M. G. Soman (1941–1997)was an actor in Malayalam film. Soman’s last film was Lelam in 1997. He has also done very important roles in Tamil films Aval Oru Thodar Kathai (1974), Naalai Namadhe (1975), Kumaara Vijayam (1976) and Airport (1993).
He is considered as one of the superstar trio of Malayalam cinema during the late 70’s and earlier 80’s along with Sukumaran and Jayan.
He was born as Somashekharan Nair to, K.N. Govinda Panicker and P.K. Bhavaniyamma, in Tiruvalla, Travancore on 28 October 1941.He had his primary education from Balikamadom H. S. S., Thiruvalla, St Thomas HSS Thirumoolapuram. While studying at seventh grade he started a drama troupe with his friend and performed drama Manaltharikal Garjikkunnu.He did his preuniversity degree at St. Berchmans College, Changanassery. Later he joined Indian Air Force. Soon after retiring from the Indian Air Force, Soman joined Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair’s drama troupe Jayasree and then to moved to the film industry. He worked at Kerala Arts Theaters and KPAC. Ramarajyam of Kerala Arts theaters opened him a way to movie industry. His first film was Gayatri directed by P. N. Menon in 1973. He acted in the role of a hero from 1976 to 1983 and later played the roles of villains, comedians and supporting roles. In 1977, his greatest film was released under the direction of I. V. Sasi – Itha Ivide Vare.He soon rose to become the busiest actor in the industry. In 1978, Soman had acted in 42 films as hero, which was till today kept as a record. In 1984, he acted in Thacholi Thankappan directed by P. Venu. In 1997, Lelam, directed by Joshiy, was his last film and his performance as Aanakkattil Eappachan was greatly appreciated and received critical acclaim. He died on 12 December 1997 due to jaundice. He was 56. He produced a Malayalam Movie titled as “BHOOMIKA” in 1991 which was Directed by I.V.Sasi and enacted by Jayaram,Suresh Gopi, Mukesh, Urvashi etc.
He is married to Sujatha.They have a son Saji and a daughter Sindhu. His son Saji also acted in a few movies.