Mac Mohan

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Mac Mohan
Born Mohan Makijany
24 April 1938
Karachi, Sindh, British India
Died 10 May 2010 (aged 72)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1964–2010
Spouse(s) Minny Makijany

Makijany Mohan (24 April 1938 – 10 May 2010), popularly known as Mac Mohan, was a well-known Indian character actor in Hindi language films.[1] Although, Mac Mohan acted in 218 films and remained popular as a rather sympathetic villain through the 1970s and 1980s with films like Don, Karz, Satte Pe Satta, Zanjeer, Rafoo Chakkar, Shaan and Khoon Pasina, he is mostly remembered for his role of Sambha, the sidekick of dacoit Gabbar Singh in Ramesh Sippy's blockbuster Sholay (1975).[2][3]

Biography[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

Mohan was born in Karachi in British India. Mohan came to Mumbai to become a cricketer, but joined theatre and became a Bollywood actor.[1] He learned acting in the Filmalaya School of Acting in Mumbai.[4]

Mac Mohan started his Hindi film career as an assistant with director Chetan Anand, before making his debut as an actor in his film, Haqeeqat in 1964.[5][6] His last appearance was in Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge as guest appearance.

Besides Hindi movies, he also acted in Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Haryanvi, Sindhi, Gujarati and Marathi[4] He had delivered dialogue in almost all Indian languages except Oriya.[1] as well as in English, Russian[4] and Spanish films.[1]

He is the only actor where his real name Mac was used as his character name in many movies.

Illness and death[edit]

In November 2009, a day before he could start the shooting for Ashwini Dheer's Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?, he was admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri in Mumbai after his health detoriated. He had a tumour in the right lung, and died of lung cancer on 10 May 2010.[7] Asian Academy of Film & Television had a special prayer meeting on 14 May at Noida Film City. There was also a prayer meeting (chautha) on the 14th of May 2010 at Ajivasan Hall for family and friends, and from the oldest of his spot boys to Amitabh Bachchan attended the prayer meeting to pay their respect.

Personal life[edit]

