Mahesh Babu Age, Wiki, Biography, Wife, Height in feet, Net Worth & Many More

By | May 12, 2022

An Indian actor, producer, media personality, and philanthropist Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu was born on August 9, 1975, in Madras, Tamil Nadu. He is popularly known for working in Telugu films and has appeared in more than 25 films and also won many awards for his contribution to the industry. 

He is the fourth child among the five children of Telugu actors Krishna and Indira. His family hails from Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district. However, he spent most of his childhood in Madras under the care of his maternal grandmother Durgamma and the rest of his family. 

While his father was very busy with his film career, his brother Ramesh Babu took care of him. Mahesh Babu used to play cricket from a very young age at the VGP Golden beach in Madras. He did his schooling at the St Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai where actor Karthi was also his classmate. Later, he got enrolled at Loyola College in Chennai and graduated with a bachelor’s degree. After completing his graduation, he started training in acting under director L. Satyanand. 

Talking about his acting career, not many know that he made his debut as a child actor when he was just 4 years old with the film, Needa in 1979. Next, he was seen as a child artist in films like Shankharavam, Bazaar Rowdy, Mugguru Kodukulu, and Gudachari 117. Next in 1989, he was seen playing a dual role in the film Koduku Diffina Kapuram following which he was seen in many films while he was also continuing his college studies. 

Next, he made his debut as a lead actor in the 1999 film, Kumarudu which was directed by K Raghavendra Rao. The film was very successful and it was also dubbed in Hindi and Tamil. He also received the best debut award. Next, he featured in two films in the same year, Yuvaraju and Vamsi. In the following year, he was seen in Murari which he considers an important film in his career. 

Then after working in a number of films, he took a small break and was then seen in the Trivikram Srinivas directorial Athadu. He was seen opposite actress Trisha Krishnan. The film was not only successful but was also one of the highest-grossing films of the year. 

In 2006, he was seen in the film, Pokiri which was made on a budget of Rs 100 million and was shot within a span of six months. It was also the highest-grossing Telugu film of all time by the end of its run. He received many awards for the film and also earned the praise of many people. Next, he was seen in the Telugu film, Athidhi. After this, he took a seven months break from films which was extended for another two years. He saw many ups and downs during this time. 

In 2011, he collaborated with Srinu Vaitla for the hit film, Dookudu where he was seen opposite actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu. The film also become one of the highest-grossing films of the year. Again for this, he gained many awards. 

Over years, he worked in many successful films and came to be known as the “Superstar of Tollywood” and he was known by the name “Prince Mahesh Babu”. Some of his best-known films are Murari, Okkadu, Athadu, Pokiri, Khaleja, Dookudu, Nenokkadine, Srimanthudu, and Bharat And Nenu. 

Talking about his personal life, Mahesh Babu started dating actress Namrata Shirodkar during the shoot of Vamsi in Australia. After dating for four years, they got married in February 2005 in Mumbai. In 2006, they welcomed their first child, a boy. Next in 2012, they welcomed their second child, a daughter in 2012. 

NameMahesh Ghattamaneni
Nick NameNaani, Prince, and Navataram Superstar
ProfessionActor, Producer, media personality, and philanthropist
Date of Birth9 August 1975 (Saturday)
Age47 Years (2022)
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
NationalityIndian
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolSt. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
CollageLoyola College, Chennai
DebutRaj Kumarudu (1999)
ReligionHinduism
Zodiac SignLeo

Mahesh Babu Career

  • He made his acting debut as a child actor at the age of 4 with the film, Needa in 1979. 
  • Next, he was seen in films like Shankharavam, Bazaar Rowdy, Mugguru Kodukulu, and Gudachari 117 where he again worked as a child artist. 
  • Mahesh Babu made his debut as a lead actor with the 1999 film, Kumarudu and it was also very successful. 
  • In the same year, he was featured in films like Yuvaraju and Vamsi which were commercially unsuccessful. 
  • In 2001, he was seen in the film, Murari where he played the lead role and also received positive reviews for his performance. 
  • Then after working in a number of films, he took a small break and was then seen in the Trivikram Srinivas directorial Athadu. 
  • In 2003, he was seen in the Telugu action film, Okkadu which was also praised by critics and it also won several awards. 
  • In 2006, he was seen in the film, Pokiri which was made on a budget of Rs 100 million and was shot within a span of six months. It was also the highest-grossing Telugu film of all time by the end of its run. 
  • Next, he was seen in the Telugu film, Athidhi. After this, he took a seven months break from films which was extended for another two years. 
  • In 2011, he collaborated with Srinu Vaitla for the hit film, Dookudu where he was seen opposite actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu. 
  • Some of his best-known films are Murari, Okkadu, Athadu, Pokiri, Khaleja, Dookudu, Nenokkadine, Srimanthudu, and Bharat And Nenu. 

