Mammootty, fondly known as Mammukka, turns 70 today!


New Delhi: Malayalam actor Mammootty turns 70 years old today. As the actor have multiple movies in the pipeline, he is seen quite active on Instagram account as he keeps posting pictures from the shoot. Mammukka always try to make the best of opportunities presented to him.

Mammootty has started his career in movies from past 50 years now. But, it is said that when he was a fresher a director told him to quit. Actor Kalabhavan Prajod recalled during a stage show where he said, “It is better you go back to practising law. You are not cut out for movies. You can’t act or dance. But, Mammukka kept quiet and he didn’t react at the time,”. Though Mammootty proved that he has been a great asset in Indian film industry.

He has done over 400 films, won three National awards, one Padma Shri and two honorary doctorate degrees later, he averages about five films a year and manages to do a couple of films in other languages, mainly in Tamil. When asked about this Mammukka said, “I don’t know what’s the secret. But, I have this (insatiable) urge to act in movies. And that urge is not dying. I pray that it should only die with me. I’m a greedy actor. I’m always hungry. I will keep digging to discover how much more potential I have in me.”

Mammootty always believe in;
-Never lose your heart
-Never hesitate to ask for work
-Hard work beats talent
-Be greedy, perpetually hungry