Mohanlal National Awards: List of Awards & Nominations Received By Mohanlal

Mohanlal is an Indian actor, playback singer and producer who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema and has acted in over 350 films. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema. Mohanlal began his career in 1978 as an antagonist in the romance film Manjil Virinja Pookkal. After appearing in several such roles, he established himself as a leading actor in the mid-1980s.

Mohanlal National Awards

He has several numbered of awards to his name as he won two National Film Award for Best Actor, one National Film Award – Special Mention (feature film), one National Film Award – Special Jury Award (feature film), and one National Film Award for Best Feature Film as producer, nine Kerala State Film Awards including six Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor, one Nandi Award, nine Filmfare Awards South, two Screen Awards, one International Indian Film Academy Award, four South Indian International Movie Awards, and eleven Kerala Film Critics Association Awards and has received numerous other awards.

Mohanlal National Awards: Awards Received By Mohanlal From Indian Government

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YearHonourHonouring Body
2001Padma ShriGovernment of India
2009Honorary Lieutenant ColonelIndian Territorial Army
2010Honorary Doctorate (D.Litt)Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit
2013Honorary Black Belt in TaekwondoWorld Taekwondo Headquarters, South Korea
2018Honorary Doctorate (D.Litt)University of Calicut
2019Padma BhushanGovernment of India
Mohanlal National Awards

Note: World Records By Mohanlal

In addition to awards for acting, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of the country in 2001, and the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in 2019 for his contribution to the arts. He was given the honorary rank of Lieutenant colonel by the Indian Territorial Army in 2009. Mohanlal was awarded the honorary Doctor of Letters from the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit (2010) and from the University of Calicut (2018), as well as many other recognitions.

  • World’s first fans association to enter the Guinness Book of World Records on charity making the world’s largest charity box.
  • Largest attendance at a 3D film screening.
  • Lent his voice to the longest documentary made in the world till now.

National Film Awards

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The National Film Awards established in 1954, are administered by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Government of India. Mohanlal has received five awards (four for acting and one for producing).

YearNominated workCategoryLanguageOutcome
1989KireedamSpecial MentionMalayalamWon
1991BharathamBest ActorMalayalamWon
1999VanaprasthamBest ActorMalayalamWon
Best Feature FilmMalayalamWon
2016Janatha GarageSpecial Jury AwardTeluguWon
Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol, PulimuruganMalayalamWon
Mohanlal National Film Awards List

In 1986, he took the lead in the comedy-drama T. P. Balagopalan M. A., clinching the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor. In the same year, he secures a Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Best Actor Malayalam for his role in the comedy-drama Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam. His role in the drama film Kireedam (1989) earned him a Special Mention.

Kerala State Film Awards

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The Kerala State Film Awards are presented annually by the Kerala State Chalachitra AcademyGovernment of Kerala for excellence in Malayalam cinema.

YearNominated workCategory
1986T. P. Balagopalan M.A.Best Actor
1988Padamudra, Chithram, Ulsavapittennu, Aryan, Vellanakalude NaduSpecial Jury Award
1991BharathamSecond Best Film (producer)
Abhimanyu, Kilukkam, UlladakkamBest Actor
1995Spadikam, Kaalapani
KaalapaniSecond Best Film (producer)
1999VanaprasthamBest Actor
Mohanlal Kerala State Film Award List

All Mohanlal National Awards:

Mohanlal National Awards

National Awards that were won by Mohanlal.

