Mohan Makijany (24 April 1938 – 10 May 2010), popularly known as Mac Mohan, was an Indian actor, who worked in Hindi cinema.[1] He was known for his villainous roles in films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He appeared in over 200 films, including Don, Karz, Satte Pe Satta, Zanjeer, Rafoo Chakkar, Shaan, Khoon Pasina, and Sholay.[2][3]

Mac Mohan
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Born
Mohan Makijany

24 April 1938
Died10 May 2010
(aged 72)
OccupationActor
Years active1961–2010
Spouse(s)Minny Makijany (m.1986–2010)

Early life and careerEdit

Mac Mohan was born in Karachi in British India. Mohan came to Bombay to become a cricketer, but joined theatre and became a Bollywood actor. He learned acting in the Filmalaya School of Acting in Bombay.[4]

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.[5][6] His last appearance was in Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge in a guest appearance.

Besides Hindi movies, he also acted in Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Haryanvi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali and Sindhi films. He had delivered dialogue in almost all Indian languages except Odia, as well as in English, Russian and Spanish films.

He is the only actor whose real name "Mac" was used as his character name in many movies.[7]

Illness and deathEdit

In November 2009, a day before he could start the shooting for Ashwini Dheer's Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?, Mac Mohan was admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri in Mumbai after his health deteriorated. He had a tumour in the right lung, which grew to be lung cancer and finally killed him on 10 May 2010, aged 72.[8]Asian Academy of Film & Television had a special prayer meeting on 14 May at Noida Film City. There was also a prayer meeting on the same day at Ajivasan Hall for family and friends, and people from the oldest of his spot boys to Amitabh Bachchan attended the prayer meeting to pay their respects.

