Mohan Makijany popularly known as Mac Mohan, was a well known Indian character actor in Hindi language films. Although, Mac Mohan acted in over 190 films and remained popular as a villain through the 1970s and 1980s with films like `Don`, `Karz`, `Satte Pe Satta`, `Zanjeer`, `Rafoo Chakkar`, `Shaan` and `Khoon Pasina`, he is mostly remembered for his role of Sambha, the sidekick of dacoit Gabbar Singh in Ramesh Sippy’s blockbuster ‘Sholay` (1975). Besides Hindi movies, he also acted in the films in a number of other Indian languages, which include Punjabi, Haryanvi, Sindhi, Gujarati and Marathi. He delivered dialogues in almost all Indian languages except Oriya. He also acted in English, Russian and Spanish films.
Mac Mohan started his Hindi film career as an assistant with director Chetan Anand, before making his debut as an actor in his film, `Haqeeqat` in 1964. His last appearance was in `Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?` as 'guest appearance'.
Mohan was born in Karachi in British India state. Mohan came to Bombay with the intention to become a cricketer, but here, he joined theatre and finally became a Bollywood actor. He learned acting in the Filmalaya School of Acting in Bombay. Mac Mohan married Minny in 1986 and they had two daughters, Vinati and Manjari and a son, Vikrant. He was also the maternal uncle of actress Raveena Tandon. He was also Sunil Dutt's classmate in Lucknow from where he hailed.
He had a tumour in the right lung, and died of lung cancer on 10 May 2010.