He did become a hero on screen and his children are also in the same business. His calibre to deliver brilliant performances and unique dialogue delivery still has many admirers.
His self-boasting style of speech lands him in trolls but his acting calibre is no doubt legendary.
He joined Suriya's Tamil movie, Soorarai Pottru, produced by Suriya and directed by Sudha Kongara, who made Guru.
Suriya welcomed him to the team with a heart warning tweet,
''Such a pleasure to be on sets with @themohanbabu Sir, A Legend full of life and great discipline.From his first stint in a garage to his inspiring journey of more than 500 films. It's a wonderful learning experience. Thank you sir for being part of #SooraraiPottru''
Mohan Babu replied to this welcome by thanking the actor.
''Thank you @Suriya_offl for the kind words. Being one of this gen top star, Your discipline and humbleness on sets speaks about your wonderful character. Looking forward for the next schedule, my young friend.''