South Indian actor Mammootty is celebrating his 71st birthday on September 7.

Muhammad Kutty Panaparambil Ismail aka Mammootty was born in Chandiroor, Travancore, Kerala  on same day in 1951.

He works predominantly in Malayalam films but has also worked in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi  & English films.

In a 5-decade-long career he has worked in over 400 films including Kaazcha, Mission 90 Days  & The Train.

Mammootty is the recipient of several accolades, including 3 National Film Awards, 7 Kerala State Film Awards,  & 13 Filmfare Awards South.

For his contribution to Indian films, the Government of India awarded him  the Padma Shri in 1998.

Mammootty is very fond of collecting cars and reportedly he has 369 cars in his garage including Mercedes-benz, Audi, Jaguar and many others.

As per many reports, he is also the first south indian actor to buy  an Audi.

Apart from the luxurious car collection, Mammootty is also popular for his lavish lifestyle.

According to Finapp, Mammootty enjoys a total net worth of  over ₹300 crores.