|Full Name M.P. Michael|
Role Film Director
Years active 1984 – present
Siblings Alex Paul
Spouse Nancy Paul
|Born 2 December 1958 (age 62) (1958-12-02) Kochi, Kerala, India|
Occupation Screenwriter, actor, director, Producer, Distributor
Awards National Film AwardsSpecial Jury – Actor (2012)Kerala State Awards:Best Popular Film (1991)Best Actor (2008, 2013)
Children Jean Paul Lal, Monica Paul
Parents M. A. Paul, Philomina Paul
Movies Ayaal, In Harihar Nagar, Zachariayude Garbhinikal, Cobra, Ennu Ninte Moideen
Similar People Siddique, Jean Paul Lal, Alex Paul, Salim Kumar, Nedumudi Venu
malayalam cinema actor lal
M. P. Michael (born 2 December 1958), better known by his stage name Lal, is an Indian film director, actor, script writer, producer, and film distributor widely known for his work in Malayalam cinema.
- malayalam cinema actor lal
- Early career
- Distributed films
- Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
He started his career as a mimicry artist in Kalabhavan, along with his childhood friend Siddique, who would later team up as Siddique-Lal to make many films. Lal and Siddique joined as assistant directors to Fazil in 1984.
After that, both decided to part ways as a director pair and Lal turned producer with the Siddique-directed Mammootty-starrer Hitler. Lal debuted in acting with a villain role as Paniyan in Suresh Gopi-starrer Kaliyattam, directed by Jayaraj. Kaliyattam was a new take on Othello, where Lal played Paniyan, the character standing for Iago.He run a flim postproduction company name as Lal Media Arts,Kochi.