Poovilangu Mohan is one of the veterans in Tamil television industry and has acted in several serials and has many film roles to his name. His nickname Poovilangu Mohan stuck to him because of the impressive role he played in the movie, “Poovilangu’. He has played in more than 100 movies in supporting roles. His first film was ‘Thaneer Thaneer’, but was recognized by the industry only after his role in ‘Poovilangu’ after which he was thought to go places. But he says, he has not performed to his potential and has not been getting opportunities to play strong, powerful roles.
He has played alongside almost all top stars of the cinema industry like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan,R.Sarath Kumar, Ajith Kumar, Prashanth, Madhavan, etc, yet he feels he has underachieved and would love to perform better roles if given a chance. Mohan feels the small screen has given him ample has used his potential to the fullest and he feels happy about it. He has essayed pivotal roles in many serials in which he has starred.
Director K. Balachander found his talent and often roped him in his movies and serials like Punnagai Mannan starring Kamal Hassan, etc. Movies like ‘Poovilangu’, ‘Punnagai Mannan’, ‘
’ and ‘Amarkalam’ are close to his heart, he says. He has not only performed serious roles, but also light-hearted, comedy roles in serials like ‘Veetukku Veedu Looty’. ‘
’, ‘Ganga Yamuna Saraswathi’, ‘Veetukku Veedu Looty’ are some of the serials, that he says he has loved being a part of.