|Manchu Mohan Babu|
|Born||Manchu Bhakthavatsalam Naidu
March 19, 1952
Modhugulapalem Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh
|Other names||Collection King, Dialogue King, Nataprapoorna|
|Years active||1975 - Present|
|Spouse(s)||Manchu Nirmala Devi|
|Children||Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna
Manchu Vishnu Vardhan Babu
Manchu Manoj Kumar
|Parents||Manchu Narayanaswamy Naidu
Mohan Babu (born Manchu Bakthavatsalam Naidu) is an actor and producer in Telugu Cinema. He is also an educationist and a former Member of Parliament – Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh. He was elected to Rajya Sabha in 1995. He received the Padma Shri in 2007. He won Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) for the film Pedarayudu.
Mohan was born on 19 March 1952 at Modhugulapalem village near the banks of the river Swarnamukhi, and sandwiched between two famous pilgrim centers- Tirupati (abode of Lord Venkateswara) and Sri Kalahasti (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 high school education at S.P.J.N.M.High School, 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 was a class mate of superstar Rajinikanth, one of his closest friends in the film industry, at the Madras Film Institute.
Mohan Babu married Nirmala Devi. He has two sons Manchu Manoj and Manchu Vishnu ,one daughter Manchu Lakshmi.
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 more than 550 films, including 216 films in Lead Actor roles. He has two sons Manchu Vishnu and Manchu Manoj who are also film actors. Daughter, Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna is also an actress and Television anchor.
Mohan Babu was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 1995 and had 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 College, College of Nursing, Management college and College for Post Graduation Studies.
- Padma Shri – Govt of India recommended by Late Shri.NTR garu
- CineMAA Awards – Best supporting actor – Yama donga – 2008
- Natavachaspathi Title by TSR kalaparishath
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) 150 Days
- Eadadugula Bandham (1985) 150 Days
- Naa Mogudu Naake Sontham (1989) 100 Days
- Alludugaru (1990) 175 Days
- Assembly Rowdy (1991) 175 Days
- Rowdygari Pellam (1991) 175 Days
- Allari Mogudu (1992) 250 Days
- Major Chandrakanth (1993) 270 Days
- Pedarayudu (1995) 475 Days
- Collector Gaaru (1996) 170 days
- Adavilo Anna (1997) 175 days
- Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary (2000) 100 days
- Adhipathi (2001) 120 days
- Thappuchesi Pappukudu (2002) 50 days
- Shivashankar 50 days
- Mohan Babu at the Internet Movie Database