Who Is Mahesh Babu?
Mahesh Ghattamaneni aka Mahesh Babu is an Indian actor, producer, media personality, and philanthropist known for his works in Telugu cinema. He is the son of famous Telugu actor, director, and producer Krishna Ghattamaneni. Mahesh also known as Prince, Superstar, Universal Star, Naani, and Navataram Superstar.
Mahesh started his films career by playing a small role as a child artist in 1979’s ‘Needa’ film. At the age of four, he appeared in eight more films as a child artist. He debuted as a lead actor in 1999’s ‘Rajakumarudu’ film, co-starring Bollywood veteran actress Preity Zinta.
Mahesh was born on 9 August 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India to a famous Telugu actor, director, and producer father Krishna Ghattamaneni (Krishna) and mother Indira Ghattamaneni (Indira Devi). He has also a step-mother name her Vijaya Nirmala Ghattamaneni, she is also an actress, director, and producer in Telugu industry.
Babu has an elder brother: Ramesh Babu Ghattamaneni (actor, producer), two elder sisters: Padmavathi Ghattamaneni/Padmavathi Galla and Manjula Ghattamaneni/Manjula Swaroop, and a younger sister: Priyadarshini Ghattamaneni/Priyadarshini Babu (actor Sudheer Babu’s Wife) from his blood mother Indira Devi. He has an elder half-brother: Naresh Vijaya Krishna/Vijaya Naresh (actor, politician) from stepmother Vijaya Nirmala.
Prince completed his high schooling from St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai. After that, he completed his bachelor’s degree in commerce from Loyola College in Chennai.
Debut & Success
Mahesh started his films career by playing a small role as a child artist in his elder brother Ramesh Babu’s debut film ‘Needa (1979)’, which film was directed by Dasari Narayana Rao. At the age of four, he appeared in eight more films as a child artist.
After that in 1999, Mahesh started famous South Indian director K. Raghavendra Rao’s film ‘Raja Kumarudu‘ as a full-time hero and he received Nandi- Best Male Debut Awards. Naani starred in box office successful supernatural drama film ‘Murari’ in 2001. It worked as the first breakthrough of his filmy career. After the tremendous acting in Dookudu (2011) and Business Man (2012), Mahesh emerged as the highest paid actor in South India after Rajnikanth.
This actor led so many blockbuster movies and becomes the only actor who won the maximum award among others in his time. In 2018, his film ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ was collected ₹200+ crore from the budget of ₹65 crore and it was the first Mahesh starrer film which collected this amount at the box office. Now he is one of the highest paid actors and one of the successful actors in the South Indian film industry.
On 28 January 2014, He launched his own production house G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Almost every family members of Ghattamaneni family producing films in the south industry.
In 2000, Mahesh Babu met Namrata Shirodkar on the sets of B. Gopal‘s ‘Vamsi’. That was the debut Telugu film of Namrata. After being in a relationship for four years, they decided to get married on February 10, 2005. Namrata Shirodkar (51) is almost four years older than Mahesh (47).
Together they have a son: Gautham Ghattamaneni (born on 2006) and a daughter: Sitara Ghattamaneni (born on 2012). His son Gautham debut his film career in Mahesh Babu starrer 2014’s action film ‘1: Nenokkadine‘. Gautham was seen playing the younger version of his father Mahesh character.
Mahesh Babu Complete Details
Below are the complete details about Mahesh Babu (Age, Height, Body measurement, Shoe Size, Social Accounts, Family, Friends, Address, House, Affairs, Controversies, Favorite Things, Hobbies, Vehicle Collection, Car Collection, Movies, Bike Collection, Net Worth, Income, Side Business, Hit Flop, Upcoming Movies, Awards, Unknown facts and more details).
|Real Name||Mahesh Babu Ghattamaneni.|
|Other Names/Nicknames||Prince, Superstar, Universal Star, Naani, and Navataram Superstar.|
|Born||9 August 1975.|
|Age||47 Years. (As In 2023).|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.|
|Occupation||Actor, producer, media personality, and philanthropist.|
|Height||6 Feet 2 Inches.
|Body Measurements||Biceps: 14 Inches.
Chest: 40 Inches.
