Mohanlal turns 60; Kamal Haasan, Nivin Pauly, Prithviraj, Shashi Tharoor wish veteran Malayalam actor
Malayalam superstar Mohanlal is celebrating his 60th birthday on Thursday. The actor who made his debut in films with Manjil Virinja Pookkal (1980), has worked in over 300 films in the last four decades. Mohanlal is fondly called Lalettan by his fans.
Mohanlal has also acted in a few Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada features and has forayed into the small screen as the host of reality show Bigg Boss Malayalam.
The actor has won five National Awards, nine Kerala State Film Awards and several other prestigious accolades. He was also awarded the Padma Shri in 2001 and Padma Bhushan in 2019 for his contributions to the Indian cinema.
Birthday wishes from his fans and colleagues from the film industry poured in on social media today. The hashtags #Mohanlal, #HappyBirthdayMohanlal have become the top trends on Twitter.
Kamaal Haasan wished Mohanlal stating that he liked the actor from his very first film. He added that his appreciation for the actor increased when they worked together. The two have shared screen space in Unnaipol Oruvan and Eenadu.
Here is Haasan's tweet
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
Actor and producer Aju Varghese called the actor a "legend".
Here is the tweet
— Aju Varghese (@AjuVarghesee) May 21, 2020
Actors Nivin Pauly and Prithviraj Sukumaran too wished the actor on Twitter.
Here are their tweets
— Nivin Pauly (@NivinOfficial) May 21, 2020
— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) May 20, 2020
"It is always a pleasure wishing one of the finest actors in Indian cinema," said actress Raadika Sarathkumar in a video message going on to call the actor a "Gift from God's own Country."
Here is her video
— Radikaa Sarathkumar (@realradikaa) May 20, 2020
Politician Shashi Tharoor also took to social media to wish Lalettan.
Here is his tweet
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 21, 2020
Here’s how others wished the actor on his birthday
Wishing The Complete Actor Shri @Mohanlal #Lalettan a very Happy Birthday. May GOD always bless you, Suchi, Appu & Maya with a long, happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous life. Have a wonderful Birthday.#KSChithra #Mohanlal pic.twitter.com/GdAMghOdRa
— K S Chithra (@KSChithra) 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
— Manju Warrier (@ManjuWarrier4) May 21, 2020
— Hansika (@ihansika) May 21, 2020
Updated Date: May 21, 2020 11:59:10 IST
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