Mammootty, the superstar of Malayalam films, is celebrating his 71st birthday today. He was born on September 7, 1951.

For the first time in 1971, he got work in the film Anubhavangal Palichakal. He was a junior artist in this film. During this, Mammootty remained associated with theatre.

In 1979, he got a chance to play the lead role for the first time in the film Devlokam, but this film could never be completed. After this, he was given credit for his role for the first time in the 1980 film Vikanundu Swapanangal.

The 1981 film Munnettam proved to be the biggest film of his career. Also, this was the first time that Mammootty was seen in the role of lead actor. People liked this movie very much

Mammootty has acted in 400 films in 6 languages like Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English and Kannada in his career.

Mammootty is the only Malayalam actor who has been awarded 3 National Awards for his brilliant acting.

The Government of India has honored him with the Padma Shri in 1998 for his contribution to films. Mammootty also has 7 Kerala State Awards and 13 South Filmfare Awards.

He is also known as Abani of Tollywood. He has a property of 210 crores and a collection of 369 cars.