Mac Mohan was a veteran character actor of Bollywood films who acted in more than 200 films and worked for a long span of 46 years.He has also acted in villain roles in many of these films and some of them became immortal like the 'Sambha', the sidekick of Gabbar Singh of the blockbuster film 'Sholay'.
Mac Mohan was born in Karachi as Makhijaney on 24th April 1938 and he came to Mumbai to become a cricketer.He was attracted to the theatre and was trained in acting from the Filmalaya School of acting, Mumbai.
He forayed into film field as the assistant of director Chetan Anand.As an actor his debut was film 'Haqeeqat' in 1964.
He reached to the pinnacle of popularity with the portrayal of dacoit 'Sambha' in the super duper hit film 'Sholay' in 1975.He also grabbed the same attention as 'Gabbar Singh' the main villain role of that film played by Amjad Khan.
In many films he acted as a part of Villain's gang and played mostly as a bad guy.He was one of the very few actors who could act in several films in his own name as the character's name.In several films his character name was as
his real name 'Mac'.He delivered dialogues in all Indian languages except 'Oriya'.He could also act in Russian and Spanish films.
In films 'Hera Pheri,Chhailla Babu,Aap Ki Khatir,Don,Lahu Ke Do Rang,Qurbani,Aamne Samne,Sawaal,Mahaan,Jagir,Karishmaa,Avinash' etc his character name was 'Mac'.
In the film 'Aap Ki Khatir' in which Vinod Khanna and Rekha were the main pair, Mac Mohan's role was well noted.
In the film 'Don' (78) which was an action thriller film of Amitabh Bachchan
Mac Mohan was superb.
In the film 'Kala Patthar'(79) directed by Yash Chopra his role as 'Rana' can not be forgotten by film lovers.
He was married to an Ayurvedic Doctor 'Minny Makhijany'.He was maternal uncle of actress Ravina Tandon.
He passed away on May 10, 2010 in Mumbai.
Cha Cha Cha
Aap Ki Khatir
Ab Kya Hoga
Lahu ke Do Rang
The burning train
Satte pe Satta
Insaf ki Pukar
Paap Ki Duniya
Mohabbat ka Paigham
Mitti aur Sona
Ram aur Shyam
Aag hi Aag
Woh Kaun Thi
Chehra Maut ka
Journey Bombay to Goa
Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge