Mahesh Babu is a well known Indian actor, producer, businessman, media personality, and philanthropist. He was born on August 9, 1975, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He is noticeable for his work mainly in Tollywood (Telugu Film Industry).
Initially, Mahesh Babu started his carrier as a Child Actor with the Telugu film Needa in the year 1979.
His debut movie as a lead actor was Raja Kumarudu (1999). He got a huge success with the Telugu movie Raja Kumarudu in the year 1999 along with Bollywood Film actress Preity Zinta.
Mahesh first appeared in the Voiceover for the film Baadshah in 2013, Srinu Vaitla as the Director of the film. He acted in more than 30 films, and a less number of them are a flop. He earned many film awards and honours.
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Biography & Wiki
|Original/Real Name||Mahesh Ghattamaneni|
|Nickname||Prince, Navataram Superstar, and Naani|
|Occupation||Actor, Producer, and Businessman|
|Date of Birth||9 August 1975|
|Parents and Siblings||Father Name: (Actor) Krishna Ghattamaneni|
Mother Name: Indira Devi
Brother(s) Names: Ramesh Babu (Elder) and Naresh (Step-brother)
Sister(s) Names: Manjula (Elder), Padmavathi (Elder), Priyadarsini (Younger)
|Birthplace||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Home Town||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Current City/Residence||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Commerce|
|School||St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|College/ University||Loyola College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|Debut Film||Raja Kumarudu (1999)|
|Girlfriends/Love Affairs||Namrata Shirodkar (Film Actress)|
|Spouse/wife||Namrata Shirodkar (Film Actress)|
|Children||Son(s): Gautam Krishna|
|Physical Stats/Body Measurements|
|Height|| 188 cm (in centimeters)|
1.88 m (in meters)
6’ 2” (in feet inches)
|Weight||70 kg (in kilograms)|
154 lbs (in pounds)
|Body Measurements||40-34-14 Inches|
Chest Size 40 Inches
Waist Size 34 Inches
Biceps Size 14 Inches
|Shoe Size||10 Inches|
|Eyes Color||Dark Brown|
|Hobbies, Favorites Things, Likes & Dislikes|
|Hobbies||Playing video games, Reading, jogging|
|Favorite Actor(s)||Krishna Ghattamaneni|
|Favorite Actress(es)||Sridevi and Trisha|
|Favorite Movie||Not known|
|Favorite Food||All non-veg. dishes like Biryani, Kababs|
|Favorite Color||Red, Blue, Black and Yellow|
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Information in detail
Mahesh Babu was born in the family of actor Krishna and Indira. Mahesh has five siblings in which two of them are brothers and other three members are sisters. He number among the siblings is four.
Mahesh spent his childhood with his grandmother Durgamma and the rest with his family in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He used to play cricket along with his brother on the VGP Golden beach situated on the East Coast Road in Chennai.
When he was only four years old, he stepped into acting with the Telugu movie Needa in 1979.
Mahesh married Namrata Shirodkar. She is a former model, actress, and even the producer and came from Bollywood.
Film debut: (1979, 1999, and 2003)
After making debut as a child artist in the movie Needa (1979). As an adult, Mahesh made his debut as a lead actor for the film Raja Kumarudu in 1999.
In the year 2000, he is then noticeable in Y.V.S Chowdary‘s Yuvaraju, a love-romantic film. Mahesh achieved massive success with the film of a budget 2 Crore rupees.
Then acted along with Sonali Bendre in the film Murari under Krishna Vamshi‘s direction.
Change in the career
In 2004, he acted in the film Okkadu and won his first Best Actor – Male award from AP Cinegoers’ Association 34th Annual Awards.
Later, he worked in his next film, Naani and for his performance he received Nandi Special Jury Award.
He worked for the film Pokiri, one of the highest-grossing Telugu films. Two popular directors, Puri Jagannadh and Manjula jointly produced the movie.
Pokiri filmed on a budget of ₹100 million and completed the project within six months. The film was screened on 7th IIFA Awards.
In the year 2012, he worked for the film Businessman and recorded as the highest-grossing Telugu film of that year. The movie generated a total revenue of above 41 crores at the box office. Mahesh Babu received Filmfare Awards South.
Money Factor (Net worth, Remuneration/Salary), Contact Details
|Salary/Remuneration||An estimation of 20 Crore for a movie (INR)|
|Net worth||Approx. $20 million|
|E-Mail Address||Not Available|
|Phone Number||Not Available|
|House(Residence) Address||Jubilee Hills (Area), Hyderabad, India|
|Official Social Media Profiles|
Awards and nominations received by Mahesh Babu
|1999||Raja Kumarudu||Nandi Awards||Best Male Debut||Won|
|2001||Murari||Filmfare Awards||South Best Actor – Telugu||Nominated|
|2002||Murari||Nandi Awards||Special Jury Award||Won|
|2003||Okkadu||CineMAA Awards||Best Actor – Male||Won|
|2003||Takkari Donga||Nandi Awards||Special Jury Award||Won|
|2003||Okkadu||Filmfare Awards||South Best Actor – Telugu||Won|
|2004||Nijam||Nandi Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|2005||Arjun||Nandi Awards||Special Jury Award||Won|
|2005||Athadu||Filmfare Awards||South Best Actor – Telugu||Nominated|
|2005||Athadu||Vamsee Film Awards||Best Actor – Male||Won|
|2006||Pokiri||Filmfare Awards||South Best Actor – Telugu||Won|
|2006||Pokiri||Vamsee Film Awards||Best Actor – Male||Won|
|2006||Athadu||Nandi Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|2007||Pokiri||Santosham Film Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|2007||Athidhi||Vamsee Film Awards||Best Actor – Male||Won|
|2011||Dookudu||Filmfare Awards||South Best Actor – Telugu||Won|
|2011||Dookudu||The Hyderabad Times Film Awards||Best Actor – Male||Won|
|2011||Dookudu||CineMAA Awards||Best Actor – Male||Won|
|2012||Dookudu||Nandi Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|2012||Businessman||Filmfare Awards||South Best Actor – Telugu||Nominated|
|2012||Dookudu||South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actor – Telugu||Won|
|2013||Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu||Filmfare Awards||South Best Actor – Telugu||Won|
|2013||Businessman||South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actor – Telugu||Nominated|
|2013||Businessman||Santosham Film Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|2014||Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu||South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actor -Telugu||Won|
|2015||Srimanthudu||Nandi Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|2015||Srimanthudu||Filmfare Awards||South Best Actor – Telugu||Won|
|2015||Nenokkadine||South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actor – Telugu||Won|
|2015||Nenokkadine||CineMAA Awards||Best Actor – Male (Jury)||Won|
|2015||Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu||TSR –TV9 National Film Awards||Best Actor for the year 2013||Won|
|2016||Srimanthudu||International Indian Film Academy Awards Utsavam (IIFA)||Best Actor -Telugu||Won|
|2016||Srimanthudu||South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA)||Best Actor – Telugu||Won|
Unknown & Interesting Facts About Mahesh Babu
- Does Mahesh Babu smoke? Not known
- Does Mahesh Babu drink alcohol? Not known
- His acting debut in a lead role with the Telugu movie Raja Kumarudu (1999).
- Initially, Mahesh started his career as a Child Actor with the Telugu film Needa released in the year 1979.
- He achieved massive success with the Telugu film Raja Kumarudu in the year 1999.
- Mahesh Babu is the second Tollywood star to get his wax statue carved by the world’s prestigious Madam Tussauds team.
- He prefers mostly non veg items as his favorite food like Biryani, kababs, and favourite drink is coffee, his preferred destination is Australia.
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