Naturally, veteran actor Mohanlal, who is the father of Pranav Mohanlal, is the inspiration for Pranav to enter film industry. Pranav in fact treats his father as his role model, both in reel and real life.
Born on 13 July 1990, Pranav hails from Thiruvananthapuram district. Pranav was born in a well-to-do family and had the right amount of inspiration. Having done his schooling in Ooty, he was good at studies and arts both in college and school days. He did his higher studies in University of New South Wales, located in Australia.
Pranav learnt the nuances of acting from his family itself. The year 2002 saw him enter the film industry. Onnaman was his debut venture which had his father Mohanlal playing main role. Here, Pranav was just seen in a special appearance. Punarjani is a film which fetched Pranav several accolades.
Pranav received the Best Child Artist Award from Kerala State Film Award for his outstanding performance in this film. Pranav is thankful to his superstar father for helping him attain such recognition. This flick was also released in 2002. After donning the role of a child artist he was keenly concentrating on studies.
After a sabbatical, Pranav returned with a bang to the industry with the film Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded. This film had many stars including his father. The performance of Pranav was well received in this film.
Recently, Pranav worked as an assistant director to Jeetu Joseph (in the initial schedule) in the Tamil flick Papanasam (remake of Malayalam superhit Drishyam). Pranav was quite happy to be associated with the legendary actor
in Papanasam. Papanasam proved to be a hit in Tamil too. Film knowledge is in the genes for this talented artist and let’s hope that he proves successful in whatever department of film making he selects.