Mohan Babu Manchu (born Manchu Bhakthavatsalam Naidu) is an Indian film actor, director, and producer, known for his works predominantly in Telugu Cinema and few Tamil films. Mohan Babu has attended the Madras Film Institute.He has acted in more than five hundred feature films in lead, supporting and cameo roles.In 1995, He has received Filmfare Best Actor Award, for his work in the multi-starrer Pedarayudu, which also starred Rajnikanth in a pivotal role.In 2007, He has received the CineMAA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Yamadonga.Mohan Babu was awarded an honorary doctorate from University of California, Berkely for his contribution to the field of cinema and education.
In 1980, He was starred in the Tamil film, Guru, alongside Kamal Hassan. In the same year he portrayed a British commanding officer in Sardar Papa Rayudu, alongside N. T. Rama Rao.He received critical reception for his antagonist roles in films like Alluri Seetharama Raju (1974), Swargam Narakam (1975), Gorantha Deepam (1978), Sivaranjani (1978), Padaharella Vayasu (1978), Driver Ramudu (1979), Satyam Shivam (1981), Premabhishekam (1981), Chattaniki Kallu Levu (1981), Patnam Vachina Pativrathalu (1982), Grihalakshmi (1984), Adavi Donga (1985), khaidi No.786 (1988), Gruhapravesam (1988), Janaki Ramudu (1988), Lankeshwarudu (1989), Kodama Simham (1990), Kondaveeti Donga (1990), Annamayya (1997), and Sri Jagadguru Aadi Sankara (2013).
On the other hand, he was starred in blockbusters hit films like Alludugaru (1990) alongside Ramya Krishnan, Assembly Rowdy (1991) alongside Divya Bharti, Rowdy Gari Pellam (1991) alongside Shobana, Allari Mogudu (1992) alongside Meena, Brahma (1992) alongside Shilpa Shirodkar, Major Chandrakanth (1993) alongside Nagma, Peddarayudu (1995) alongside Soundarya, Collector garu (1996) alongside Sakshi Shivanand, Adavilo Anna (1997) alongside Roja, Veedevadandi Babu (1997) alongside Shilpa Shetty, Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda (2014) alongside Raveena Tandon, and Rowdy (2014) alongside Jaya Sudha.A former Physical education instructor, Mohan Babu is a noted educationalist, and operates Sri Vidya Niketan Educational Institutions, and is the founder of Sree Vidyanikethan Educational Trust.In the year 2007, he received Padma Shri for his contribution to the field of Arts and education.
He is a former Member of Parliament – Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh after being elected in the year 1995.He was also elected a Deputy into the International Parliament for Safety and Peace, an intergovernmental organization based in Italy.He is referred to in the media as Dialogue King, Collection King, Nataprapoorna, and Natavachaspathi.He is also the owner of production companies Sree Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures, 24 Frames Factory and Manchu Entertainment.