam Pururavas 2010

Short films

Title Roles Year
Amar Jawan Amar Bharath Himself 2017
Family Himself 2020
Happy New Year Himself 2017
Lodal Loda Lodalu Himself 2016
Punchirikku Parasparam Himself 2015
Reflections a loner / Main lead role 2005
Wilson Pereira Wilson Pereira





Radio drama

Title Role Year
Jeevanulla Prathimakal Un­known 1987


Mohanlal is a highly acclaimed actor and producer in the South Indian film industry, known for his versatility and natural acting style. He is a national award-winning actor whose unique talent lies in his ability to embody diverse characters with the right body language in his films. This has led to him collaborating with some of the most renowned directors and scriptwriters in Malayalam cinema.

Net Worth

As of 2023, Mohanlal’s annual income is estimated to be $50 million, according to various sources. Over the past few years, his income has been steadily increasing, contributing to his growing success. For each movie, Mohanlal charges approximately Rs. 10-15 crore.

Net Worth $50 Million
Net Worth in Indian Rupees Rs. 243 crores
Annual Income $5 million
Last Updated 2023

Favourite Things

Favorite Colour Brown
Favorite Actor Kamal Haasan
Favorite Actress Sridevi
Favorite Food Not Known
Hobbies Collecting antiques & artifacts
Favorite Director Not Known
Favorite Movies Unnaipol Oruvan (Tamil, 2009)
Favorite Book Not Known
Favorite Sport Not Known
Favorite Destination Not Known

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Body Measurements Chest: 42 Inches
Waist: 36 Inches
Biceps: 13 Inches
Birth Place Elanthoor Pathanamthitta Kerala India
Children Daughter: Vismaya
Son: Pranav
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 172 CM
Height In Meter 1.72 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Viswanathan Nair
Mother: Santhakumari Nair
Profession Actor Producer Singer
Siblings Brothe: Pyare Lal
Spous Suchithra Balaji
Weight 82 Kg
181 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Taurus


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