Mahesh Babu is an Indian film actor, who is best known for his acting in Telugu movies. He debuted as a child artist at the age of four with the movie ‘Needa’. Since then, he has received seven Nandi Awards, four Filmfare Awards, three CineMAA Awards and two South Indian International Movie Awards. He also owns a film production company in the name of his father “Krishna Productions Private Ltd” in Hyderabad. In 2015, India’s top 100 Forbes list Mahesh secured 36th rank, as per income he is in 13th position and for popularity his rank is 37. He was recently seen in movie Spyder.
Real Name: Mahesh Ghattamaneni
Nickname: Naani, Prince, and Navataram Superstar
Profession: Actor and Producer
Date of Birth: 9 August 1975
Age (as in 2017): 42 Years
Birth Place: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign: Leo
Hometown: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School: St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
College: Loyola College, Chennai
Educational Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce
Physical Stats & Features
Weight: 70 kg
– Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 34 Inches
– Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Film Debut : Raja Kumarudu (1999).
Favourite Food : Biryani and coffee
Favourite Actor : Krishna Ghattamaneni
Favourite Director: Mani Ratnam
Salary: 20 Crore/film (INR)
Net Worth : $ 20 million
Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: Namrata Shirodkar (Actress)
Wife: Namrata Shirodkar (Actress)
Children Daughter- Sitara
Son– Gautam Krishna
1999 Nandi Awards
2003 Filmfare Awards South
2003 CineMAA Awards
2003 Santosham Film Awards
2003 AP Cinegoer’s Association Awards
2005 Vamsee Film Awards
2011 The Hyderabad Times Film Awards
2011 South Indian International Movie Awards
1989 Gudachari 117
1999 Raja Kumarudu (first film as main lead)
2013 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu
Mahesh Babu will be seen in the role of a Chief Minister in director Koratala Siva’s film ‘Bharath Ane Nenu’. It will be produced under DVV Entertainments and slated to release in Jan 2018.
In Movie Spyder
Mahesh Babu is seen in a bilingual flick titled “Spyder” with director AR Murugadoss. It is produced by N V Prasad and Tagore Madhu. Actress Rakul Preet Singh played the female lead .
Some Interesting Facts about Mahesh Babu
- Referred In the media as the Prince of Tollywood he is one of the most popular and influential actors of Telugu Cinema.
- His wife Namratairodkar is 2½ years older than him.
- At the age of four, Mahesh visited the sets of the Telugu film Needa (1979) where its director Dasari Narayana Rao shot a few sequences of his as a part of the narrative in the presence of the former’s brother Ramesh. Needa marked his debut as a child actor.
- In 1999, Mahesh made his debut as a lead actor with the film Raja Kumarudu, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao and co-starring Preity Zinta.
- Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan praised his performance in the film Pokiri, whose remake was made in Bollywood as Wanted.
- Mahesh had two film releases in 2003, the first one being Gunasekhar’s Okkadu co-starring Bhumika Chawla, which went on to become the highest grossing Telugu film of the year. He won his first Filmfare award for best Telugu actor for his performance in the film.
- He owns the production house G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
- He beat Bollywood superstars like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan in the list of the Most Desirable Man by Times of India.
- Tamil actor Karthi is a good friend his since childhood.
- Only superstar Rajnikanth gets more salary than him in the South India film industry.