When you talk about the most handsome and versatile actors from Tollywood, Mahesh Babu is the first name that rings a bell in our minds. Mahesh Babu wiki will take us through the journey of this actor, so far. Born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 9 August, 1975 to two prominent Telugu cinema actor Krishna Ghattamaneni and Smt. Indira Devi, Mahesh Babu Ghattamaneni, is the 4th of the 5 siblings. He is the younger brother of actor turned producer Ramesh Babu Ghattamaneni. He also has two elder sisters, Padmavathi and actress-producer Manjula Ghattamaneni and one younger sister Priyadarshini. Mahesh Babu spent most of his childhood in Madras, who was taken care by his Paternal Grandmother Smt. Durgamma. He had completed his schooling from St. Bede’s School in Chennai and obtained an Honour’s Degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai.
As a youngster, Mahesh had that passion of acting in him and he made sure he attended all his dad’s movie shoots during holidays. According to Mahesh Babu wiki, in 2005, once the actor set his mark in Tollywood with some hit movies, Mahesh married Namrata Shirodkar after being in a relationship with her for almost 5 years.He has two children from his marriage to Namrata, son Gautam Krishna and a daughter Sitara.
Coming from a Filmy background, Mahesh babu always had that flair of acting in him which he inherited from his father. Mahesh Babu wiki gives us a brief journey about the Actor’s career in Tollywood. He started his career as a child artist and acted in 7 of his father’s films. His debut movie as a child actor being Needa( 1979 ), at the age of 4 which his brother Ramesh Babu’s debut film as well. He was later seen in films such as Poratam (1983), Sankharavam (1987), Bazaar Rowdy (1988), Mugguru Kodukulu (1988), Gudachari 117, Koduku Diddina Kapuram (1989), Balachandrudu (1990) And Anna Tammudu (1990).
Later, Mahesh Babu made his comeback in 1999, as a lead actor with the movie Raja Kumarudu (1999) followed by YuvRaju (2000) and Vamsi (2000). He was awarded and applauded for his performance in these movies. His first breakthrough in Tollywood was with the remarkable performance in the Supernatural thriller film MURARI (2001). He then played the role of a cowboy in Takkari donga (2002) and was also seen in Bobby which was his second release in 2002. He received a positive response from the critics , though these movies were average at the box office. He then set his landmark in his career with his sensational performance in Okkadu (2003). He won his first Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) for this movie and his second release in the same year was NIjam (2003).
In 2004, he was seen in two movies produced by his siblings, Naani (2004) produced by his sister Manjula and Arjun (2004) produced by his brother Ramesh Babu. He then starred in an award-winning role, as an assasin in Athadu (2005). He set the second landmark of his career in 2006 with his exceptional performance in, Pokiri which was the highest grossing Telugu film in 75 Years and he earned his second Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) for this movie. Mahesh Babu was then seen in Sainikudu (2006), Athidi (2007) and Khaleja (2010), all three movies which faired close to average at the box office. According to Mahesh also lent his voice for the film Jalsa (2008). He then came back stronger with his next release, Dookudu (2011) which was a blockbuster and broke several records in the Telugu film industry, by collecting a gross of more than one billion rupees. His next movie, Business Man(2012), also took the largest worldwide opening, similar to his previous release.
In 2013, he was seen in a family entertainer multi starrer film Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, which received a positive response from the audience and went on to collect 51 crores at the box office.His next release was a psychological thriller, 1: Nenokkadine in 2014, which in spite of positive reviews, was declared an average film at the box office. His second release for the year 2014 was Aagadu which bombed at the box office. In 2015, Mahesh Babu starred in another blockbuster movie Srimanthudu which went on to collect a gross off 200 crores in its lifetime and was declared the second highest-grossing film at the Tollywood box office. His next hyped movie BRAHMOTSAVAM in 2016, was declared a flop at the box office. In 2017, his action thriller film SPYDER, inspite of receiving mixed reviews from critics, went on to gross 150 crores at the box office. His next most awaited movie of 2018, a political action thriller with Koratala Siva will be titled BHARAT ANE NENU, is set to release on April 20th 2018.
Awards and Recognition :
Mahesh Babu with his to-die-for looks has not only mesmerised the audience but also entertained them beyond expectations with his versatile acting skills and unique style . Mahesh babu wiki gives us a list of movies for which he was awarded and applauded, for his immense contribution towards the Tollywood industry. Few of his important achievements and awards are as follows :
- Nandi Award for Best Male Debut in Raja Kumarudu (1999).
- Nandi Special Jury Award for Murari (2001).
- Nandi Special Jury Award for Takkari Donga (2002).
- Nandi Award for Best Actor for Nijam (2003).
- Nandi Special Jury Award for Arjun (2004).
- Nandi Award for Best Actor for Athadu (2005).
- Filmfare Best Actor Award for Okkadu(2003).
- Filmfare Best Actor Award for Pokiri (2006).
- Filmfare Best Actor Award for Dookudu (2011).
- Nandi Award for Best Actor for Dookudu (2011).
After the success of Dookudu and Businessman, Mahesh babu was known to be paid the second highest remuneration in South Indian Film industry, after Rajnikanth. According to Mahesh Babu wiki , apart from being a well renowned Actor, Mahesh Babu is also a philanthrophist, which most of the times goes unpublished , as he wants it to be so. Mahesh gives 30% of his income to charities is something which most us don’t know. He has joined Farhan Akhtar’s Men Against Rape and Discrimination ( MARD ) campaign in August 2013 and also signed in as the goodwill ambassdor for Heal-a-child Foundation in the same year. In October 2014, he donated 2.5 million towards recovering the HudHud Cyclone hit areas in Andhra Pradesh. In Febraury 2015, according to Mahesh Babu wiki, he also announced that he would adopt Krishna’s native village Burripalem a minor panchayat in Tenali and would bring in all the basic and necessary developments required.