Manchu Manoj

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.


Early life

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.


Child actor

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.


Year Title Role Language Notes
1993 Major Chandrakanth Telugu Child actor
1994 Punyabhoomi Naa Desam Telugu Child actor
1997 Adavilo Anna Telugu Child actor
1998 Khaidhigaru Raju
2004 Donga Dongadi Vasu Telugu CineMAA Awards – Best Male Debut
2005 Political Rowdy Telugu Cameo appearance
2005 Sri Sri Telugu
2007 Raju Bhai Raju babai Telugu
2008 Nenu Meeku Telusa…? Aditya Telugu
2009 Prayanam Dhruv Telugu
2010 Bindaas Ajay Telugu Nandi Special Jury Award[3]
2010 Vedam Vivek Chakravarthy Telugu
2010 Jhummandi Naadam Balu Telugu TSR TV9 Awards – Special Jury Award
2012 Mr. Nookayya Nookayya Telugu
2012 Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara? Manoj Telugu
2013 Potugadu Govindu Telugu
2014 Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda Ajay Telugu
2014 Current Theega Telugu Filming[4]