Babu Mohan[1] is a comedy actor in Telugu cinema. He often performed with Kota Srinivasa Rao. He won Nandi Award for Best Male Comedian for his role in Mamagaru film.[2]

Babu Mohan
Born(1952-04-14)14 April 1952
OccupationActor, Politician
Years active1980s – Present
Spouse(s)Indira Vijaya Lakshmi
Parent(s)Pally Anand Rao & Premamma

Early lifeEdit

Babu Mohan was born Pally Babu Mohan Rao in Beerolu, Khammam district of Telangana, India. His father was a teacher. He experienced bullying from childhood due to his appearance,[clarification needed] in spite of which he found employment in the government Revenue department. He left this job to pursue his interest in films.

Film careerEdit

Babu Mohan debuted in the film Ee Prasnaku Baduledi, followed by Ahuthi (directed by Kodi Ramakrishna), Ankusham and then a comedy character in Mamagaru. The last of these established his reputation as a comedian. After this film, Babu Mohan and Kota Srinivasa Rao developed a comedy partnership, for which many producers created special characters. The pair played in Mayalodu, Rajendrudu Gajendrudu and other films, the majority of which were directed by S. V. Krishna Reddy.

Babu Mohan also paired with Brahmanandam. Their films include Hello Brother, Varasudu, Allari Alludu, Pedarayudu, Paradesi, Appula Appa Rao and Jamba Lakidi Pamba.

Political careerEdit

Babu Mohan was a staunch supporter of N. T. Rama Rao from his early days, and this led him to join the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). He became an MLA from Medak district Andole Constituency,[3][failed verification] serving as Labour and Factories Minister in the TDP government. In the last two general elections, held in 2004 and 2009, he lost to the previous Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Raja Narasimha. He joined Telangana Rastra Samithi (TRS) and in 2014 General Elections he won the election on Damodar Raja Narasimha and he recently joined BJP.

Personal lifeEdit

Mohan is married to Indira Vijaya Lakshmi. Their eldest son, Pally Pavan Kumar, died in a road accident on 12 October 2003.[4]


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  1. ^ "Doctorate Kasturi Babu Mohan Rao Biography". Telangana News Paper. 29 January 2016.
  2. ^ "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964–2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964–2008)] (PDF). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 21 August 2020.(in Telugu)
  3. ^ "Will Babu Mohan get Andole ticket?". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 12 March 2009. Archived from the original on 16 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Babu Mohan's son dies in accident". The Times of India. 13 October 2003. Archived from the original on 13 November 2011. P Pavan Kumar, the eldest son of labour minister P Babu Mohan, died in a road accident on Sunday morning.

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