Waist: 34 Inches.
|Eye Color||Dark Brown.|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
|Shoe Size||12 Inches(US) or 11 Inches (UK).|
|Physical Trade Mark||Charming Looks, Running Style.|
|School||St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.|
|College||Loyola College in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor's degree in commerce.|
|Family & Friends|
|Father||Krishna Ghattamaneni ( actor, director, and producer).
Born: 2 September 1956.
Age: 79 Years. (As In 2023)
|Mother||Blood Mother: Indira Ghattamaneni.
Step Mother: Vijaya Nirmala Ghattamaneni.
Picture: Indira & Vijaya together.
|Brother||Elder Step-Brother: Naresh Vijaya Krishna/Vijaya Naresh (actor, politician).
Born: January 20, 1960, Hindupur, India.
Age: 63 Years. (as in 2023)
Elder Brother: Ramesh Babu Ghattamaneni (actor, producer).
Born: October 13, 1965, Chennai, India
Age: 57 Years. (as in 2023)
|Sister||Elder Sister: Padmavathi Ghattamaneni/Padmavathi Galla.
Age: 54 Years. (as in 2023)
Elder Sister: Manjula Ghattamaneni/Manjula Swaroop (Producer).
Age: 53 Years. (as in 2023)
Younger Sister: Priyadarshini Ghattamaneni/Priyadarshini Babu (actor Sudheer Babu's Wife).
Age: 44 Years. (as in 2023)
Picture: Priyadarshani with her husband Sudheer Babu.
|Grandfather||Ghattamaneni Raghavaiah Chowdary.|
|Uncles||G. Hanumath Rao (producer), G. Adhiseshagiri Rao.|
|Other Relatives||Sister-in-law: Shilpa Shirodkar (Namrata Shirodkar's elder sister).
Brother-in-law: Sudheer Babu (Priyadarshini Ghattamaneni's husband).
|Best Friends||Pawan Kalyan (actor, producer, director, writer, politician), Sumanth (actor, producer).|
|House & Address|
|Residence Address||House 1: Sri Lakshmi Nilayam, Film Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
House 2: Mahesh has a farmhouse near Gandipet Lake, Telangana, India.
|Office Address||Film Nagar, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana. (Production Office).|
|Mahesh Babu Facebook.|
|Mahesh Babu Instagram.|
|Mahesh Babu Twitter.|
|YouTube|| Mahesh Babu YouTube.
G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (Production House).
|Cases registered Against Mahesh||In September 2004, Mahesh attended a rally organized by his fans for the promotional activities of Arjun (2004). He and his fans allegedly raided two video libraries and assaulted the owners of the libraries for pirating DVD of the film. Several Cases registered under several IPC sections Against Mahesh for that incident.|
|Another Complaint||A complaint was filed against the Prince of Tollywood with the State Human Rights Commission for endorsing ROYAL STAG (well-known whiskey brand in India).|
|Tax Raid||According to movienasha.com, After his movie Dookudu, which earned a gross of 1 Billion, Income tax officials raided his residence in Jubilee Hills. As it was rumored that he got a remuneration of over 1.2 Million.|
|Spouse & Children|
|Marital Status||Married: February 10, 2005.|
Born: January 22, 1972, Mumbai, India.
Age: 51 Years. (As In 2023).
|Wife Occupation||Actress, Producer and former model.|
|Childrens||Son: Gautham Ghattamaneni.
Born: 31 August 2006.
Age: 16 Years. (As In 2023)
Daughter: Sitara Ghattamaneni.
Born: 20 July 2012.
Age: 10 Years. (As In 2023)
|Girlfriends & Affairs|
Born: January 22, 1972, Mumbai, India.
Age: 51 Years. (As In 2023).
After being in a relationship for four years, they decided to get married on February 10, 2005.
|Favorites & Hobbies|
|Hobbies||Reading, jogging, playing video games.|
|Favorite Color||Blue, Black & White.|
|Favorite Food||Biryani and coffee.|
|Favorite Actor||Krishna Ghattamaneni (his father).
|Favorite Holiday Destinations||Goa, Italy, Maldives, Austria, France, Spain, London.|
|Favorite Sport Person||Sachin Tendulkar.|
|Net Worth & Income|
|Salary||Per Ad: ₹1 - 2 Crores (INR).
