Sunday, January 11, 2015

MAN MOHAN KRISHNA

Man Mohan Krishna was a popular character actor in Bollywood Films for about four decades and has acted as Father,Uncle,Landlord,Professor,Pujari(Priest),Music Instructor etc etc.
He was born on Feb 26, 1922 in Lahore.Man Mohan Krishna worked in more than 250 films including 12 Punjabi films.
In 1951 he acted in the film 'Afsar' directed by Chetan Anand and worked along with Dev Anand and Suraiya.
Man Mohan Krishna acted  as an important character 'Shankar Anand' in the super hit film of Bharat Bhushan and Meena Kumari pair 'Baiju Bawra'.The theme of the film was about a young singer, at the time of Emperor Akbar sets out to avenge his father, killed near the house of a member of the court.
In the super hit film 'Anarkali'(53) in which Bina Rai and Pradeep Kumar presented excellent acting skills Man Mohan Krishna portrayed the character "parvez'.In the same year for the film "Khandan' he presented a notable role along with Anwar,Murad,Lalita Pawar etc.
In the Indo-Soviet production and India's  first Cinemascope (Wide Screen) film
"Pardesi'(57) he  acted along with Pritviraj Kapoor,David Abraham,P.Jairaj,Padmini etc 
'Naya Daur' was another film of 1957 in which he depicted a memorable character.
"Dhool Ka Phool'(60) was a nice film in which Man Mohan Krishna had an important character.He acted in the song scene 'Tu Hindu Banega Na Musalman banega insaan ki aulad hai insaan banega'.
He got accolades for his role in 'Bees Saal Baad'(62) and also received Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.Biswajeet,Waheeda Rehman pair acted in main roles and Man Mohan Krishna portrayed Ramlal/Radheshyam local doctor and father of Radha(Waheeda Rehman).
In the film 'Shehar Aur Sapna'(63) he acted as a poet and worked along with David Abraham,Anwar Hussain,Nana Palsikar etc.
In the film 'Chetna' he acted as Dr.Mehra and acted with Anil Dhawan,Rehna Sultan etc.














In the film 'Dhoop Chhaon' he acted as a blind poojari.
In the super hit film 'Trishul' in which Amitabh Bachchan,Sanjeev Kumar,Shashi Kapoor,Hema Malini, Wahida Rehman,Rakhee etc acted, he acted as Seth Din Dayal.
In the super hit film 'Muqaddar ka Sikandar' which contained nice songs, he acted as a 'Piano Instructor'.
In the  film 'Aulad' in which Jeetendra,Jayapradha,Sridevi etc acted in main roles, Man Mohan Krishna acted as Vinod Mehra's dad.
In the Rajesh Khanna super hit film 'Dharm aur Qanoon' he acted as Jayapradha's dad.
In the super hit film 'Deewar' in which Amitabh Bachchan,Parveen Babi,Neetu Singh,Shashi Kapoor,Nirupa Roy etc acted, Man Mohan Krishna was well appreciated as DCP Narang.
For Yash Raj Productions he directed  the film 'Noorie' in 1980 which was shot in beautiful locations and it  became a super hit.Farooq Shaikh and Poonam Dhillon were the main pair in the film.Man Mohan Krishna was nominated for Filmfare Best Director Award for this film.
Man Mohan Krishna died on Nov 3, 1990 in Mumbai.
Selected Filmography
Afsar
Baiju Bawra
Anarkali
Khandaan
Aaj Ki Baat
Naya Daur
Sadhna
Raj Tilak
Goonj Uthi Shehnai
Pyar ki Pyas
Dharm Putra
Jhoola
Bees Saal Baad
Shehar aur Sapna
Grahasti
Gehra Daag
Hamraaz
Johar in Kashmir
Kohra
Izzat
Hasana Maan Jayegi
Pagala Kahin Ka
Man Ki Aankhe
Geet
Suhana Safar
Babul Ki Galiyaan
Apna Desh
Anokhi Ada
Daag: A poem of Love
Door Nahin Manzil
Dawat
Deewar
Meera Shyam
Charas
Yeh Sach Hai
Mehbooba
Tumhari Kasam
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
Muquabla
Kala Patthar
Paapi
Niyaz aur Namaz
Alaap
Aaina
Aaj Ka Mahatma
Nauker
Dahej
Sawaal
Do Gulab
Zindagi Jeene Keliye
Yudh
Teesra Kinara
Aisa Pyar Kahan
Aulad
Halaat



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