• Birth Name Manchu Vishnu Vaardhan Babu
  • Date of birth 1981-11-23
  • birth place Chennai
  • spouse(s) Vironica Reddy
  • children Viviana Manchu, Ariaana Manchu
  • debut year 1985
  • debut movie Ragile Gundelu

Rate your star



Manchu Vishnu is the first entrant from Manchu family after Veteran actor, Mohan Babu. During his initial days, he struggled to come out of the shadow of expectations being the son of a legendary actor. Finally the ship is steadied but not totally.

  • Personal Life

    Manchu Vishnu is the eldest son of Mohan Babu and Nirmala Devi. Both his siblings, Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna and Manchu Manoj are actors too.  He completed his graduation from his father owned Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College in Computer Science and Information Technology stream. Later he flew to Los Angeles, California, where he underwent several courses in film acting and direction.

    Vishnu is married to Veronica Reddy, a relative of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, YS Raja Sehkar Reddy. With Veronica, he has twin girls Ariana and Viviana. 

  • Career

    Manchu Vishnu faced camera for the first time in his life as a child artist at the age of four when he appeared in “Ragile Gundelu” in 1985. He turned in to a full-fledged hero in 2003 with the film Vishnu directed by Shaji Kailas but the movie failed miserably at the box office. Unfazed by the failure, Vishnu continued to do one movie per year. After a string of flops (Vishnu, Suryam, Political Rowdy, Asthram, Game), Vishnu first tasted success with Srinu Vaitla’s Dhee in 2007.

    In the next year, his first multistarer movie, Krishna Arjuna alongside Nagarjuna released but went to become one more failure. His next movies, Saleem and Vasthadu Naa Raju even have bitter experiences in store from him. He acted and produced both the movies with big budgets but both of them went on to register as big disasters.  

    Finally, the success drought ended with Denikaina Ready in 2012. The movie went on to become the biggest hit in the actor’s career.

    The actor’s most recent movie, Doosukeltha got good reviews and talk. The actor once again banked on the ‘comedy’ mantra for success. The movie will end up as decent hit for Vishnu. The actor's inconsistency is back again immediately. His next two films - Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda and Rowdy directed by Ram Gopal Varma both failed at the box office.

    However the bigger shock is yet to come. His most recent film, Erra 
    Bus directed by Dasari Narayana Rao failed to draw crowds even for the morning shows of the release day and ended up as the biggest failure in Vishnu's career so far.


  • Trivia

    • Till Dhee, Manchu Vishnu used to be overweight; he underwent liposuction for Saleem movie and is maintaining the lean look from then.
    • His recent movie, Denikaina Ready entered in to a controversy over the allegations of derogatory comments on Brahmin community.  But the controversy provided free publicity for the movie which actually helped the movie.
    • Manchu Vishnu is successfully running an NGO called Army Green for promoting environmental awareness and to develop model villages with clean water, sanitation facilities, electricity and education. The NGO so far adopted more than 25 villages in Chittoor districts and is striving for the betterment of the lives of people there.

  • Upcoming Movies

     Untitled Film directed by Deva Katta


No.of Movies



2003: Best Male Debut for Vishnu

Related news & articles


To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQS

On social media