Chandra Mohan

Chandra Mohan

Chandra Mohan (1905–1949) was an Indian film actor, known for his work in Hindi cinema in the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Narsinghpur in Madhya Pradesh, he was known for his large grey eyes, voice modulation and dialog delivery. His eyes form the opening sequence in V. Shantaram's 1934 film Amrit Manthan. Mohan later appeared as Emperor Jehangir in Sohrab Modi's Pukar, as Randhir Singh in Mehboob Khan's Humayun, and as Seth Dharamdass, in Mehboob Khan's Roti. His last appearance 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. He was the original choice to play the role of Emperor Akbar in K.Asif's Mughal-e-Azam, but due to his untimely death the film had to be reshot after it was half complete. Chandra Mohan's last movie was a religious movie Ram Baan in which he played the role of the demon emperor Ravana. Chandra Mohan took to heavy gambling and drinking and died penniless in 1949 at the age of 44 Wikipedia [ - ]