Mahesh Babu – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Mahesh Babu Indian Actor
Mahesh Babu

His Social Media Profiles

Nickname Naani, Prince, and Navataram Superstar
Gender Male
Age 47 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth 9 August 1975
Real Name Mahesh Ghattamaneni
Profession Actor
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Leo

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Bodytype Build
Height 6 ft 2 inches (1.88 m)
Weight 70 kg (154 lbs)
Waist 34 Inches
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Shoe Size 11 (US)

Mahesh Babu is an emerging Indian movie actor, film producer, philanthropist and media personality primarily recognized for his works in Telugu movies. He owns his own production house called G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. The youngest son of old Telugu actor Krishna, Mahesh Babu made his first appearance as a child star in the movie Needa, at 4 years of age, and starred in eight other movies as a child star. He made his cameo as a leading actor with the movie Rajakumarudu and also received State Nandi Award for the Best Male Debut.

In 2001, Mahesh Babu received immense fame with paranormal drama Murari, and the thrilling melodrama Okkadu. He moved ahead to appear in other successful movies like Athadu, Arjun, Dookudu, Pokiri, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, Businessman, Srimanthudu and Bharat Ane Nenu, Nenokkadine, a few of which ranked amongst the List of top-grossing Telugu movies. To date, he has received five Filmfare Awards, eight Nandi Awards, three South Indian International Movie Awards, three CineMAA Awards, and one Global Indian Film Academy Award.

Mahesh Babu was born in Chennai, India on 9th August 1975. He is on fourth amongst five children of Telugu movie actors Indira and Krishna, after Padmavathi, Manjula Swaroop and Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu and before Priyadarshini. Most of his childhood days were spent in Chennai under the supervision of his grand mom Durgamma and the rest of family members. As Krishna was busy with his acting commitments, Ramesh used to supervisor Mahesh’s academic routines. Together with his siblings, Mahesh always used to play cricket frequently at VGP Golden beach located in Chennai. With the intention of spending time with him, Krishna always used to make certain that his movies’ shoots would be held at VGP Universal Kingdom all through the weekends.

Mahesh Bab completed his schooling from St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School Chennai where renowned actor Karthi was his mate. In a recent interview, Mahesh stated that actor Vijay and he have been old time friends and studied at the same college prior launching themselves in their corresponding Telugu film industry. Mahesh Babu was an average student. He earned his bachelor’s degree with a major in commerce from Loyola College Chennai. After completing his graduation, he met with famous director L. Satyanand in Vishakhapatnam for added training in acting which carried on for 3 to 4 months. Being incapable to read and write Telugu language, he used to memorize the dialogues provided by his directors all through the dubbing phase of his movies.


Mahesh Babu Education

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce

School: St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai

College: Loyola College, Chennai

Mahesh Babu Career

Profession: Actor


Raja Kumarudu (1999)

Salary: 20 Crore/film (INR)

Net Worth: $ 20 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Krishna Ghattamaneni

Mother: Indira Devi

Brother: Ramesh Babu (Elder) and Naresh (Step-brother)

Sister: Padmavathi (Elder), Manjula (Elder) and Priyadarsini (Younger

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Namrata Shirodkar (Actress)

No. of Children: 2

Son: Gautam Krishna

Daughter: Sitara

Mahesh Babu Favorites

Hobbies: Reading, jogging, playing video games

Favorite Food: Biryani and coffee

Favorite Color: Red, Blue, Black and Yellow

Favorite Sport: Cricket

Facts You Never Knew About Mahesh Babu

  • Mahesh Babu is frequently called as The Prince of Tollywood.
  • Recreation of many of his movies in Tamil has been performed by actor Vijay.
  • His wife named Namrata Shirodkar is 2 years older than him.
  • Mahesh Babu initiated acting as an child star when he was only 4 years old in his father’s movie titled Needa.
  • He did his debut leading role with the movie Raja Kumarudu alongside renowned Bollywood actress Preity Zinta.
  • He won two Filmfare Awards for the movie Pokiri and Okkaduand.
  • Mahesh Baby is the owner of a film production house named G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

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