Pranav Mohanlal Romantic Action Movie 2018
Born 13 July 1990 (age 27)
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Alma mater University of New South Wales
Years active 2002; 2009
Relatives Vismaya Mohanlal (sister)
K. Balaji (grandfather)
Suresh Balaje (uncle)
Awards Kerala State Film Awards
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. Since then, he has 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.
Pranav Mohanlal was born on 13 July 1990 in Trivandrum, 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 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 [in] cinema”.
In 2014, Pranav began working as an assistant director under Jeethu Joseph in the Tamil film Papanasam (2015), starring Kamal Hassan. He continued working as an assistant in Jeethu’s subsequent film Life of Josutty (2015) before departing. In September 2016, it was announced that he would be returning as an actor in a film to be directed by Jeethu and produced by Aashirvad Cinemas. The action-thriller titled Aadhi began principal photography in August 2017 and was released in January 2018. He wrote, sang and performed the English song “Gypsy Woman” in the film. Aadhi received positive response, particularly for Pranav’s parkour stunt; the film was a commercial success grossing ₹35 crore in a month. It grossed ₹50 crore worldwide. His second film was announced in March 2018, to be directed by Arun Gopy and produced by Tomichan Mulakuppadam; it is scheduled to begin filming in June 2018