Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu

Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu (born 9 August 1975) is an Indian actor, producer, media persona, and philanthropist who works primarily in Telugu cinema. He has appeared in additional than 25 movies, and received a number of accolades together with, eight Nandi Awards, 5 Filmfare South Awards, 4 South Indian Worldwide Film Awards, three CineMAA Awards, and one IIFA Utsavam Award.[3][4] He additionally owns the manufacturing home G. Mahesh Babu Leisure.

The youthful son of veteran Telugu actor Krishna, Babu made his debut as a baby artist in a cameo position in Needa (1979), on the age of 4, and acted in eight different movies as a baby artist. He made his debut as a lead actor with Rajakumarudu (1999) which received him Nandi Award for Finest Male Debut. Babu achieved his breakthrough with the supernatural drama Murari (2001), and the motion movie Okkadu (2003). He went on to behave in different commercially profitable movies reminiscent of Athadu (2005), Pokiri (2006), Dookudu (2011), Businessman (2012), Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2013), 1: Nenokkadine (2014), Srimanthudu (2015), Bharat Ane Nenu (2018), Maharshi (2019), and Sarileru Neekevvaru (2020). Pokiri held the document of being the highest-grossing Telugu movie whereas Sarileru Neekevvaru, his highest grosser, collected over ₹2.6 billion on the field workplace.[5][6]

Referred to within the media because the Prince of Tollywood, he is likely one of the hottest and influential actors of Telugu cinema,[7][8] and is described because the famous person of Telugu cinema by his followers.[9] Along with being an actor, he’s a humanitarian and philanthropist – he runs a charitable belief and non-profit organisation, Heal-a-Little one.[10] He’s additionally related to Rainbow Hospitals as their goodwill ambassador.[11] He plunged into the movie exhibition enterprise together with Narayandas Narang of Asian Group with the inauguration of the seven-screen superplex at Gachibowli AMB Cinemas.[12]

Adolescence and household

Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu was born on 9 August 1975 in a Telugu household in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India.[13] He’s the fourth of the 5 kids of Telugu actor Krishna and Indira, after Ramesh Babu, Padmavathi, and Manjula and earlier than Priyadarshini. Their household hails from Burripalem in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh.[14] Babu spent his childhood largely in Madras below the care of his maternal grandmother Durgamma and the remainder of his household.[15] Since Krishna was busy together with his movie commitments, Ramesh Babu used to take care of Mahesh Babu’s educational efficiency.[13] Alongside together with his siblings, Babu used to play cricket usually on the VGP Golden seaside in Madras. To spend time with him, Krishna used to guarantee that his movies’ shoots can be carried out on the VGP Common Kingdom in the course of the weekends.[13]

Krishna additionally made certain that none of his kids would reveal his identify throughout their education to make sure a peaceable setting.[13] He was educated at St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Increased Secondary Faculty, Chennai the place actor Karthi was his schoolmate.[16][17] Babu in an interview mentioned that actor Vijay and he have been longtime shut pals and studied on the identical school,[18] earlier than establishing themselves of their respective movie industries.[19] Babu was an above common pupil. He obtained a bachelor’s diploma in commerce from the Loyola School, Chennai.[20] After graduating, he met with director L. Satyanand in Vishakhapatnam for additional coaching in appearing which went on for 3 to 4 months.[20] Being unable to learn and write Telugu, he used to memorise the dialogues given by his administrators in the course of the dubbing section of his movies.[21]

Appearing profession

Early profession and breakthrough (1979–2003)

On the age of 4, Babu visited the units of the Telugu movie Needa (1979) the place its director Dasari Narayana Rao shot a couple of sequences of his as part of the narrative within the presence of the previous’s brother Ramesh. Needa marked his debut as a baby actor.[22] Through the shoot of Poratam (1983) at Vauhini Studios, after watching Babu on the units, director Kodi Ramakrishna urged to Krishna that he solid Babu within the position of the protagonist’s brother. Initially terrified, Babu agreed to behave within the movie after being persuaded by the movie’s crew.[22] He went on to behave as a baby artist within the movies Shankharavam (1987), Bazaar Rowdy (1988), Mugguru Kodukulu (1988) and Gudachari 117 (1989). He performed a twin position within the movie Koduku Diddina Kapuram (1989). Babu then appeared in Bala Chandrudu (1990), and Anna Thammudu (1990). Later, he continued his school research.[23]

