By Rishabh Naudiyal Last Updated:
There are so many incredibly-talented actors in India, but some of them are a few ladders above the rest. One such acting maestro is the famous Malayalam superstar, Mohanlal Viswanathan, popularly known as Mohanlal. The famous South Indian needs no introduction as his career spanning almost four decades is a testament to his acting prowess. Mohanlal has worked in more than 400 films and received prestigious honours like Padma Shri (2001) and Padma Bhushan (2019) for his work.
It’s impossible to name Mohanlal’s best movies, as in most of his movies, he has won the audience’s hearts with his acting. However, there are some super-special films of the actor, which come to our mind whenever we talk about Mohanlal’s filmography. The list includes Company, Janatha Garage, Rajavinte Makan, Iruvar, Kireedam, Lucifer, Devasuram, Vanaprastham, Thazhvaram, Pulimurugan, Oppam, Drishyam, and many more.
For most of his life, Mohanlal has worked tirelessly as he is considered as one of the most disciplined and hard-working actors in India. However, in the midst of his professional journey, he sacrificed spending time with his family.
Even after becoming an accomplished actor, Mohanlal never took his foot off the gas and continued to work despite being a superstar, which speaks volumes about his professionalism. Thus, the Malayalam superstar, Mohanlal is admired by millions of people and aspiring actors around the world for the kind of actor and person he is in real life.
Despite being an incredible actor, Mohanlal always preferred to keep his personal life under the folds. The actor hardly makes public appearances with his stunning wife, Suchitra Mohanlal. The lovely couple is also regarded as one of the most sought-after lovebirds in the showbiz world.
Well, not everyone is aware of Mohanlal and Suchitra’s love story, which is the dream of every celebrity fan in the world. However, before we jump into their love story, let’s know a bit more about Suchitra, who hardly makes it to the headlines, courtesy of her humble and media-shy nature.
The Malayalam mega-star, Mohanlal’s wife, Suchitra Mohanlal is a film producer. She was born in Chennai to her parents, K. Balaji and Anandavalli Balaji. For the unversed, K. Balaji was one of the most popular actors and producers of his time. He was a Tamil actor, and later in his life, he turned into a producer.
It was Mohanlal and Suchitra Mohanlal’s mutual love for cinema that laid the foundation of their beautiful love story. In his illustrious career, Mohanlal played many villainous roles that made a place in the heart of audiences. When Suchitra saw one or two films in which Mohanlal played the role of a villain, she started hating him. However, later she realised that his acting was so good that she couldn’t separate him from his character as a viewer. It was after this incident that Suchitra started appreciating and respecting Mohanlal as an actor.
After becoming a fan of Mohanlal’s work, Suchitra started watching his romantic films, and it was when she fell in love with him. Soon she started sending letters and greetings of appreciation to Mohanlal. In the midst of being her fan, Suchitra fell in love with Mohanlal and realised it fully after meeting him in person.
As we have previously mentioned, Suchitra is the daughter of famous producer, K. Balaji, she had so many contacts in the showbiz world. As a result, one fine day, one of her and Mohanlal’s mutual friends introduced them. The duo clicked instantly. While Suchitra was already in love with Mohanlal, the latter also started developing a liking for her in a span of just a few meetings.
After dating each other for a while, Mohanlal and Suchitra informed their respective families about their relationship. Both families decided to match Mohanlal and Suchitra's horoscopes, but unfortunately, they didn’t match. Both families had no choice but to say ‘no’ to Suchitra and Mohanlal’s plan to get married. However, by God’s grace, after some time, the person, who was matching their horoscopes informed both the families that there was a human error in the final results. After examining the horoscopes again, Mohanlal and Suchitra were a match, which delighted everyone.
The much-in-love couple, Mohanlal and Suchitra got married on April 28, 1988. It was a lavish wedding, and many A-listers of the Indian film industry were in attendance. The wedding was held in Mohanlal’s hometown, Mudavanmugal, Thiruvananthapuram.
The stunning couple, Mohanlal and Suchitra are blessed with two children, a son named Pranav Mohanlal and a daughter named Vismaya Mohanlal. For the unversed, Mohanlal’s son, Pranav is a well-known star in the South Indian film industry. On the other side, Mohanlal's daughter, Vismaya is an assistant film director and writer.
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