Born on 9 August 1975, Mahesh Ghattamaneni is a South-Indian actor and philanthropist. He was born and brought up in Chennai by a family that was already affiliated with the film industry. His father is Siva Rama Krishna, a retired superstar of the Telugu film industry. He 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 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 awards 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 bySrikanth 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 at heart and keeps his charity work undisclosed. However, it is known that he contributes about thirty percent of his income to causes.
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 have 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 Brahmotsavam, which is a Telegu-Tamil bilingual film, directed by Srikanth Addala.
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Director Mahesh Babu is an Indian Director, Actor, Philanthropist, Producer, and Media Personality. His real name is Mahesh Ghattamaneni. He was born on August 9, and the year 1975. He mainly works for the Tamil Cinema Industry. He was born in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. He has Indian Nationality. He worked in the cinema as a child artist from 1979 to 1990. He is working with the cinema as a lead actor since 1999. His father name is Krishna, and mother name is Indira. His stepmother is Vijaya Nirmala. His residence is in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. His siblings' name is Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu, Padmavathi, Manjula Swaroop, and Priyadarshini. Mahesh spent his childhood in Chennai with his grandmother Durgamma and his family. Mahesh also likes sports, especially cricket.
He used to play in the VGP Golden Beach, Chennai. Mahesh is very much close with his brother Ramesh. Ramesh takes care of Mahesh's academic performances. Krishna was always taken care of his acting as well as his extra-curricular activities. Mahesh is among as the most attractive male celebrities in India. He is the owner of production House G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. He started his career as a child artist role in film Needa in the year 1979. He gives his debut in the industry with the film Rajakumarudu in the year 1999. He is the winner of Nandi Award for the best male debut artist. Mahesh and Vijay is the close friend. Mahesh completed his degree in commerce with Loyola College in Chennai. He did training with the director L. Satyananda in Vishakhapatnam. He met with the actress Namrata Shirodkar at the shoot time of Vamsi.
After four years of the relationship, they got married. Mahesh and Namrata married on February 10, and the year of 2005 at the Marriott Hotel, Mumbai. They married at the shooting time of Athadu in the year 2005. His son name is Gautham Krishna, who was born on August 31 and the year of 2006. His daughter name is Sitara, who is born with the stem cell technique. Mahesh is the winner of International Indian Film Academy Awards Utsavam in the category of best Actor-Telugu for the film Srimanthudu in the year 2016. He is the winner of Nandi Award in the various category, 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.