K. Mohanakrishnan was born on 14 March 1925. He was born in Tamil Nadu, India. He was an Indian art Director and Film Producer. He is popularly known as Pasamalar Mohan or K. Mohan. He was born in Chennai to a Tamil family. He was born to T. Kannabiran Mudhaliyar and Indirani Ammal. His father was a Magistrate at the Madras High Court. He was the General Manager of five cinemas which include Broadway Talkies, Prabhat Talkies, Saraswathi, Mahalakshmi, and Murugan. K. Mohan’s mother died while he was young. He married Shantakumari in 1951. He has three daughters and five sons.
Art was Mohan’s passion. He drew and painted different types of images. He started creating banners for movies when he was a student. The first film banner he created was for the movie Kulaebagavali. It was a Tamil adventure film. It was released in 1955. It was directed by T.R. Ramanna. He started Mohan Arts in 1950. It is a company that focuses on the development of promotional materials for movies like cut-outs and banners. In 1957 he created a cut out for the movie Vannangamudi. The cut out was 80-foot-tall i.e. 24 meters. The lead roles of the film were played by Shivaji Ganesan and Savithri. P. Pullaiah directed the film. The cut out was appreciated by everyone. The film was also a box-office hit. The melodious music and the outstanding acting of Shivaji and Savithri are always remembered.
K. Mohan created cut outs when Queen Elizabeth II visited Chennai. The entire city of Chennai was attracted by the cut-out. Indeed, Queen Elizabeth II met Mohan personally and appreciated and thanked him.
He then worked for the film Gandhi. He received attention all through the nation. It was a biographical film released in November 1982. John Briley wrote the movie and Richard Attenborough directed the movie. The movie bagged many awards, and it was a hit worldwide. Renowned Indian film actor Sivakumar began his art career under the leadership of Mohan and his company. Mohan worked for many companies and movies since 1951. He worked for both commercial and cinematic field. In 1961 he produced the film Pasamalar. That was how he got the title Pasamalar Mohan. The movie was directed by Bhimsingh. Shivaji Ganesan and Savithri played the lead role. The film won National Award. He won many state and national awards. He also won the Vikas Ratna. It is presented for the art field by the Indian Government. K. Mohan passed away at the age of 89 on August 24, 2014. Mohan Arts is run by his sons Narendran and Harinath Kumar