Personal lifeEdit

Mac Mohan married Minny in 1986 and they had two daughters; Manjari Makijany,[9] Vinati Makijany and a son Vikrant Makijany. He was the maternal uncle of actress Raveena Tandon.[1][10] 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 that 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 Reader's Digest magazine a lot.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1961 Junglee Office staff
1964 Cha Cha Cha Sushil (as Brij Mohan)
Haqeeqat Ram Swarup's Youngest Brother (as Brij Mohan)
Aao Pyaar Karen Rakesh's Friend
1966 Street Singer Kidnapper
1967 Shagird Ramesh's Friend at an Engagement party (as Mac)
1969 Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke Madman (as Brij Mohan)
1970 Suhana Safar Bus Passenger (as Brij Mohan)
Abhinetri Anjana's Fan (as Mac)
1971 Memsaab Victor
Man Mandir Pinto
Duniya Kya Jane
Balidaan Raja's Gang Member
1972 Yeh Gulistan Hamara
1973 Anhonee Henchman with knife (as Mack Mohan)
Zanjeer Man caught in Teja's liquor warehouse
Shareef Budmaash MacMohan
Heera Panna Anil's Photographer
Hanste Zakhm Braganza
1974 Nirmaan Mac
Manoranjan Train passenger
Kasauti Shyam (Ex-Writer)
Majboor Prakash
Parinay Narrator
Badla
1975 Rafoo Chakkar #4 Duo
Sholay Sambha
Salaakhen Prince
Prem Kahani Anand
Himalay Se Ooncha
Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty
1976 Hera Pheri Mac
1977 Immaan Dharam Man offered 5000rps to give witness
Farishta Ya Qatil
Khoon Pasina (as Mack Mohan)
Chhailla Babu Mac
Aap Ki Khatir
Vishwasghaat Raja
Farishta Ya Qatil
Chor Sipahee Bichoo
Ab Kya Hoga Curator Uncredited
1978 Ganga Ki Saugandh Manglu
Don Mac
Phandebaaz
Muqaddar
Chor Ho To Aisa Alexander
Atithee Abdullah
1979 Inspector Eagle Solanki
Jaani Dushman Taxi Driver
Shaitan Mujrim Mac
Kaala Patthar Rana
Lahu Ke Do Rang Mac
Hum Tere Aashiq Hain Kaalia
Do Shikaari
1980 The Burning Train Mac (Laborer)
Takkar Ranjeet's hood
Morcha
Alibaba Aur 40 Chor Mahmud
Karz Sir Judah's Spokesperson
Qurbani Mac
Lahu Pukarega
Dostana Daaga's man
Shaan Jagmohan – Shakal's assistant Uncredited
Patthar Se Takkar Mohan – Jagjivandas' goon
Patita Crippled Guy
Guest House Shakti Uncredited
Bombay 405 Miles Mac
Beqasoor Tiwari
Bambai Ka Maharaja
Sitara Himself
1981 Krodhi Mac (as Macmohan)
Nakhuda Anthony
Hum Se Badkar Kaun
Sannata Voice of killer Uncredited
Kaalia Voice of Flower shop owner Uncredited
Professor Pyarelal Mac – Ronnie's associate
1982 Haathkadi Dheeraj
Satte Pe Satta Ranjit's Henchman
Aamne Samne Mac
Kache Heere False Income Tax Officer
Suraag Surinder Suri
Ashanti Dhurjan
Sawaal Mac
Dharam Kanta Manglu (as Mack Mohan)
Pyaas
Daulat Shekar Singh
1983 Kalka (1983 film) Chandidas
Mahaan Mac
Karate
Haadsa Gangster's goon
Chor Police
1984 Wanted: Dead or Alive Nagpal
Boxer (Guest Appearance)
Baazi Rocky's accomplice
Teri Bahon Mein
Andar Baahar Man who took Monica out of her place
Duniya Kabir
Jagir Mac – bandit
Awaaz Rustom
Karishmaa Mac
Shapath
Captain Barry
1985 Zamana Balwant
Aandhi-Toofan Balbir's man
Jawaab Juda
Yudh Dariyal
Zabardast Bhima (as Macmohan)
Telephone Mac
Haveli Runaway prisoner (as Mack Mohan)
Bond 303 Mac
1986 Zinda Laash
Paise Ke Peechhey
Shart Jabbar (photographer)
Ilzaam Dhanraj's Gang
Begaana Lall's assistant
Allah-Rakha Goon
Avinash Mac
Shatru Kanu
Palay Khan Zulekha's father
Aaj Jhale Mukt Mi Gypsy Dancer / Singer
The Living Corpse
1987 Loha Shera's Man in prison
Aag Hi Aag Bhairav
Satyamev Jayate Kaalia Uncredited
Khudgarz Sudhir's man
Insaf Ki Pukar Soloman (as Mc. Mohan)
Watan Ke Rakhwale Mac
Jawab Hum Denge Mac Kelkar
1988 Yadon Ka Bazar
Sagar Sangam Maqbool
Paap Ki Duniya
Commando Security Officer
Soorma Bhopali
Mahaveera Don's Chaudhry
Ganga Tere Desh Mein Sewaram's Man
Qatil Plain-clothes Police Officer
Mar Mitenge Prakash
Aakhri Muqabla
1989 Ustaad Mac
Guru
Meri Zabaan
Asmaan Se Ooncha
Farz Ki Jung Janga
Aakhri Baazi Mac
Ilaaka Mohan
Billoo Badshah Abdul
Daata Kundan's friend
Na-Insaafi Gopal (Billa's Gang)
Lashkar Raghu
Paap Ka Anth
Mohabat Ka Paigham Malhotra
Mitti Aur Sona Dhaga
Main Tera Dushman Havaldar Dhaniram
Jaaydaad Mac (as Macmohan)
Gharana
Aakhri Muqabla Shikari
Ajeeb Ittefaq Kamal
1990 Asli Haqdaar
Ashrita
Naaka Bandi Cameo (song "Rekha Ko Dekha")
Gunahon Ka Devta
Kafan
Zimmedaaar Man who beat up the press editor
Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri Goon
Baaghi: A Rebel for Love Kaajal's Interviewer
Awwal Number Mani
1991 Bhomli
Numbri Aadmi
Paap Ki Aandhi Himself
Ajooba Bandit
Khooni Panja
Rupaye Dus Karod
Trinetra Mac
Jeene Ki Sazaa Prof. Chowdhury
Ajooba Kudrat Ka
1992 Shola Aur Shabnam Jaichand Uncredited
Adharm Rafiq
Sarphira Prasad
Mr. Bond
Humlaa Mac Bhawani's man
Khel Police Inspector S. Kumar
Humshakal Police Office from other city (terrorist in the theatre)
Waqt Ka Badshah
Naseebwaala John
1993 Zakhmi Rooh Mac
Kundan
Gurudev'
Dil Ki Baazi
Krishan Avtaar
Badi Bahen
Police Wala Micheal
Dhartiputra Kripal Singh's Henchman
Sainik Private Ranjit
Aadmi Dhar Pakad Singh's assistant
Gopalaa Sawant
Aankhen Tejeshwar's Henchman (Spy)
1994 Dhuan Hi Dhuan
Dulaara Salim Langda
Madam X Jhaka
Insaniyat False Jailor
Chauraha Mac
Prem Yog
Amaanat
Zaalim
Mr. Azaad Uncredited
Pathreela Raasta
Gopalaa Sawant
1995 Shaan E Elaahi
Jai Vikraanta
Sarhad: The Border of Crime Mac (as Mac Mohan)
Kalyug Ke Avtaar Henchman
Rock Dancer Advocate
7 Days Guest Appreance
1996 Suhagraat Se Pehle
Vijeta Fernandes Uncredited
Maahir Murarilal
Hukumnama
Ram Aur Shyam
Apne Dam Par
1997 Hawaskand
Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi Police Inspector
Bhai Bhai (1997 film) Raghu
1998 Qatil Chandalini
Dev
Bhayaanak
Jaane Jigar Mac
Kabhi Na Kabhi Tatya
Maharaja Hunter
Zulm-O-Sitam Mac
Sar Utha Ke Jiyo
1999 School Girl Chopra
Sar Kati Laash
Phool Bani Phoolan
Hai Kaun Woh
Lal Baadshah Vikram's Henchman
Chandaal Atma Topichand Jasoos / Writer Chandi Das
Aaag Hi Aag Tony Uncredited
2000 Sultana Mera Naam
Shamshaan
Rahasya
Johra Bai
Haseeno Ka Mela
Geeta Mera Naam
Chehron Ke Pichhe
Jai Shakumbhari Maa Kaal Bhairav (as Mac.Mohan)
Raat Ki Baat Cripple
Glamour Girl Malik
2001 Woh Kaun Thi
Pratighaath
Phir Aayegi Woh Raat
Maut Ka Khel
Madam No 1
Gunahon Ki Devi
Dark Night
Chehra Maut Ka
Bhooton Ka Honeymoon
Qatil Haseeno Ka Ranga
Uljhan Himself (as Macmohan)
2002 Jo Dar Gaya Samjho Mar Gaya
Beauty Parlour
Aadhar
500 Ka Note
Gangobai
Soch Madhurika's Father
Maratha Battalion Malang Baba
Aakhri Inteqam Himself
2003 Prem Vasna
Bad Boys
Stumped Dukhiram
Ek Raaz Mere Dil Mein Hai
Dangerous Night Advocate
Adorini
2004 Ek Raat Saytan Ke Saath Billu
Patli Kamar Lambe Baal Madhav Saab
Ghar Grihasti Mangesh's friend
2005 Insan Parvez
Pehchaan: The Face of Truth Opposition Leader
2006 Vidhyaarthi: The Power of Students Inspector Gautam
2007 Journey Bombay to Goa: Laughter Unlimited Harley Davidson
Nirhua Rickshaw Wala Miseerji
2008 Hum Sey Hai Jahaan
2009 Luck By Chance Himself
2010 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge (final film role)

