Mohan Sharma

Mohan Sharma

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Mohan Sharma, better known as Mohan is an Indian actor who concentrates most on south Indian movies. He is also a playback singer, screenplay writer, film producer and director as well. Apart from more than 100 film roles, he has also appeared in about 25 television serials and is a popular actor. He has also acted in supporting roles in a few Bollywood movies like Farz, Sasural, Dream Girl, Kal aaj aur kal etc. In 2012, he made his directorial debut with Gramam. He wrote its script and dialogues as well. He served as National Film Jury member thrice and once as Indian Panorama Jury member.


He rose to fame playing lead role in Malayalam flick, ‘Chattakari’, based on a soft porn novel written by Pamman. Actress Lakshmi played the title role of an Anglo-Indian Christian girl – Julie in this movie, which proved to be the breakthrough movie of her active career. The movie was later made in many Indian languages including Hindi, where Lakshmi reprised her role again – titled Julie, though Mohan was not a part of it. But the leading pair fell in love for each other during the shooting of the original version, Chattakari in Malayalam and got married as well. However their marriage didn’t sustain resulting in a divorce.


Sharma was born in Tathamangalam of Palakkad district, Kerala. He graduated in acting from FTII, Pune and owns the unique credit of being the first south Indian to get graduated from this prestigious Film institute. He started his career through Malayalam movies, though has done bit roles in Hindi during 1960’s. Chattakari directed by K. S. Sethumadhavan in 1972 was his real breakthrough, where he played the lead role opposite Lakshmi. In the 1974 blockbuster film 'Nellu', he played the role of Mallan. 'Theekkanal' and 'Kayalum Kayarum' are other noted Malayalam movies in which he played lead role. He is a trained Carnatic singer and has rendered his voice for a few film songs.

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Updated: March 31, 2014

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