Mohan (actor)

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Mohan
Born (1956-05-10) 10 May 1956 (age 58)
Other names Kokila Mohan
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1977 – 1991
2008 – present
Spouse(s) Gowri

Mohan Rao (born 10 May 1956) is an Indian film actor, known for his works predominantly in Tamil cinema, and a few Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam films.[1] He is also known as Kokila Mohan after his debut as an actor in a film called Kokila.[2][3][4] In 1982, he received the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor for his work in Payanangal Mudivathillai[4]

Early life[edit]

Mohan was born and brought up in ITI Colony, Bangalore. He hails from Udupi district of Karnataka. His father was a restaurateur who owned restaurants at various places in south Karnataka and in Bangalore. He completed his education in Bangalore.

Career[edit]

Mohan was introduced into the world of theatre by B. V. Karanth and trained by the likes of G. V. Iyer. Mohan was spotted by B. V. Karanth at a restaurant and asked to join the theatre group. Mohan's first stage play was praised by critics from places like Delhi. Mohan was introduced to the cinema by Balu Mahendra in his movie Kokila in 1977 alongside Tamil actor Kamal Haasan. Kokila was a hit and Mohan was catapulted into the limelight, where he played a friend of Kamal Haasan, the hero; ever since release of Moodu Pani in 1980 then he has become one of the biggest-grossing box-office stars of the Tamil cinema industry. He is called the "Silver Jubilee Star" and "Rajendra Kumar" of Tamil film industry since almost all movies featuring Mohan witnessed a fantastic run.

After Kokila, Mohan starred in a Malayalam movie titled Mathalasa. Furthermore, immediately after the success of the Malayalam movie, Mohan went on to sign a Telugu film titled Thoorpu Velle Railu, which was a remake of the Tamil film Kizhakkae Pogum Rail. The Telugu version was directed by Bapu. After that Mohan was introduced in the Tamil film Nenjathai Killathey by director Mahendran. In 1980 he acted in dual roles for the first time in Gandar Golam which was directed by director Singeetham Srinivasa Rao.[4] Nenjathai Killaadhey marked the beginning of the peak of Mohan's career. Kilinjalgal, Payanagal Mudivathillai had Silver Jubilee. Mohan became a major star through Payanangal Mudivathillai (1982)