In 1999, Babu made his debut as a lead actor with the movie Raja Kumarudu, directed by Ok. Raghavendra Rao and co-starring Priety Zinta. The movie was commercially profitable, and folks started referring to him with the title Prince.[24] The movie had a 50-day run in 80 centres and a 100-day run in 44 centres. Raja Kumarudu collected a share of 10.51 Crores from Andhra Pradesh.[25] It was dubbed in Hindi as Prince No. 1 and in Tamil as Kaadhal Vennila.[26] The movie was once more dubbed and launched theatrically in Tamil throughout January 2017 as Ivan Oru Thunichalkaran.[27] He obtained the Nandi Award for Finest Male Debut.[28] He starred in two movies the next 12 months – Yuvaraju and Vamsi. Following their poor efficiency on the field workplace, Babu starred in Krishna Vamsi‘s Murari the subsequent 12 months. He known as Murari an vital movie in his profession and the position he performed in it considered one of his favourites.[29][30] Murari was a business success and earned him the Nandi Particular Jury Award.[28] Although his 2002 releases Takkari Donga and Bobby carried out poorly on the field workplace, Babu obtained his second Nandi Particular Jury Award for his efficiency within the former.[28]

Babu had two movie releases in 2003, the primary one being Gunasekhar‘s Okkadu co-starring Bhumika Chawla, which went on to turn out to be the best grossing Telugu movie of the 12 months gathering 23 crores on the field workplace.[31] He received his first Filmfare Award for Finest Actor – Telugu for his efficiency within the movie.[32] The opposite launch was Teja‘s Nijam co-starring Rakshita. The movie was famous for introducing Dolby EX encompass system in Telugu cinema.[33] Although the movie was a business failure,[34] Babu obtained reward from the critics for his efficiency within the movie, with Vijayalaxmi of calling him the one motive to observe the movie’s second half which she termed a routine story of vendetta.[35] He received his first Nandi Finest Actor Award for his efficiency within the movie.[36]

Mainstream movie acclaim and success (2004–2010)

Manjula produced his subsequent movie, Naani, directed by S. J. Surya co-starring Amisha Patel. Whereas its concurrently shot Tamil model New that includes a special solid was commercially profitable, Naani flopped on the field workplace.[29] He obtained the Nandi Particular Jury Award for his efficiency in his subsequent movie, Arjun, directed by Gunasekhar and produced by Ramesh.[37] The failure of Naani depressed each Babu and Manjula, who took a small break in Goa earlier than resuming their different commitments.[38] He selected to behave in Trivikram Srinivas‘s Athadu, co-starring Trisha Krishnan, whose script had been accredited again in 2002 earlier than the manufacturing of Naani and Arjun had begun.[39] Athadu turned one of many highest-grossing movies of the 12 months.[40] The movie was a commercially worthwhile enterprise for the producers and distributors.[41] The movie benefited Babu’s profession as he received the Nandi Finest Actor Award for his efficiency within the position of a employed murderer.[42] Athadu collected a share of 22 crores on the field workplace.[43] Idlebrain gave it a score of three.25/5 and talked about Mahesh Babu is fashionable and good as skilled killer.[44]

Babu collaborated with Puri Jagannadh in 2006 for the movie Pokiri, which was collectively produced by Jagannadh and Manjula.[45] Made on a funds of 100 million and shot inside six months,[46] Pokiri turned the best grossing Telugu movie of all time by the top of its run, and was screened on the seventh IIFA Awards held in Dubai.[47] Babu obtained reward for his efficiency, with Y. Sunita Chowdary of The Hindu opining that “Mahesh’s understated efficiency in Pokiri permits him effortlessly to reclaim the title of a star, overshadowing extra questionable latest profession decisions”.[45] He received the Filmfare Award for Finest Actor – Telugu for the second time.[48]Pokiri grossed 67 crores on the field workplace.[49] That very same 12 months, his subsequent movie, Sainikudu, co-starring Trisha, was launched amid enormous expectations however flopped on the field workplace.[50]

