Obituary
Cheenu Mohan who made his film debut in 1989 with 'Varusham Pathinaru', appeared in films like 'Anjali', 'Thalapathi' and 'Thalaivasal'.

Popular theatre artist and film actor Cheenu Mohan who has appeared in over 3,000 stage plays produced by Crazy Mohan’s Crazy Creations passed away in Chennai on Thursday. The 61-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest.

The news was shared by his co-artiste Crazy Mohan on his Twitter page.

Cheenu Mohan made his film debut in 1989 with Varusham Pathinaru. He also appeared in films like Anjali, Thalapathi and Thalaivasal before taking a break from the industry. He made a comeback almost a decade later in 2003 with Whistle in which he played the role of a PT Master.

His role in Karthik Subbaraj’s Iraivi in 2016, earned him a great response. He played Vijay Sethupathi’s uncle John in the film. Cheenu went on to play character roles in films like Aandavan Kattalai, Sketch, Kolamavu Kokila and Chekka Chivantha Vaanam.

His role as the passport officer in Aandavan Kattalai or the constable in Kolamavu Kokila are quite memorable. The actor was also a part of Dhanush’s Vada Chennai where he was seen playing the role of a corrupt politician.

Cheenu was a regular in almost all plays made by Crazy Creations. Madhu +2, Madhil Mel Madhu, Return of the Crazy Thieves are some of the notable plays in which he appeared. He also appeared in Nagar’s cult TV show, Marmadesam Ragasiyam (season 1).

Cheenu was employed in Indian Overseas Bank while he also acted in plays part-time. Cheenu’s mortal remains would be cremated at Anna Nagar on Saturday, December 29.

Condolences poured in for the actor on Twitter.