Mohan Babu Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Occupational Path and Net Worth

Manchu Bhakthavatsalam popularly known as Mohan Babu, is an Indian actor and producer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. An alumnus of the Madras Film Institute, Mohan Babu has acted in more than 500 films in lead, supporting and a variety of roles.

Profile Summary

Full Name/Nickname Manchu Bhakthavatsalam/Mohan Babu
Date of Birth March 19, 1952
Gender Male
Nationality Indian
Occupation Indian actor and producer
Net Worth $75 million

Who is Mohan Babu?

Mohan Babu is Telugu cinema Indian actor and producer, who was born on March 19, 1952, to Manchu Narayanaswamy and Manchu Lakshmamma in the Modhugulapalem village near Tirupati, India.

Professional Life of Mohan Babu


While serving his tenure in the Rajya Sabha, he was also a member of the Committee on Human Resource Development from 1996 to 1997, the committee on Urban and Rural Development and the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

After leaving the TDP, Mohan Babu continued with his career in the film industry. While in the midst of producing a movie titled Sri Ramuliah, he narrowly escaped a bomb blast which killed 23 people and injuring 35 others in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.

Mohan Babu is also known to have actively participated in improving the living standards of many underprivileged artists in the South Indian Film Industry. Mohan Babu stayed away from politics after NTR’s demise. He joined YSR Congress Party in 2019 and campaigned for Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy in becoming CM. Though not actively involved in political activities, he raises his voice against any injustice in the society. There are speculations that BJP has invited Mohan Babu to join the national party as he met PM Narendra Modi along with his family in the beginning of 2020.

Due to severe drought, the Rayalaseema people and agrarian community were cut off from necessary food supplies. Due to the event, plenty of people suffered from starvation. During his tenure as a Rajya Sabha MP, Mohan Babu visited the drought hit region and created some solutions to help the victims of famine.

Mohan Babu developed his love of acting and passed it along to his children, with three kids following his footsteps into the film and education sector and carrying on his legacy. His daughter Lakshmi Manchu was appointed as the brand ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by the Prime Minister of India. Manchu Vishnu and Manchu Manoj have undertaken many initiatives to improve the condition of underprivileged children who were flood victims in the past.

Marital Life of Mohan Babu

Mohan Babu was married to Vidya Devi, with whom he has a son, Manchu Vishnu, and a daughter, Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna, who are both actors in the film industry. After her death, he married her younger sister, Nirmala Devi, with whom he has a son Manchu Manoj, also an actor.

Mohan Babu Biography Wiki Age Family Career Path And Net Worth
Mohan Babu

Mohan Babu Net Worth

Mohan Babu has amassed quite a lot from his acting and producing career, and he is estimated to be worth around $75 million.


Mohan received Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu for his work in the multi-starrer Pedarayudu, which also starred Rajinikanth in a pivotal role in 1995 In 2007, he received the CineMAA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Yamadonga. Mohan Babu was honored at the University of California, Berkeley for his contribution to the field of cinema and education. He is the co-owner of production companies such as Sree Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures, 24 Frames Factory and Manchu Entertainment. In 2017, he garnered the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – South. In 2017, he received the “Special Appreciation Award” for completing “forty years in cinema” at the 6th South Indian International Movie Award.

As an ardent admirer of N.T. Rama Rao, in the year 1993, Mohan Babu produced Major Chandrakanth, starring N.T. Rama Rao and himself. The movie was directed by K. Raghavendra Rao and went on to become a major blockbuster. The movie also celebrated its silver jubilee and stands as the last movie in N.T. Rama Rao’s film career.

As he completed 40 years in the film industry, the actor’s popular dialogues were compiled in a book, named “Dialogue Book”.


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