The next 12 months noticed Babu appearing within the movie Athidhi, co-starring Amrita Rao marking her Telugu debut. The movie was produced by Mahesh Babu’s’s brother Ramesh.[51] UTV Movement Footage acquired the movie’s distribution rights for 185 million, which turned its first Telugu movie enterprise.[52] In 2008, Babu supplied voice-over for the movie Jalsa directed by Trivikram Srinivas.[53]

After Athidhi‘s launch, Babu took a break from movies for seven months; two months later, he signed Khaleja, however the break was unintentionally prolonged for 2 years attributable to a number of delays. Throughout this time, Babu’s grandmother and his spouse Namrata’s dad and mom died. Krishna was fearful about Babu’s profession because the movie’s shoot was delayed for thus lengthy.[54] Upon launch, Khaleja obtained combined opinions from critics and was a business failure in India.[55] Nonetheless, it managed to carry out nicely on the abroad field workplace.[56]Rediff gave a 3 out of 5 score and famous “The duo of Mahesh-Trivikram delivers a product that’s watchable, entertaining with good humour, couple of well-orchestrated motion sequences and songs and with a bit to take house as nicely. It is Mahesh’s present all the way in which, a lot to the delight of his followers. Mahesh is the soul of the film, be it his dialogue supply, his motion, his dances or feelings, he’s easy.[57] The movie is taken into account one of many “25 Best Telugu Movies Of The Decade” by Movie Companion.[58]

Stardom and profession setback (2011–2014)

In 2011, Babu collaborated with Srinu Vaitla for the movie Dookudu, which was impressed partly by the 2003 German tragicomedy movie Good Bye, Lenin!.[59] Co-starring Samantha Ruth Prabhu, the movie obtained constructive opinions upon launch and have become one of many highest-grossing movies of the 12 months. Dookudu had the most important opening for a Telugu movie, and picked up a share of 101.1 million and a gross of 125.8 million on the primary day of its launch.[60] The Los Angeles Occasions known as Dookudu the “largest hit you have by no means heard of”.[61] For his efficiency within the movie, Babu received the Finest Actor Award on the 2012 Nandi Awards ceremony.[62] He additionally received the Filmfare Award for Finest Actor – Telugu on the 59th Filmfare Awards South and 1st South Indian Worldwide Film Awards ceremonies.[63][64] After the movie’s gross crossed the 1 billion mark, Earnings Tax Division officers carried out a raid on Babu’s Jubilee Hills residence as he was rumoured to be getting a remuneration of greater than 1.2 million for his subsequent initiatives.[65] The movie collected a distributor share of 574 million in its lifetime and grossed greater than 1 billion in its lifetime.[66] Suresh Kavirayani of The Occasions of India rated it 4 out of 5 and wrote “Dookudu is a typical Srinu Vytla movie with a beneficiant sprinkling of comedy. His narrative manages to maintain the viewers engaged till the top of the film. This film comes as a blessing for not simply Mahesh Babu, but additionally for Tollywood, which is badly in want of a success, after the latest spate of field workplace debacles. Srinu Vytla and Mahesh Babu have come out with a winner in Dookudu“.[67]

He later performed the position of a mafia kingpin with a hidden private agenda within the movie Businessman, co-starring Kajal Aggarwal and directed by Puri Jagannadh.[68] Upon the movie’s launch, Babu obtained reward from the critics for his efficiency within the movie, with Y. Sunita Chowdary of The Hindu writing, “The movie has no frills, no vulgar wastage and the hero is virtually in each body; you hear solely his voice, he appears to be like good, sounds good, he additionally steals the comic’s job. Mahesh performs it straight.”.[69] It grossed roughly 187.35 million and picked up a share of 137.8 million on the international field workplace on its first day creating an all-time document when it comes to opening day collections.[70] Businessman turned one of many highest grossing Telugu movies of the 12 months.[71] Businessman collected a share of 41 crores on the field workplace.[72] He obtained a nomination for Filmfare Award for Finest Actor – Telugu at each the sixtieth Filmfare Awards South and the 2nd South Indian Worldwide Film Awards ceremonies.[73][74] By then, Babu was reported to be the second highest-paid actor in South India after Rajinikanth.[75]

Babu receiving Finest Actor – Telugu Award on the 61st Filmfare Awards South from Tamannaah for his efficiency within the movie Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2013)

