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Who is Mammootty?

Muhammad Kutty Panaparambil Ismail known mononymously by the hypocorism Mammootty  is an Indian actor and film producer who works predominantly in Malayalam films. He has also appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and English-language productions. In a career spanning five decades, he has acted in over 400 films. He is the recipient of several accolades, including three National Film Awards, seven Kerala State Film Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards South. For his contribution to film, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Shri in 1998.

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Mammootty Biography, Wikipedia

Mammootty was born on 7 September 1951 in Chandiroor. He was raised in the village of Chempu near Vaikom in Kottayam district in the present-day state of Kerala, India in a middle-class Muslim family. His father, Ismail, had wholesale garment and rice business, and was involved in rice cultivation. His mother, Fatima, was a housewife. He was their eldest son. He has two younger brothers, Ibrahimkutty and Zakariah, and three younger sisters, Ameena, Sauda and Shafina.

He went to Government High School, Kulasekharamangalam, Kottayam for his primary education. In the 1960s his father moved the family to Ernakulam, where he attended Government School Ernakulam. He did his pre-university course (pre-degree) at Sacred Heart College, Thevara. He attended Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam for his degree. He graduated with an LL.B. from Government Law College, Ernakulam. He practiced law for two years in Manjeri.

Real NameMuhammad Kutty Panaparambil Ismail
Nick NameMammootty 
Profession Actor
Marital StatusMarried
Wife NameSulfath (m. 1979)
Children NameDulquer Salmaan, Kutty Surumi
Physical Status 
Age70 Years (2022)
Height (Approx.)Not Known
Weight (Approx.)Not Known
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Information
Date of Birth 7 September 1951
Birth PlaceChempu
Zodiac signVirgo
School NameGovernment High School, Kulasekharamangalam
College NameSacred Heart College, Thevara
Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam
Government Law College, Ernakulam (LLB)
QualificationsPost Graduate
Family Profile
Father NameIsmail
Mother NameFatima
Siblings NameIbrahim Kutty, Zakariah Panaparambil, Ameena Panaparambil, Shafina Panaparambil, Sauda Panaparambil, Ibrahimkutty Panaparambil
Source Of Income Acting
DebutAnubhavangal Paalichakal
Appeared InFilms
Net Worth / Salary$45 million
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Mammootty  Career

Mammootty’s debut was in 1971, as a junior artist in the film Anubhavangal Paalichakal, directed by K. S. Sethumadhavan. His second film was Kaalachakram, a 1973 Malayalam film directed by K. Narayanan, where he said his first dialogue. He acted in the theatre drama Sabarmathi in 1975. In 1979, he played his first lead role in Devalokam, directed by M. T. Vasudevan Nair. However, this film was never completed. His first credited role was in the 1980 film Vilkkanundu Swapnangal, directed by Azad and written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair.

In this phase Mammootty was slowly building his career. In 1981 he starred in Sphodanam (directed by P. G. Viswambharan), in which his name appeared in the credits as “Sajin” and in some following films. During the shooting of Sphodanam he got injured in his leg.Munnettam (directed by Sreekumaran Thampi) was his next release. In the same year he worked in Thrishna directed by I.V. Sasi along with Ratheesh. This movie give Mammootty his first major break as a solo hero. In 1981, he got his first state award in the Best Supporting Actor category for his performance in Ahimsa. His performances included Aalkkoottathil Thaniye and Adiyozhukkukal in the same year.

Mammootty made his debut in acting through Malayalam film Anubhavangal Paalichakal in 1971. His first leading role was in I. V. Sasi’s unreleased film Devalokam (1979). Mammootty’s breakthrough came in 1981 when he received the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor for his performance in Ahimsa. Major commercial successes during this time included the 1983 films Sandhyakku Virinja Poovu and Aa Raathri. Following a series of box office failures, the 1987 crime thriller New Delhi improved his commercial prospects. The films that followed through the next decade established Mammootty as one of the leading stars of Malayalam cinema.

The 2000s were a period of critical and commercial success for Mammootty. His performance in the Hindi and English-language bilingual biopic Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (2000) won him the National Film Award for Best Actor, and he won Kerala State Film Awards for Kaazcha (2004) and Paleri Manikyam (2009). He garnered further critical praise for the satire Pranchiyettan & the Saint (2010), drama Varsham (2014), period drama Pathemari and black comedy Unda (2019), and received Filmfare Awards for Best Actor for the first three. His highest-grossing releases include the period action Mamangam and masala Madhura Raja in 2019, and the action thriller Bheeshma Parvam in 2022.

Mammootty is the chairman of Malayalam Communications, which runs the Malayalam television channels Kairali TV, Kairali News and Kairali We. He is the owner of multiple production ventures, including the distribution-production banner Playhouse and the Mammootty Kampany.

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Mammootty National Awards

  • 1999: National Film Award for Best Actor for Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
  • 1994: National Film Award for Best Actor for Vidheyan and Ponthan Mada
  • 1989: National Film Award for Best Actor for Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha and Mathilukal

Mammootty Personal Life

He married Sulfath in 1979, and has a daughter, Surumi (born 1982), and a son Dulquer Salmaan (born 1986). He resides at Kochi, Ernakulam with family. His younger brother Ibrahimkutty is an actor in Malayalam films and Malayalam TV serials. Ibrahimkutty’s son Maqbool Salmaan is also an actor.

Mammootty Social Media Profiles

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How old is Mammothy?

Mammothy is 70 years old as of 2022.

How rich is Mammothy?

Mammothy has net worth of $45 million.

Who is Mammothy wife?

Mammothy married to Sulfath in 1979.

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