Mohan Babu Manchu Born Manchu Bakthavatsalam Naidu
March 19, 1952
Modhugulapalem Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh
Other names Collection King, Dialogue King, Nataparipoorna Occupation Actor Years active 1975 to present Spouse Nirmala Devi Manchu Children Lakshmi Manchu, Vishnu Manchu, Manoj Manchu Parents Manchu Narayanaswamy Naidu, Lakshmamma Awards Padma Shri Website http://www.mohanbabu.com
Mohan Babu (born: Manchu Bakthavatsalam Naidu) is an actor & producer in Telugu Cinema. He is a former Member of Parliament - Rajya Sabha and Educationist from Andhra Pradesh. He has received the Padma Shri in 2007.
Mohan was born on March 19, 1952 at Modhugulapalem village near the banks of the river Swarnamukhi, and sandwiched between two famous pilgrim centers, Tirupati (abode of Lord Venkateshwara) and Srikalahasti (abode of Lord Vayulingeswara) in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. He has three younger brothers – Ranganath Chowdary, Ramachandra Chowdary and Krishna – and a sister Vijaya. He had his schooling at Yerpedu village and Tirupati. He took his degree in Physical Education in Chennai. He worked as a physical education instructor for a brief while, before making his debut as an actor in the Telugu film industry. Mohan Babu also worked in the film direction department for about half a decade in the early 1970s. He became a close friend of Rajinikanth while the latter was a student at the Film Institute, Chennai.
Mohan Babu married Vidya Devi. After the death of Vidya Devi, Mohan Babu married his late wife’s sister Nirmala Devi. He has two kids (Lakshmi Manchu and Vishnu Manchu) with Vidya Devi and Manchu Manoj with Nirmala Devi.
Mohan Babu made his debut as an actor in the film Swargam Narakam in (1975). He debuted in the Tamil film industry through Annan Oru Kovil in 1977 alongside Sivaji Ganesan. He became a popular villain in the Tamil and Telugu films. He went on to appear in 20 odd films in Tamil, mostly as villain.
Actor and producer
Mohan Babu is noted for acting in critically acclaimed negative roles in Telugu film industry. He is noted for his clarity in Dialogue and Telugu language Diction. He has acted in 510 films, including 216 films in Lead Actor roles. He has two sons Vishnu Manchu and Manoj Manchu are also film actors. Daughter, Lakshmi Manchu is a Television star.
Mohan Babu was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 1995 and had his tenure (till 2001) and played an active role in Telugu Desam Party. −
Mohan Babu established the Sree Vidyanikethan Educational Trust in 1992. It has an International School, Degree College, Engineering College, Pharmacy CollegeCollege of Nursing, Management college and College for Post Graduation Studies. The educational institutions are very reputed in the South India. Every year 25% of the students are provided with free education. Dr. Mohan Babu created a history by removing the column Caste in the joining application of Sree Vidyanikethan Educational Institutions.
- Padma Shri - Govt of India
- Honorary doctorate - university of California
- India International Award
- CineMAA Awards - Best supporting actor - Yama donga - 2008
- Filmfare Award
- Bharathamuni Award
- Vamsi Berkley Award
- AP Cinegoers Award
