Manchu Manoj

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Manchu Manoj
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Born Manchu Manoj Kumar
(1983-05-20) May 20, 1983 (age 31)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present

Manchu Manoj Kumar is an Indian film actor known for his works exclusively in Telugu cinema. Born to Telugu actor Mohan babu,[1] Manoj first appeared at the age of ten as a child artist in Major Chandrakanth. Manoj made his film debut in a leading role with Donga Dongadi in 2004. He received state Nandi Special Jury Award for his work in Bindaas.

Early life[edit]

Manchu Manoj Kumar was born on 20 May 1983 to film actor Mohan Babu and Manchu Nirmala Devi. He has an elder sister Lakshmi Manchu and an elder brother Vishnu Manchu who are both Tollywood actors. He received his bachelors degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.


Child actor[edit]

Manoj was familiar to Telugu audience right from his childhood. He played many roles as a child actor in his own banner movies where his father Mohan Babu is shown as a child in flashbacks. He was well received for the role he played in the movie Punyabhoomi Naa Desam starred by his father.


He started his career as a hero in 2004 with a movie called Donga Dongadi. In 2005, he appeared in the movie Sri and next in Raju Bhai in 2007. His movie Nenu Meeku Telusa...? was an average grosser but known for its melodious music. In 2009 his first movie Prayanam in the direction of Chandra Sekhar Yeleti did moderately well. His first movie in 2010, Bindaas turned out to be the biggest hit of his career. Another movie in 2010, Vedam was a critical and commercial success. He gained accolades for his role in Vedam. In 2012, he starred in Mr. Nookayya and Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?. In March 2013, he announced 5 films.[2] His subsequent releases were Potugadu, Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda and Current Theega.[3]


Year Title Role Language Notes | Box Office Verdict
1993 Major Chandrakanth Telugu Child actor Blockbuster Hit
1997 Adavilo Anna Telugu Child actor Super Hit
1998 Khaidhigaru Raju Telugu Child actor flop
2004 Donga Dongadi Vasu Telugu CineMAA Awards - Best Male Debut Hit
2005 Political Rowdy Telugu Cameo appearance flop
2005 Sri Sri Telugu Hit
2007 Raju Bhai Raju bhai Telugu flop
2008 Nenu Meeku Telusa...? Adithya Telugu Dubbed in Tamil as Yennai Theriyuma average
2009 Prayanam Dhruv Telugu Hit
2010 Bindaas Ajay Telugu Nandi Special Jury Award[4] Hit
2010 Vedam Vivek Chakravarthy Telugu Best Film ever in Manoj Manchu starrer films Hit
2010 Jhummandi Naadam Balu Telugu TSR TV9 Awards – Special Jury Award Flop
2012 Mr. Nookayya Nookayya Telugu Disaster 2012 Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara? Manoj Telugu Disaster
2013 Potugadu Govindu Telugu After many consecutive flops the film became hit for manoj Hit
2014 Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda Ajay Telugu with collected share INR35 crore worldwide Super Hit
2014 Current Theega Raju Telugu The film become one of the biggest opening ever for Manchu Manoj Blockbuster Hit


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