Saturday, August 13, 2011

Mahesh Babu

Mahesh Babu

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Mahesh Babu

Born Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu

August 9, 1974 (age 36)

Madras, Tamil Nadu, India

Other names Prince,SuperStar

Occupation Actor

Years active 1979–1991


Spouse Namrata Shirodkar


Mahesh (born in Madras, India) is an Indian film actor. He is the son of the actor Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna. He has worked in a number of critically and commercially successful films and has established himself as one of the lead actors in contemporary Telugu cinema.

He started his film career as a child actor in his father's film Needa. He made his debut as a lead actor in 1999 with Rajakumarudu (రాజ కుమారుడు) (1999) and then went on to star in films such as Murari (మురారి) (2001), Okkadu (ఒక్కడు) (2003), Athadu (అతడు) (2005) and Pokiri (పోకిరి) (2006).

Early life

Mahesh Babu was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to actor Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna and Smt. Indira Devi. He has four siblings: Ramesh Babu, Padmavathi, Manjula and a younger sister, Priyadarshini. He did his schooling at St Bede's School in Chennai and obtained an Honours Degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai. Mahesh Babu acted in seven of his father's films as a child actor. His first child acting role was in the film Needa.

Personal life

Mahesh dated his co-star in the movie Vamsi, Bollywood actress and former Miss India (Miss Universe India) Namrata Shirodkar for two years. They got married on February 10, 2005, and have a son named Gautham Krishna.



Mahesh Babu debuted in 1999 with the K. Raghavendra Rao film Raja Kumarudu for which he earned the Nandi Award for Best Male Debut.

In 2000, Mahesh Babu appeared in Y.V.S Chowdary's Yuvaraju, and in Vamsi.

In 2001, he starred with Sonali Bendre in Krishna Vamsi's Murari. His performance earned him the Nandi Special Jury Award. His next movie Takkari Donga and earned him the Nandi Special Jury Award.[citation needed]Later that year, he starred with Arthi Agarwal in Bobby, directed by Sobhan.

His next film Okkadu (2003) opposite Bhoomika Chawla, produced by M.S. Raju and directed by Gunasekhar was critically acclaimed and a biggest box-office success of that year whilst earning his first Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu). In the same year, he appeared in Teja's film Nijam.[6] In 2004, he paired up with Amisha Patel in S. J. Suryaah's Naani. This was the Telugu version of the Tamil film, New. Later that year, he again appeared in Gunasekhar movie Arjun.


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