|Mahesh Babu Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||August 9, 1975|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Mahesh Babu is an Indian actor, producer, philanthropist, and media personality who is best known for his work in the Telugu cinema. He is commonly referred to as the “Prince of Tollywood” and has appeared in a variety of films such as Athadu, Dookudu, Businessman, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, Srimanthudu, Bharat Ane Nenu, and Sarileru Neekevvaru. As a philanthropist, Mahesh runs a non-profit organization called Heal-a-Child. He has won various awards such as Nandi Awards, CineMAA Awards, Filmfare South Awards, SIIMA Awards, and IIFA Utsavam Awards.
Prince, Superstar, Naani, Universal Star
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Mahesh completed his schooling from Chennai’s St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School. He was good in academics and went on to pursue his college degree from Loyola College and finished his bachelor’s in commerce.
Actor, Producer, Media Personality, Philanthropist
- Father – Krishna (Actor, Producer, Director, Politician)
- Mother – Indira
- Siblings – Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu (Older Brother) (Actor, Film Producer), Padmavathi (Older Sister), Manjula Swaroop (Older Sister) (Actor, Producer), Ramesh Babu (Younger Brother), Priyadarshani (Younger Sister)
- Others – Naresh (Stepbrother) (Actor, Politician)
6 ft or 183 cm
75 kg or 165 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Mahesh Babu has dated –
- Swathi Reddy – Mahesh was rumored to be dating actress Swathi Reddy in the past.
- Namrata Shirodkar (2000-Present) – Mahesh met actress Namrata during the filming of Vamsi in 2000. Namrata is 4 years older than Mahesh. Despite the age difference, the two decided to get married on February 10, 2005. She gave birth to their first child Gautham Krishna in 2006 and daughter Sitara Ghattamaneni in 2012.
Race / Ethnicity
- His charming looks
- Usually seen wearing formals
Mahesh has done endorsement work for the following brands –
- Thums up
- Jos Alukkas
- Chennai Silks
- Rainbow Hospital
- Intex Aqua Ace
- Royal Stag
- Santoor Soap
- Ramakrishna Venuzia
- Gold Winner Oil
- Techno Paints (2023-2025)
Best Known For
Being one of the biggest and highest-paid superstars in the Telegu film industry.
Mahesh made his theatrical film debut in 1979 in the Telegu movie Needa as a child actor.
Mahesh trains with the master trainer of Physique Elite Kumar Mannava. Mahesh is known to be very dedicated towards his workout and ensures he hits the gym at least 5 days a week for an hour and a half. He focuses on one body part in a day for increasing his flexibility and overall strength. His trainer also ensures he does stretching to be flexible while performing stunts.
His typical diet plan is as follows –
- Breakfast – Oats, Eggs, Fruits, and Nuts
- Post Workout – Any shake
- Lunch – Any meat source (Chicken/Fish/Lamb) with Brown rice/Quinoa/Khus khus
- Dinner – Any source of carbohydrates and proteins (Brown or whole wheat bread with eggs or chicken)
Mahesh Babu Favorite Things
- Actress – Sridevi
- Food – Sambar with bendakaya fry along with an omelet and Chicken curry, Indian-Chinese chicken fried rice
Mahesh Babu Facts
- As he was born and brought up in Chennai, he never had the option to study Telugu language. He can understand and speak Telugu fluently, but he is unable to read it.
- After the film Dookudu earned a gross of 1 billion, Income Tax officials raided his residence in Jubilee.
- In 2012, Mahesh was ranked at the 31st spot in Forbes‘ “India’s Celebrity 100” list.
- He was ranked at the number 1 spot on the Times‘ “50 Most Desirable Men in India” list in 2013.
- In 2015, it was announced that Mahesh would adopt the Burripalem village in Tenali.
- He began his acting career when he was only 4 years old.
- His father wished for Mahesh to concentrate on his academics, so he opted to take a break from the film industry for 9 years.
- He prefers not to make use of stunt doubles while shooting for action sequences.
- He donates 30 percent of his annual earnings to charity, and hence, he prefers doing commercials for the same.
- Mahesh’s wax statue was unveiled in Madame Tussauds Singapore in 2019. With this, he became the first Telugu actor to get a wax statue at Madame Tussauds.
- Mahesh is a family-oriented person and loves spending time with his family and friends.
- In January 2022, it was revealed that Mahesh had been tested positive for COVID-19.
- In January 2022, he lost his older brother Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu at the age of 56 due to liver-related health complications.
- In April 2022, Mahesh Babu purchased an electric car, the Audi e-tron worth INR 1.19 crore which is 5,014 mm in length and has a 16-Speaker Olufsen audio system with 3D surround sound.
- In June 2022, he and his wife Namrata met Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in a New York restaurant.
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