Manchu Manoj

Manchu Manoj
Born Manchu Manoj Kumar
(1983-05-20) 20 May 1983
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Pranathi Reddy
(20 May 2015 – present)[1]
Parent(s) Mohan Babu, Nirmala Devi
Relatives Lakshmi Manchu
Vishnu Manchu
Website Manchu Manoj

Manchu Manoj Kumar is an Indian film actor known for his works exclusively in Telugu cinema. Born to Telugu actor Mohan Babu,[2] Manoj first appeared at the age of ten as a child artist in Major Chandrakanth. Manoj made his film debut in a leading role with Donga Dongadi in 2004. He received state Nandi Special Jury Award for his work in Bindaas.

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 bachelor's degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Personal life

In May 2015, Manoj married his girl friend Pranathi Reddy after seeing each other for 2 years.Pranathi Reddy did her CCA (chartered accountant) in USA and was a classmate of Manoj's sister-in-law, Viranica.


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.


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 films.[3] His subsequent releases were Potugadu, Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda and Current Theega.[4]


No Year Title Role Language Notes
1 1993 Major Chandrakanth Telugu Child actor
2 1997 Adavilo Anna Telugu Child actor
3 1998 Khaidhigaru Raju Telugu Child actor
4 2004 Donga Dongadi Vasu Telugu CineMAA Awards - Best Male Debut , Remake Of Thiruda Thirudi
5 2005 Political Rowdy Himself Telugu Special Appearance
6 2005 Sri Sri Telugu
7 2007 Raju Bhai Raju Bhai Telugu Remake of Chithiram Pesuthadi
8 2008 Nenu Meeku Telusa...? Adithya Telugu Dubbed in Tamil as Yennai Theriyuma
9 2009 Prayanam Dhruv Telugu
10 2010 Bindaas Ajay Telugu Nandi Special Jury Award[5]
11 2010 Vedam Vivek Chakravarthy
12 2010 Jhummandi Naadam Balu Telugu TSR TV9 Awards – Special Jury Award
13 2012 Mr. Nookayya Nookayya Telugu
14 2012 Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara? Manoj Telugu
15 2013 Potugadu Govindu Telugu
16 2014 Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda Ajay Telugu
17 2014 Current Theega Raju Telugu
18 2015 Dongaata Himself Telugu Special Appearance
19 2016 Shourya Shourya Telugu
20 2016 Attack Radha Krishna Telugu
21 2016 Okkadu Migiladu Telugu filming
22 2016 Gunturodu Telugu filming


7. ^ Manchu Manoj and Pranathi Reddy Sangeet Ceremony

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