Mac Mohan married Minny in 1986 and they had two daughters, Vinati and Manjari and a son, Vikrant. He was the maternal uncle of actress Raveena Tandon.[1][8] He was Sunil Dutt's classmate in Lucknow from where he hailed. Mac Mohan's wife Minny is an Ayurvedic Doctor. It was when Mac Mohan's father was admitted to Arogya Nidhi Hospital in Juhu their interaction first started and later the relationship culminated into marriage. In the interview taken by professional writer Niilesh A Raje we learn that Mac Mohan had an excellent command over spoken and written English. Apart from reading newspapers at length he loved reading the Reader's Digest magazine a lot.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Role
2009 Luck By Chance Himself
2007 Journey Bombay to Goa: Laughter Unlimited Harley Davidson
2007 Nirhua Rickshaw Wala Miseerji
2006 Vidhyaarthi: The Power of Students Inspector Gautam
2005 Pehchaan: The Face of Truth Opposition Leader
2005 Insan
2004 Ghar Grihasti Mangesh's friend
2004 Patli Kamar Lambe Baal Madhav Saab
2003 Stumped Dukhiram
2002 Soch
2002 Gangobai
2002 Aakhri Inteqam Mac Mohan
2001 Uljhan Mac Mohan (as Macmohan)
2001 Qatil Haseeno Ka Ranga
2000 Glamour Girl Malik
2000 Jai Shakumbhari Maa Kaal Bhairav (as Mac.Mohan)
1999 Lal Baadshah Vikram's Henchman
1999 Aaag Hi Aag Tony (uncredited)
1999 Chandaal Atma Topichand Jasoos/Writer Chandi Das
1998 Zulm-O-Sitam Mac
1998 Maharaja Hunter
1998 Kabhi Na Kabhi Tatya
1998 Jaane Jigar Mac
1997 Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi Police Inspector
1997 Bhai Bhai Raghu
1996 Ram Aur Shyam
1996 Maahir Murarilal
1996 Vijeta Fernandes (uncredited)
1996 Apne Dam Par
1995 Rock Dancer Advocate
1995 Kalyug Ke Avtaar Henchman
1995 Sarhad: The Border of Crime Mack (as Mack Mohan)
1995 Jai Vikraanta
1994 Mr. Azaad
1994 Zaalim
1994 Amaanat
1994 Prem Yog
1994 Insaniyat False Jailor
1994 Dulaara Salim Langda
1994 Chauraha Mac
1994 Gopalaa Swant
1994 Madam X Jhaka
1994 Pathreela Raasta
1993 Aadmi Dhar Pakad Singh's assistant
1993 Sainik Private Ranjit
1993 Police Wala
1993 Krishan Avtaar
1993 Dil Ki Baazi
1993 Aankhen Tejeshwar's Henchman (Spy)
1993 Badi Bahen
1993 Gurudev Mac
1993 Kundan Mac
1993 Zakhmi Rooh Mac
1992 Humshakal Police Office from other city (terrorist in the theatre)
1992 Humlaa Bhawani's man
1992 Mr. Bond
1992 Sarphira
1992 Adharm Rafiq
1992 Shola Aur Shabnam Jaichand (uncredited)
1992 Naseebwaala John
1991 Ajooba Bandit
1991 Paap Ki Aandhi Mac Mohan
1991 Jeene Ki Sazaa Prof. Chowdhury
1991 Khel Police Inspector S. Kumar
1991 Khooni Panja
1991 Numbri Aadmi
1991 Trinetra Mac
1990 Baaghi: A Rebel for Love Kaajal's Interviewer
1990 Zimmedaaar Man who beat up the press editor
1990 Kafan
1990 Naaka Bandi Cameo (song "Rekha Ko Dekha")
1990 Awwal Number Mani
1989 Paap Ka Ant
1989 Lashkar Raghu
1989 Na-Insaafi Gopal (Billa's Gang)
1989 Daata Kundan's friend
1989 Billoo Baadshah
1989 Ilaaka Mohan
1989 Aakhri Baazi Mac
1989 Farz Ki Jung Janga
1989 Ajeeb Itefaq Kamal
1989 Asmaan Se Ooncha
1989 Gharana
1989 Guru Mac - bandit
1989 Jaaydaad Mac (as Macmohan)
1989 Main Tera Dushman Havaldar Dhaniram
1989 Mitti Aur Sona Dhaga
1989 Mohabat Ka Paigham Malhotra
1988 Ganga Tere Desh Mein Sewaram's Man
1988 Mahaveera Don's Chaudhry
1988 Commando Security Officer
1988 Paap Ki Duniya
1988 Akhri Muqabla Shikari
1988 Mar Mitenge Prakash
1988 Qatil Plain-clothes Police Officer
1988 Sagar Sangam Maqbool
1987 Insaf Ki Pukar Soloman (as Mc. Mohan)
1987 Satyamev Jayate Kaalia (uncredited)
1987 Aag Hi Aag Bhairav
1987 Loha Shera's Man in prison
1987 Jawab Hum Denge Mac Kelkar
1987 Khudgarz Sudhir's man
1987 Watan Ke Rakhwale Mac
1986 Avinash Mac
1986 Allah-Rakha Goon
1986 Begaana Lall's assistant
1986 Ilzaam Dhanraj's Gang
1986 Shart Jabbar (photographer)
1986 Aaj Jhale Mukt Mi Gypsy Dancer/Singer
1986 Palay Khan Zulekha's father
1986 Shatru Kanu
