Manchu Manoj

Manchu Manoj Kumar (born 20 May 1983) is an Indian actor who works in Telugu films. He first appeared at the age of ten as a child artist in Major Chandrakanth. He made his film debut in a leading role with Donga Dongadi in 2004. He received the state Nandi Special Jury Award for his performance in box-office success Bindaas (2010). He also starred in Vedam (2010), Potugadu (2013), and Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda (2014).

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Manoj in 2008
Manchu Manoj Kumar[1]

(1983-05-20) 20 May 1983 (age 39)
Alma materSoutheastern Oklahoma State University
Years active2004–present
Pranathi Reddy
(m. 2015; div. 2019)
RelativesLakshmi Manchu (sister)
Vishnu Manchu (brother)
WebsiteManchu Manoj

Early lifeEdit

Manchu Manoj was born on 20 May 1983,[2][3] to film actor Mohan Babu and Nirmala Devi.[4] He has an elder sister Lakshmi and an elder brother Vishnu, who are both actors. He received his bachelor's degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.


Child actorEdit

Manoj was familiar to the 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 film 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 was known for its melodious music. In 2009, his first movie Prayanam, under 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.[5] His subsequent releases were Potugadu, Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda and Current Theega.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

In May 2015, Manoj married his girlfriend Pranathi Reddy.[7] He confirmed divorce from his wife in October 2019.[3]


  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Major Chandrakanth Major Chandrakanth Grandson Child actor
1997 Adavilo Anna Un­known Child actor
1998 Khaidhigaru Raju Child actor
2004 Donga Dongadi Vasu CineMAA Awards - Best Male Debut, Remake Of Thiruda Thirudi
2005 Political Rowdy Himself Special appearance
Sri Sri
2007 Raju Bhai Raju Bhai
2008 Nenu Meeku Telusa...? Adithya
2009 Prayanam Dhruv
2010 Bindaas Ajay Nandi Special Jury Award[8]
Vedam Vivek Chakravarthy
Jhummandi Naadam Balu
2012 Mr. Nookayya Nookayya
Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara? Manoj
2013 Potugadu Govindu
2014 Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda Ajay
Current Theega Raju
2015 Dongaata Himself Special appearance
Superstar Kidnap Himself Special appearance
2016 Shourya Shourya
Attack Radha Krishna
2017 Gunturodu Kanna
Okkadu Migiladu Surya
2018 Idi Naa Love Story Himself Cameo appearance
Operation 2019 Police officer Cameo appearance
2021 Aham Brahmasmi  TBA Filming[9]


Manoj Kumar's UnityEdit

In 2017, Manoj started a foundation called Manoj Kumar's Unity to collect funds for the development of farmers.[10]

It works by way of one donor nominating others on social media to do so.[11]


  1. ^ "Time to get Bindaas". Rediff. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Manchu Manoj Celebrates His Birthday With Family!". Sakshi Post. 20 May 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Manchu Manoj announces separation from wife Pranathi Reddy". The Indian Express. 17 October 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Chitchat with Manoj". Retrieved 24 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Manoj Manchu announces five films". Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Manchu Manoj's next titled Current Theega - Times of India". The Times of India. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Manchu Manoj ties the knot with Pranathi in a star-studded ceremony". India Today. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  8. ^ "nandi award". cineradham. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Ram Charan claps the muhurat shot for Manchu Manoj's "Aham Brahmmi"". The Times of India. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  10. ^ "Manoj on a new mission". The Hans India. 28 May 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Manchu Manoj on a new mission". 29 May 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2017.

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