Mohan (actor)

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Born Mohan Rao
August 23, 1956
Other names Kokila Mohan
Mike Mohan
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1977 – 1991
2008 – present
Spouse(s) Gowri (1987-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.[1] He is also known as Kokila Mohan after his debut film Kokila.[2][3][4] In 1982, he received the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor for his work in Payanangal Mudivathillai[4]

Playback singer and dubbing actor S.N.Surendar has given voice for Mohan for more than 75 films.[5]

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 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.[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).


Year Film Language Notes
1977 Kokila Kannada
1978 Aparichita Kannada
1979 Madaalasa Malayalam
1979 Thoorpu Velle Railu Telugu
1980 Moodupani Tamil
1980 Nenjathai Killathe Tamil 365 Days[6]
1980 Hennina Sedu Kannada
1980 Muniyana Madari Kannada
1981 Gaali Maathu Kannada
1981 Kilinjalgal Tamil 250 Days
1981 Njanonnu Parayatte Malayalam
1982 Ponmudy Malayalam
1982 Kadhoduthan Naan Pesuven Tamil
1982 Kadavulukku oor kaditham Tamil
1982 Idho Varukiren Tamil
1982 Kathalithupaar Tamil
1982 Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai Tamil
1982 Payanangal Mudivathillai Tamil 500 Days
Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor
1982 Lottery Ticket Tamil
1982 Chinnan Chirusugal Tamil
1982 Gopurangal Saivathillai Tamil 200 Days
1982 Iniyavale...Vaa!!! Tamil
1983 Jothi Tamil
1983 Nenjamellam Neeye Tamil
1983 Antha Sila Naatkal Tamil
1983 Manaivi Solle Manthiram Tamil 175 Days
1983 Naalu Perukku Nandri Tamil
1983 Saranalayam Tamil 175 Days
1983 Thungatha Kannendru Ondru Tamil
1983 Ilamai Kaalangal Tamil 200 Days
1984 Oh Maane Maane Tamil
1984 Anbe Odi Vaa Tamil
1984 Nirabarathi Tamil
1984 Nenjathai Allitha Tamil
1984 Nalam Nalamariya Aaval Tamil
1984 Magudi Tamil
1984 Vidhi Tamil 500 Days
1984 Vai Pandal Tamil
1984 Ambigai Neril Vanthaal Tamil
1984 24 Mani Neram Tamil
1984 Shanthi Muhurtham Tamil
1984 Osai Tamil 175 Days
1984 Rusi Tamil
1984 Sattathai Thiruthungal 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 Anbin Mugavari Tamil
1985 Annee Tamil
1985 Deiva Piravi Tamil
1985 Naan Ungal Rasigan Tamil
1985 Unakkaga Oru Roja Tamil
1985 Thendraley Ennai Thodu Tamil
1985 Kunguma Chimil Tamil
1985 Sri Raghavendrar Tamil Special appearance
1985 Idaya Kovil Tamil
1985 Udaya Geetham Tamil
1985 Pillai Nila Tamil
1986 December Pookal Tamil
1986 Paru Paru Pattanam Paru Tamil
1986 Uyire Unakkaga Tamil
1986 Unnai Ondru Ketpen Tamil
1986 Mouna Ragam Tamil
1986 Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu Tamil
1986 Aayiram Pookkal Malarattum Tamil
1986 Sangalaiyil Oru Sangeetham Tamil
1986 Aalapana' Telugu
1987 Paadu Nilave Tamil
1987 Neram Nallarukku Tamil Guest appearance
1987 Idhu Oru Thodar Kathai Tamil
1987 Ninekka Therintha Maname Tamil
1987 Rettai Vaal Kuruvi Tamil
1987 Ananda Aradhanai Tamil
1987 Krishnan Vanthan Tamil
1987 Theertha Karaiyinile Tamil
1988 Sahadevan Mahadevan Tamil
1988 Vasanthi Tamil
1988 Choopulu Kalasina Subhavela Telugu
1988 Paasa Paravaigal Tamil
1988 Kunguma Kodu Tamil
1989 Police Report Telugu
1988 Nalaya Manithan Tamil Guest appearance
1989 Paasa Mazhai Tamil
1989 Manidhan Marivittan Tamil
1989 Mappillai Sir Tamil
1989 Thalaivanukkor Thalaivi Tamil
1989 Idhaya Dheepam Tamil
1989 Sondham 16 Tamil
1989 Oru Ponnu Nenacha Tamil
1990 Valiba Vilayattu Tamil
1990 Jagathalaprathapan Tamil
1991 Uruvam Tamil
1999 Anbulla Kadhalukku Tamil
2008 Suttapazham Tamil
2009 Ghauttham Kannada
2012 Shikari Kannada
2015 Abbayitho Ammayi Telugu [7] Audio Released
2015 Asokavana Kannada Awaiting Release



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  3. ^ Mohan's loss
  4. ^ a b c d "Back to acting, again!". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 28 December 2007. 
  5. ^ "Grill Mill: S. N. Surendar". thehindu. 22 July 2010. Retrieved 2015-01-28. 
  6. ^ "Mohan Silver Jubilee Hits". lakshmansruthi. Retrieved 2015-05-14. 
  7. ^ "Abbayitho Ammayi Telugu Movie-Theatrical Trailer". You Tube. 18 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 

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