Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair (born 21 May 1960); better known as Mohanlal is an Indian actor, film producer, singer and writer best known for his work in Malayalam films. The film critics, the majority of his colleagues and other experts consider him to be one of the greatest living actors from Indian cinema, known for his versatile and natural acting. Baratham was one of the films in which Mohanlal got The National Award for the best actor of the year. His Acting in Baratham listed among 25 best Indian performances by Forbes India. In 1999, film Vanaprastham, he got a national award for the best actor. Mohanlal has won Five National awards, Six Kerala state award and Eight Film Fare Award. India honoured him with Padma Bhushan. He became the first and only actor who received the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army of India.