Mahesh BabuPublished: September 12, 2015
Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu (born August 9, 1974 in Madras, India, fondly known as Prince by fans, is an actor working in the Indian Telugu movie industry.
He is the son of Telugu actor Krishna and Indira Devi, born in Madras, Tamil Nadu and did most of his schooling and undergraduate in Madras. He has one elder brother, Ramesh, two elder sisters, Padmavathi, Manjula and one younger sister Priyadarsini. He married Bollywood actress Namrata Shirodkar.in February 2005. On August 31, 2006, Mahesh and Namrata’s first son was bornand named as Gautam Gattamaneni.
Mahesh Babu started out his movie career as a child actor in his father’s films before making his debut as an actor. His debut film was Rajakumarudu, cast opposite Preity Zinta. His next fews films such as Yuvaraju and Vamsi also helped Mahesh’s career. But in 2001, his release Murari became a big hit and ran for 175 days. Mahesh and Sonali Bendre played the main roles of the film. However in 2002, Mahesh had a dull phase. Both releases Takkari Donga and Bobby flopped at box office and Mahesh was in need of a hit.
In 2003, Mahesh finally got the hit he was looking for:Okkadu. Okkadu became of the biggest hits in Tollywood for the year 2003. Mahesh gave an average film, Nijam and later gave a flop viaNaani. Arjun, which released in Summer 2004, came to be an average to above average grosser. For one year, Mahesh did not sign up for any film, as he was busy with Athadu from July 2004 to July 2005. All the hype was worth it as it was a big hit both in India and overseas. His most recent movie, Pokiri is another major hit in his career. His movie, Pokiri, not only became the highest grossing film in Mahesh’s career, but also broke all Tollywood records by grossing a share over 48 crores. Mahesh’s latest film, Sainikudu is surprsing flopping at the box-office.
After Sanikudu, Mahesh will be shooting for Athidi, which will be directed by Surender Reddy and after that, Mahesh will be doing Tapori, which is a Bollywood remake of his earlier film, Pokiri.Another announced movie of Mahesh is Mirchi – Chala Naatu Guru, produced by Durga Arts under the direction of Jaasti Hemamber.
|Real Name||Mahesh Ghattamaneni|
|DOB||9 August 1975|
|Place of Birth||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|School||St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai|
|College||Loyola College in Chennai|
|Hobbies||Watching Movies 1st Day, Cricket and Travelling|
|Debut movie||Needa(Child Artist), Raja Kumarudu|
|Awards||Won Seven State Nandi Awards, four Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Awards, three CineMAA Awards and two South Indian International Movie Awards|
|Home Town||Film Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Parents||Krishna Ghattamaneni, Indira Devi|
|Date of Marriage||February 10th 2005|
|Children||Gautham Krishna, Sitara Ghattamaneni|
|Siblings||Ramesh Babu (brother),Padma (sister), Manjula Swaroop (sister), Priya Ghattamaneni (sister)|
|Relative||Vijaya Nirmala (step-mother), Sanjay Swaroop (brother-in-law, Manjula’s husband), Jay Galla (brother-in-law, Padma’s husband), Sudheer Babu (brother-in-law, Priya’s husband), Naresh (step-brother)|
|Foods||Home Made Food|
He was elected the 1st Most Desirable Men Of India for the year 2013 by The Times of India.