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Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu

Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu (Telugu: మహేష్ ‌బాబు) born August 9, 1974 in Madras(Chennai), India, fondly known as PRINCE by fans, is an actor in the Indian Telugu movie industry.

Background

He is the son of Telugu actor Krishna and Indira Devi(his fathers first wife), 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 who is two year older than him. in February 2005. On August 31, 2006, Mahesh and Namrata's first son was born and named as Gautam Gattamaneni.

Personal Details

  • Full Name: Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu
  • Pet Name: Naani
  • Date of Birth: August 09, 1975
  • Parents: Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna, Indira Devi
  • Brother: Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu
  • Sisters: Padmavati, Manjula, Priyadarshini
  • Married to: Namrata Shirodkar
  • Height: 6.3
  • Education: Had finished Bachelors at Loyola College, Chennai
Early life

Mahesh Babu was born on 9 August 1974 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to actor Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna and Smt. Indira Devi. He has four siblings: Ramesh Babu, Padmavathi, Manjula and a younger sister, Priyadarshini. He did his schooling at St Bede's School in Chennai and obtained an Honours Degree in Commerce (B.Com.,) from Loyola College, Chennai. Mahesh Babu acted in seven of his father's films as a child actor. His first child acting role was in the film Needa.

Personal life

Mahesh dated his co-star in the movie Vamsi, Bollywood actress and former Miss India (Miss Universe India) Namrata Shirodkar for two years. They got married on February 10, 2005, and have a son named Gautham Krishna

Career

1999-2004

Mahesh Babu debuted in 1999 with the K. Raghavendra Rao film Raja Kumarudu opposite Preity Zinta, opened well at the box office and is commercially successful whilst earning Mahesh the Nandi Award for Best Male Debut.

In 2000, Mahesh Babu appeared in Y.V.S Chowdary's Yuvaraju,and in Vamsi. Both movies were declared average at the box office.

In 2001, he starred with Sonali Bendre in Krishna Vamsi's Murari, which emerged as a critical as well as a huge commercial success. His performance earned him the Nandi Special Jury Award. His next movie Takkari Donga opened to positive reviews. Mahesh's performance earned him the Nandi Special Jury Award.

Later that year, he starred with Arthi Agarwal in Bobby, directed by Sobhan. The movie was commercially unsuccessful at the box-office.

His next film Okkadu (2003) opposite Bhumika Chawla, produced by M.S. Raju and directed by Gunasekhar was critically acclaimed and a biggest box-office success of that year whilst earning his first Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu). The film collected a share of Indian Rupee ₹ 7 crores in its opening week in Andhra Pradesh. In the same year, he appeared in Teja's film Nijam was critically acclaimed and earned him Nandi Award for Best Actor. In 2004, he paired up with Amisha Patel in S. J. Suryaah's Nani. This was the Telugu version of the Tamil film, New. Later that year, he again appeared in Gunasekhar movie Arjun opposite Shriya Saran did well at the box office and earned him another Nandi Special Jury Award.

2005-present

His 2005 film with Trisha Krishnan, titled Athadu directed by Trivikram Srinivas was declared sensational hit in india as well as in USA and became one of the highest grossers of the year in tollywood and his performance earned him second Nandi Award for Best Actor. He next appeared opposite Ileana D'Cruz in the action flick Pokiri (2006) directed and produced by Puri Jagannath is a critically acclaimed and all time Telugu film Industry record hit. The film was a huge financial success, emerging the highest grossing Telugu film of all time in the year 2006 with Indian Rupee ₹ 66.5 Crores. The film completed 100 days in as many as 200 centres in the andhra pradesh and neighbouring States, including 17 centers in Hyderabad alone and silver jubilee in a record 63 centres. In the same year, he again starred with Trisha in Gunasekhar's film Sainikudu opened well in india, ending up as an average grosser.

In October 2007, he appeared with Amrita Rao in Surender Reddy's Athidhi which was a commercial Hit. The film opened with a gross collection of Indian Rupee ₹ 12.5 crores in the first week of its release.

He next signed a film with Trivikram Srinivas titled Mahesh Khaleja opposite Anushka Shetty. Mahesh Babu had planned to take a gap of six months after Athidhi. Due to unexpected circumstances, the film was postponed several times and took two years to be completed. Khaleja was released on 7 October 2010. The film received mixed reviews. and ended up as an average grosser.

His current film Dookudu by Sreenu Vaitla's is scheduled to release in May 2011, after which he will be working for Puri Jagannath's next venture, tentatively titled The Business Man. He agreed to do a Tamil film Ponniyin Selvan with noted Indian film maker Mani Ratnam, where he likely to play Warrior Aditya Karikalan.

Favorites
  • Favourite Sport: Cricket
  • Favourite Food: Home Food
  • Favourite Drink: Coffee
  • Favourite Activity: Watching movies and reading
  • Favourite Actors: Krishna and Amitabh Bachchan
  • Favourite Actress: Sridevi
  • Favourite Directors: Manirathnam
  • Favourite Film of his own: Okkadu
  • Favourite Co-star: Trisha
  • Favourite Music Director: Mani sharma
Filmography
External links

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