AwardYearNominated workCategoryLanguageOutcome
Nandi Awards2016Janatha GarageBest Supporting ActorTeluguWon
Filmfare Awards2002CompanyBest Supporting ActorHindiNominated
Filmfare Awards South1986Sanmanassullavarkku SamadhanamBest ActorMalayalamWon
2009BhramaramSpecial Award for actingMalayalamWon
2013DrishyamBest ActorMalayalamNominated
Janatha GarageBest Supporting ActorTeluguNominated
Screen Awards2002CompanyBest Supporting ActorHindiWon
Screen Awards South1997Aaraam Thampuran, Oru Yathramozhi, Guru, ChandralekhaBest ActorMalayalamWon
International Indian Film Academy Awards2002CompanyBest Supporting ActorHindiWon
IIFA Utsavam2017Janatha GarageBest Performance in a Supporting Role – MaleTeluguNominated
Oppam, PulimuruganBest Performance in a Leading Role – MaleMalayalamNominated
SIIMA2011PranayamBest ActorMalayalamWon
2012Run Baby RunBest Male Playback SingerNominated
SpiritBest ActorWon
Janatha GarageBest Actor in a Supporting RoleTeluguNominated
2018Most Popular Star in the Middle EastWon
OdiyanBest ActorMalayalamNominated
Kerala Film Critics Awards1988Paadha Mudra, ChithramBest ActorMalayalamWon
1991Bharatham, UlladakkamMalayalamWon
2001Natana Ratna AwardWon
2005Naran, ThanmathraMost Popular ActorMalayalamWon
2007ParadesiBest ActorMalayalamWon
2008Kurukshetra, Pakal Nakshatrangal, AakashagopuramMalayalamWon
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards2009Unnaipol OruvanBest Supporting ActorTamilWon
All India Radio Awards2007Rasathanthram, Vadakkumnadhan, Keerthi ChakraBest ActorMalayalamWon
Asianet Film Awards2003BalettanBest ActorMalayalamWon
2005Thanmathra, Udayananu TharamMalayalamWon
2007Hallo, Chotta MumbaiMost Popular ActorMalayalamWon
2008MadampiBest ActorMalayalamWon
2009Bhramaram, Evidam SwargamanuMalayalamWon
2010Golden Star AwardWon
2011Pranayam, SnehaveeduBest ActorMalayalamWon
2012Spirit, Grandmaster, Run Babby RunMalayalamWon
2013Millennium Actor AwardWon
2014Special Commemoration for ’35 years in Malayalam Film Industry’Won
2015Crowned as “Superstar of the Millennium”Won
2016Oppam, PulimuruganBest ActorMalayalamWon
2018Odiyan, Kayamkulam KochunniMalayalamWon
AwardYearNominated workCategoryLanguageOutcome
Vanitha Film Awards2003BalettanBest ActorMalayalamWon
2007Hallo, Chotta MumbaiMost Popular ActorMalayalamWon
2008Twenty:20, Madampi, Akasha GopuramBest ActorMalayalamWon
2009Bhramaram, Evidam SwargamanuMost Popular ActorMalayalamWon
2011PranayamBest ActorMalayalamWon
2016Oppam, PulimuruganMalayalamWon
Asiavision Awards2008Innathe Chintha Vishayam, Madampi, Kurukshetra, Pakal NakshatrangalBest ActorMalayalamWon
2012Spirit, Run Baby RunMalayalamWon
Most Influential MalayaliWon
Run Baby RunNew Sensation in Singing – MaleWon
2016Oppam, PulimuruganPopular ActorWon
Mathrubhumi Film Awards1999VanaprasthamBest ActorMalayalamWon
2006VadakkumnathanExcellence in ActingMalayalamWon
2008Aakasha Gopuram, Kurukshetra, Pakal NakshatrangalBest ActorMalayalamWon
Amrita Film Awards2006Keerthi Chakra, VadakkumnathanBest ActorMalayalamWon
2010Abhinaya Keerthi AwardWon
2011PranayamBest ActorMalayalamWon
Jaihind Film Awards2007ParadesiBest ActorMalayalamWon
2010Chalachithra Ratnam AwardWon
2011PranayamBest ActorMalayalamWon
Janmabhumi Cinema Awards2016OppamBest ActorMalayalamWon
The Kochi Times Film Awards2011PranayamBest Actor – MaleMalayalamWon
Kerala Film Audience Council Awards2003BalettanBest ActorMalayalamWon
2004Vismayathumbathu, MampazhakkalamMalayalamWon
V. Shantaram Awards2008Paradesi, Aakasha GopuramBest ActorMalayalamNominated
Ramu Kariat Awards2011PranayamBest ActorMalayalamWon

Other Awards And Recognition That Mohanlal Received

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YearAward / Recognition Received
1977-78Kerala State Wrestling Champion
2003Honoured by Indian Medical Association
2003Kerala University Union Film Awards for Best Actor – Balettan
2005J.C. Foundation Awards for Best Actor – Thanmathra
2005Kala Keralam Award for Best Actor – Thanmathra
2005National Film Academy Award for Best Actor – Thanmathra
2006CNN-IBN poll – Most Popular Keralite Award
2007Kerala AIDS Control Society – Goodwill Ambassador
2009Kerala State Athletics – Goodwill Ambassador
2009Honoured by the Indian Medical Association
2009Sree Chithira Thirunal National Award
2009Annual Malayalam Movie Awards for Best Actor – Bhramaram
2009Kairali TV Movie Awards for Best Actor – Bhramaram
2009Jaycee Award for Best Actor – Bhramaram
2010Reader’s Digest included him in the list of “100 Most Trusted Indians”
2010Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair Memorial National Award for his contributions to Indian Cinema
2010Kerala Handloom Industry – Goodwill Ambassador
2011Deccan Chronicle Survey – Most Popular Keralite
2011Kerala Film Producers Association for Best Actor – Pranayam
2011Viewers Choice Awards for Best Actor – Pranayam
2011Nana Film Awards Special Jury Mention – Pranayam
2011Reporter TV Film Awards for Best Actor – Pranayam
2012Won “Manorama Newsmaker of The Year”, a title given to a Keralite who has hogged the most headlines and brought a positive change in society
2013Outlook India – “Most Influential Indian from Kerala”
2013Forbes India included his 1991 role in Bharatham as one of the “25 Greatest Acting Performances of Indian Cinema”
2013CNN-IBN survey on “100 years of Indian cinema” – 3rd position as India’s Great Actors
2015All-Kerala Advertisers Agencies Association honoured him with the title “Brand Icon of Kerala” for his contributions to advertising world
2016Kerala organ donation programme – Goodwill Ambassador
2016P. V. Sami Memorial Industrial and Socio-cultural Award, for his contributions to Malayalam cinema for the last four decades and contributions to charity through ViswaSanthi Foundation
2017“Indian Icon 2017” Award by Friends of Bahrain
2018P. Kesavadev Diabscreen Kerala Award
2019Pranavapadmam Puraskar
2019Mazhavil Entertainment Awards – Ultimate Entertainer Actor
2020Limca Book of Records “People of the Year” Award
2021Goodwill Ambassador of Tuberculosis eradication campaign by health department of the Government of Kerala
2022Mazhavil Entertainment Awards – Master Entertainer Acting


This blog is all about the Mohanlal National Awards, which means he is an icon and Indian film Star who has several accolades to his name. He also won many National awards that are hardly any filmmaker could get! that’s why he is a national icon in South Indian Cinema, Malayalam Cinema, Kerala Cinema and many others.


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