Megastar Mammootty is celebrating his 62nd birthday today (September 7). This birthday is very special for the actor as he is basking in the success of his last release Kunjananthante Kada, which was a much anticipated movie.
Mammootty was born in a middle class Muslim family to Ismail and Fathima on September 7, 1951. Though Mammootty is a lawyer by profession, he was more keen on acting that forced him to leave his job and enter into acting. Till now, the legendary star has acted in 348 movies.
Mammootty made his debut in the industry with the movie Anubhavangal Paalichakal in 1971, which went unnoticed. Devalokam marked his career as a leading actor, but this film did not get released. Later on, Mammootty was seen in many movies and grew up to be a wonderful star and now he has reached the stardom as Megastar. Kunjananthante Kada was his last release, which is still running successfully.
Mammootty has won three National Awards, five Kerala State Film Awards, 11 Filmfare Awards, 11 Kerala Film Critics Awards and five Asianet Film Awards. In 1998, the government of India honoured him with its fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri for his contribution to the Indian film industry. He was conferred with the Doctor of Letters degree by University of Calicut and University of Kerala in 2010.
On this special occasion, Oneindia wishes him a very Happy Birthday.