About Mahesh Babu

Mahesh Babu (born Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu; 9 August 1975) is an Indian actor, producer, media personality, and philanthropist who works mainly in Telugu cinema. He has appeared in more than 25 films, and won several accolades including, eight Nandi Awards, five Filmfare Telugu Awards, four SIIMA Awards, three CineMAA Awards, and one IIFA Utsavam Award. One of the highest-paid Telugu film actors, he also owns the production house G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment.

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Full Name Mahesh Ghattamaneni
Date of Birth 9-Aug-75
Age 48 years old (as of January 16, 2024)
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Mahesh babu Wife Namrata Shirodkar (married in 2005)
Children Gautam Krishna (son, born in 2006) and Sitara (daughter, born in 2012)
Family Krishna (father, actor), Indira (mother), Ramesh Babu (brother, producer), Kanchan Mala (sister), Sumalatha (sister-in-law, actress)
Education B.Com. from Loyola College, Chennai
Occupation Actor, producer
Film Debut Telugu film “Preyasi Ninnu Vallu” (1999)
Notable Films “Yuvaraju” (2001), “Athadu” (2005), “Pokiri” (2006), “Dookudu” (2011), “Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu” (2013), “Srimanthudu” (2016), “Bharat Ane Nenu” (2018), “Maharshi” (2019), “Sarileru Neekevvaru” (2020)
Awards 5 Filmfare Awards South, 3 Nandi Awards, 2 SIIMA Awards, 1 Santosh Award

Mahesh Babu Family: His father is the famous Telugu actor Krishna, and his mother is Indira Devi. He has four siblings: Ramesh Babu, Padmavathi, Manjula, and Priyadarshini.

Early life

Mahesh Babu was born on 9 August 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. His father, Krishna, was a star actor in the Telugu film industry. His mother, Indira Devi, is a homemaker. He has four siblings: three elder sisters, Padmavathi, Manjula, and Priyadarshini, and an elder brother, Ramesh Babu.


Mahesh Babu made his debut as a child artist in the Telugu film Needa (1979), at the age of four. He acted in eight other films as a child artist before making his debut as a lead actor in Rajakumarudu (1999). He achieved his breakthrough with the supernatural drama Murari (2001), and the action film Okkadu (2003).

Mahesh Babu has since starred in many commercially successful films, including Arjun (2004), Athadu (2005), Pokiri (2006), Dookudu (2011), Businessman (2012), Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2013), Srimanthudu (2015), Bharat Ane Nenu (2018), Maharshi (2019), Sarileru Neekevvaru (2020), and Sarkaru Vaari Paata (2022).

Personal life

Mahesh Babu is married to former Miss India Namrata Shirodkar. They have two children, a son named Gautham Krishna (born 31 August 2004) and a daughter named Sitara (born 20 September 2012).


Mahesh Babu has won eight Nandi Awards, five Filmfare Telugu Awards, four SIIMA Awards, three CineMAA Awards, and one IIFA Utsavam Award. He also won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film for his performance in the film Maharshi (2019).

Mahesh Babu Net worth

Mahesh Babu is one of the highest-paid actors in Telugu cinema. His net worth is estimated to be around $30 million.

Here are some additional facts about Mahesh Babu:

  • He is nicknamed “Prince” by his fans.
  • He is a trained dancer and has performed in several of his films.
  • He is a philanthropist and supports several charities.
  • He is one of the most popular actors in Telugu cinema.

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