Happy Birthday, Mohanlal!
Come May 21, and Kerala’s much loved actor Mohanlal celebrates his birthday! Mohanlal, affectionately called Lalettan by millions of his fans across the world has maintained an admirable career with some of the biggest hits that Malayalam cinema has ever seen, to his credit! Ever since making his debut as the lead antagonist in his first release Manjil Virinja Pookkal (1980) at the age of 20, Mohanlal has never had to turn back. Mohanlal has acted in over 300 Malayalam films and produced or co-produced over 35 films.
Mohanlal is regarded as one of the finest actors in Indian cinema and is a cultural icon. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri, and has won four Indian National Film Awards — two Best Actor Awards, one Special Jury Award for acting, and one Award for Best Film as producer along with six Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actor. In 2009, he became the first actor to be given the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army of India and in 2010 received an honorary doctorate from Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kerala.
Balcony Beats wishes Lalettan, a very Happy Birthday!