Year Film Role Notes 2010 Vivekananda Jhummandi Naadam 2009 Saleem Raju Maharaju Chakravarthy Mesthri 2008 Pandurangadu Bujjigaadu: Made in Chennai Shivanna Krishnarjuna 2007 Yamadonga Yamadharmaraju 2006 Game 2005 Sri Political Rowdy Meesrti 2004 Suryam Shiva Shankar 2002 Tappu Chesi Pappu Koodu Kondaveeti Simhasanam 2001 Adhipathi 2000 Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary 1999 Postman Vishnu Sri Ramulayya Yamajaathakudu 1998 Rayudu Khaidi Garu 1997 Collector Garu Adavilo Anna Annamayya Saluva Narasimha Veedevadandi Babu 1996 Adhirindhi Alludu Soggadi Pellam 1995 Peda Rayudu 1994 Punya Bhoomi Naa Desam Allari Police M Dharmaraju M.A. 1993 Detective Naarada Kunti Puthrudu Major Chandrakant Rowdy Mogudu 1992 Brahma Chitemma Mogudu Allari Mogudu Donga Police Samrat Ashok 1991 Rowdy Gari Pellam Coolie No. 1 Assembly Rowdy Shivaji Alludu Diddina Kapuram Peddinti Alludu Prema Panjaram 1990 Kodama Simham Sudigaali Kondaveeti Donga Maa Inti Katha Alludugaru Vishnu Kadapa Redamma Prananiki Pranam Prema Yuddham 1989 Lankeshwarudu Bhale Donga Vijay Agni Agni Nakshatram Bala Gopaludu Black Tiger Dhruvanakshatram Koduku Diddina Kapuram Naa Mogudu Nanke Sontham Two Town Rowdy Vontari Poratam 1988 Yudda Bhoomi Janaki Ramudu Khaidi No. 786 Murali Krishnudu Manchi Donga Atmakatha Brahma Puthrudu Chinnabaabu Donga Ramudu Intinti Bhagavatham Praja Pratinidhi Varasudochhadu 1987 Srinivasa Kalyanam Chakravarthy Sardar Dharmanna Veera Prathap Nene Raju Nene Manthri Vishwanatha Nayakudu 1986 Maanavudu Daanavudu Kondaveeti Raja Nampalli Nagu Papikondalu Tandra Paparayudu Ugranarasimham 1985 Adavi Donga Vintha Mogudu Edadugula Bandham Illaliko Pariksha Kalyana Thilakam Kothapelli Kuthuru Maro Monagadu Nerasthudu Ragile Gundelu Sanchalanam Thirugubatu 1984 Bhale Ramudu Ee Thirpu Illalidhi Srimathi Kaavali Padmavyuham Aada Puli Grihalakshmi Rowdy Sardar Seethamma Pelli 1983 Dharma Poratam Durga Devi Kala Yamudu Kurukshetramlo Seeta Maro Maya Bazaar Mayagadu Palletoori Pidugu Police Venkataswamy Pralaya Garjanai 1982 Billa Ranga Patnam Vachchina Pativrathalu Prathigna Gruha Pravesam Chandamama Devatha Jayasudha Kotha Neeru Pralaya Rudrudu Pratikaram Sawaal 1981 Kirayi Rowdylu Chettaniki Kallu Levu Addala Meda Aggirava Dabbu Dabbu Dabbu Kondaveeti Simham Patalam Pandu Premaabhishekam Satyam Shivam Taxi Driver 1980 Kottapeta Rowdy Bhale Krishnudu Buchi Babu Chesina Basalu Circus Ramudu Deeparadhana Dharma Chakram Gandhara Golam Gharana Donga Gopala Rao Gari Ammayi Guru Kaksha Ketugadu Mahalaxmi Manavude Mahaneeyudu Paalu Neelu Pilla Zamindar Prema Kanuka Ragile Hridayalu Saradaa Ramudu Sardar Papa Rayudu Seeta Ramulu Sujata Trilok Sundari 1979 Sri Rambantu Kotta Alludu Andadu Aagadu Driver Ramudu Kalyani Maavuri Devatha Nindu Noorellu Rama Banam Ramude Ravanudaithe Rangoon Rowdy Shokilla Rayudu 1978 Chal Mohana Ranga Pottelu Punnamma Dongala Dopidi Bommarillu Gorantha Deepam Kalanthakulu Kumara Raja Mugguru Muggure Nayudu Bava Padaharella Vayasu Ramakrishnulu Simha Baludu Simha Garjana Sivaranjani Vichitra Jeevitham 1977 Manushulu Chesina Dongalu Bangaru Bommalu Bhale Alludu Dongalaku Donga Khaidi Kalidasu Kurukshetramu 1976 Bhale Dongalu Athavarillu O Manishi Thirigi Chudu 1975 Swargam Narakam 1974 Alluri Seetharama Raju Kannavaari Kalalu
Mohan Babu launched Sree Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures (SLPP), a film production house, in 1982. Since then, he had produced 56 movies. His highly successful and box office hits include:
- Pratigna (1982) 50 Days
- Eadadugula Bandham (1985) 50 Days
- Naa Mogudu Naake Sontham (1989) 100 Days
- Alludugaru (1990) 175 Days
- Assembly Rowdy (1991) 175 Days
- Rowdygari Pellam (1991) 125 Days
- Allari Mogudu (1992) 100 Days
- Brahma (1992) 50 Days
- Major Chandrakanth (1993) 200 Days
- Pedaraayudu (1995) 175 Days
- Collector Gaaru (1996) 100 days
- Adavilo Anna (1997) 75 days
- Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary(2000) 50 days
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