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Mammootty Net Worth, Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Mammootty Net Worth, Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More
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Muhammad Kutty Panaparambil Ismail, popularly known by his nickname, Mammootty, is an Indian actor and producer who primarily works for the South Indian film industry. In 2000, he came into the limelight after working on the bilingual biopic Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar which earned him several national awards.


Mammootty was born on 7 September 1951 (age 72 years; as of 2023) in Chandiroor, Travancore-Cochin (presently, Kerala). His zodiac sign is Virgo. Mammootty did his primary schooling at Government High School, Kulasekharamangalam, Kottayam. After relocating with his family to Ernakulam, he attended a government school there. Subsequently, he pursued his high school at Sacred Heart College, Thevara. Soon after completing his higher secondary education, he attended Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam, where he pursued a Bachelor’s degree. After graduation, he attended Government Law College, Ernakulam, where he pursued an L.L.B.

Physical Appearance

  • Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Eye Colour: Black
  • Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 44”, Waist 36”, Biceps 14”


He belongs to a Muslim family in Kerala.

Parents & Siblings

Born and raised in a Muslim family in Kerala, India, Mammootty’s father, Ismail, had a wholesale garment and rice business and was also involved in rice cultivation. Meanwhile, his mother, Fatima, was a homemaker. Besides, he is older than his siblings. Additionally, he has two brothers, Ibrahimkutty and Zakariah, and three younger sisters, Ameena, Sauda, and Shafina.

Wife & Children

In 1979, he entered into an arranged marriage with Sulfath Kutty. Meanwhile, the couple has a daughter, Surumi, and a son, Dulquer Salmaan, who is also an actor. Currently, he resides in an exquisite residence in Kochi.

Other Relatives

His two nephews, Maqbool Salmaan and Ashkar Saudan, are Malayalam actors primarily working for the television industry.

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Not known

Religious Views

He follows Islam. Moreover, in a media interaction, Mammooty talked about his religious beliefs and said, “I am a person who follows Islam and I am also on Ramadan fast; but I have always lit lamps at functions and what’s the problem with it.”


As an Actor


Mammooty, a well-known actor in the South Indian film industry, has worked in more than 400 films in his entire acting career. Venturing into the industry in the 1970s, he made his film debut with the Malayalam-language film Anubhavangal Paalichakal, wherein he played an uncredited role. Subsequently, in 1980, Mammooty made his acting debut with a Malayalam film Vilkkanundu Swapnangal in which he played Madhavan Kutty.

Between 1980-90, Mammooty appeared in some popular films including Ahimsa (1981), Kodunkattu (1983), Anithichuvappu (1984), Nandi Veendum Varika (1986), Sayam Sandhya (1986), August 1 (1988), and Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu. In recent years, Mammooty has worked in many Malayalam films including Nanparkal Nerathu Mayakkam (2023), Christopher (2023), Kannur Squad (2023), Kaathal- The Core (2023).


In 1992, Mammooty made his Telugu debut with the film Swathi Kiranam, wherein he played Anantha Rama Sharma. Subsequently, he has worked in several Telugu films including Surya Putrulu (1997), Yatra (2019), and Agent (2023).


In 1990, Mammooty made his Hindi debut with the film Triyatri, wherein he played Mathew. Subsequently, he has appeared in several Hindi language films including Dhartiputra (1993), Swami Vivekananda (1998), Sau Jhooth Ek Sach – The Uninvited (2005), and Halla Bol (2008).

As a Narrator

In 2010, he made his narration debut with the Malayalam language film Anwar. Subsequently, he has worked as a narrator in several Malayalam films including Odiyan (2018), Jana Gana Mana (2022), Ponniyin Selvan: I (2022), and Ponniyin Selvan: II (2023).


Slammed for Racist Remarks

In 2023, Mammootty attracted controversy after making a racist statement during a media interaction while promoting his film Christopher. In the video which went viral, Mammootty was seen interacting with Actress Aishwarya wherein the actress was describing Mammooty’s beauty. Nevertheless, later Mammooty went on saying she should have compared him with “white sugar” instead of jaggery which is made of ‘black’ karupatti.

