He was also honored with Padma Shri in 2001 and Padma Vibushan in 2019 by the Government of India for his contributions to Indian cinema.
Mohanlal is in his 4th decade of acting and has received numerous accolades and honors. Some of them where competitive while others were honorary.
Five National Film Awards
Nine Kerala State Film Awards & Filmfare Awards South
He was honored with Padma Shri (fourth highest civilian honor) for contribution to arts.
He was honored with Padma Bhushan (third highest civilian honor) for contribution to arts.
The Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit conferred Mohanlal with an honorary Doctor of Letters
The University of Calicut also conferred Mohanlal with an honorary Doctor of Letters.
Mohanlal is the first actor to receive the honor of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army.
He is also the first south Indian actor to be bestowed with an honorary title of Black Belt in Taekwondo.
Here are some of the best wishes on his Birthday..
Dear Mr.@Mohanlal I liked you from your first film. I envied you for the constant quality of your work, that too with detractors lurking in every turn. I liked you even more when I worked with you. Long live my younger brother.
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) May 21, 2020
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) May 21, 2020
Prolific Movies.. Perfection in Acting..
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) May 21, 2020
Happy birthday to the complete actor @Mohanlal sir. One of the finest actors in the Indian Cinema. It has always been a treat to watch you on screen Sir! ❤️ #HappyBirthdayMohanlal #HappyBirthdayLaletta
— Harish Kalyan (@iamharishkalyan) May 21, 2020
— Hansika (@ihansika) May 21, 2020
— MUHAMMED SAJAD K S (@MuhammedSajadK5) May 21, 2020
Mohanlal Viswanathan, known mononymously as Mohanlal, is an Indian actor, producer, playback singer, and distributor, who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema. He has had a prolific career spanning over four decades, during which he has acted in more than 340 films.