Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair (born 21 May 1960), known as Mohanlal, is an Indian film actor and producer best known for his work in Malayalam films.Mohanlal made his acting debut in Thiranottam (1978) but the film was unreleased then due to censorship issues, it got released later, after 25 years, in five theaters. He followed that by a role as the antagonist in his first release Manjil Virinja Pookkal (1980) at the age of 20. Mohanlal has also acted in a few Tamil and Bollywood films.