Mohan (born 10th May 1956) is an Indian 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 (1977), and "Mic Mohan" from numerous roles playing singers using microphones. In 1982, he received the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor for his work in Payanangal Mudivathillai.
10 May 1956
|Other names||Kokila Mohan|
Silver Jubilee Star
After Kokila, Mohan starred in a Malayalam movie titled Madaalasa (1978). Furthermore, immediately after the success of the Malayalam movie, Mohan went on to sign a Telugu film titled Thoorpu Velle Railu (1979), which was a remake of the Tamil film Kizhakke Pogum Rail. The Telugu version was directed by Bapu. Then, he featured in Moodu Pani (1980) as Bhaskar, which is based on psychology. It made a very good collection in the box-office of Tamil industry. Mohan attained the status of a Silver Jubilee Star. He was recognized as the Rajendra Kumar of Tamil cinema after his success.
After that Mohan was introduced in the Tamil film Nenjathai Killathe (1980) by director Mahendran. The film ran for a year and won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil. After his films began to be either silver jubilee or over 200 days most of the time. He became a big star in Payanangal Mudivathillai (1982) winning the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil.
He tried hard to stage a comeback by producing, directing besides playing the lead role in a movie titled Anbulla Kadhalukku (1999). Unfortunately, his bad luck continued and the movie disappeared from the box office without any trace. Mohan stated that when not acting, he is busy producing television serials like Acham Madam Nanam, Selvangal, Hasiyaramayana and Brindavanam.
He declined to do the role of Jayam Ravi's father in Unakkum Enakkum (2006), which was later played by K. Bhagyaraj. Mohan again played the hero after a hiatus of 9 years in Sutta Pazham released in 2008. The film was a low budget fare which helped the producer and distributors enjoy the profit.
Mohan's Civic Cinema has already produced Thalappavu (2008), the Prithviraj-Lal starrer, the debut directorial venture of popular actor Madhupal. In 2022, it was announced that Mohan would be returning to Tamil cinema with Haraa.
|†||Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|Toorpu Velle Railu||Raamanna||Telugu|
|1982||Payanangal Mudivathillai||Ravi Kumar||Won, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil|
|Thambathyam Oru Sangeetham|
|Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai||Kannan / Sekhar||Tamil||Dual Role|
|Njan Onnu Parayatte||Madhavankutty||Malayalam|
|Antha Sila Naatkal||Gopi||Tamil|
|Manaivi Solle Manthiram||Thyagu|
|Naalu Perukku Nandri||Babu|
|1984||Kuva Kuva Vaathugal||Mohan||Guest Appearance|
|Nooravathu Naal||Ramkumar||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil|
|Vengaiyin Mainthan||Radha's husband|
|Naan Paadum Paadal||Anand|
|Anbe Odi Vaa||Mahesh|
|Nalam Nalamariya Aaval|
|24 Mani Neram||Raj|
|Niraparaadhi||Inspector Raja||Guest Appearance|
|Oh Maane Maane||Mahesh|
|Unnai Naan Santhithen||Vijay||Guest Appearance|
|Ambigai Neril Vanthaal||Ravi|
|Maappillai Singam||Dancer||Tamil||Guest Appearance|
|Thendrale Ennai Thodu||Raghunath|
|Sri Raghavendrar||Disciple||Guest Appearance|
|Unakkaga Oru Roja||Balu|
|Idaya Kovil||Shankar||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil|
|Naan Ungal Rasigan||Subramani|
|Aayiram Pookkal Malarattum||Arun||Tamil|
|Mouna Ragam||Chandrakumar||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil|
|Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu||Subramani|
|Paaru Paaru Pattanam Paaru||Mohanraj|
|Unnai Ondru Ketpen|
|1987||Rettai Vaal Kuruvi||Gopi||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil|
|Idhu Oru Thodar Kathai||Ravi|
|Ninaikka Therintha Maname||Babu|
|Theertha Karaiyinile||Ganesan (Raja)|
|Paasa Paravaigal||Dr. Shankar|
|Mappillai Sir||Driving Master|
|Choopulu Kalasina Subhavela||Anand Mohan|
|1989||Naalaiya Manithan||Host||Guest Appearance|
|Oru Ponnu Nenacha|
|Manidhan Marivittan||Viswanathan & Uthaman||Dual Role|
|1999||Anbulla Kadhalukku||Prem||100th Film
|2008||Sutta Pazham||Nandakumar (Nandu)|
|2016||Abbayitho Ammayi||Abhi's father||Telugu|||
|2023||Haraa †||Ram / Dawood Ibrahim||Tamil||Delayed|
|2024||Thalapathy 68 †||TBA||Filming|
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- "28th National Film Awards (1980)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
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- "30 years since 'Mouna Ragam': The Mani Ratnam we miss". 31 August 2016.
- "Kollywood Movie Actor Mohan Biography, News, Photos, Videos".
- "Kokila back in Kannada". Bangalore Mirror. 21 September 2008.
- "Thalappavu,' 'Thirakkatha' best films". The New Indian Express.
- "Mohan to make a comeback in an action avatar". The Times of India. 1 January 2022. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
- "Abbaitho Ammai review by jeevi – Telugu cinema review – Naga Shourya & Palak Lalwani".
- "Mohan's Haraa team releases a special glimpse". The Times of India.
- "Thalapathy 68:Vijay welcomes Meenakshi Chaudhary, Prabhu Deva and Other Cast Members". timesnownews.com. 24 October 2023. Retrieved 24 October 2023.
- "Vijay, Venkat Prabhu's 'Thalapathy 68' shoot begins. Mohan, Prashanth to join cast". indiatoday.in. 3 October 2023. Retrieved 24 October 2023.