Babu then started filming for Srikanth Addala‘s Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, whose script Babu had accredited in the course of the pre-production section of Dookudu.[76] Co-starring Daggubati Venkatesh together with Anjali and Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu turned the primary Telugu multistarrer movie to be produced within the final twenty-five years.[77] Launched in January 2013, the movie turned one of many highest grossing Telugu movies of the 12 months and marked the completion of Babu’s hat-trick of profitable movies.[78] Sangeetha Devi Dundoo of The Hindu known as the movie a “pleasant household drama with its celebration of household bonds, love and marriage laced with laughter”, and Addala “desires to go away his viewers with a thought, desires them to replicate on their relationships and overlook skirmishes that may bitter household bonds”. Dundoo cited Guhan’s cinematography as one of many movie’s highlights, and praised its performances.[79] He received the Filmfare Award for Finest Actor – Telugu on the 61st Filmfare Awards South ceremony and the third South Indian Worldwide Film Awards ceremony.[80][81] He supplied voice-over for Srinu Vaitla’s Baadshah the identical 12 months.[82] Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu collected a distributor share of ₹512 million and was the second-highest-grossing Telugu movie of the 12 months.[83]

Babu had two releases in 2014, the primary one being Sukumar‘s 1: Nenokkadine, an motion thriller specializing in a celeb affected by hallucinations associated to the homicide of his dad and mom and the invention of a particular number of rice. Kriti Sanon performed the feminine lead on this movie, marking her appearing debut.[84] Made on a funds of round 70 crores, 1: Nenokkadine was launched amid enormous expectations, however obtained combined opinions from the critics, turning out to be a field workplace bomb by incurring a lack of round 26–27 crores.[85] Nonetheless, Babu’s efficiency obtained reward, with critics calling it considered one of his finest performances.[86][87][88] He additionally earned a nomination for the Finest Actor – Telugu on the 4th South Indian Worldwide Film Awards.[89] Grossing over $1.32 million,1: Nenokkadine turned the fourth-highest-grossing Telugu movie in historical past at the US field workplace at the moment.[90] Sangeetha Devi Dundoo of The Hindu wrote, “How usually can we get to observe a Telugu movie the place the viewers, together with the protagonist and supporting characters, can also be required to suppose and distinguish between occasions unfolding in actual and imaginary areas?” and known as 1 Nenokkadine a “visually beautiful” movie.[91].The movie earned a distributor share of about 289 million, on a funds of 700 million.[92]. The movie is taken into account one of many “25 Best Telugu Movies Of The Decade” by Movie Companion.[58] The opposite launch, Aagadu, directed by Srinu Vaitla and co-starring Tamannaah, flopped on the field workplace,[93] despite the fact that it had a gross of 60 crores. Karthik Pasupulate of The Occasions of India gave the movie 3 out of 5 stars and known as Aagadu “Dookudu 2.0” in working system parlance. Pasupulate added that it appears extra like a remake of Dookudu with a “a lot louder Mahesh Babu, extra banal jokes, and some superficial twists within the screenplay”, and that the top product is “extra slapstick than humorous”.[94]

Resurgence and up to date work (2015–current)

Babu collaborated with Koratala Siva for the motion drama movie Srimanthudu co-starring Shruti Haasan. He co-produced the movie below his newly fashioned banner G. Mahesh Babu Leisure Pvt. Ltd, marking his first movie manufacturing enterprise.[95] He opted to take action so as to management the movie’s funds, accepting a share in income in lieu of remuneration.[96] Launched on 7 August 2015, Srimanthudu opened to constructive opinions from critics,[97] was commercially profitable, and he gained the Filmfare Award for Finest Actor – Telugu on the 63rd Filmfare Awards South,[98] marking his resurgence.[99] Sethumadhavan N. of Bangalore Mirror said, Srimanthudu would not have been as efficient if it didn’t have Mahesh Babu who’s at his charming finest, including that he “underplays the emotional scenes, making them a deal with to observe”.[100]

The movie was a business success, grossing almost ₹2.0 billion globally on a funds of ₹400-700 million and turning into the second-highest grossing Telugu movie of all time and the best grossing Telugu-language-only movie of the time. After the movie’s launch, many actors, bureaucrats and politicians introduced plans to develop backward villages and inspired the adoption of villages in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.[101] Babu himself has adopted his native village, Burripalem.[102]

