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Birthday Special: We bet you didn’t know these interesting facts about Madhura Raja megastar Mammootty!

Tom Francis

September 7, 2020

4 min


Malayalam’s all-time favourite hero Mammootty is turning 69 today and these fun facts about him are surely going to blow your mind!

With a four-decade-long career in the industry, megastar Mammootty has given us some of the most magical cinema moments. His majestic on-screen presence and evergreen looks have made him an all-time favourite of  Malayalam movie lovers. Despite rising stars in the industry like Tovino Thomas, Dulquer Salman and Fahadh Faasil, the great actor still breaks records by delivering hits. Mammootty is celebrating his 69th Birthday today (September 07, 2020 ) and here are 5 interesting facts you should definitely know if you are a fan of the actor!

Missed out on Madhura Raja starring Megastar Mammootty in the lead? Watch it here:

#1 Debuted in 1971

Mammootty had an extensive career in the Malayalam film industry from 1971 to present. His first role was in the 1971 Malayalam movie Anubhavangal Paalichakal and he continued to do small roles till Devalokam, which was his first movie as a lead actor. Did you know that the actor wasn’t credited for his initial roles? Even though he started as early as 1971, his first on-screen credit came a decade later in 1980!

#2 Did you know about his profession before films?

A lesser-known fact about the great actor is that he was a law graduate and even practised as a lawyer for two years. Later, in his career, Mammootty played the role of a lawyer in the evergreen superhit Narasimham alongside another legend Mohanlal.

#3 Recipient of a plethora of awards

Mammootty has won the National Award for the best actor thrice in his career and is also the recipient of the Padma Shri. The actor even holds an honorary doctorate for his work in the field of art and films.

#4 Lesser-known comeback

Did you know that the actor faced a massive decline in his career? During his initial hits, the Malayalam film industry was divided into two sides. One supporting superstar Mohanlal, while the other adoring Mammootty. Despite several flops in the late ’80s, Mammootty was left without a hit to his name. The actor made a terrific comeback with the 1987 movie New Delhi, which is a major milestone in his career!

#5 Holds an unbeatable record!

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Mammookka as he is lovingly called by his fans hold an interesting record to his name for the most releases in a single year. In 1982, Mammootty acted in 24 films and was credited with this unbeatable record till date. The actor is also the first to appear in a double role in Malayalam films!

Which one of these facts about Mammootty amused you the most? Tell us in the comments below!

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