Per Film: ₹25 - 30 Crores (INR).
|Net Worth||$25 - 30 Million (US).
₹150 - 200 Crore (INR).
|Car Collection||Range Rover Vouge, Toyota Land Cruiser.
Mahesh owns a vanity van worth ₹3 Crore (approx.). Indian car designer and the founder of DC Design designed the car.
|Total Movies||Click Here For Details & Updates.|
|Debut Film||Needa (1979) - As a Child Actor.
Raja Kumarudu (1999) - Lead Role.
|Hit/Flop & Box Office||Click Here For Details & Updates.|
|Turning Point Movies|
Business Man (2012).
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|Production House||G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
This is a production house and distribution house.
|Other Assets||1. Mahesh is one of the richest actors in South Industry. He has many properties around the world including his luxurious house in Hyderabad and a large farmhouse in Hyderabad.
2. He launched a theatre on 2 Dec 2018. AMB Cinemas [Asian Mahesh Babu Cinemas] which has 7 screens and 1638 seats.
|Starring||1. 1-Nenokkadine director Sukumar's Next.|
Mahesh Babu Unknown Interesting Facts
The Tollywood prince is the son of famous Telugu actor, director, and producer Krishna Ghattamaneni.
Mahesh is also known as Prince, Superstar, Universal Star, Naani, and Navataram Superstar.
18Two Mother’s Son
Mahesh’s father Krishna Ghattamaneni (Krishna) married two times: Indira Ghattamaneni (Married: 1961) and Vijaya Nirmala (Married: 1969). Mahesh is from Indira Devi.
17Relationship With Sudheer Babu
The actor is the brother-in-law of Indian film actor and former professional Badminton player Sudheer Babu. Sudheer married Mahesh’s younger sister Priyadarshini.
Mahesh started his films career by playing a small role as a child artist in his elder brother Ramesh Babu’s debut film ‘Needa (1979).
15Debut As Full Time Hero
He debuted as a lead actor in 1999’s ‘Rajakumarudu’ film, co-starring Bollywood veteran actress Preity Zinta.
Mahesh babu’s real name is Mahesh Ghattamaneni. Ghattamaneni his Dynasty name. when Mahesh started his film career director K. Raghavendra Rao was suggest him to use Babu as a surname. Because he has a charming look.
13Man With A Great Heart
He is also known for his philanthropic works. Mahesh gives 30% of his annual income to charity, and most of his philanthropic works publicised because he prefers them to be so.
Mahesh babu’s maximum movie was hit and for this reason, his fans given him “Prince” title.
Tollywood Prince is the only actor who has won the maximum awards among others.
In 2006, Mahesh needs to change his hairstyle for his film ‘Pokiri’. So he took a break from his works for 4 months to gain that hairstyle. This film was broke all record in that year and it was a most successful cinema in 2006.
9Highest Paid Actor
Mahesh Babu is the highest paid actor in South India after Rajnikanth.
Tamil Actors Suriya, Karthi, and Vaibhav are his childhood School Friends.
7Fall In Love
In 2000, Mahesh Babu met Namrata Shirodkar on the sets of B. Gopal‘s ‘Vamsi’. That was the debut Telugu film of Namrata. After that, they started dating.
After being in a relationship for four years, they decided to get married on February 10, 2005. Namrata Shirodkar (51) is almost four years older than Mahesh (47).
Almost every family members of Ghattamaneni family producing films in the south industry. On 28 January 2014, He launched his own production house G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
4Most Desirable Men In India
He was elected the 1st Most Desirable Men Of India for the year 2013 by The Times of India.
314th Rank in Forbes India
In 2014, Mahesh Babu won 14th Rank in Forbes India Celebrity 100.
2Actor’s Son Actor
His son Gautham debut his film career in Mahesh Babu starrer 2014’s action film ‘1: Nenokkadine‘. Gautham was seen playing the younger version of his father Mahesh character.
On 25 March 2019, Mahesh Babu unrevealed his wax figure statue which was made to be installed at Madame Tussauds Singapore. The statue displayed at AMB Cinemas for a day.
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