Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CHANDRAMOHAN

Chandramohan was a popular actor of Bollywood during 30's and 40's and portrayed some unforgettable characters in several films.
He was born in 1905 at Narasinghpur in Madhyapradesh and rose to
fame in 1934 by acting the character of a  'High Priest' in V.Shantaram's film 'Amrit Manthan'.Chandramohan's large grey eyes;  his unique speciality were highlighted  in the opening sequence of this film.
Chandramohan was a talented actor who possessed skill in horse riding and sword fighting and his performance as Emperor Jahangir in 'Pukar' which was directed by Sohrab Modi was superb.He earned accolades for the portrayal of character 'Randhir Singh' in Mehboob Khan's 'Humayun'.
In 1947 he played the character as 'King Dushyanta' in V.Shantaram's 'Shakuntala'.Jayashree acted opposite to him in the title role  as 'Shakuntala'.
He had the expertise of voice modulation, and his  masculine robust voice combined with rigid stubborn features were reasons to sought him to play historical characters of eminence.He was selected by K.Asif  for the role of Shahanshah Akbar in 'Mughal-e-Azam and the film was half completed when Chandramohan unexpectedly expired in 1949 at the age of 44.
His last performance was in the film 'Shaheed' in 1948 in which he portrayed the character 'Rai Bahadur Dwaraka Nath' as the father of character 'Ram' which was played by Dilip Kumar.
Selected Filmography
Amrit Manthan
Dharmatma
Amar Jyothi
Wahan
Jwala
Pukar
Geeta
Bharosa
Apna Ghar
Roti
Fate
Naukar
Mumtaz Mahal
Draupadi
Humayun
Shakuntala
Shaheed
Dukhiyari

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