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Mohanlal turns 60: Mammootty, Shashi Tharoor, Kamal Haasan and others wish Lalettan

Mohanlal birthday: Fondly known as Lalettan among his fans, Mohanlal has worked in over 300 films in a career spanning four decades.

Written by Antara Chakraborthy | Chennai | Updated: May 21, 2020 4:43:08 pm
Mohanlal birthday Mohanlal will be seen next in Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham. (Photo: Mohanlal/Twitter)

Mohanlal celebrates his 60th birthday today. Fondly known as Lalettan among his fans, Mohanlal has worked in over 300 films in a career spanning four decades.

Mohanlal’s fans are waiting for his upcoming films that will hopefully hit theaters after the coronavirus pandemic. The much-awaited films include Priyardarshan’s Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, Lucifer sequel Empuraan, Jeethu Joseph’s Ram and his own directorial debut Barroz.

Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham was originally scheduled to release in March 2020, but due to cinema halls being shut nationwide following the coronavirus outbreak, the film’s release was inevitably postponed.

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Not just films, Mohanlal is loved for his television appearance as well. The Drishyam actor is loved for his weekly appearances in Bigg Boss Malayalam. This year though, the journey of the show had to be cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mohanlal went inside the house to inform the contestants about the pandemic and had to temporarily call off the reality show.

On the occasion of Mohanlal’s birthday today, the who’s who of the Indian film industry has taken to social media to wish the versatile actor.

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16:43 (IST)21 May 2020
Pinarayi Vijayan tweets birthday wishes for Mohanlal

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took to Twitter to write a birthday wish for the star. “Dear @Mohanlal, wishing you the best on your birthday. May you have a wonderful day and a special year ahead,” he said.

16:26 (IST)21 May 2020
Rare photos of Mohanlal

Mohanlal, one of India’s finest actors, continues to push the boundaries of storytelling and acting even at 60. Click here to see some of the actor's rare pictures spanning his long career.

16:09 (IST)21 May 2020
Chiranjeevi: Proud to be in the film industry in the same period as a versatile acting legend like you
15:49 (IST)21 May 2020
Mohanlal's look from Ram revealed

After Drishyam, Mohanlal joins hands with director Jeethu Joseph once again for Ram. The action-thriller stars Mohanlal in the title role, while Trisha will be making her second venture in Mollywood as the female lead.

15:35 (IST)21 May 2020
Anil Kapoor shares snippets from working with Mohanlal
15:10 (IST)21 May 2020
Mohanlal to return as Georgekutty in Drishyam 2

Today, Mohanlal announced Drishyam 2. He will be reprising his role as Georgekutty in the sequel, which will focus on the events that happen seven years after the high-profile case that shook a small Kerala town. Read more about the teaser here.

14:42 (IST)21 May 2020
Mammootty shares emotional video; says Mohanlal is like a brother to him

 Mammootty on Thursday shared a special message for his friend and colleague Mohanlal, who turned a year older today. He got nostalgic about his over 30-year-long friendship with the 60-year-old star.

Read more | On Mohanlal’s 60th birthday, Mammootty gets nostalgic

14:13 (IST)21 May 2020
Vikram Prabhu tweets birthday wishes

“Happy Birthday @Mohanlal sir! Have a wonderful year ahead,” Vikram Prabhu tweeted.

13:52 (IST)21 May 2020
Mohanlal confirms Drishyam 2!
13:31 (IST)21 May 2020
Director Priyadarshan shares throwback picture with Mohanlal
13:08 (IST)21 May 2020
Rashi Khanna: A very happy birthday to one of the finest actors we have

Actress Rashi Khanna took to Twitter to share her birthday wishes for the star. “A very happy birthday to one of the finest actors we have! @Mohanlal,” the tweet read. 

12:49 (IST)21 May 2020
Aadhi tweets his wish for Lalettan
12:29 (IST)21 May 2020
Manjima Mohan wishes one of her 'all time favourite actors'
12:08 (IST)21 May 2020
Director Madhur Bhandarkar tweets his birthday wishes for Mohanlal
11:48 (IST)21 May 2020
Hansika Motwani: Happy Birthday to the complete actor

Actress Hansika Motwani posted her birthday wish for Lalettan on Twitter. “Wishing a happy birthday to the complete actor @Mohanlal sir #HappyBirthdaymohanlal 😊. Lucky to have worked with you :) have a blessed year sir,” she wrote.

11:30 (IST)21 May 2020
KS Chitra pens a heartfelt note for Mohanlal
11:11 (IST)21 May 2020
Politician Shashi Tharoor wishes Lalettan
10:58 (IST)21 May 2020
Harish Kalyan calls Mohanlal 'one of the finest actors in Indian Cinema'
10:37 (IST)21 May 2020
I liked you from your first film says, Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan tweeted, "Dear Mr.@Mohanlal I liked you from your first film. I envied you for the constant quality of your work, that too with detractors lurking in every turn. I liked you even more when I worked with you. Long live my younger brother."

10:24 (IST)21 May 2020
Mohanlal movies you can stream on Disney+ Hotstar

Here is a list of 10 old movies of Mohanlal you can stream on Disney+ Hotstar to understand why the 60-year-old actor holds such a special place in Indian cinema.

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Mohanlal's last few film appearances include Big Brother, Ittymaani: Made in China, Lucifer and Odiyan.