Cheenu Mohan

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Cheenu Mohan
Born17 May 1956

Cheenu Mohan is an Indian film actor who has appeared in Tamil language films. He has acted in films including Thalapathi (1991) and Iraivi (2016).[1][2]


Cheenu Mohan began his career as an actor in the late 1980s, portraying small roles in Varusham Padhinaaru (1989) and Mani Ratnam's Anjali (1990) and Thalapathi (1991). After quitting his job in 2001, Cheenu Mohan then went on to portray the lead role in plays directed by Crazy Mohan and Maadhu Balaji. His involvement in theatre and his reluctance to move into television roles, meant that roles in the film industry had evaded him.[3]

He made a comeback by portraying a supporting role in Karthik Subbaraj's multi-starrer Iraivi (2016). Featuring as the antiques dealer John, who tries to hold together a breaking family, Cheenu Mohan received critical acclaim for his work in the film.[4] A critic called his performance "fantastic in the melodramatic scenes".[5] Appreciation for his performance in the film meant that he was later selected to feature in Manikandan's Aandavan Kattalai (2016) and Vetrimaaran's Vada Chennai (2017).[6]


Year Film Role Notes
1989 Varusham Padhinaaru
1990 Anjali
1991 Thalapathi
1992 Thalaivasal
2003 Whistle PT Master
2006 Jerry Director
2016 Iraivi John
2016 Aandavan Kattalai Passport officer
2018 Sketch Gayathri's father
2018 Kolamavu Kokila Police constable
2018 Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Mani Ratnam film

Television Series & Theatre[edit]

  • Marmadesam Ragasiyam
  • Madhu+2
  • Madhil Mel Madhu
  • Marriage Made In Saloon
  • Return of Crazy Thieves