Bakthavatsalam (Mohan Babu (Dr. M. Mohan Babu)), born as Manchu Bhaktavatsalam Naidu, is known for his variety as an actor, producer, politician and educationist from Andhra Pradesh, India. He was conferred with the prestigious National honor Padma Shri for his yeomen services to the field of Art in 2007, by His Excellency President of India. Moreover, he has been elected as a Deputy into the International Parliament for Safety and Peace, an intergovernmental organization based in Italy (see  and ).He is popularly called as Dialogue King, Collection King and Nataprapoorna. He is one of the living legends of South Indian FIlm Industry
Mohan Babu is the eldest son of a pious retired school headmaster Manchu Narayanaswamy Naidu and Lakshmamma. He was born on March 19th at Modhugulapalem village near the banks of river Swarnamukhi, and sandwiched between two famous pilgrim centers Tirupati (abode of Lord Venkateshwara) and Srikalahasti (abode of Lord Vayulingeswara) in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. He has three younger brothers – Ranganath Chowdary, Ramachandra Chowdary and Krishna – and a sister Vijaya. He had his schooling at Yerpedu village and Tirupati. He took his degree in Physical Education in Chennai (Erstwhile Madras). Worked as physical education instructor for a brief while, before making his debut as an artiste in Telugu film industry. Mohan Babu also worked in the direction department for about half-a-decade in early 1970s. He made his debut as an artiste in the film Swargam Narakam(1977).
Mohan Babu is a fine actor with his unique dialogue delivery.He had acted in 510 films which include 216 films as Hero. Be it any character, he has and is still known to dominate other actors on screem. His Straight forwardness is known all over India. His film “Pedharaayudu” is one of the several films that has come to stay as evergreen hits made indelible impression on the minds of the people. His two sons Vishnu Manchu and Manoj Manchu are leading film heroes. Daughter Lakshmi Manchu is a producer and plays prominent role in their home banner Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures.