Born in Narsinghpur in Madhya Pradesh, he was known for his large grey eyes, voice modulation and dialogue delivery. His eyes form the opening sequence in V. Shantaram's 1934 film Amrit Manthan, which was also his film debut. It was the first film made in the newly established Prabhat Films studio, and made both in Hindi and Marathi. Mohan received acclaim for his role as role Rajguru and went on to establish himself as a noted villain of the time.
One of his last appearances was in Ramesh Saigal's 1948 film Shaheed. As Rai Bahadur Dwarka Nath, he played father to Ram, who was portrayed by Dilip Kumar. Mohan's character in this film initially supports the British Government but later favors the Freedom Struggle. Chandra Mohan's last movie was a religious movie Rambaan (1948), in which he played the role of the demon emperor Ravana.
He was the original choice to play the lead role in K. Asif's Mughal-e-Azam, but due to his untimely death the film had to be reshot after ten reels were shot with him as lead. The film was eventually released in 1960.
Chandra Mohan gambled and drank heavily and died penniless on 2 April 1949 at the age of 42 at his residence, Bilkha House, in Bombay.
Chandra Mohan Wattal
Chandra Mohan in 1942
|Born||24 July 1906|
|Died||2 April 1949 (aged 42)|
Chandra Mohan or Chandramohan may refer to:
Chandra Mohan (Hindi actor) (1905–1949), Hindi actor
Chandra Mohan (Telugu actor) (born 1947), Telugu actor
Chandra Mohan Patowary (born 1955), Indian politician from Assam
P. Chandra Mohan, chairman
R. G. Chandramogan, Tamil entrepreneur, founder of Hudson Agro products
Srilamanthula Chandramohan (born 1981), Indian in artwork controversyList of Indian film actors
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