Padma Sree Mohan Babu completed 41 years in the Telugu Film Industry. Entered into films as Bhakthavatsalam Naidu on 22nd November 1975, he grew into a formidable force with dedication and attitude. With over 560 films to credit, the actor made a unique place for himself in history of Telugu cinema by acting in wide range of memorable characters. His contribution to film industry was recently commemorated at the 63rd Filmfare Awards with Lifetime Achievement Award and a honorary doctorate from University of California, Berkeley for his contribution to cinema and education.
Began the career as a Physical Education instructor at YAMCA college of physical education for many years, he joined Dasari Narayana Rao as a script writer after a long struggle in life. Swargam Narakam is the first breakthrough for Mohan Babu who is now a most respected name in South Indian film industry addressed with different titles like Dialogue King, Collection King, Nataprapoorna, and Natavachaspathi.
Influenced by the ideals of Legendary NTR, entry of Mohan Babu into politics is one more milestone in his life. Later served as MP in Rajya Sabha and was also a member of the Committee on Human Resource Development from 1996 to 1997 and also the member for committee on Urban and Rural Development and the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. His services for backward Rayalaseema region people during the drought times cannot be forgotten.
Today, Mohan Babu’s contribution to educational field with the establishment of Sree Vidyanikethan Educational Trust in 1993, providing free education for the poor is delivering efficient professionals to the Nation.
Manchu Vishnu, Lakshmi Prasanna and Manoj; the three talented progenies from Manchu family are continuing a great legacy initiated by their father Mohan Babu.
Let us wish and congratulate Dr Mohan Babu garu on his successful 41 years of journey in the service of arts, culture and education. He is a pride for our Telugu people.