Manchu Manoj Kumar is an Indian film actor working in Telugu cinema. Born to Telugu actor Mohan babu, Manoj first appeared at the age of ten in his father’s film Major Chandrakanth. Manoj made his film debut in a leading role withDonga Dongadi in 2004. He received a Nandi Special Jury Award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh for the filmBindaas.
Manchu Manoj Kumar was born on 20 May 1983 to film actor Mohan Babu and Manchu Nirmala Devi. He has an elder sister Lakshmi Manchu and an elder brother Vishnu Manchu who are both Tollywood actors. He received his bachelors degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Manoj was familiar to Telugu audience right from his childhood. He played many roles as a child actor in his own banner movies where his father Mohan Babu is shown as a child in flashbacks. He was well received for the role he played in the movie Punyabhoomi Naa Desam starred by his father.
2004 – present
He started his career as a hero in 2004 with a movie called Donga Dongadi. In 2005, he appeared in the movie Sri and next in Raju Bhai in 2007. His movie Nenu Meeku Telusa…? was an average grosser but known for its melodious music. In 2009 his first movie Prayanam in the direction of Chandra Sekhar Yeleti did moderately well. His first movie in 2010, Bindaas turned out to be the biggest hit of his career. Another movie in 2010, Vedam was a critical and commercial success. He gained accolades for his role in Vedam. In 2012, he starred in Mr. Nookayya and Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?. In March 2013, he announced 5 filmsamong which Potugadu and Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda have been released.
|1993||Major Chandrakanth||Telugu||Child actor|
|1994||Punyabhoomi Naa Desam||Telugu||Child actor|
|1997||Adavilo Anna||Telugu||Child actor|
|2004||Donga Dongadi||Vasu||Telugu||CineMAA Awards – Best Male Debut|
|2005||Political Rowdy||Telugu||Cameo appearance|
|2007||Raju Bhai||Raju babai||Telugu|
|2008||Nenu Meeku Telusa…?||Aditya||Telugu|
|2010||Bindaas||Ajay||Telugu||Nandi Special Jury Award|
|2010||Jhummandi Naadam||Balu||Telugu||TSR TV9 Awards – Special Jury Award|
|2012||Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?||Manoj||Telugu|
|2014||Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda||Ajay||Telugu|