Biography / trivia
# Mahesh Babu birth name was Mahesh Babu Ghattamaneni. He was born on 9th Aug 1975 in Madras, India. His father Ghatamaneni Siva Rama Krishna was an actor in telugu industry and his mother Smt. Indira Devi is housewife.
# He entered the film industry as a child artist when he was four through the film Needa in 1979 and his total films as child artist are nine. His film debut as an actor in lead role was with Rajakumarudu in 1999.
# Mahesh Babu spent his childhood days in Chennai before moving to Hyderabad, his attended schools and colleges in Chennai where he was friend with tamil actor Surya and director Vishnuvardhan.
# Mahesh fell in love with actress Namrata Shirodkar who was his co-star in his movie Vamsi. They dated for five years before marrying on 10th Feb 2005 in Mumbai. The couple are blessed with a son named Gautam Krishna born on 31st Aug 2006.
# He is brand ambassadar for brands like Thums Up, Univercell, Navratna Oil, Amrutanjan, Vivel, Jos Alukkas, Provogue, Idea etc.
“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.”
“When I was a child, acting was my hobby. I like going to sets. It was exciting. My dad used to be there. I used to follow dad’s instructions and get back. And it was an opportunity to bunk school.”
“I do one film at a time. I find it difficult doing two films simultaneously because I don’t feel I am doing justice to one. I make it a conscious effort to shoot one film at a time.”
“I should get excited when I listen to the script. There might be good scripts, which I rejected because my character in that film is not exciting enough for me.”
“I have doubts about shots I do. I usually think if we can do the shot in some other way. I doubt about the quality of takes. I do set very high standard. And I am not really satisfied with any of my performance till date.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1999||Raja Kumarudu||Raghavendra Rao||Preity Zinta,Jayaprakash,Prakash Raj,Sumalatha|
|2000||Yuvaraju||Y.V.S Chowdary||Simran,Sakshi Shivanand|
|-||Vamsi||B. Gopal||Namrata Shirodkar|
|2001||Murari||Krishna Vamsi||Sonali Bendre,Laxmi,Prakash Raj,Satyanarayana|
|2002||Takkari Donga||Jayant Paranjee||Lisa Ray,Bipasha Basu,Rahul Dev,Tanikella Bharani|
|-||Bobby||Sobhan||Prakash Raj,Arti Agarwal,Raghuvaran|
|2003||Okkadu||Gunasekhar||Prakash Raj,Bhumika Chawla,Geetha,Mukesh Rishi|
|-||Naani||S .J. Suryaah||Amisha Patel,Raghuvaran,Devayani|
|2004||Arjun||Gunasekhar||Shriya Saran,Prakash Raj,Keerthi Reddy,Raja|
|2005||Athadu||Trivikram Srinivas||Prakash Raj,Trisha Krishnan,Sonu Sood,Brahmanandam,Sayaji Shinde|
|2006||Pokiri||Puri Jagannadh||Ileana,Prakash Raj,Ashish Vidyarthi,Sayaji Shinde,Brahmanandam,Ali|
|-||Sainikudu||Gunasekhar||Trisha Krishnan,Prakash Raj,Irfan Khan|
|2007||Athidhi||Surender Reddy||Amrita Rao,Ashish Vidyarthi,Murali Sharma,Kota Srinivasa Rao,Brahmanandam,Nassar,Malaika Arora Khan|
|2010||Kaleja||Trivikram Srinivas||Anushka,Parvati Melton,Tamanna,|
|2011||Dookudu||Sreenu Vaitla||Samantha,Kota Srinivasa Rao|
|2012||Business Man||Puri Jagannadh||Kajal Agarwal,Prakash Raj|
|-||Seethamma VakitloSirimalle Chettu||Srikanth Addala||Venkatesh,Samantha,Anjali|