Mahesh Ghattamaneni, well known as Mahesh Babu, is the ultimate superstar of Telugu cinema. He is among few actors, who can do all types of roles with equal convenience. He made his acting debut from the movie “Raja Kumarudu” along with Preity Zinta in the year 1999.
Born on 9th August 1975, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, he has appeared in the movies “Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu”, “Businessman”, “Srimanthudu” along with Duggubati Venkatesh, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Kajal Aggarwal.
Mahesh Babu ‘s Early Life and Relationship
Mahesh was born to Krishna Ghattamaneni and Indira Devi in the city of Chennai. He grew up along with his three sibling sisters and two brothers. Actress Vijaya Nirmala is his step-mother and Naresh is his step-brother.
The versatile actor Mahesh Babu has a height of 6’2″ and weight of 154 pounds. He did his school education from St. Bede’s Anglo-India Higher Secondary School, Chennai. After completing his degree from Loyal College, he met director L. Satyanand and started acting training for 3-4 months.
Mahesh met Namrata Shirodkar for the first time during the shooting. After dating for a few years, they tied the knot on 10th February 2005 at the Marriott Hotel, Mumbai. At present, they are parents to a son Gautam Krishna and a daughter Sitara.
Mahesh Babu ‘s Career Mahesh
During his school days, Mahesh started his acting career as a child artist. He worked in movies like “Shankharavam”, “Bazaar Rowdy”, “Mugguru Kodukulu” and “Gudachari” during 1980-1990. He made his acting debut in a lead role from K. Raghavendra Rao’s “Raja Kumarudu” opposite to Preity Zinta.
After the movie, he was named as the prince of Tollywood and received several awards and recognitions. The same year he did two other movies “Yuvaraju” and “Vamsi”.
During 2000s, he has given a number of hit movies such as “Athadu”, “Pokiri”, “Jalsa”, “Khaleja” and “Athidhi” along with the actress Amrita Rao which is her Telegu debut. His action movies are well appreciated by his fans and he was last seen in the movie “Brahmotsavam” along with actress Samantha and Kajal Agrawal.
Apart from his acting career, he is an ambassador for different brands such as Royal Stag, Thumbs UP, Rainbow Hospital, Mahendra Tractor and ITC Vivel. In the year 2016, he was also signed as the brand ambassador of Yupp TV and was listed in the 38th highest ranking Tollywood celebrity. Moreover, he has his own production house named G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Mahesh Babu ‘s Award and Achievement
Mahesh is one of the leading and successful actors of the Tollywood industry. He has won many awards, which include 4 Filmfare Awards South, International Indian Film Academy Awards Utsavam, and 3 South Indian Movie Awards.
He is also involved in various charities and donates 30% of his annual income: also he joined Farhan Akhtar’s Men Against Rape and Discrimination (MADR) campaign in 2013.
Mahesh Babu ‘s Net Worth
Mahesh is one of the highest paid South Indian actor in the fee bar of INR 20 crore per movie. He has an estimated net worth of $22 million, which he earned from his career in acting and brand endorsement. In addition to this, he produced numerous movies.
Mahesh Babu resides in a bungalow in film Nagar, Hyderabad. Further, he owns a luxurious home in the Jubilee Hills area. He is passionate about fancy cars and owns different collections of cars including Range Rover Vogue, Lamborghini Gallardo, Toyota Land Cruiser, Mercedes Benz E Class, Audi A 8 and Caravan.
His motto is “Everyone should change; otherwise, you can’t grow as a person in life” and follows in every step of his life. Other than acting, his hobbies are reading, jogging and playing video games. When it comes to foods, his favorites are Biryani and coffee. Mahesh Babu always kept him suited and booted, that’s why he is one of the most desirable men in India.