Pranav Mohanlal

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Pranav Mohanlal
Native name പ്രണവ് മോഹൻലാൽ
Born Pranav Mohanlal
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater University of New South Wales
Parent(s) Mohanlal
Suchitra Mohanlal
Relatives Vismaya Mohanlal (Sister)
K. Balaji (Grandfather)
Suresh Balaje (Uncle)
Awards Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist (2002)

Pranav Mohanlal is an Indian film actor and assistant director. He is the son of actor Mohanlal. He won the 2002 Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist for his role in the film Punarjani directed by Major Ravi.[1] Pranav made his debut with a guest appearance in the film Onnaman (2002), directed by Thampi Kannamthanam. Since a cameo in Sagar Alias Jackie Reloaded (2009), Pranav has kept a distance from the film industry. Later Pranav was an assistant director to two of Jeethu Joseph's films, Papanasam and Life of Josutty.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Pranav Mohanlal was born in Trivandrum, Kerala, as the son of film actor Mohanlal and his wife Suchitra Mohanlal. He has a younger sister named Vismaya. Pranav's maternal-grandfather is the Tamil producer K. Balaji. Pranav completed his schooling from the Hebron School, Ooty. He graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Pranav maintains a low-profile lifestyle.


In 2002, Pranav made his film debut as a child artist in a guest appearance in Onnaman directed Thampi Kannanthanam starring Mohanlal, he played the younger version of the character played by his father. In the same year, he made his debut as actor in Major Ravi's Punarjani. He won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist for his role in the film. In 2014, Pranav returned to film industry as an assistant director with director Jeethu Joseph in the Tamil film Papanasam starring Kamal Hassan, which is a remake of Mohanlal film Drishyam. Also he assisted him in the Malayalam film Life of Josutty (2015).

On September 30, 2016 Mohanlal announced that Pranav would be making his acting debut in Jeethu Joseph's new thriller movie which would be produced by Antony Perumbavoor.[3]


List of acting performances
No. Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1 2002 Onnaman "Young" Ravisankar Child artist, cameo appearance [4]
2 2002 Punarjani Appu Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist [5]
3 2009 Sagar Alias Jackie Reloaded N/A Cameo in a song [6]
4 2017 Untitled Jeethu Joseph Pre-production
List of assistant director credits
No. Year Title Director Language Notes Ref.
1 2014 Papanasam Jeethu Joseph Tamil Remake of Malayalam film Drishyam [7]
2 2015 Life of Josutty Jeethu Joseph Malayalam [8]


  1. ^ Public Relations Department. "2002 Kerala State Film Awards". Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Pranav Mohanlal turns assistant director". 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
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  4. ^ Akhila Menon (14 April 2015). "Mohanlal And Pranav Mohanlal Back Together". Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Parvathy S Nayar (1 December 2012). "Is the stage set for Pranav Mohanlal's Mollywood entry?". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  6. ^ Asha Prakash (3 October 2013). "Pranav is not doing a Mani Ratnam film". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  7. ^ DC Correspondent (2 September 2014). "Mohanlal's son Pranav turns Assistand Director in Papanasam". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  8. ^ Deepa Soman (18 February 2015). "Pranav is a role model: Jeethu Joseph". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 

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