Mohan Babu

Mohan Babu Manchu
Born Manchu Bakthavatsalam Naidu
March 19, 1952 (1952-03-19) (age 59)
Modhugulapalem Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh
India India
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.

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Early life

Mohan was born on March 19, 1952[1] 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.

Film career

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.[2]

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.

Politician

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. −

Educationist

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.

Awards

Filmography

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

As producer

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

References

  1. ^ http://www.chakpak.com/celebrity/mohan-babu/biography/16261
  2. ^ http://entertainment.oneindia.in/tamil/exclusive/2008/manchu-manoj-kumar-son-280808.html

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