1986 The Living Corpse
1985 Telephone
1985 Zabardast Bhima (as Macmohan)
1985 Yudh Dariyal
1985 Zamana Balwant
1985 Jawaab Juda
1985 Aandhi Toofan Balbir's man
1985 Haveli Runaway prisoner (as Mack Mohan)
1984 Karishmaa Mac
1984 Jagir Mac - bandit
1984 Duniya Kabir
1984 Andar Baahar Man who took Monica out of her place
1984 Baazi Rocky's accomplice
1984 Boxer (Guest Appearance)
1984 Wanted: Dead or Alive
1984 Awaaz Rustom
1984 Captain Barry
1984 Shapath
1984 Teri Bahon Mein
1983 Mahaan Mac
1983 Chor Police
1983 Haadsaa Gangster's goon
1982 Dharam Kanta Manglu (as Mack Mohan)
1982 Sawaal Mac
1982 Ashanti Dhurjan
1982 Aamne Samne Mac
1982 Satte Pe Satta Ranjit's Henchman
1982 Haathkadi Dheeraj
1982 Daulat Shekar Singh
1982 Kache Heere False Income Tax Officer
1981 Krodhi Mac(as Macmohan)
1981 Hum Se Badkar Kaun
1981 Nakhuda Anthony
1981 Professor Pyarelal Mac - Ronnie's associate
1980 Morcha
1980 Shaan Jagmohan - Shakal's assistant (uncredited)
1980 Dostana Daaga's man
1980 Qurbani Mac
1980 Karz Sir Judah's Spokesperson
1980 Alibaba Aur 40 Chor Mahmud
1980 The Burning Train Mac (Laborer)
1980 Beqasoor Tiwari
1980 Bombay 405 Miles Mac
1980 Guest House Shakti (uncredited)
1980 Patita Cripple Guy
1980 Patthar Se Takkar Mohan - Jagjivandas' goon
1980 Takkar Ranjeet's hood
1979 Do Shikaari
1979 Hum Tere Aashiq Hain Kaalia
1979 Chor Sipahee Bichoo
1979 Lahu Ke Do Rang Mac
1979 Kaala Patthar Rana
1979 Jaani Dushman Taxi Driver
1978 Phandebaaz
1978 Don Mac
1978 Ganga Ki Saugandh Manglu
1978 Atithee Abdullah
1978 Chor Ho To Aisa Alexander
1977 Aap Ki Khatir Mac
1977 Chhailla Babu Mac
1977 Khoon Pasina Mack Mohan
1977 Immaan Dharam Man offered 5000rps to give witness
1977 Ab Kya Hoga Curator (uncredited)
1977 Farishta Ya Qatil
1977 Vishwasghaat Raja
1976 Hera Pheri Mac
1975 Sholay Sambha
1975 Rafoo Chakkar
1975 Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty
1975 Himalay Se Ooncha
1975 Prem Kahani Anand
1975 Salaakhen Prince
1974 Majboor Prakash
1974 Kasauti Shyam (Ex-Writer)
1974 Manoranjan Train passenger
1974 Badla
1973 Zanjeer Man caught in Teja's liquor warehouse
1973 Anhonee Henchman with knife (as Mack Mohan)
1973 Hanste Zakhm Braganza
1973 Heera Panna Anil's Photographer
1973 Shareef Budmaash MacMohan
1972 Yeh Gulistan Hamara
1971 Man Mandir Pinto
1971 Memsaab
1970 Abhinetri Anjana's Fan (as Mac)
1970 Suhana Safar Bus Passenger (as Brij Mohan)
1969 Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke Madman (as Brij Mohan)
1967 Shagird Ramesh's Friend at an Engagement party (as Mac)
1964 Cha Cha Cha Sushil (as Brij Mohan)
1964 Aao Pyaar Karen
1964 Haqeeqat Ram Swarup's Youngest Brother (as Brij Mohan)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Chawla, Sonal (11 May 2010). "Sambha, We’ll miss you". Mumbai Mirror. p. 26. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mac Mohan passes away". CNN-IBN. May 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ "We will miss MacMohan - the Sambha of Sholay". Indiatimes Movies. 11 May 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "A tete-a-tete with Sambha". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 6 August 2007. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Amitabh salutes Mac Mohan". Indo-Asian News Service (NDTV). May 11, 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Actor Mac Mohan dead". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  7. ^ Looking at Macmohan's Top 5 movies Rediff.com, May 11, 2010.
  8. ^ "‘He was a hero in real life’". Hindustan Times. May 12, 2010. 

10. Interview on Mac Mohan by Niilesh A Raje ( http://www.merinews.com/article/actor-mac-mohan-cricketer-who-became-sambha-in-sholay/15884493.shtml ) - 24 April 2013

External links[edit]

1. http://www.merinews.com/article/actor-mac-mohan-cricketer-who-became-sambha-in-sholay/15884493.shtml at Merinews.com (April 2013)