· Name: Mohanlal Vishwanathan Nair
· Date of Birth: 21 May 1960
· Place of Birth: Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India
· Other names: Lalettan, lal
· Profession: Film actor, Producer, Distributor, Entrepreneur, Businessman
· Years active: 1978 - Present
· Wife: Suchithra
· Son: Pranav
· Daughter: Vismaya
· First film: Thiranottam (1978)
· Awards and achievements:
Mohanlal's movie Guru was chosen as India's official entry to the Oscars to be considered for nomination in the Best Foreign Film for 1997.
Mohanlal has won several National Awards: the Special Jury Award (Actor), two Best Actor awards, and the Best Film award (Producer).
Mohanlal has received 10 National Award nominations in the Best Actor category — more nominations than any other actor.
Mohanlal was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2001.
Mohanlal's film was screened in the "Un Certain Regard" section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.
Mohanlal was chosen as the Most Popular Keralite by a survey conducted by CNN-IBN in 2006.
Mohanlal was granted the rank of honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army in 2009, which was first time in the history of Indian cinema.
Mohanlal was awarded an honorary doctorate by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit in 2010.
Th Top five highest grossing movies in the history of Malayalam cinema are all movies that feature Mohanlal: Chithram, Kilukkam, Manichitrathazhu, Narasimham and Twenty:20