Mahat Raghavendra is a Tamil actor born on 18 February 1987. He completed his degree from Hindustan College of Arts and Science. Mahat was born in Chennai. He started his career with a minor role under actor-director Silambarasan for the film, Vallavan. He debuted with this in the year 2006. Initially, he was making his debut with a Tamil movie, but the venture never took off.
Dhayanidhi Alagiri, a producer and a childhood friend of Mahat signed him to portray a role in Venkat Prabhu's movie Mankatha. This film featured Arjun,
Ajith Kumar, and
Vaibhav Reddy as cast members. This movie won Mahat the Edison Award for "Best Debut Actor" in 2011.
He starred along
Archana Kavi and
Piaa Bajpai in his Tollywood debut movie, Backbench Student in which he played the role of an engineer who fails in every exam. Mahat was reported dating actor
Taapsee Pannu even before his debut. They were seen together in success party of the movie Aadukalam. Mahat, however, denied the relationship in an interview.
In 2018, Mahat was the 3rd contestant of STAR Vijay’s reality show, Bigg Boss Tamil, and he’s going to stay inside the house for 105 days.