Babu acted in Srikanth Addala’s movie Brahmotsavam co-starring Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Pranitha Subhash. Initially produced as a bi-lingual, the movie would’ve marked Babu’s first straight Tamil movie. Nonetheless, afterward the plan was altered attributable to its disastrous efficiency on the Telugu field workplace and the movie wasn’t launched in Tamil.[103] Whereas the movie underperformed on the field workplace, the Deccan Chronicle said that Mahesh Babu was its saving grace. The movie was criticised by the general public, for its lack of a correct story.[104] Babu said that this was an error of judgement, the place he had picked the mistaken director.[105]

He later appeared within the Telugu-Tamil bilingual Spyder, directed by A. R. Murugadoss, which lastly marked his Tamil cinema debut[106] and grossed over ₹113 crores on the field workplace.[107] The movie obtained combined opinions, however was praised for S. J. Surya and Mahesh Babu’s performances, particularly the previous, whereas critics panned the writing, screenplay and path.[108].Y. Sunita Chowdary of The Hindu said that “Spyder begins off nicely however the director’s creativeness goes overboard solely to show a objective ridden plot to a bit of travesty.”[109].

His subsequent movie was a political motion drama Bharat Ane Nenu, directed by Koratala Siva and co-starring Kiara Advani. On this movie, he performed the position of a chief minister. It went on to gross greater than ₹172 crore, and was second highest-grossing movie of that 12 months.[110] Hemanth Kumar of Firstpost wrote “Mahesh Babu, Koratala Siva ship an intense political drama”. Kumar additionally mentioned, “He (Siva) has proven but once more that there’s loads of drama when a traditional man takes an unusual path. Bharat might need turn out to be the messiah of the state within the story, but it surely’s Mahesh Babu who leaves an enduring impression in the long run. Two huge thumbs up for the movie. It delivers greater than what it guarantees” giving 4 stars out of 5.[111]. His subsequent movie, Maharshi (2019) directed by Vamshi Paidipally and co-starring Pooja Hegde collected a complete of ₹175 crore worldwide.[112] Hemanth Kumar of Firstpost talked about the movie owes loads to Mahesh Babu’s conviction to drag off his position and he makes you imagine in his characterisation a lot that it does not really feel like fiction. His flamboyance within the school sequences and the maturity with which he pulled off the village segments is noteworthy.[113] The movie was awarded the Finest Standard Movie Offering Healthful Leisure on the 68th Nationwide Movie Awards and Babu received his fourth SIIMA Award for Finest Actor – Telugu[114][115].

His 2020 movie Sarileru Neekevvaru collected ₹260 crores in worldwide field workplace, turning into one of many highest-grossing Telugu movies.[116][117] Hemanth Kumar of Firstpost talked about Sarileru Neekevvaru packages oodles of humour and motion in proper measures for Babu to hit the ball out of the park. Every part else is only a bonus or a distraction.[118] The identical 12 months his collaboration with S. S. Rajamouli is confirmed.[119][120] In the end, he introduced that he can be featured within the movie Sarkaru Vaari Paata, marking his maiden collaboration with director Parasuram. The movie started its manufacturing in January 2021.[121] Babu’s subsequent movie with Trivikram Srinivas is confirmed in mid-2021.[122]

Within the media

Babu at Selvandhan Audio Launch

Babu is taken into account one of the vital standard actors in Telugu cinema.[123] He’s broadly referred within the media as “Famous person of Tollywood”[124] and “Prince Mahesh Babu”.[125] Hemanth Kumar C. R. of Vogue felt that Murari (2001), Okkadu (2003), Athadu (2005), Pokiri (2006), Khaleja (2010), Dookudu (2011), 1: Nenokkadine (2014), Srimanthudu (2015) and Bharat Ane Nenu (2018) are the movies that made Mahesh Babu, a famous person within the movie trade.[126]

His reputation has been documented in a number of Telugu movies reminiscent of Ashta Chamma (2008),[127] Kiraak (2014),[128] and Famous person Kidnap (2015).[129] He joined Twitter in April 2010 and has 12 million followers as of July 2021.[130]