However, the humorous yet racist remark didn’t go well with social media and many netizens criticised him for being “racist.” Following the incident, one of the netizens tweeted, “Colourism in our society is so deep-rooted and normalised. In this clip, #Mammootty can be seen casually cracking such colourist jokes. Most of his supporters may think it’s harmless, but something like this shouldn’t be normal, especially coming from someone like Mammootty.”

Summoned at Wayanad District Consumer Court

In 2015, an individual of Koopil House in Mananthavady, K Chaathu, filed a case against Mammooty and a soap manufacturer after he felt cheated for buying the product, Indulekha Soap; Mammootty endorsed the brand. Chaathu claimed, “I used the soap but failed to find the desired outcome of beautification, as claimed by Mammootty in the TV advertisement, after using the soap.

Awards, Honours, Achievements

  • 1998: Won Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award in India
  • 2009: Surya Film Award For Best Actor for Paleri Manikyam: Oru PathiraKolapathakathinte Katha
  • 2009: Jaihind Film Award For Best Actor for Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha
  • 2008: Jaihind Utsav Awards-Actor of the Decade (Special Award
  • 2010: Bestowed with Honorary Doctors of Letters from the University of Kerala and University of Calicut, respectively
  • 2022: Won Kerala Prabha, a state-level civilian awards

[Note: Besides the above-mentioned, there are several awards, honours, and recognitions under Mammootty’s name]

Bike Collection

In 2019, Mammootty bought a motorbike, Jawa Classic, which has a price of INR 1.63 lakhs.

Car Collection

Besides enviable wealth, Mammootty is popular for his unique collection of cars. The actor has named his garage “369” because every vehicle’s number plate is marked with the number 369, hence making it unique. Meanwhile, his car collection includes,

  • BMW E 46 M3
  • Mini Cooper S
  • Jaguar XJ
  • Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Audi A7
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
  • Toyota Fortuner

Apart from this, Mammootty, in a media interaction, shared his fondness for the pre-owned Maruti Suzuki 800, his first car.

Expensive Things

Mammooty is fond of luxury watches and has a splendid collection of them. Among them are, 

  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chrono 18k Rose Gold which is priced at $79,700 or INR 56,93,000
  • 18k Yellow Gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 3800J/1J-001 which is priced at $30,800 or INR 22,00,400
  • Hublot Big Bang King Power which is priced at $19,900 or INR 14,21,700
  • Hublot Big Bang Ferrari White Ceramic which is priced at $22, 400 or INR 16,00,000.

Besides watches, he is fond of gadgets. In 2020, he bought a camera worth INR 3.30 lakhs. 


Named among the most paid actors in the South Indian film industry, his acting remuneration ranges between 4 Crores and 20 Crores. Besides acting projects, Mammooty charges a hefty fee between INR 50 lakhs-3 Crores for his work in brand endorsements.

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Net Worth

As of 2023, Mammootty has an estimated net worth of $47 Million, which in INR is 350 Crores. Meanwhile, there are several factors including acting projects that contribute to his towering net worth.

Net Worth$47 Million
ProfessionIndian Actor
Salary₹15 Crore+
Yearly Income₹20 Crore+
Monthly Income₹2 Crore+
Annual Expenses₹5 Crore+
Last Updated2023


  • Before venturing into acting, Mammooty pursued a law degree. Not only this but he practised law for two years before finally shifting his career from a full-time lawyer to an actor.
  • Mammootty is multilingual. Not only this but he has worked on films in more than five languages.
  • He has contributed to some of the best South Indian films. In addition to it, he has won three national awards for five films.
  • Initially, Mammootty was reluctant to accept the offer to work in Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s biopic. Meanwhile, initially, it was revealed that he was rejecting it because he was already committed to other projects. However, later it was revealed that he rejected the projects because he was sceptical about shaving his moustache which was essential for portraying Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.
  • He acted in more than 120 films in four years.

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