24 April 1938
Karachi, Sindh, British India
|Died||10 May 2010 (aged 72)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Makijany Mohan (24 April 1938 – 10 May 2010), popularly known as Mac Mohan, was a well-known Indian character actor in Hindi language films. 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).
Early life and career
Mohan was born in Karachi in British India. Mohan came to Mumbai to become a cricketer, but joined theatre and became a Bollywood actor. He learned acting in the Filmalaya School of Acting in Mumbai.
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. 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 He had delivered dialogue in almost all Indian languages except Oriya. as well as in English, Russian and Spanish films.
He is the only actor where his real name Mac was used as his character name in many movies.
Illness and death
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. 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.
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. 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.
|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|
|2004||Ghar Grihasti||Mangesh's friend|
|2004||Patli Kamar Lambe Baal||Madhav Saab|
|2002||Aakhri Inteqam||Mac Mohan|
|2001||Uljhan||Mac Mohan (as Macmohan)|
|2001||Qatil Haseeno Ka||Ranga|
|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||Kabhi Na Kabhi||Tatya|
|1997||Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi||Police Inspector|
|1996||Ram Aur Shyam|
|1996||Apne Dam Par|
|1995||Kalyug Ke Avtaar||Henchman|
|1995||Sarhad: The Border of Crime||Mack (as Mack Mohan)|
|1993||Aadmi||Dhar Pakad Singh's assistant|
|1993||Dil Ki Baazi|
|1993||Aankhen||Tejeshwar's Henchman (Spy)|
|1992||Humshakal||Police Office from other city (terrorist in the theatre)|
|1992||Shola Aur Shabnam||Jaichand (uncredited)|
|1991||Paap Ki Aandhi||Mac Mohan|
|1991||Jeene Ki Sazaa||Prof. Chowdhury|
|1991||Khel||Police Inspector S. Kumar|
|1990||Baaghi: A Rebel for Love||Kaajal's Interviewer|
|1990||Zimmedaaar||Man who beat up the press editor|
|1990||Naaka Bandi||Cameo (song "Rekha Ko Dekha")|
|1989||Paap Ka Ant|
|1989||Na-Insaafi||Gopal (Billa's Gang)|
|1989||Farz Ki Jung||Janga|
|1989||Asmaan Se Ooncha|
|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||Paap Ki Duniya|
|1988||Qatil||Plain-clothes Police Officer|
|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||Watan Ke Rakhwale||Mac|
|1986||Aaj Jhale Mukt Mi||Gypsy Dancer/Singer|
|1986||Palay Khan||Zulekha's father|
|1986||The Living Corpse|
|1985||Zabardast||Bhima (as Macmohan)|
|1985||Aandhi Toofan||Balbir's man|
|1985||Haveli||Runaway prisoner (as Mack Mohan)|
|1984||Jagir||Mac - bandit|
|1984||Andar Baahar||Man who took Monica out of her place|
|1984||Wanted: Dead or Alive|
|1984||Teri Bahon Mein|
|1982||Dharam Kanta||Manglu (as Mack Mohan)|
|1982||Satte Pe Satta||Ranjit's Henchman|
|1982||Kache Heere||False Income Tax Officer|
|1981||Hum Se Badkar Kaun|
|1981||Professor Pyarelal||Mac - Ronnie's associate|
|1980||Shaan||Jagmohan - Shakal's assistant (uncredited)|
|1980||Karz||Sir Judah's Spokesperson|
|1980||Alibaba Aur 40 Chor||Mahmud|
|1980||The Burning Train||Mac (Laborer)|
|1980||Bombay 405 Miles||Mac|
|1980||Guest House||Shakti (uncredited)|
|1980||Patthar Se Takkar||Mohan - Jagjivandas' goon|
|1979||Hum Tere Aashiq Hain||Kaalia|
|1979||Lahu Ke Do Rang||Mac|
|1979||Jaani Dushman||Taxi Driver|
|1978||Ganga Ki Saugandh||Manglu|
|1978||Chor Ho To Aisa||Alexander|
|1977||Aap Ki Khatir||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|
|1975||Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty|
|1975||Himalay Se Ooncha|
|1973||Zanjeer||Man caught in Teja's liquor warehouse|
|1973||Anhonee||Henchman with knife (as Mack Mohan)|
|1973||Heera Panna||Anil's Photographer|
|1972||Yeh Gulistan Hamara|
|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)|
- Chawla, Sonal (11 May 2010). "Sambha, We’ll miss you". Mumbai Mirror. p. 26. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
- "Mac Mohan passes away". CNN-IBN. May 10, 2010.
- "We will miss MacMohan - the Sambha of Sholay". Indiatimes Movies. 11 May 2010.
- "A tete-a-tete with Sambha". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 6 August 2007. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
- "Amitabh salutes Mac Mohan". Indo-Asian News Service (NDTV). May 11, 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
- "Actor Mac Mohan dead". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
- Looking at Macmohan's Top 5 movies Rediff.com, May 11, 2010.
- "‘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
1. http://www.merinews.com/article/actor-mac-mohan-cricketer-who-became-sambha-in-sholay/15884493.shtml at Merinews.com (April 2013)