Mammootty was born on 7 September 1953. Mammootty is an south Indian actor and producer who works mainly in Malayalam cinema. He has also acted in a few Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada films. During a career spanning more than three decades, he has acted in more than 300 films as the lead actor, and has been successful in both mainstream and parallel cinema.
Mammootty has received many major awards for his performances. These include three National awards, seven State awards and ten Filmfare Awards. In 1998, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri for his outstanding contributions to Indian cinema.
Mammootty is also the Chairman of Malayalam Communications, which runs Malayalam TV channels Kairali TV, People TV and WE TV. In a survey among its readers, Vanitha magazine selected Mammootty as the actor with the most sex appeal in Kerala. Mammootty has promoted humanitarian causes throughout Kerala, and is the goodwill ambassador of the Akshaya project.