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  • Mammootty is an Indian film actor and producer who has mainly worked in Malayalam cinema. He has also acted in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada films. During a career spanning more than three decades, he has acted in more than 360 films. He has been awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor three times. Mammootty is the only actor to win the award based on performances in two different films on two different occasions,Mathilukal and Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha and Ponthan Mada and Vidheyan. He has also won five Kerala State Film Awards and eleven Filmfare Awards. In 1998, he was awarded the Padma Shri for his contributions towards the arts. He was also honoured a Doctor of Letters by the University of Kerala in January 2010 and by the University of Calicut in December 2010. His performances in films like Aalkkoottathil Thaniye and Adiyozhukkukal, scripted by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, established him as a successful leading actor of Malayalam film industry. Mammootty is the chairman of Malayalam Communications, which runs the Malayalam television channels Kairali TV, People TV and WE TV. Mammootty is also the goodwill ambassador of the Akshaya project.

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