Mohan Babu (Dr. M. Mohan Babu), born as Manchu Bakthavatsalam Naidu, is an actor, producer, politician from Andhra Pradesh. He has achieved the prestigious national honor Padma Shri in 2007, by the President of India. Born into an agriculture family at a far-flung village Modugulapalemin Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh (20 Km from famous pilgrim centre Tirupati), Dr. M.Mohan Babu rose to become one of the most accomplished movie artistes. He is also a successful film producer, a champion of people’s voice, an educationist and above all a philanthropist. His advancement is clearly marked by strict discipline, dedication and determination. His early life is nothing short of a true film adventure. Caught in the magical ring of the tinsel world, the lad Dr. Mohan Babu could attract huge gatherings at stage plays. When he revealed to the people of his village that he intended to become a Hero, they mocked at him. Undaunted, the young colt reached the erstwhile Madras (Now Chennai), the then capital of South Indian film industry. Working as physical instructor with a YMCA degree, he continued pursuing his dream of becoming a hero. He walked in rain and experienced many a hungry night due to thin or empty pocket. Circumstances forced him to don the avatar as an assistant director, before the ace director of that time Dr Dasari Narayana Rao could change the youth’s name from “Bakthavatsalam” to “Mohan Babu” and give him the first role in the film “Swargam Narakam”.
He proved himself the best in all areas of histrionics – as a leading villain, comedian, character artiste and hero. The saga that began twenty-nine years ago had ultimately shaped Dr. Mohan Babu into a Hero of the masses. He is credited with a rare achievement of acting in 504 movies. His 100th movie as a hero is on the anvil.
Establishing Sree Vidyanikethan Educational Trust in 1992, he started an International School near Tirupati (famous pilgrim centre in Andhra Pradesh) in order to provide excellent educational facilities to the poor and downtrodden students. Soon, an engineering college and a degree college had come up. Parents from across the country and overseas have kept unbroken faith in Mohan Babu, while the students admire him as their beloved uncle.
As the Founder-Chairman of Sree Vidyaniketan Educational Institutions’ he saw to it that 25% of seats are offered to students of economically poor and backward classes, apart from providing free education and boarding to them. “Freedom from want is the real freedom” he says and helps the poor and downtrodden in the hour of need. When people face the wrath of natural calamities and epidemics, his organization rushes to the area of devastation with medicines, food, utensils and renders liberal financial help to the victims.
He believes in not going where the path leads but instead makes a path himself leaving a trail for others. His achievements prove the saying — Deep within the wisdom of uncertainty lies the real of life.
2) Dharma Portatam
5) Ragile Gundelu
6) Edadugula Bandham
7) Naa Mogudu Naakesontham
10) Rowdigari Pellam
12) Kunthi Putrudu
13) Punyabhoomi Naadesham
15) Adavilo Anna
16) Collector garu
20) Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary
22) Thappu Chesi Pappukudu
24) Shiv Shankar
26) Political Rowdy
29) Raju Bhai
He was conferred the coveted Padma Shri award in recognition of his services to the field of art. •Mohan Babu has also won many awards from the press, cultural organizations, screen, FilmFare, and several others.
He has been dubbed “Nataprapoorna” (complete artiste), “Dialogue King” and “Collection King”.
Movies of Dr. M. Mohan Babu :
- 2014 Rowdy
- 2014 Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda
- 2013 Sri Jagadguru Aadi Sankara
- 2010 Jummandhinadham
- 2009 Saleem, Raju Maharaju, Mesthri ,
- 2008 Pandurangadu, Bujjigaadu: Made in Chennai, Krishnarjuna ,
- 2007 Yamadonga
- 2006 Game
- 2005 Sri , Political Rowdy, Meesrti
- 2004 Suryam , Shiva Shankar
- 2002 Tappu Chesi Pappu Koodu , Kondaveeti Simhasanam ,
- 2001 Adhipathi
- 2000 Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary
- 1999 Postman , Sri Ramulayya, Yamajaathakudu
- 1998 Rayudu , Khaidi Garu
- 1997 Collector Garu, Adavilo Anna, Annamayya, Veedevadandi Babu
- 1996 Adhirindhi Alludu, Soggadi Pellam
- 1995 Peda Rayudu
- 1994 Punya Bhoomi Naa Desam, Allari Police, M Dharmaraju M.A.
