Vishnu Vardhan Babu Biography
Vishnu Manchu (born November 23, 1979), the eldest son of Dr. Mohan Babu & Nirmala Devi, is an actor, producer and CEO of MBC (Mohan Babu Corporation) living and working in Hyderabad, India. His film, Dhee, was one of the most successful Telugu film in 2007. Vishnu is married to Ms. Veronica Reddy, the niece of Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, the late Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh,. The actor sponsor’s the ICL Indian Cricket League team, the Hyderabad Heroes.
Vishnu was born in Chennai , Tamil Nadu, India. His mother is Smt. Nirmala Devi Manchu , and his father is the eminent actor, politician, and educator, Dr.M.Mohan Babu. Vishnu’s first role in front of the camera came at the age of four when he appeared in “Ragile Gundelu” in 1985. The actor says he knew from the start that performing on the silver screen would always be his first love. Vishnu’s older sister, Lakshmi, is an actress in Hollywood, California, and a producer of South Indian films in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. His younger brother, Manoj, is also an actor in both the Telugu and Tamil cinema (Kollywood). After graduating from Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College with his B.Tech in Computer Science and Information Technologies, Vishnu then migrated to Los Angeles, California, where he took several courses in film acting and direction. While there, he studied martial arts
Having studied his craft through teachers and under the critical eye of his father, Vishnu broke into the leading man world in the self-titled film, “Vishnu” in 2003, directed by Malayalam Action Film Director, Shaji Kailas. A picture per year has followed and in the year 2007, his film “Dhee” . His film, “Saleem” was shot on locations throughout Europe, India, and Thailand. His current movie Vastaadu Naa Raaju is being shot and is slated for release in January 2011.
Vishnu has produced two films as well; “Yamajaathakudu” in 1999 and “Sri” in 2005. Having an interest in special effects, he also worked as an SPFX supervisor on “Vishnu” and as the SPFX foreman on “Sri”.
As the CEO of MBC, Vishnu Manchu oversees several child companies: Sree Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures, ThinkSmart, and 24 Frames Factory. Vishnu is also the CEO of SVET (Sree Vidyanikethan Educational Trust), a university chain of five colleges and nearly 10,000 students.