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Birthday Bumps: Megastar Mammootty turns 61

Movies | | September 5, 2012, 6:32 pm
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We wish good health to the actor on his 61st birthday.

We wish good health to the actor on his 61st birthday.

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1986 film 'Oru CBI Diary Kurippu' is one of his biggest hits till now. He played a CBI officer in the film.

1986 film 'Oru CBI Diary Kurippu' is one of his biggest hits till now. He played a CBI officer in the film.

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His role of a police officer in 'Yavanika' got him praises from critics and audiences. The film turned out to be a commercial success.

His role of a police officer in 'Yavanika' got him praises from critics and audiences. The film turned out to be a commercial success.

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He impressed everyone with his films like 'Aalkkoottathil Thaniye' and 'Adiyozhukkukal',  'Bhoothakannadi', 'Mathilukal'.

He impressed everyone with his films like 'Aalkkoottathil Thaniye' and 'Adiyozhukkukal', 'Bhoothakannadi', 'Mathilukal'.

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Mammootty is also active in many philanthropic projects aimed at helping people in need.

Mammootty is also active in many philanthropic projects aimed at helping people in need.

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He was conferred with Doctor of Letters degree by University of Calicut and University of Kerala in the year 2010.

He was conferred with Doctor of Letters degree by University of Calicut and University of Kerala in the year 2010.

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He has won numerous awards in his career, including three National Film Awards as Best Actor and eleven Filmfare Awards.

He has won numerous awards in his career, including three National Film Awards as Best Actor and eleven Filmfare Awards.

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Mammootty married Sulfath in 1980 and has a daughter, Surumi and a son Dulquar Salman.

Mammootty married Sulfath in 1980 and has a daughter, Surumi and a son Dulquar Salman.

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He started his career as a supporting actor with the film 'Anubhavangal Paalichakal'. His first film as a lead actor was 'Devalokam', but this film was never completed. His popular films include 'Sphodanam', 'Sphodanam', 'Ahimsa' and others.

He started his career as a supporting actor with the film 'Anubhavangal Paalichakal'. His first film as a lead actor was 'Devalokam', but this film was never completed. His popular films include 'Sphodanam', 'Sphodanam', 'Ahimsa' and others.

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He has acted in more than 360 films in a career  of more than three decades.

He has acted in more than 360 films in a career of more than three decades.

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Mammootty has also acted in a Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and English films.

Mammootty has also acted in a Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and English films.

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Mammootty is the first Malayali actor to be honoured with the Padma Shri (1998) for his contribution to cinema.

Mammootty is the first Malayali actor to be honoured with the Padma Shri (1998) for his contribution to cinema.

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He made his bollywood debut in 1989 with 'Thriyathri', though his first film as a leading actor was 'Dhartiputra'.

He made his bollywood debut in 1989 with 'Thriyathri', though his first film as a leading actor was 'Dhartiputra'.

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Born in a farmer's family on September 7, 1951, Mammootty is known for his work in Malayalam cinema.

Born in a farmer's family on September 7, 1951, Mammootty is known for his work in Malayalam cinema.

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