- 1993 Detective Naarada, Kunti Puthrudu, Major Chandrakant, Rowdy Mogudu
- 1992 Brahma, Chitemma Mogudu, Allari Mogudu, Donga Police, Samrat Ashok
- 1991 Rowdy Gari Pellam, Coolie No. 1, Assembly Rowdy, Alludu Diddina Kapuram, Peddinti Alludu, Prema Panjaram
- 1990 Kodama Simham, Kondaveeti Donga, Maa Inti Katha, Alludugaru, Kadapa Redamma, Prananiki Pranam, Prema Yuddham
- 1989 Lankeshwarudu, Bhale Donga, Vijay, Agni, Agni Nakshatram, Bala Gopaludu, Black Tiger, Dhruvanakshatram, Koduku Diddina Kapuram, Naa Mogudu Nanke Sontham, Two Town Rowdy, Vontari Poratam,
- 1988 Yudda Bhoomi, Janaki Ramudu, Khaidi No. 786, Murali Krishnudu, Manchi Donga, Atmakatha, Brahma Puthrudu, Chinnabaabu, Donga Ramudu, Intinti Bhagavatham, Praja Pratinidhi, Varasudochhadu
- 1987 Srinivasa Kalyanam, Chakravarthy, Sardar Dharmanna, Veera Prathap, Nene Raju Nene Manthri, Vishwanatha Nayakudu
- 1986 Maanavudu Daanavudu, Kondaveeti Raja, Nampalli Nagu, Papikondalu, Tandra Paparayudu, Ugranarasimham
- 1985 Adavi Donga, Vintha Mogudu, Edadugula Bandham, Illaliko Pariksha, Kalyana Thilakam, Kothapelli Kuthuru, Maro Monagadu, Nerashudu, Ragile Gundelu, Sanchalanam, Thirugubatu
- 1984 Bhale Ramudu, Ee Thirpu Illalidhi, Srimathi Kaavali, Padmavyuham, Aada Puli, Grihalakshmi, Rowdy, Sardar, Seethamma Pelli
- 1983 Dharma Poratam, , Durga Devi, , Kala Yamudu, Kurukshetramlo Seeta, Maro Maya Bazaar, Mayagadu, Palletoori Pidugu, Police Venkataswamy
- 1983 Pralaya Garjanai,
- 1982 Billa Ranga, Patnam Vachchina Pativrathalu, Prathigna, Gruha Pravesam, Chandamama, Devatha, Jayasudha, Kotha Neeru, Pralaya Rudrudu, Pratikaram, Sawaal
- 1981 Kirayi Rowdylu, Chettaniki Kallu Levu, Addala Meda, Aggirava, Dabbu Dabbu Dabbu, Kondaveeti Simham, Patalam Pandu, Premaabhishekam, Satyam Shivam, Taxi Driver
- 1980 Kottapeta Rowdy, Bhale Krishnudu, Buchi Babu, Chesina Basalu, Circus Ramudu, Deeparadhana, Dharma Chakram, Gandhara Golam, Gharana Donga, Gopala Rao Gari Ammayi, Guru, Kaksha, Ketugadu, Mahalaxmi, Manavude Mahaneeyudu, Paalu Neelu, Pilla Zamindar, Prema Kanuka, Ragile Hridayalu, Saradaa Ramudu, Sardar Papa Rayudu, Seeta Ramulu, Sujata, Trilok Sundari
- 1979 Sri Rambantu, Kotta Alludu, Andadu Aagadu, Driver Ramudu, Kalyani, Maavuri Devatha, Nindu Noorellu, Rama Banam, Ramude Ravanudaithe, Rangoon Rowdy, Shokilla Rayudu
- 1978 Chal Mohana Ranga, Pottelu Punnamma, Dongala Dopidi, Bommarillu, Gorantha Deepam, Kalanthakulu, Kumara Raja, Mugguru Muggure, Nayudu Bava, Padaharella Vayasu, Ramakrishnulu, Simha Baludu, Simha Garjana, Sivaranjani, Vichitra Jeevitham
- 1977 Manushulu Chesina Dongalu, Bangaru Bommalu, Bhale Alludu, Dongalaku Donga, Khaidi Kalidasu, Kurukshetramu
- 1976 Bhale Dongalu, Athavarillu, O Manishi Thirigi Chudu
- 1975 Swargam Narakam
- 1974 Alluri Seetharama Raju, Kannavaari Kalalu