Padma Shri Mohan Babu, also known as the Dialogue King, born as Manchu Bhaktavatsalam Naidu– completes 41 years in the Telugu film Industry today. In 1974, he entered into this industry with “Kannavari Kalalu” and “Alluri Seetha Rama Raju.” Mohan Babu’s first major breakthrough as an actor came with the 1975 film “Swargam Narakam” as a villain which was directed by Dasari Narayana Rao. After appearing in many films as a comic villain, he proceeded to star as a leading actor in “Khadi Kalidasu,” “Ketugadu,” “Gruhapravesham,” “Assembly Rowdy,” “Allari Mogudu” and many more. After a very successful career in Telugu cinema, Mohan Babu as a lover of arts was also drawn to the happenings of Tamil cinema. After being initiated into the Tamil film Industry, he went on to appear in more than 20 Tamil films with a multitude of roles.
With more than 500 films to his credit, the actor made a unique place for himself in the history of Telugu cinema by acting in a wide range of memorable characters. Mohan babu not only acted, but also produced during his career. He gave us some unforgettable hits like “Assembly Rowdy,” “Rowdy Mogudu,” “Alludu Garu“, “Pedda Rayudu”, “Brahma,” “Postman,” “Adavilo Anna,” “Kuntiputrudu,” “Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary” and “Major Chandrakanth” under his owner banner Sree Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures. Mohan Babu is a fine actor with his unique dialogue delivery. He is not only addressed as the Dialogue King but also as Collection King and Nata Prapoorna. In his illustrious career, Mohan Babu was referred with several awards and the Padmashri the 4th highest civilian award. The legendary actor was honored with a honorary doctorate by the University of California.
Being an ardent fan of the legendary actor and former chief minister, N.T. Rama Rao, Mohan Babu was associated with the Telugu Desam Party. He was nominated as a Rajya Sabha member in 1995 and was also the member of Human Resources Department from 1996 to 1997 during his tenure in Rajya Sabha. Mohan Babu’s daughter Lakshmi Manchu is a movie actress, TV presenter and producer and his sons Manchu Vishnu and Manchu Manoj are leading actors in Tollywood. The three talented actors from the Manchu family are continuing a great legacy initiated by their father Manchu Mohan Babu.
Apart from being a producer, Mohan Babu established the Sree Vidyanikethan Educational Trust in 1993. It provides free education to the poor with delivering efficient professionals to the Nation.
We at thetelugufilmnagar.com wish and congratulate Dr. Manchu Mohan Babu on his successful 41 years of journey and also wish him all the success for the rest of his career.