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Co-stars Notes
1977 Kokila Kannada Kamal Haasan, Shobha, Roja Ramani
1978 Aparichitha Kannada Suresh Heblikar, Shobha, Sundar Krishna Urs
1979 Mathalasa Malayalam
1979 Thoorpu Velle Railu Telugu Jyothi
1980 Moodupani Tamil Pratap pothan, Shoba, Bhanu Chander
1980 Nenjathai Killathe Tamil Sarath Babu, Suhasini, Pratap Pothan
1980 Hennina Sedu Kannada Srinath, Geetha
1980 Muniyana Maadari Kannada Shankar Nag, Rajyalakshmi,
1981 Gaali Maathu Kannada Jai Jagadish, Lakshmi,
1981 Kilinjalgal Tamil Poornima Jayaram
1982 Ponmudy Malayalam Prem Nazir, Sharada, C.R.Saraswathy
1982 Kadhoduthan Naan Pesuven Tamil Sripriya
1982 kadavulukku oor kaditham Tamil Suhasini, Radha, S. V. Shekher
1982 Idho Varukiren Tamil Sulokshana, S. V. Shekher, Silk smitha
1982 Kathalithupaar Tamil Radha, Y. Gee. Mahendran
1982 Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai Tamil Poornima Bhagyaraj, Silk Smitha
1982 Payanangal Mudivathillai Tamil Poornima Bhagyaraj, S. V. Shekar, Rajesh Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor
1982 Lottery Ticket Tamil Prabhu Ganesan, Suhasini, Silk Smitha
1982 Chinnan Chirusugal Tamil Prabhu Ganesan, Sulokshana, Silk Smitha
1982 Gopurangal Saivathillai Tamil Suhasini, Radha, S.V.Sekar
1982 Iniyavale...Vaa!!! Tamil Radhika
1983 Jothi Tamil Ambika, Silk Smitha, Vanitha
1983 Nenjamellam Neeye Tamil Radha, Poornima Jayaram, Charu Haasan
1983 Antha Sila Naatkal Tamil Poornima Bhagyaraj, Silk Smitha
1983 Manaivi Solle Mandiram Tamil Nalini, Pandiyan, Ilavarasi
1983 Naalu Perukku Nandri Tamil Poornima Jayaram
1983 Saranalayam Tamil Nalini
1983 Thungatha Kannendru Ondru Tamil Ambika, S. V. Shekher, S. Varalaksmi
1983 Ilamai Kaalangal Tamil Sasikala
1984 Oh Mane Mane Tamil Urvasi
1984 Anbe Odi Vaa Tamil Urvasi
1984 Nirabarathi Tamil Madhavi
1984 Nenjathai Allitha Tamil Sadhana, Lakshmi
1984 Nalam Nalamariya Aaval Tamil Saritha
1984 Magudi Tamil Nalini, Nagesh
1984 Vidhi Tamil Poornima Bhagyaraj, Sujatha, Jaishankar
1984 Vai Pandal Tamil Urvasi, Radha Ravi, Vanitha
1984 Ambigai Neril Vanthaal Tamil Radha, Ambika, Vanitha
1984 24 Mani Neram Tamil Nalini, Sathyaraj, Jaishankar
1984 Shanthi Muhurtham Tamil Urvasi
1984 Osai Tamil Nalini, Raadhika, Nizhalgal Ravi, Baby Shalini
1984 Rusi Tamil Swapna, Srikanth
1984 Sattathai Thiruthungal Tamil Sathyaraj, Nalini, Jaishankar
1984 Naan Paadum Paadal Tamil Sivakumar, Ambika, Ilavarasi Guest appearance
1984 Nooravathu Naal Tamil Vijayakanth, Sathyaraj, Nalini
1984 Kuva Kuva Vathugal Tamil Sivakumar, Sulochana, Pandiyan
1984 Vengaiyin Mainthan Tamil Vijayakanth, S. V. Shekhar, Urvasi
1984 Panam Pathum Seiyum Tamil S. Ve. Shekhar, Urvasi, Srividya
1985 Anbin Mugavari Tamil Sasikala, Sathyaraj, Viji
1985 Annee Tamil Jaishankar, Saritha, Deepa, Nizhalgal Ravi,
1985 Deiva Piravi Tamil Radhika, Urvasi, Radha Ravi
1985 Naan Ungal Rasigan Tamil Radhika, Nalini, Meena, Rajiv
1985 Unakkaga Oru Roja Tamil Ambika, Rajeev, Suresh
1985 Thendraley Ennai Thodu Tamil Jayashri
1985 Kunguma Chimil Tamil Revathi, Ilavarasi, Vagai Chandrasekar
1985 Sri Raghavendra Tamil Rajinikanth, Lakshmi Special appearance
1985 Idaya Kovil Tamil Ambika, Radha, Suresh, Goundamani
1985 Udaya Geetham Tamil Anandbabu, Revathi, Lakshmi
1985 Pillai Nila Tamil Jaishankar, Nalini, Radhika, Baby Shalini
1986 December Pookal Tamil Revathi, Nalini, Nizhalgal Ravi
1986 Paru Paru Pattanam Paru Tamil Ranjani
1986 Uyire Unakkaka Tamil Nadhiya, Sujatha
1986 Unnai Ondru Ketpen Tamil Amala
1986 Mouna Ragam Tamil Karthik Muthuraman, Revathi
1986 Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu Tamil Radha, Amala
1986 Aayiram Pookkal Malarattum Tamil Seetha
1986 Sangalaiyil Oru Sangeetham Tamil Bhanupriya
1986 Alapana Telugu Bhanupriya
1987 Paadu Nilave Tamil Nadhiya
1987 Ore Ratham Tamil Madhuri
1987 Neram Nallarukku Tamil Ramarajan, Nirosha, Pandiarajan, Deepa Guest appearance
1987 Theertha Karayinile Tamil Rupini, Roshini
1987 Ninekka Therintha Maname Tamil Roopini, Chandrasekar
1987 Rettai Vaal Kuruvi Tamil Radhika, Archana
1987 Ananda Aradhanai Tamil Suhasini, Srividya, Lizy
1987 Krishnan Vanthan Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, K.R. Vijaya, Rekha
1987 Idhu Oru Thodar Kathai Tamil Amala, Rekha
1988 Sahadevan Mahadevan Tamil S.V.Sekar, Maduri, Pallavi
1988 Vasanthi Tamil Madhuri
1988 Choopulu Kalasina Subhavela Telugu Naresh, Aswani, Sudha
1988 Paasa Paravaigal Tamil Sivakumar, Radhika, Lakshmi
1988 Kunguma Kodu Tamil Suresh, Nalini, Ramyakrishnan
1989 Police Report Telugu Naresh
1988 Naazhai Manidan Tamil Prabhu, Amala, Jaishankar Guest appearance
1989 Paasa Mazhai Tamil Urvasi, Radhika, Rekha
1989 Manidhan Marivittan Tamil Chitra
1989 Mappillai Sir Tamil Rekha
1989 Thalaivanukkor Thalaivi Tamil Rekha, Vaishnavi
1989 Idhaya Dheepam Tamil Rekha
1989 Sondham 16 Tamil Deepa
1989 Oru Ponnu Nenacha Tamil Radha
1990 Valiba Vilayattu Tamil Sadhana, Divya
1990 Jagadala Prathapan Tamil Divya
1991 Uruvam Tamil Pallavi
1999 Anbulla Kadhalukku Tamil Bhavana, Latha, Sangeetha, Visu, Anand Babu
2008 Suttapazham Tamil Subha Punja
2009 Ghautham Kannada Prem Kumar, Sara, and Ananth Nag
2012 Shikari Kannada Mammootty, Poonam Bajwa
2014 Asokavana Kannada Tejaswini Prakash, Komal Kumar

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