HYDERABAD: Well known actor, director, producer, educationist and philanthropist Mohan Babu just completed 40 years on Saturday, in the film industry and he attributes his success and longevity to his ability to adapt to the trade and audience’s expectations. Mohan Babu who has acted in more than five hundred feature films in lead role, and many dominant roles, his first major breakthrough as an actor came with the 1975 film Swargam - Narakam directed by Dasari Narayana Rao. Since then there has been no looking back as he went on to achieve success and popularity, first as an actor then as a producer, director and a philanthropist.
Major Chandrakanth, starring N.T. Rama Rao and himself in the lead roles directed by K. Raghavendra Rao is among the big blockbuster films in Mohan Babu’s career.
“I must thank all those people who were around me and supported me during these 40 years. But in the course of my journey I have realised that it is important to listen and understand what the audience expects from you every time you face the camera,” said the Padma Shri awardee adding, “I have also been open to learning throughout my career. My recent film with Vishnu Manchu and Ram Gopal Varma Rowdy is a step in that direction. I also believe the exchange of knowledge between young and old.”
His sons Vishnu Manchu, Manoj Manchu and daughter Lakshmi Manchu have made their mark in the industry and continue to enthrall audiences with their diverse screen performances. The actor surprised everyone with his comeback film with a whole new look in the film Rowdy which got tremendous response at the box office.
“I love challenges and my hunger for more continues,” he says.