Mohanlal was born on May 21 1960, his full name is Mohanlal Viswanathan. His fans call him "Lalettan". He is one of the most versatile actors coming out of Kerala. He has been working in the movie industry since 1978 (over 4 decades) and has been part of over 340 films. He has played the leading role in all the top 5 highest-grossing Malayalam films.
Being a singer, Mohanlal has also formed a music band named Lalisom which has performed several sold-out shows over the years.