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Manmohan Krishna

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Other names  Manmohan Krishan
Role  Film actor
Occupation  actor, director
Died  November 3, 1990, Mumbai
Years active  1950–1989
Children  Nitin Manmohan
Name  Manmohan Krishna

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Born  February 26, 1922 (1922-02-26) Lahore, Punjab, British India
Similar People  Madan Puri, I S Johar, Vijay Bhatt, Nitin Manmohan, Baldev Raj Chopra

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Manmohan Krishna (26 February 1922 – 3 November 1990), often credited as Manmohan, was a popular Indian film actor and director, who worked in Hindi films for four decades, mostly as a character actor. Anchored radio show Cadbury's Phulwari, a singing contest. He was favourite with the Chopra brothers and played small or big roles in movies, directed and/or produced by them. 'Deewar', 'Trishul', 'Daag', 'Humraz', 'Joshila', 'Kanoon', 'Kala Patthar', 'Dhool Ka Phool', 'Waqt', 'Naya Daur' etc., are the examples to prove this.


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He worked in nearly 250 films, notably Naya Daur (1957), Sadhana (1958), Waqt (1965) and Hamraaz (1967) He won acclaim for his work in Bees Saal Baad (1962) and won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Abdul Rasheed in Dhool Ka Phool (1960), where the song epitomizing Nehruvian secularism, Tu Hindu banega na Musalman banega, insaan ki aulaad hai, insaan banega was picturized on him. Besides this, he also acted in 12 Punjabi films, played a pivotal role in, K. A. Abbas's Shehar Aur Sapna (1963), which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film, and acted in the first Indo-Soviet co-production, Pardesi (1957), which was nominated for the Golden Palm at 1958 Cannes Film Festival.

Towards his later career he directed, hit film for Yash Raj Films, Noorie (1980) for which he was also nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Director.

He died at Lokmanya Tilak Hospital, Mumbai at the age of 68 in 1990.

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Selected filmography

  • Apna Desh (1949)
  • Baiju Bawra (1952) as Shankar Anand
  • Rahi (1952)
  • Anarkali (1953) as Parvez
  • Naya Daur (1957) as Jumman Dada
  • Pardesi (1957)
  • Sadhana (1958) as Lallu Bhai
  • Angulimaal (1960)
  • Bees Saal Baad (1962) as Ramlal / Radheshyam
  • Jhoola (1962) as Head Constable Sundarlal
  • Grahasti (1963) as the doctor
  • Dil Ek Mandir (1963)
  • Shehar Aur Sapna (1963)
  • Sehra (1963)
  • Waqt (1965) as Mr. Mittal
  • Chaddian Di Doli as Father
  • Hamraaz (1967) as Mr. Verma
  • Naunihal (1967) as Ustad Mansharam
  • Upkaar (1967) as Bisna
  • Izzat(Hindi Film)(1968) as Father Abhrahim
  • Pushpanjali (1970) as Maharaj, the cook
  • Raampur Ka Lakshman (1972) as Kedarnath Bhargav
  • Joshila (1973) as Jailor
  • Mehbooba (1976) as Bandhe Ali Khan
  • Kaala Patthar (1979) as Dhaba Owner
  • as ;Director

  • Noorie (1980)
  • References

    Manmohan Krishna Wikipedia