Nagoor Babu


Artist Birtday : 26/10/1965 (Age 59)
Born In : Sattenapalli, Andhra Pradesh
Occupation(s) : Singer
Genres : Playback Singing, Carnatic Music

Nagoor Babu, well-known by his stage name Mano, is an Indian playback musician, voice-over artist, entertainer,  television anchor, producer, and composer. He is a recipient of multiple awards such as the Kalaimamani award from the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Nandi Awards from the Government of Andhra Pradesh  

Mano has videoed more than 50,000 songs for movies and private different Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Oriya, Hindi, and Bengali movies. He has also functioned for over 3000 live shows across the mainlands. Notably, he has videoed 500 songs for music director Ilayaraja. Mano is also remembered for being the full-fledged dubbing artist for Rajanikanth in Telugu from Muthu (1995) ahead.

Nagoor Babu was born in Tenali, Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. His father Rasool, was a singer in the All India Radio, Vijayawada branch and his mother Shaheeda, was a famous stage actress. Encouraged heavily by his mother, Mano entered the stage auditorium and played many historical characters which also involved singing live songs in his own voice. He shortly began taking proper training in Carnatic classical music under the singer Nedunuri Krishnamurthy. Thereupon, he began his movie acting profession in the late 1970s and performed in about 40 films as a child artist. He featured as a supporting character in movies such as Rangoon Rowdy.