Mahesh Babu Family 

Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu was born on the 9th of August 1975, in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India, to a Telugu family. His zodiac sign is Leo. After Ramesh Babu, Padmavathi, and Manjula, and before Priyadarshini, he is the fourth of five children of Telugu actors Krishna and Indira. Their ancestors are from Burripalem in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district. Babu spent much of his youth in Madras, where he was raised by his maternal grandmother Durgamma and his family. Ramesh Babu cared for Mahesh Babu’s academic achievements when Krishna was preoccupied with his film obligations. Babu used to play cricket with his siblings at the VGP Golden Beach in Madras daily. Mahesh Babu did a bachelor’s in Commerce before doing an acting course to follow his dream

Father Name Krishna Ghattamaneni (Actor)

Mother Name Indira Devi

Brother Ramesh Babu (Elder) and Naresh (Step-brother)
Sister Padmavathi (Elder), Manjula (Elder), and Priyadarsini (Younger)
Husband / Wife Namrata Shirodkar (Actress)

Mahesh Babu Relationship / Marital Status & Many More 

Babu began dating his co-star Namrata Shirodkar while filming B. Gopal’s Vamsi in Australia. They chose to marry after being in a relationship for four years. In 2006, the couple welcomed their first child in Hyderabad’s Global Hospital. Shirodkar gave birth to a daughter called Sitara in 2012.

Marital Status Married
Affairs / Girlfriend Namrata Shirodkar (Actress)
Wife/ Spouse Namrata Shirodkar (Actress)
Marriage date 10 February 2005
Marriage Place JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu 
ChildrenDaughter- Sitara
Son- Gautam Krishna
Mahesh Babu with his wife & Children
Mahesh Babu with his wife & Children

Mahesh Babu Physical Stats

HeightIn Centimeter – 165 cm
In Meter – 1.65 m
In feet & inches – 5’5
WeightIn Kilogram- 54 Kg
In Pounds – 119lbs
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
Body Measurement Chest: 40 Inches
Waist: 34 Inches
Biceps: 14 Inches

Mahesh Babu Favorite

Favorite Actor Krishna, Salman KhanShah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan
Favorite Actress Sridevi, Trisha Krishnan, Deepika Padukone
Favorite Song N/A
Favorite Movie N/A
Favorite Food Biryani and Coffee
Favorite Color Red, White, Black, Blue
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Destination N/A
Favorite DirectorMani Ratnam
Hobbies  Reading, Jogging, Playing Video Games

Mahesh Babu Education 

School St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
Collage Loyola College, Chennai
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Commerce

Mahesh Babu’s Net Worth

Net WorthUSD $ 40 Million Doller
SalaryN/A
Income SourceActing
Car CollectionN/A

Mahesh Babu Awards

Babu has won eight Nandi Awards, five Filmfare South Awards, three CineMAA Awards, three SIIMA Awards, and one IIFA Utsavam Award for his work in more than 25 films. Since 2012, he has been a part of Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list. Babu earned his first award (the Nandi Award for Best Male Debut) for his role in Raja Kumarudu in 2000 and has since gone on to win the most Nandi Awards of any actor. Two CineMAA Awards, three Filmfare South Awards, two Nandi Awards, and one Santosham Film Award were given to him for his performances in films like Okkadu, Dookudu, and Srimanthudu. Next to Chiranjeevi, Babu has the most victories in the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu.

Some Unknown facts about Mahesh Babu

  • Does Mahesh Babu smoke?: No
  • Does Mahesh Babu drink alcohol?: Yes
  • One of the most interesting facts about Mahesh Babu is that despite being born and brought up in Chennai, he never studied Telugu. Though he can understand and talk but cannot read it. 
  • Mahesh Babu is called The Prince of Tollywood of because of his charmingness and good nature.
  • He begins his acting career as a child artist at the age of 4 in his father’s film Needa.
  • He received 2 Filmfare Awards for Okkadu and Pokiri.
  • He started acting as a child artist at the age of 4 in his father’s film Needa.
  • In his childhood, he only used to see his father’s films.
  • He is a good friend of Tamil actor Karthi since childhood.
  • He owns a film production company called G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
  • He is also a singer and sang the title song of his own film, Businessman. 
  • Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan praised him for his performance in the film Pokiri, which is a remake of Salman Khan film Wanted.

  • Not many know that the actor has adopted two villages Burripalem in Andhra Pradesh and Siddhapuram in Telangana. 
  • He is known to donate 30% of his income to charitable causes. 
  • Mahesh Babu is also known as the Greek God of Tollywood and is one of the biggest and most influential stars of South Indian cinema. 
  • He left behind famous Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan in the list of Most Desirable Man by the Time of India.

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