August 23, 1956
|Other names||Kokila Mohan
|Years active||1977 – 1991
2008 – present
Mohan Rao, known mononymously as Mohan, is an Indian film actor, known for his works predominantly in Tamil cinema, and a few Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam films. He is also known as Kokila Mohan after his debut film Kokila. In 1982, he received the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor for his work in Payanangal Mudivathillai
Mohan was born and brought up in ITI Colony, Bangalore. He hails from Udupi district of Karnataka. His father was a restaurateur based in south Karnataka and in Bangalore. He completed his education in Bangalore.
Mohan was introduced to the world of theatre by B. V. Karanth, who spotted him at a restaurant. 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; since release of Moodu Pani in 1980 he has become one of the biggest 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. 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).
|1979||Thoorpu Velle Railu||Telugu|
|1980||Nenjathai Killathe||Tamil||365 Days|
|1982||Kadhoduthan Naan Pesuven||Tamil|
|1982||Kadavulukku oor kaditham||Tamil|
|1982||Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai||Tamil|
|1982||Payanangal Mudivathillai||Tamil||500 Days
Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor
|1982||Gopurangal Saivathillai||Tamil||200 Days|
|1983||Antha Sila Naatkal||Tamil|
|1983||Manaivi Solle Manthiram||Tamil||175 Days|
|1983||Naalu Perukku Nandri||Tamil|
|1983||Thungatha Kannendru Ondru||Tamil|
|1983||Ilamai Kaalangal||Tamil||200 Days|
|1984||Oh Maane Maane||Tamil|
|1984||Anbe Odi Vaa||Tamil|
|1984||Nalam Nalamariya Aaval||Tamil|
|1984||Ambigai Neril Vanthaal||Tamil|
|1984||24 Mani Neram||Tamil|
|1984||Naan Paadum Paadal||Tamil||Guest appearance|
|1984||Nooravathu Naal||Tamil||200 Days|
|1984||Kuva Kuva Vaathugal||Tamil|
|1984||Vengaiyin Mainthan||Tamil||175 Days|
|1984||Unnai Naan Santhithen||Tamil||Guest appearance|
|1984||Panam Pathum Seiyum||Tamil|
|1985||Naan Ungal Rasigan||Tamil|
|1985||Unakkaga Oru Roja||Tamil|
|1985||Thendraley Ennai Thodu||Tamil|
|1985||Sri Raghavendrar||Tamil||Special appearance|
|1986||Paru Paru Pattanam Paru||Tamil|
|1986||Unnai Ondru Ketpen||Tamil|
|1986||Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu||Tamil|
|1986||Aayiram Pookkal Malarattum||Tamil|
|1986||Sangalaiyil Oru Sangeetham||Tamil|
|1987||Neram Nallarukku||Tamil||Guest appearance|
|1987||Idhu Oru Thodar Kathai||Tamil|
|1987||Ninekka Therintha Maname||Tamil|
|1987||Rettai Vaal Kuruvi||Tamil|
|1988||Choopulu Kalasina Subhavela||Telugu|
|1989||Nalaya Manithan||Tamil||Guest appearance|
|1989||Oru Ponnu Nenacha||Tamil|
|2015||Abbayitho Ammayi||Telugu ||Audio Released|
- Mohan's loss
- "Back to acting, again!". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 28 December 2007.
- "Grill Mill: S. N. Surendar". thehindu. 22 July 2010. Retrieved 2015-01-28.
- "Mohan Silver Jubilee Hits". lakshmansruthi. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
- "Abbayitho Ammayi Telugu Movie-Theatrical Trailer". You Tube. 18 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.