Born :Modhugulapalem Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh
Years active:1975 – present
Spouse(s):Late Manchu Vidya Devi, Manchu Nirmala Devi
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.
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 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.
Mohan Babu was born to Narayanaswamy Naidu and Lakshmamma in the Modhugulapalem village near the banks of the river Swarnamukhi. Mohan Babu grew up with his three younger brothers, Ranganath Chowdary, Ramachandra Chowdary, Krishna and his sister Vijaya. After finishing primary schooling from Yerpedu village, he attended the S.P.J.N.M High School in Tirupati.
Dr. M. Mohan Babu was married to Manchu Vidya Devi and has a son Manchu Vishnu and a daughter Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna – both of who are actors in the film industry. After her demise, he married Manchu Nirmala Devi, the sister of his first wife and have a son Manchu Manoj who is also an actor.
Filmfare Awards South
Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) – Peddarayudu (1995)
CineMAA Award for Best Supporting Actor – Yamadonga (2008)