Murali Mohan

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Maganti Murali Mohan ( Born : Maganti Raja Babu )
Member of the India Parliament
for Rajahmundry
Assumed office
May 2014
Preceded by Undavalli Aruna Kumar
Personal details
Born Chataparru, Andhra Pradesh
Political party Telugu Desam Party
Spouse(s) Vijaya Lakshmi
Children 2
Residence Film Nagar, Hyderabad, India
Religion Hindu

Murali Mohan Maganti (Telugu: మురళి మోహన్ మాగంటి) (born June 24, 1940) is an Indian film actor, producer, politician and a business executive from Telugu cinema. [1] In 1973, Murali Mohan debuted in Jagame Maya (1973) produced by Poornachandra Rao Atluri. He gained recognition with the 1974 film Tirupati directed by Dasari Narayana Rao. He has acted in over 350 feature films.[2] He has served in various positions in National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) and the Andhra Pradesh Film Development Corporation. In addition, he is the Honorary President of the Telugu Movie Artists Association. [3]

In 1980 he formed his own film production company, Jayabheri Arts, with his brother Kishore. His first film as producer was Varala Abbay directed by Raja Chandra. It turned out to be Murali Mohan's 100th film. The company produced 25 films, which include the recent blockbuster film Athadu. He is the Chairman of the construction company Jayabheri Group.[4][5] He has also been active in politics for the Telugu Desam Party. On the political front, he contested in the 15th Loksabha elections in 2009 as the TDP candidate from Rajahmundry parliamentary constituency of Andhra Pradesh, which eventually lost to the Indian National Congress candidate Vundavalli Aruna Kumar by just 2,147 votes. [6] In 2014, he won the 16th Loksabha elections as a member of Parliament from Rajahmundry.

Personal life[edit]

Murali Mohan Maganti (born: Maganti Raja Babu) was born on June 24, 1940 in Chataparru to Maganti Madhava Rao an Indian freedom fighter. He did his schooling in Eluru. He shifted gears in 1963 and started his own business dealing in electrical motors and oil engines. He then ventured into stage acting in Vijayawada. Murali Mohan is married to Vijaya Lakshsmi, with whom he has a daughter Madhu Bindhu and a son Ram Mohan.[7]


The Murali Mohan Charitable Trust[8] provides free education for people who secure 85% in both SSC and intermediate and below 10,000 rank in EAMCET or any other preferred Entrance Tests. The students will be taken into consideration only after full-fledged screening for their financial status. Since its inception the Trust has adopted nearly 1,000 students of Engineering and Medicine.[9][10]