Mac Mohan Birth Anniversary: A Villian On-Screen But A Gentleman Off The Screen

Mohan Makijany, generally known as Mac Mohan, was an Indian actor who performed in Hindi film. He was born on April 24, 1938, to a British Indian Army officer.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, he was noted for his nasty parts in films. Don, Karz, Satte Pe Satta, Zanjeer, Rafoo Chakkar, Shaan, Khoon Pasina, and Sholay were among his almost 200 films.

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His fashion sense was so distinct that he was affectionately referred to as Macky, Makino, and so on. The name Mac is derived from the surname Makijany, and it just sort of stuck.

Mac Mohan Details

Real/Full Name:Mohan Makijany
Nickname:Mac Mohan
Date Of Birth(DOB):24 April 1938
Date Of Death(DOD):10 May 2010 (aged 72) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Marital Status:Separated
Birth Place/Hometown:Karachi, Sindh, British India (present-day Pakistan)
College:Filmalaya School of Acting (Learned acting)
Educational Qualification:Graduate
Years Active:1964 – 2010
Blood Group:Unknown!
Known For:Sholay (1975) role of Sambha
Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign:Taurus


Wife / Spouse:Minny Makijany (m.1986–2010)(Ayurvedic Doctor)
Children’s:Sons: Vikrant Makijany (Actor)

Manjari Makijany (Writer, Director, and Producer), Vinati Makijany (Actress)
Father:Name Unknown!
Mother:Name Unknown!
Other Family Members:Raveena Tandon (Niece)

Profession Details

Debut:Bollywood debut: Junglee (1961)
TV Show debut: Zee Horror Show (1993-2001)
Last Film: Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge (2010)
Achievements :Mac Mohan worked in more then 280+ movies.
Companies:Production House / Company: Unknown!

Donations and Foundation: Unknown!
Net Worth:Not Known

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Mac Mohan Early Life & Career

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Mac Mohan was born in the British Indian city of Karachi. Mohan traveled to Bombay to play cricket, but instead switched to theatre and became a Bollywood actor. He studied acting at Bombay’s Filmalaya School of Acting.

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Mac Mohan began his Hindi cinema career as an assistant to director Chetan Anand before making his acting debut in Haqeeqat in 1964. His most recent appearance was as a guest in Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge.

In addition to Hindi films, he has appeared in Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Haryanvi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, and Sindhi films. He had given dialogue in practically all Indian languages, with the exception of Odia, as well as films in English, Russian, and Spanish.

He is the only actor whose real name, “Mac,” has been utilised as a character name in several films. Mac Mohan had a long career in Bollywood, appearing in almost 200 films over the course of 46 years.

In an interview, his daughters, Manjari and Vinati Makijany, who now work in the film business, recalled how “cricket was part of his life.” But then he happened to wander into the world of movies.

According to legend, he took up theatre as an extracurricular activity while studying at Jai Hind College. Shaukat Kaifi, an actor, pushed him to pursue theatre and join the Indian People’s Theatre Association while he was performing in a play with her.

His interest in acting drew him to learn the craft, and he went on to help director Chetan Anand on his film Haqeeqat in 1964, which also served as his debut.

Mac Mohan usually performed minor and negative roles — with the exception of a few funny ones — and made an impression every time he appeared on TV.

However, Mac Mohan’s most famous portrayal was that of Sambha, a dacoit, in Sholay. He only had three words to say, but he made them his own. After the film’s debut, the filmmakers and stars were astounded by Sambha’s popularity. Later, Ramesh Sippy, the film’s director, stated that no one else could have pulled off the line or the appearance.

The actor, who is also Raveena Tandon’s uncle, was well-known in the business not just for his line delivery but also for his professionalism.

Before entering the profession, he was quite fussy about his clothing. People referred to him as ‘Kadak Ram’ because his clothing were usually on point, neatly pressed, and precisely fitted. His sense of style was replicated on screen, and he made significant contributions to his appearance in his films. Producers would make a joke about employing him, saying, ‘Let alone your price, your outfit budget is massive!’


Mac Mohan died on May 10, 2010, when a lesion in his right lung progressed into lung cancer. There was a prayer gathering for him, and the oldest of his spot guys, character painters, Raveena Tandon, and even Amitabh Bachchan went.

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