Manchu Manoj Kumar is well known as Manoj is an upcoming Telugu actor who acted in couple of Tamil films too. He was born on 20th May 1983 to popular film actor Manchu Mohan Babu and Manchu Nirmala Devi. He has an elder sister Lakshmi Manchu and an elder brother Vishnu Manchu who is also an actor in Tollywood. He completed his schooling in Tirupathi. He did his bachelor’s degree from South-eastern Oklahoma State University.
Manoj is familiar to Telugu audience right from his child hood. He played many roles as a child actor in his own banner movies when his father Mohan Babu is shown as a kid in flash back. Manoj faced the camera at the age of ten as a child artist in his father's film “Major Chandrakanth”. He got many appreciations for the role he did in the movie “Punya Bhoomi Naa Deshm” starred by his father.
Manoj made his film debut in a leading role with Donga Dongadi in 2004 which is remade from a Tamil movie called “Thiruda Thirudi”. That was an average grosser at Box-office. He didn't have any hits after that. “Raju Bhai” in 2007 turned out be a below average even though the movie plot and narration was good. . 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. He received a Nandi Special Jury Award from Government of Andhra Pradesh for the movie “Bindaas”. His next film was “Vedam” which was a critical and commercial success. He gained accolades for his role in “Vedam”. And “Mr.Nookkayya” was a super Hit which was reviewed as an experimental movie. The movie revolves around a recurring amnesiac. It was weaved on the basis of an English movie Clean Slate and his next film “Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?” (UKUP) turned the same with big loss. He produced many movies under the banner of Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures.
He has got an elder sister Lakshmi Manchu and an elder brother Vishnu Manchu who is also an upcoming actor in Tollywood. He is currently working for two projects one is “Potugadu” which is going to hit the theatres with few months and next is Multi starrer film with his father Mohan Babu, brother Vishnu, Tanish and Varun Sandesh. This multi starrer film is coming under their own production house.
He received a Nandi Special Jury Award from Government of Andhra Pradesh for the movie “Bindaas”.