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  • Mammootty is an Indian film actor and producer best known for his work in Malayalam cinema

Mammootty facts

  • In a career spanning over three decades, he has acted in over 350 films
  • Mammootty was a lawyer by profession
  • After establishing himself as a lead actor in the 1980s, he got his major breakthrough with the commercial success of the 1987 film New Delhi
  • He has won 3 National Film Awards for Best Actor, 7 Kerala State Film Awards, and 13 Filmfare Awards South
  • In 1998, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contributions towards the arts
  • He has also received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Kerala in January 2010 and from the University of Calicut in December 2010
  • Mammootty is the chairman of Malayalam Communications, which runs the Malayalam television channels Kairali TV, People TV and WE TV
  • He is also the goodwill ambassador of the Akshaya project, the first district-wide e-literacy project in India
  • He is the patron of the Pain and Palliative Care Society, a charitable organisation in Kerala formed with the aim of improving the quality of life among patients with advanced cancer
  • He has also been working with the Pain and Palliative Care Centre situated in Kozhikode, India

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