TelevisionEdit

Year Serial Role Channel Notes
1988 Mirza Ghalib Nawab Jaan's servant DD National
1993 Zee Horror Show - Dastak Zee TV 4 Episodes
1994 Zee Horror Show - Raat 7 Episodes
2000 Zee Horror Show - Telephone 3 Episodes
2001 Ssshhhh...Koi Hai - Raakh Zebisco Star Plus Episode No. 21
2002 Ssshhhh...Koi Hai - Vikraal Aur Roti Hui Tashveer Kunwar Saheeb - Ghost Star Plus Episode No. 54

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Chawla, Sonal (11 May 2010). "Sambha, We'll miss you". Mumbai Mirror. p. 26. Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Mac Mohan passes away". CNN-IBN. 10 May 2010. Archived from the original on 9 November 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
  3. ^ "We will miss MacMohan – the Sambha of Sholay". Indiatimes Movies. 11 May 2010. Archived from the original on 14 May 2010.
  4. ^ "A tete-a-tete with Sambha". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 6 August 2007. Archived from the original on 31 May 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Amitabh salutes Mac Mohan". Indo-Asian News Service (NDTV). 11 May 2010. Archived from the original on 14 May 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Actor Mac Mohan dead". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 11 May 2010. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  7. ^ "Interview on Mac Mohan by Niilesh A Raje". Meri News. 24 April 2013. Archived from the original on 17 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  8. ^ Looking at Macmohan's Top 5 movies Archived 24 August 2018 at the Wayback Machine Rediff.com, 11 May 2010.
  9. ^ Lalwani, Vickey (29 October 2012). "Mac Mohan's daughter wishes to fulfill her dad's dream" (Mumbai Mirror). Times of India. Archived from the original on 6 November 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  10. ^ "He was a hero in real life". Hindustan Times. 12 May 2010. Archived from the original on 14 May 2010.

External linksEdit

1. https://web.archive.org/web/20170517041609/http://www.merinews.com/article/actor-mac-mohan-cricketer-who-became-sambha-in-sholay/15884493.shtml at Merinews.com (April 2013)