Mohan Bhavnani was an Indian director. His full name is Mohan Dayaram Bhavnani. He was born in 1903 in Hyderabad, Sind, British India, which is now in Pakistan. Mohan studied at the College of Technology, Manchester, in 1921-21. Then he pursued film-making in Germany at UFA in 1924. His wife’s name was Enakshi Rama Rao, an actress and acted in the film Shiraz in 1928. He started his career with an association with Kohinoor Film Company. He started his career with films like Cinema Ki Rani in 1925, Veer Bala in 1925, Bhamto Bhoot in 1926, and Pagal Premi in 1926. His early films focused on creating Sulochana, a star.
In 1927 he shifted to Imperial Film Company. In 1927 he gave one of the biggest hits of all-time Wildcat of Bombay in which star was again Sulochana. His other films include Naseeb Ni Lila, Gamdeni Gori, Khwab-e-Hasti, and Hawai Sawar. He also directed a Kannada film Vasantsena in 1930, which is considered to be another milestone. Mohan formed his banner called Indian Art Productions. His career came to an end with a significant experiment and hit in which he made the first Indian full-length color film Ajit in 1948. Mohan passed away on 30 December 1962 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.