Malayalam film super star actor padmashree mammootty
Mammootty (born Muhammad Kutty Ismail Paniparambil on 7 September 1951) is an Indian film actor and producer best known for his work 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 over 300 films as the lead actor. Mammootty has been awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor three times. He has also won five Kerala State Film Awards and eleven Filmfare Awards. In 1998, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contributions towards the arts. He is the only actor to win the National Film Award based on performances in two different films on two different occasions, they include Mathilukal and Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989), and Ponthan Mada and Vidheyan (1993). He got an honorary Doctorate from the University of Kerala in January 2010 and from the University of Calicut in December 2010. Mammootty is the chairman of Malayalam Communications, which runs the Malayalam television channels Kairali TV, People TV and WE TV. He is also the goodwill ambassador of the Akshaya project. His philanthropic works include the Pain and Palliative Care Society.