Born on 9 August 1975 in Chennai, Mahesh Ghattamaneni is a South-Indian actor and philanthropist. He was born and brought up in Chennai. His father is
, a yesteryear superstar of the Telugu film industry. Mahesh Babu completed his schooling at St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School and graduated from Loyola College with a bachelor’s degree in commerce. He further underwent training in acting from director L. Satyanand. Mahesh first faced the cameras when he was just four. His debut was in ‘Needa’ and did nine films in total as a child artist. In 1999, he debuted opposite Preity Zinta in ‘Rajakumarudu,’ a rom-com Telugu film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. The film got him his first Nandi award as well. He is best known for his work in films like ‘Okkadu,’ which won him a Filmfare Award and a CineMAA Award.
He won the same award for ‘Dookudu’ as well. ‘Dookudu’ is an action-cum-comedy film released in 2011. Another action film titled ‘Pokiri,’ starring "Ileana D Cruz," won him a Nandi award as well as a Filmfare. Most recently, his work in the 2014 film, ‘Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu,’ written and directed by Srikanth Addala blessed him with three awards at the Filmfare, South Indian International Movie Awards and TSR – TV9 National Film Awards. However, his most prestigious win was at the International Indian Film Academy Awards in the category of Best Actor for ‘Srimanthudu’ (a typical drama film starring Shruti Haasan opposite Mahesh). Mahesh is a philanthropist and keeps his charity work undisclosed. However, it is known that he contributes about thirty percent of his income to charity.
He is an active member of Men and Discrimination campaign led by Farhan Akhtar and holds an ambassador’s post in Heal-a-Child Foundation, an NGO funding medical expenses for underprivileged children. It is known that he has generously contributed twenty-five lakhs for reconstruction after the destruction caused by the Hudhud cyclone in Andhra Pradesh. In 2015, he adopted and took responsibility for developing the infrastructure and providing for the basic amenities in his father’s native village, Burripalem (Tenali). Mahesh married actress Namrata Shirodkar in 2005 after being in a relationship with her for over four years. The couple has a boy and a girl named Gautham Krishna and Sitara, respectively.
Mahesh Babu or Mahesh Ghattamaneni is an eminent personality in the Indian show business, celebrated for his contribution towards Telugu film industry, and he is also admired for his humanitarian nature. Born on 9th August 1975, in Chennai, Mahesh Babu is the son of Krishna Ghattamaneni, another familiar persona of the Indian cinema. He is now aged 40 years old and is currently a resident of Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad.
Mahesh spent his childhood under the guidance of his grandmother, Durgamma, and his elder brother Ramesh Ghattamaneni. He completed his schooling at St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, where his meticulous behavior was constantly demonstrated through his schoolwork. He cleared his graduation in commerce from Loyola College, Chennai.
Mahesh initiated his acting career at a very young age of 4 years. The Telugu film, Needa(1979), first recognized his talent as a child artiste. He went on further to do more films such as Poratam that was released in the year 1983, Bazaar Rowdy(1988), Gudachari 117(1989), Sankharavam(1987), Mugguru Kodukulu(1988), Koduku Diddina Kapuram(1989), Bala Chandrudu(1990) and AnnaTammudu(1990) following which he took a break to focus on his education.
In the year 1999, Mahesh was launched as the lead actor alongside Preity Zinta, in the film Raja Kumarudu, which went on to become a box-office blockbuster and earned him the precious Nandi Award for Best Male Debut. After two flop movies, namely, Yuvaraju and Vamsi, success had paved its way for Mahesh as he received the Nandi Special Jury Award for his next film, Murari. In 2003, he achieved his first Filmfare Award for best Telugu actor for his revered performance in the phenomenal hit, Okkadu. He had also received the Nandi Best Actor Award for his role in Nijam, which was not very appreciated as a film.
Furthermore, Mahesh has given notable performances in movies like Pokiri(2006), Businessman(2012), Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu(2013) and Dookudu(2011). His acting expertise and dynamic personality were proclaimed globally after the release of his films.
Apart from acting, Mahesh devotes a considerable amount of time towards endorsing brands. He is the brand ambassador of brands like Thums Up(Andhra Pradesh), Royal Stag, Santoor soap and much more. He is a philanthropist as well but does not publicize his donations to charity. Thirty percent of his annual income is donated to charities.
Mahesh owns the production house called G. Mahesh babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. He is currently working on his film
, which is a Telegu-Tamil bilingual film, directed by Srikanth Addala.
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Mahesh Babu is an Indian Actor, Philanthropist, Producer, and Media Personality. His real name is Mahesh Ghattamaneni. He was born on 9th August 1975 in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. He worked in the Telugu cinema as a child artist from 1979 to 1990. He made his debut as a lead actor in 1999. His father’s name is Krishna and his mother’s name is Indira. His stepmother is actress Vijaya Nirmala. He resides in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. His siblings are Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu, Padmavathi, Manjula Swaroop and Priyadarshini. Mahesh spent his childhood in Chennai with his grandmother Durgamma and family. Mahesh is very much interested in cricket. Mahesh’s favorite place in Chennai VGP Golden Beach. Mahesh is very much close to his brother Ramesh. Mahesh and “Vijay” are close friends. Mahesh completed his commerce degree with Loyola College, Chennai. He got acting training from Director L. Satyananda. Mahesh met Namrata Shirodkar in the sets of Vamsi. After four years of relationship, they got married. Mahesh and Namrata married on 10th February 2005 at the Marriott Hotel, Mumbai. They have a son Gautham Krishna and a daughter Sitara. He had been honored with Nandi Award for the best male debut artist in 1999. Mahesh is the winner of International Indian Film Academy Awards Utsavam in the category of best Actor-Telugu for the film Srimanthudu in 2016. Mahesh is the proud recipient of Filmfare Awards South, cinema Awards, Vamsee Film Awards, AP Cinegoers' Association 34th Annual Awards, South Indian International Movie Awards, TSR-TV9 National Film Awards and Santosham Film Awards. Mahesh owns a production house G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Mahesh Babu Latest Information:
In 2016, Mahesh Babu was seen in “Brahmotsavam” with three leading ladies,
. It was an average hit. In the next year, he played in an action thriller, “
,” a bilingual directed by “
A R Murugadoss
.” This film marks the Tamil debut of Mahesh Babu. Following the two average movies, Mahesh Babu started working in Bharat Ane Nenu, a political drama. It was a stunning hit and brought him back to his form. In 2019, he played in “
and it was a super hit. Mahesh Babu has
to hit the screens on 12th January 2020.
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