The University of Calicut will soon honor Mammootty with an honorary D.Litt. It will be in appreciation of his contribution to art and culture. This will make Mammootty the first actor to receive the honor from this University. The University of Kerala has given a similar honor to Mammuka before.
Mammootty is an internationally acclaimed 3 times National award winning Indian actor who works mainly in Malayalam Cinema, however has been shown his presence in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi Film industries. He is considered as one of the versatile actors in the industry. During a career spanning more than quarter of a century, he has acted in more than 300 films as lead actor, and has been successful in both mainstream and parallel cinema.