Mohammad Mohsin

Mohammad Mohsin called popularly as Mohsin was an Odia actor, director and producer. In his movie career spanning more than 30 years across Bollywood, Odisha and West Bengal, he has acted and directed in many commercially successful movies. Mohsin made his first Bollywood debut in the movie Naiyya, in which he played the character of Karim. Naiyya was produced and distributed by Rajshri Productions, which was a remake of Odia movie Shesha Shrabana, in which Mohsin played the character of a boat maker.

Mohammed Mohsin
Born14 September 1942
Died3 January 2003 (aged 61)
Resting placeQadam e Rasool, Cuttack
Alma materSayeed Seminary High School, Cuttack
OccupationOdia Director, Producer and Actor
Spouse(s)Kausra Khatun
Parent(s)Mohammad Ayub (Father), Amina Bibi (Mother)

After working for a couple of years in Bollywood, Mohsin stepped in the acting scene of Odia film industry. In his initial days as an actor some of the characters which made Mohsin a favourite amongst movie goers were Bagha in Hisab Nikas,[1] Raka in Maa-o-Mamata (1980), Mohsin played a school teacher who turns into a social reformist in the movie Balidan (1978). Mohsin's first directorial debut was with Odia movie, Phula Chandana (1982). Mohsin won Odisha State Film Awards for Best Director Best Director in the year 1982 for Phula Chandana.

Early life and backgroundEdit

Mohammad Mohsin was born in Cuttack, his schooling was in Sayeed Seminary High School, Cuttack, and completed his Bachelor in Arts from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack. Mohsin's passion for arts and drama caught him early from college and he contested and was elected as secretary of the Dramatic Society of Ravenshaw College. He continued his passion towards drama and theatre by performing in Annapurna Theatre, Cuttack. Mohsin continued his contribution to the Odia film industry by helping Prashanta Nanda as an assistant director. From there, Mohsin in the Odia film industry was marked in the field of acting, direction, story, screenplay, dialogue and as a producer. Mohsin has acted in more than 14 movies, and directed in 16 movies. Mohsin's most notable movies[2] were Phoola Chandana (1982), Danda Balunga (1980), Jaga Hatare Pagha (1985), Sahari Bagha (1985), Laxman Rekha (1996), and Santana (1998).

Mohsin as Anthony in Mamata ra Dori
Mohammad Mohsin as Nitei in Bidhir Bidhan
Mohammad Mohsin on the sets of Sahari Bagha
Mohammad Mohsin with Anuradha Paudwal



Year Movie Character
1976 Shesha Shrabana Drunkard Man
1977 Naga Phasa Sangram
1978 Balidaan School Teacher
1979 Naiyya Karim
1980 Maa o Mamata Raka
1981 Pooja
1982 Hisab Nikas Bagha
1982 Danda Balunga Lawyer
1983 Janani
1985 Sahari Bagha Raja
1987 Eai Ta Dunia Example
1989 Mamata Ra Dori Anthony
1989 Bidhira Bidhan Nitei
2000 Laxmi Pratima Lawyer


Year Film Extra Credits Award
1981 Phula Chandana Director, Screenplay & Dialogue Odisha State Film Award for Best Director
1982 Danda Balunga Director, Screenplay
1983 Janani Director, Dialogue
1984 Jaga Hatare Pagha Director, Story & Screenplay
1985 Sahari Bagha Director
1986 Chaka Bhaunri Director, Story & Screenplay
1987 Eai Ta Dunia Director, Story & Screenplay
1988 Mamata Ra Dori Director, Story & Screenplay
1989 Bidhira Bidhan Director, Story & Screenplay
1990 To Binu Anya Gati Nahin Director, Screenplay
1992 Lakhe Siba Puji Paichi Pua Director, Screenplay
1993 Laxman Rekha Director, Screenplay
1995 Dharma Sahile Hela Director, Screenplay
1998 Lakhmi Pratima Director, Story & Screenplay
2001 Mana Rahigala Tumari Thare Director, Screenplay
2002 Santana Director, Screenplay

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Maa-o-Mamata (1980)". Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2017-10-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)