Pranav Mohanlal (born 13 July 1990) is an Indian actor who appears in Malayalam films. The son of actor Mohanlal, he began acting as a child with his screen debut in his father’s film Onnaman (2002) in a minor role, followed by a leading role in Punarjani in the same year. He won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist for his role in Punarjani. He then decided to abandon films to focus on his studies. After that he kept a distance from the film industry and was not keen on returning to pursue acting. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of New South Wales.
Pranav returned to films in 2015 as an assistant director to Jeethu Joseph and served in two films—Papanasam and Life of Josutty. He appeared in the leading role in the 2018 film Aadhi, directed by Jeethu, which emerged as one of the highest-grossing Malayalam films of the year. His second film Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu was released in 2019.
Pranav Mohanlal’s Early and personal life
Pranav Mohanlal was born on 13 July 1990 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala in India as the son of actor Mohanlal and Suchitra Balaji. He has a younger sister, Vismaya Mohanlal. His maternal grandfather is the Tamil film producer K. Balaji and uncle Suresh Balaje is also a producer. Pranav completed his schooling staying in a boarding school, the Hebron School in Ooty, Tamil Nadu. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of New South Wales in Australia. Pranav maintains a low-profile lifestyle.
Pranav Mohanlal’s Film career
Pranav made his screen debut in 2002, appearing in a minor role in the action crime drama Onnaman, starring his father Mohanlal and directed by Thampi Kannanthanam. He played the childhood self of his father’s character Ravisankar. In the same year, he made it to his first leading role in Punarjani, a drama film directed by Major Ravi and Rajesh Amanakara. He played Appu, a troubled child who ran away from home as he thinks his parents love his younger brother more than him. His performance earned him the Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist. After that, he took a break to concentrate on his studies. He was not interested in returning to pursue acting. In between, he made a cameo appearance in a song in Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded in 2009. Director Priyadarshan, who is also a close friend of Mohanlal once said in an interview: “He is a terrific actor. I have seen him act in plays in school and he was selected as the best actor too … But now, he says he does not want to be cinema”.
Pranav Mohanlal’s Biography
|Real Name/Nick Name||Pranav|
|Height (Aprox.)||in centimeters- 172 cm|
in meters- 1.72 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (Aprox.)||in Kilograms- 70 kg|
in Pounds- 154.32 lbs
|Date of Birth||13 July, 1990|
|Age (as of 2019)||28|
|Birth Place||Thiruvananthapuram , Kerala|
|Home Town/State||Thiruvananthapuram , Kerala|
|School||Hebron School, Ooty|
|College||University of New South Wales, Australia|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy|
|Mother Name||Suchitra Balaji|
Pranav Mohanlal’s Filmography
|2002||Onnaman||Ravisankar (childhood)||Child actor|||
|2002||Punarjani||Appu||Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist|||
|2009||Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded||Teenager in the crowd||Cameo appearance in song “Sagar Alias Jackie”|||
|2015||Papanasam||N/A||Assistant director; Tamil film|||
|2015||Life of Josutty||N/A||Assistant director|||
|2018||Aadhi||Aadhithya “Aadhi” Mohan||Also singer-songwriter (“Gypsy Woman”)|
|TBA||Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham||Kunjali Marakkar IV (young)||Filming; guest appearance|