Mahesh Babu needs no introduction in India. Hailed as the Prince of Tollywood, Mahesh Babu is the most famous and one of the highest-paid actors in the Indian Film Industry. Mahesh Babu has his life-size statue at the Madame Tussauds in Singapore. He has given a lot of superhit movies in his career which gained him a lot of name, fame, and wealth.
|Name||Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu|
|Nickname||Naani, Prince and Navataram Superstar|
|Date of Birth||9 August 1975|
|Birth place||Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India|
|Hobbies||Reading, Jogging, and playing video games|
|Favourite actor||Krishna Ghattamaneni|
|Favourite actress||Sridevi and Trisha|
|Favourite director||Mani Ratnam|
Who is Mahesh Babu?
Mahesh Babu aka Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu born on 9 August 1975 in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India to Krishna Ghattamaneni and Indira Devi. Mahesh Babu is a well-established actor, philanthropist, and media personality. He primarily works in Telugu cinema and has starred in over 25 films.
Mahesh Babu was fourth out of five siblings. His family originally belongs to Burripalem in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. But, Mahesh Babu spent most of his life in Madras with his maternal grandmother. His father, Krishna made sure that none of his children reveal his name in school. Actor Karthi was his schoolmate and actor Joseph Vijay was his collegemate.
Mahesh Babu debuted in the entertainment industry as a child artist in Needa (1979). He did a cameo role in that film, he was 4 years old at that time. He worked in 8 films as a child artist.
Rajakumarudu (1999) was his first film as the lead actor. He won Nandi Award for Best Male debut for this film. After that he gave many commercially successful films like Murari(2001), Okkadu(2003), Athadu(2005), Pokiri(2006), Dookudu(2011), Businessman(2012), Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu(2013), 1:Nenokkadine(2014), Srimanthudu(2015), Bharat Ane Nenu(2018), Maharshi(2019), Sarileru Neekevvaru(2020) and Sarkaru Vaari Paata(2022). Pokiri was the highest-grossing Telugu film while Sarileru Neekevvaru collected over ₹260 crores.
Mahesh Babu is also a humanitarian and philanthropist. He runs a charitable trust, Heal-a-child. He is also a goodwill ambassador of Rainbow Hospitals.
Mahesh Babu Age, Height, Weight
Mahesh Babu is 47 years old. He stands 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm) and weighs around 70 kg (154 lbs). His eye colour is brown and his hair colour is black. His body measurements are, the chest is 40 inches, the waist is 34 inches and the biceps are 14 inches.
|Height||6 feet 2 inches (188 cm)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lbs)|
|Chest measurement||40 inches|
|Waist measurement||34 inches|
|Biceps measurements||14 inches|
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Mahesh Babu Education
Mahesh Babu did his schooling at St. Bede’s Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai. Mahesh Babu was a brilliant student.
|School||St. Bede’s Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai|
|College||Loyola College, Chennai|
Mahesh Babu Family
Mahesh Babu’s father, Krishna Ghattamaneni was a famous actor in the south Indian film industry. His mother was Indira Devi, she passed away on 28 September 2022 at the age of 70 in Hyderabad.
He has two brothers named Ramesh Babu and Naresh Babu, and three sisters named Padmavathi, Manjula and Priyadarsini.
|Mother||Late Indira Devi|
|Father||Krishna Ghattamaneni (Actor)|
|Brothers||Ramesh Babu and Naresh Babu|
|Sisters||Padmavathi, Manjula and Priyadarsini|
Mahesh Babu Relationships
Mahesh Babu and his co-star Namrata Shirodkar from the film Vamsi began dating during the shoot in Australia. After dating for four years, the couple married on 10 February 2005. They married in the Marriott Hotel, Mumbai during the shoot of Athadu. The couple was blessed with a son, Gautham Krishna Ghattamaneni on 31 August 2006 and a daughter, Sitara Ghattamaneni on 20 July 2012.
|Son||Gautham Krishna Ghattamaneni|
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Mahesh Babu’s Net worth in 2022, Salary, Assets
Mahesh Babu gained massive wealth from films and brand endorsement. Earlier Mahesh Babu used to charge 20-45 crores for a film, now he charges up to 80 crores for a film. Mahesh Babu estimated net worth is Rs 244 crores.
Mahesh Babu lives in a luxurious bungalow in posh Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad worth 28 crores. His massive car collection features the most luxurious cars including Range Rover Vogue, Audi A8, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes Benz E class, BMW 730LD, Toyota Land Cruiser, and Mercedes E280.
Land Rover Range Rover Vogue costs 2.75 crores, Audi A8 costs 1.52 crore, Lamborghini Gallardo costs 3.71 crores, Mercedes Benz E class costs 76.27 lakh, BMW 730LD costs 1.66 crores, Toyota Land Cruiser costs 1.73 crores, and Mercedes E280 costs 41.74 lakh.
|Land Rover Range Rover Vogue||2.75 crores|
|Audi A8||1.52 crore|
|Lamborghini Gallardo||3.71 crores|
|Mercedes Benz E class||76.27 lakh|
|BMW 730LD||1.66 crores|
|Toyota Land Cruiser||1.73 crores|
|Mercedes E280||41.74 lakh|
Along with all the luxury cars, Mahesh Babu owns a private jet.
Mahesh Babu controversies?
- The State Human Rights Commission filed a complaint against him after he did an advertisement with the Royal Stag Whisky brand.
- The Income Tax Department raided his residence after the rumour of charging 1.2 million for his superhit film Dookudu.
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Some lesser-known facts about Mahesh Babu
- Actor Vijay did remakes of Babu’s various films in Tamil.
- He is 2 ½ years younger than his wife Namrata.
- He made his lead role debut with the film Raja Kumarudu co-starring Preity Zinta.
- Big B Amitabh Bacchan praised his work in the film Pokiri, and later Bollywood made its remake named Wanted.
- He received Filmfare awards for Pokiri and Okkadu.
- He is a producer also and owns a production company named G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
- He was featured as Most Desirable Man in 2013 by Times of India, beating Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, and Aamir Khan.
Who is the Favourite hero of Mahesh Babu?
Actor and his father, Krishna Ghattamaneni is his favourite hero.
What is Mahesh Babu’s net worth?
Mahesh Babu’s net worth is Rs 244 crore.
Who is the superstar of Tollywood?
Legendary actors Rajinikanth and Mahesh Babu are the superstars and highest-paid actors in Tollywood.