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Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu (born 9 August 1975) is an Indian film actor, producer, media personality, and philanthropist. Among the highest-paid Telugu film actors, Babu has appeared in more than 25 films and won many accolades including, eight Nandi Awards, five Filmfare Awards, three CineMAA Awards, three South Indian International Movie awards, and one International Indian Film Academy Award. He also owns the production house G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment.
Mahesh Babu Biography, Relationship & Career
Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to dominant Telugu Cinema Actor Krishna Ghattamaneni and Smt. He’s the younger brother of actor turned producer Ramesh Babu Ghattamaneni. Mahesh’s youth was spent largely in Madras under the care of his paternal grandmother Smt. Durgamma and the rest of his loved ones. Mahesh analyzed at St. Bede’s School in Chennai while continuing to attend his daddy’s filming during vacations. He began his acting career by playing a small part in his brother Ramesh Babu’s debut movie, Needa (1979), at age 4. He was later seen in movies like Poratam (1983), Sankharavam (1987), Bazaar Rowdy (1988), Mugguru Kodukulu (1988), Gudachari 117, Koduku Diddina Kapuram (1989), Balachandrudu (1990), and Anna Tammudu (1990).
In 1999, Mahesh made his comeback as a lead performer with the film Raja Kumarudu (1999) followed by Yuvaraju (2000) and Vamsi (2000). Mahesh essayed the role of a cowboy in Takkari Donga (2002), which won him a second Nandi Special Jury Award. He was also seen in Bobby (2002). His next movie Okkadu (2003) remains a landmark film in his career. He won his first Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) with this film and his next film Nijam (2003) won him the prestigious Nandi Award for Best Actor. He was subsequently seen in Naani (2004) made by his sister Manjula and Arjun (2004) made by his brother Ramesh Babu. He also received a Nandi Special Jury Award for his psychological performance in Arjun (2004). In 2005, Mahesh wed Namrata Shirodkar after being in a relationship with her for nearly five decades. He was seen in Athadu (2005) which once again won him the Nandi Award for Best Actor. His next film, Pokiri (2006) was the top-grossing Telugu movie in 75 decades and he earned his next Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) for this film. The film was followed by Sainikudu (2006), Athidi (2007), and [[Khaleja]] (2010). Mahesh also lent his voice to the movie Jalsa (2008). His next release was Dookudu (2011) which broke several records in the Telugu film industry. The movie took the biggest worldwide opening and had put a box office record for the Telugu cinema by amassing a gross of over one billion rupees. He had been seen next in Company Man (2012) which like his previous release, took the biggest worldwide opening.
Following the big successes of Dookudu and Business Man, Mahesh emerged as the highest-paid celebrity in South India after Rajnikanth. He was recorded 5th in The Times poll of the 50 Most Desirable Men in India, becoming the only South Indian to have been completed so. He climbed into the 2nd place of the exact same list the next year, beating the likes of Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, and Shahrukh Khan. In January 2013, Mahesh was ranked 31st on business magazine Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list. According to recorded earnings between September 2011 and October 2012, Forbes listed Mahesh 15th one of India’s highest-earning celebrities. With earnings of over INR422.5 million (US$6.8 million), he was the maximum earning South Indian star in 2012.
During the shoot of B. Gopal’s Vamsi in Australia, Babu Started to date his co-star Namrata Shirodkar. After being in a relationship for four decades, they decided to get married, and Manjula persuaded Krishna in favor of the decision. They were married on 10 February 2005 at the Marriott Hotel, Mumbai during the shooting of Athadu. The couple welcomed their first child, a boy, on 31 August 2006 in the Global Hospital in Hyderabad. The boy, called Gautham Krishna, was a premature baby and was in critical illness during his arrival. His condition turned stable following the doctors treated him in time. On 20 July 2012, Namrata gave birth to a girl whom they called Sitara. Before her delivery, they maintained her stem cells with stem cell banking to ensure a greater immunity level.
Telugu actress and filmmaker Vijaya Nirmala is Babu’s step-mother, and celebrity Naresh is his step-brother. Babu’s younger sister Priyadarshini is married to Sudheer Babu, who made his debut as an actor in Telugu cinema.
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Personal Info of Mahesh Babu
|Home Town||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|Address||Jubilee hills, Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh|
|School||St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai|
|College||Loyola college, chennai|
|Hobbies||Reading, Jogging, Playing Video Games|
|Net worth||$20 million|
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