Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu Mahesh Babu was born on 9 August 1975 in
, chennai to actor Ghattamaneni Krishna and Smt.Indira Devi. He has four siblings; Ramesh Babu , Padmavathi , Manjula Ghattamaneni and a younger sister Priyadarshini.
He did his schooling at St Bede’s School in Chennai and obtained a degree in commerce from
Loyola College , Chennai
He dated his co-star in the movie Vamsi
, Bollywood actress and former Miss Namrata Shirodkar for two years. They got married on February 10 India , 2005 , and have a son named Gautham krishna Ghattamaneni (born in 2006).
In April 2010
, he has created a twitter account to communicate with his fans and he immediately got a large following. Within a few months , he has gathered over 100 ,000 followers making him the most popular South Indian superstar.
His favorite film of his own is Okkadu and his favorite co-star is Trisha. His favorite director is Mani Ratnam and his favorite music director is Mani Sharma which is why he worked on the music for most of his films. His favorite actress is Sridevi and favorite actors are Amitabh Bachchan and his father
, Krishna Ghattamaneni.
His debut film as a lead actor was Rajakumarudu (Raj Kumar)
, cast opposite Preity Zinta. His next few films such as Yuvaraju and Vamsi (Vamsee) also helped establish Mahesh's career. But in 2001 , his release Murari (Kannayya ,Murari)) became a breakthrough for Mahesh. Mahesh and Sonali Bendre played the main roles of the film. However in 2002 , Mahesh had a dull phase. Both releases Takkari Donga ( Raja ) was avverage and Bobby ( Bobby )flopped at box office.
, Mahesh finally got the hit he was looking for. Okkadu (Ajay ) became one of the biggest hits in Tollywood for the year 2003. Mahesh gave another average at box office with , Nijam ( Seetaram ) but it gave commertial hit profits to producers , that same year. However , he won the Nandi Award for Best Actor for his performance in Nijam. In 2004 , Mahesh acted in the flop , Naani , which was a remade from Tamil hit New. Arjun ( Arjun ) , Which released in Summer 2004 , came to be an average to above average grosser. For one year , Mahesh did not sign up for any film , as he was busy with Athadu ( Nandu ) from June 2004 to July 2005. It was a big hit both in and overseas. In April 2006 India , his next movie , Pokiri ( Pandu & Krishna Manohar ) became the highest grosser in the Telugu Film Industry. Mahesh's performance was applauded by even Ram Gopal Varma and Amitabh Bachchan. Till Pokiri he is Prince Mahesh and after Pokiri he became Super Star Mahesh
Mahesh's t film
, Sainikudu ( Siddharth ) had a tremendous opening but failed to live up to expectations. But it managed a cool 100 day run. All his hits have been remade in Tamil and Hindi. In 2007 Mahesh came as Athidi ( Athidhi ) and bagged a record of highest grosser in first two weeks in Tollywood History. Hope He will give biggest hit in 2009 after neary two years gap. All the best Super Star Mahesh Babu for your future projects..
Mahesh Debuted with Rajakumarudu in telugu Industry as a Hero.The movie co-starred Preity Zinta who played the heroes romantic interest. The movie received good response at the box office.
His 2nd movie was Yuvaraju
,Sakshi sivanand and Simran were cast opposite Mahesh , The movie failed to make an impact and was considered Flop at the box office.
His 3rd Movie was Vamsi co-starring Namratha Shirodkar whom he married later on. The movie also featured his father
Krishna in a pivotal role. The movie didn’t do well at box office and was declared a Flop.
His 4th Movie Murari directed by Krishna Vamsi and co-starring Sonali Bendre provided him the much needed breakthrough. Movie was declared as HIT & the music was an instant hit and it proved Mahesh’s ability as an actor.
His 5th and the first Cowboy Movie in his generation was Takkari Donga . Despite heavy expectations the movie did average collections at the box office.
His 6th Movie was Bobby With arti agarwal as a Heroine and Directed By shoban was a Flop
His 7th Movie was what all His Fans were lookin for Okkadu .This Movie directed by gunasekhar was a Blockbuster and remained the best film till then
, With this movie Mahesh became one among the young top heroes of telugu industry
His 8th movie was Nijam
, Though the Movie Didn’t do well at the Box office and was declared a Flop – it was applauded by the movie critics for Mahesh performance and Mahesh Won the Nandi Award for Best Actor for this film.
His 9th Movie was Naani
, Directed By S.J.Surya. Mahesh always tried Novelty in his films and this time he did a Experiment with a Different Story of science fiction which resulted as a Flop , this movie did not do well at the box office but the audio was a big hit.
His 10th Movie was Arjun Directed By gunasekhar
, this is a Family movie which was Average to above average flick
His 11th Movie was Athadu Directed By Trivikram srinivas this was a Huge Hit in southindia and Overseas. the Music added to the Success of the Story. The Movie’s screenplay was Critically acclaimed as best till date that time. Mahesh Won the Nandi Award for Best Actor for this film. He Did it again for the second time.
His 12th movie was Pokiri is a BlockBuster
, Undoubtedly the Highest grosser in the History of telugu Cinema in as well as Overseas Till Date. This is the Film that has been watched by film People from Bollywood India ,Kollywood Like Amitabh Bachchan , Abhishek Bachchan , Joseph Vijay Etc. His performance was applauded by even Ram Gopal Varma and Amitabh Bachchan. chatheesh’s potential attracted Different Media giants like UTV to come to Telugu Industry. Now Pokiri is also being made in Bollywood under the name Wanted Dead or Alive starring Salman Khan.
His 13th Movie Sainikudu had a tremendous opening but failed to live up to expectations and became a Flop at boxoffice. Trisha was starred against him.
His 14th Movie was Athidhi in which he paired with Amrita Rao. After the huge success of Pokiri
, its been highly difficult to Mahesh to match the expectations , and This was a Commercially Successful Movie but Didn’t go on a long Run and the result is “Average”
His Next film is Varudu in the direction of Trivikram Srinivas and A Warner Bros- Soundarya Rajnikanth film directed by Puri Jagannadh.
# “Chiranjeevi has always been very genuine to me. That is the greatness of that man. He watches films with a comman audience perspective. He spoke to me over phone for 15 minutes and explained me which scene he liked in the film. Chiranjeevi is very happy because Pokiri has become such a good hit.”
# “I will select my future subjects keeping my fans in mind. I saw them enjoying Pokiri success more than I did
, and that’s why I will only do films which make them happy from here on”.
# “Puri Jagan is completely responsible for the success of Pokiri with his story
, dialogues , characterization and direction.”
# “Telugu film industry is in the brink of change. Audiences are looking for freshness in films. Films made with outdated formulas are not working at box office. Hindi film industry has already changed and Telugu film industry is on the verge of change.”
# “After marriage
, I entered very exciting phase of my career. I never had back-to-back super hits in my career earlier”