Mohan Raghavan had played an important role in Malayalam television industry as a writer of many TV series. He started his journey when television industry was in its nascent stage. In the beginning, he gained attention by writing scripts for television serials that went to fetch him popularity and even awards. He completed his graduation from the School of Drama in Thrissur and even completed his post graduation in Theater Arts at Madurai Kamaraj University. Ever since his completion of studies in theater and arts, he was drawn to the cinema and felt that his creative pursuits would make him success in the cinema world. He started exploring the local television industry of Kerala and chose to write a script for a short film ‘Diary of a House Wife.' This fetched him national recognition. Slowly, he found roots in the film industry and even found out time to engage himself in theater activities.
Mohan Raghavan soon came across noted theater personalities of Kerala such as .V.Karanth, John Martin, Kavalam Narayana Panicker and Maya Tangberg. Soon, he directed some well-known plays like Macbeth, Woyzeck, Antigone, etc. Later, various opportunities knocked his door to work as an associate director in the local film industry. His creativity in the medium of direction came to limelight with a Malayalam film ‘T D Dasan Std VI-B’, which won him acclaim in the International Film Festival and even won good responses from pubic. The film traveled to many international film festivals such as Pune, Chennai, Shanghai and even
New York. But his success in the medium was short-lived as he passed away at a young age of 47.
He was also associated with another film as an associate director in 1994. He was just associated with four films (documentaries, short films, etc.) in his career. The only feature film that he directed was ‘T. D. Dasan Std. VI B’ and he died a year after the release of the film. Since this film brought laurels to the state and even to the country, many critics feel that he could have really done more wonders in the industry as a film director. He was born on 22 January 1964 in Thrissur and passed away on 25 October 2011.