Veteran Tollywood actor Giri Babu had been conferred with an honorary doctorate for his services to the film industry and society by the AIM-Westbrook University, USA.
Giri Babu, who made his screen debut with the film Jagame Maya in 1973 has so far acted in around 550 films in Telugu and Tamil.
He played the roles of hero, villain, character artiste and comedy villain. He also directed a couple of films. He is involved in many social welfare activities in association with several NGOs.