M G Soman was a South-Indian actor. He acted in Malayalam films. His actual name is Somashekharan Nair. He was born in Tiruvalla, Kerela on 28 October 1941. At a very tender age, he started his drama club with his friends and performed, Manaltharikal Garjikkunnu. He was born to K.N. Govinda Panicker and mother P.K. Bhavaniyamma. He worked in the Indian Air Force.
After retirement from the army, he joined Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair's Jayasree drama troupe. Later on, he moved to the South- Indian films. His first film in which he worked was Gayatri, directed by P N Menon in 1973. He had been a versatile actor. He did roles like of comedian, hero, villain and also some supporting roles. He was the busiest actor in the film industry at that time.
He had done very important roles in Naalai Namadhe, Airport and Kumaara Vijayam. He won the best actor award for his movie Thanal, Pallavi (1976). He was one of the superstar trios along in late 70's with Sukumaran and Jayan. He acted in 42 movies as a lead role. He also won the Second Best Actor award in 1975 for Swapnadanam and Chuvanna Sandhyakal.
These both awards were Kerela State Awards. His movie Lelum (1997), directed by Joshiy, was sadly his last movie as he died on 12th December 1997 due to jaundice. He was only 56. He got married to Sujatha and had a son Saji who has also worked in the film industry and a beautiful daughter Sindhu.