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Mammootty's birthday a regular workday




-->Kochi, Sep 7 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Mammootty's phone rang non-stop Friday with well-wishers greeting him on his birthday, but for the veteran actor it was work as usual.


"There is nothing special for the day and I am shooting for Renji Panicker's latest film here," Mammootty told IANS.


And when asked about his age, he replied: "Mammootty today is 26 years old in the Malayalam film industry.


"He also clarified that he had no role in an advertisement in a leading newspaper, asking people to wish him a happy birthday by calling a particular number."I do not know anything about that," said the star, who is in his 50s.


And the film he is shooting for is equally special as Mammootty will don the cop's uniform for the 25th time in an acting career spanning over 25 years.


It was the role of a police officer in the movie "Yavanika" in the early 1980s that propelled his career to newer heights.Since then he has had no reason to worry about the success of a film in which he donned the khaki uniform.

Mammootty - The Great Film Actor

As an Actor Mammootty is quite ambitious. It was his childhood dream to act in a movie, become a great star, earn the love and respect of the people of his land, his country and the whole world. The chivalrous hero who chases the villain, claims the heroine and goes singing on a horseback, that was his idea of a film star. Yet he is not sure when he had the first desire to act.Probably that desire started with the first movie he saw. Not just as a whim, but a burning desire to be a megastar. For which he prayed intensely. What sort of an actor does he want to be remembered as? Does he think an actor can induce change in society? Yes he can. That is his belief. Yes a good actor can bring about some changes in society, inducing the people to rethink their attitude, lifestyle or the whole of society itself.But Mammootty thinks he has not reached that stage yet. He feels the responsibility of an actor is much more than that of a film director, writer, screen writer or a politician. An actor's only tool is his talent for acting. The actor lives the fiery moments of life of a citizen on screen. And the audience may role-model the character thus presented. Hence a little thoughtlessness can spoil not just the acting but the life of the gullible masses. So he takes great care with every role of his.How did he get into cinema? Both M.T. Vasudevan Nair and K.G. George have to be seen as his mentors. MT discovered him while KG brought him up. He has profound respect for both of them in his mind even today. He feels indebted and grateful to both of them.

MAMMOOTTY

Mammootty (born Pannaparambil Muhammad Kutty on September 7, 1953) is an award winning, popular, Malayalee Indian film actor. He, along with Kamal Haasan, holds the record of winning the National Film Award for Best Actor most times. During a career that spanned more than quarter of a century, he has acted in more than 300 films as lead actor in Malayalam movies, a distinction he shares with Prem Nazir.Mammootty is considered by many critics to be one of the finest actors in Indian cinema who has excelled in both art and commercial movies.


Mammootty received many major awards for his performance as lead actor in mostly Malayalam movies. This includes three National awards, six State awards and nine Filmfare Awards in the Best actor category. In 1998, the Government of India honored him with Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honor for his outstanding contributions to Indian cinema. Mammootty achieved international fame as a result of his portrayal of Dr.Ambedkar in 1998. He had his biggest commercial success with the action-comedy Rajamanikyam in 2005.
Mammootty is also the Chairman of Malayalam Communications, which runs some popular Malayalam TV channels like Kairali TV, People TV and Channel We. After a survey among its readers, the Vanitha magazine selected Mammootty as the actor with the most sex appeal. Mammootty has promoted humanitarian causes throughout Kerala, and he is the Goodwill Ambassador of the Akshaya project.

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