(Manoj Manchu) is the son of actor
, and he predominantly acts in Telugu movies only. His father was a prominent star in Tollywood who acted in five hundred films in the lead, supporting, and cameo roles. Manoj was born on 20 May 1983 to actor Mohan Babu and his wife, Manchu Nirmala Devi. Manoj Kumar made his film debut at an early age when he acted as a child artist in Major Chandrakanth that released in 1993. Subsequently, he was offered to play many child roles including his father’s films where he narrated his child role effectively. Later, he played his first lead role as a hero in ‘Donga Dongadi’ which was a 2004 Telugu action comedy film and a remake of Tamil film ‘Thiruda Thirudi’. Thus, he got subsequent offers in movies and appeared in a movie ‘Sri’ (2005) and ‘Raju Bhai’ (2007). In 2008, his film ‘Nenu Meeku Telusa.?’ released which had melodious music but was an average success at the box office. But it was only in 2009 that his film ‘Prayanam’ did moderately well followed with ‘
’ (2010) that opened up in the box-office very well.
The film was a super hit. In the same year, another film ‘
’ did create huge returns at the box office. The film was critically acclaimed, and he gained a position in the top actors list. The year 2010 remains his successful year. In 2015, he got married to his girlfriend Pranathi Reddy whom he has been dating for past two years. It was a memorable ceremony that was graced by actors like Balakrishna, Trisha,
, Jayasudha, Jayaprada, Hansika, etc. The actor got married at a time when his father has also completed 40 years of dedicated service to the film industry. In 2013, Mohan Babu’s daughter
had set up a film production company named ‘Manchu Entertainment’ and the actor had acted in two films of his home production (‘
’ and ‘Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?’).
Both the films got a positive reaction at the box office. This year, another in-house film ‘
’( Manch Entertainment) got released, and this film also received very positive reviews. The actor is looking forward to one of his movie project ‘
’ whose first look poster had released and have created a buzz in the tinsel town. The movie is likely to hit the big screens in 2016. His film ‘
’ which is directed by
Ram Gopal Varma
is also awaiting release.