Chandra Mahesh was born in Shankavaram Village in Andhra Pradesh. Born to a government official Ravinder Rao and a teacher
, as a child Mahesh has always dreamt of being a director. His urge to direct films made him end his education after the Intermediate and work on his passion. He married in the year 1988 at a tender age of 20. He had two children and honoured to have such a supportive wife, who has assisted him through thick and thin in life.
Chandra Mahesh was deeply inspired by various films like Bobbili Puli, Kondaveeti Simham and many more. These films had intrigued him to work as a director with Suresh Productions. Although his request to work with this production house was turned down several times due to lack of qualification, his talent made him work with big names like Dr. Ramanaidu. Mahesh’s work Preyasi Raave was received very well by the audiences and it provided a debut ground for Srikanth and Rasi. Thus, he got recognition as a celebrated name in South Indian cine field. He was awarded Nandi award in the year 2006 for the film Hanumanthu, which had Sri Hari,
and other famous artists in the lead cast. He made a large number of renowned movies like Ayadhya Ramayya in 2000, and Okkade in the year 2005. He is the only director who has been able to direct a film in 4 different Indian languages arranging four new sets of casts for each dialect. This thriller film named
was being shot in Teleuu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam, and was released in the year 2015. Recently, Mahesh had made his first venture as a producer besides being a director.