Early Life and Education of Ram Mohan
He was born in the year 1931. He received his graduation degree in Chemistry from the University of Madras. He then moved to Mumbai city to pursue his post-graduation but left it to join the Cartoon Films Unit, Films Division, Government of India in 1956. He received training in animation techniques from Clair Weeks of Walt Disney Studios, under the US Technical Aid program.
Career of Ram Mohan
Mohan started his career at the Cartoon Films Unit, Films Division of India in 1956 and continued working there till the late 1960s. Then he founded Ram Mohan Biographics, in 1972 with the aim of providing training to young artist. Later in 1998, it merged with UTV Toons, a division of United Studios Limited (USL) (UTV Group).
His contributions span a wide spectrum of work across the areas of 2D classical animation, 3D computer graphics animation to cinema. At the starting of his career, he did character design and story boards for 'This is Our India', an animated film adapted from a book by Minoo Masani. He scripted, designed and animated many of Cartoon Film unit's productions from 1960 to 1967. His most remarkable works include 'Homo Saps' which grabbed the National Award for Best Experimental Film, 1967, and 'Chaos' which won an Award at the Leipzig Festival of short Films in 1968.
In the year 1968, he left Films Division and joined Prasad Productions as chief of their animation division. Then in 1972, he established his own production company, Ram Mohan Biographics. The company worked on commercials, and the animated feature Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama (1992), which he co-directed in collaboration with Yugo Sako from Japan.
Some of his animation sequences for mainstream filmmakers comprise of an animated song for B.R. Chopra's 'Pati Patni Aur Who' (1978), a title sequence for Satyajit Ray's 'Shatranj Ke Khiladi', and a sequence for Mrinal Sen's Hindi film, 'Bhuvan Shome'.
Achievements of Ram Mohan
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