Mohan Sharma is a prominent Indian film actor, producer, and director. He was born in Thathamangalam in the district of Palakkad in Kerala. He completed his studies in Thathamangalam and Chittur. In a span of ten years, Mohan has been in the examiners’ panel in Anna University. He can speak, read, and write Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, and English languages. He has a passion for cooking mainly Palghat Cuisine. Mohan was the first South Indian actor who graduated from FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) in Pune.

He has carved his niche as a leading actor in the South Indian film industry. In a career that spans almost four decades, he already acted in more than 100 films in all South Indian languages films. He also produced over 15 Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada films and was the only one to produced films in all South Indian languages. He acted in Malayalam films including Panimudakku, Nellu, Prayanam, Thomasleeha, Muthu, Dada Sahib, Chithariyavar, Kalabham, Gramam, Mayamohini, and a lot more. He also donned few Tamil, Hindi, and Kannada films. His most notable role was in the 1974 Malayalam feature film, Chattakkari, where he acted as Sasi, a Hindu boy, who fell in love with Julie (played by Lakshmi), an Anglo-Indian girl.

It was also the time when he fell in love with Lakshmi, whom he got married later on. Unfortunately, their relationship ends with a divorce. Mohan also acted in several television serials such as Kolangal, Lakshmi, Luky, Arasi, Vani Rani, Sakthi, and more. In 2012, he penned, produced, directed, and starred in the Indian bilingual film, Gramam. This film was well received by the audience and critics and also bagged two Kerala State Film Awards and two National Film Awards. Mohan was trained in both Carnatic and Hindustani classical music, and he also rendered playback in some of his films like Bandham and Ivide Thudangunnu.

In 2002, he was elected as the President of The South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce and all through his period, he made a remarkable campaign against piracy, as well as to the banking and insurance sectors in the South Indian film industry. In 2000’s, he has served as a member of the National Awards Film Jury and was once a member of the Indian Panorama Jury. He became the President of the Rotary Club of Madras Central from 2004 to 2005 and was luckily selected by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in leading a campaign against AIDS in Asia.

Mullanezhi

Mullanezhi Neelakandan Namboothiri is a Malayalam actor and lyricist. He has also written plays and poems in the past. His foray into the world of writing started with poems. At a very young age, Mullanezhi got the opportunity to be mentored by Vyloppilli Sreedhara Menon, a famous poet of Kerala. His books like Mohapakshi and Penkoda showed the deep rooted background of the legend as he used a lot of Sanskrit in his poems. He made the transition as a lyricist with the song “ Karukaruthoru Pennanu” featured in Njavalpazhangal (1976).More offers kept coming by so Mullanezhi ended up penning over 70 songs in 22 films, his last being Indian Rupee in 2011. His songs were a perfect blend of traditional and modern music. Alongside a spectacular career as a lyricist, Mullanezhi had a small acting career too. He has acted in 16 films, playing supporting roles. But his work as a lyricist was more revered and awarded than that as a lyricist. Thus, he was quick in quitting acting. His accolades include two Kerala Sahitya Akademi awards (one each in 1995 and 2010). The former was for theatre and later for his poems. He has also won the state award for Best Lyricist. Mullanezhi has also served as a director of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi from 1980-83. These awards are enough proof to show the hold Mullanezhi had in theatre at a time. He used to love writing plays on social issues. The result was some impactful plays coming out at that time. Mullanezhi, unfortunately, died on 22 October 2011 due to cardiac arrest. But his poems and songs have remained immortal.

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