He was ranked twelfth on the Occasions’ 50 Most Fascinating Males in India for the 12 months 2010,[131] fifth in 2011,[132] and second in 2012.[133] He climbed to the primary place of the identical listing for the 12 months 2013, beating the likes of Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, and Shah Rukh Khan.[134] He stood at sixth place on the identical listing for the 12 months 2014,[135] sixth in 2015,[136] seventh in 2016,[137] and sixth in 2017.[138]
He was then added to the Eternally Fascinating listing together with Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Hrithik Roshan.[139]

Babu is an envoy for about three dozen Indian manufacturers.[140][141] In 2007, he signed a five-year endorsement take care of the cola firm Thums As much as exchange Chiranjeevi as its model ambassador in Andhra Pradesh.[142] He endorsed manufacturers reminiscent of UniverCell Cellular Retailer,[143] Navratna Oil,[144] Amrutanjan,[145] Provogue,[146] ITC Vivel,[147] Jos Alukkas,[148] Thought Mobile,[149] Santoor Cleaning soap,[150] South India Procuring Mall,[151] Royal Stag,[152] Rainbow Hospitals,[153] TVS Motor Firm,[154] Mahindra Tractors,[155] Paragon footwear, and[156] Tata Sky in South India.[157] He was signed because the model ambassador of Intex Mobiles in August 2015 for one 12 months.[158] In 2012, he changed Akshay Kumar because the nationwide model ambassador for Thums Up throughout India.[159] He additionally promotes the true property agency Ramakrishna Venuzia.[160] Babu instructions a determine of 25–30 million per endorsement each year, thus incomes round 300 million each year as a model ambassador.[161] In 2016, he was signed because the model ambassador of YuppTV[162] and AbhiBus.[163] In February 2018 he was signed because the model ambassador for Protinex.[164] A few of the different manufacturers he endorses, or had endorsed beforehand, embody Chennai Silks,[165] Sai Surya Builders,[166] Shut-Up,[167] Gold Winner,[168] Denver Deodorant,[169] Lloyd A/C,[170] Flipkart,[171] Helo app,[172][173] Byju’s,[174] CarDekho,[175] Jeep India,[176][177] Whitehat Junior,[178] Lloyd Fridges,[179] Jeevan Saathi,[180] Well being OK Tablets,[181] Large C Mobiles,[182] and Pan Bahar Elaichi.[183]
Total, he has endorsed 38 manufacturers up to now. He has additionally shot a singular idea video for Zee Telugu to advertise their upcoming TV reveals.[184]

Babu has additionally supported AIG Hospitals’ “Finish Corona Marketing campaign”, which was geared toward creating consciousness concerning the COVID-19 vaccine.[185] It was one of many world’s largest digital consciousness campaigns on the Covid-19 vaccine.[186]

Babu stood in thirty first place on Forbes Indias Superstar 100 listing for the 12 months 2012, with annual earnings of 422.5 million.[187] He slipped to 54th place on the identical listing for the 12 months 2013, together with his annual earnings dropping to 289.6 million.[188] Within the following 12 months, he climbed to the thirtieth place with an annual incomes determine of 510 million.[189] In 2015, he positioned thirty sixth, the best rating Telugu celeb, with an revenue of 510 million.[190] He was positioned thirty seventh, thirty third and 54th consecutively within the years main as much as 2019 with an annual incomes of 350 million.[191] Babu was as soon as criticized for his restricted and predictable wardrobe when attending occasions.[192]

In 2019, his wax statue was unveiled in Madame Tussauds Singapore.[193] Hindustan Occasions reported that Babu was the primary Telugu actor to get a wax statue at Madame Tussauds, whereas Baahubali (portrayed by Prabhas) was the primary Telugu movie character.[194] He was additionally the primary Indian actor whose wax statue was flown again for a day for unveiling at his hometown.[195]

Private life


Through the shoot of B. Gopal‘s Vamsi at Australia, Babu started up to now his co-star Namrata Shirodkar. After being in a relationship for 4 years, they determined to get married, and Manjula satisfied Krishna in favour of their resolution.[20] They have been married on 10 February 2005 on the Marriott Resort, Mumbai in the course of the capturing of Athadu.[196] The couple’s first youngster was born on 31 August 2006 on the World Hospital in Hyderabad.[197] The boy, named Gautham Krishna, was a untimely child and was in vital situation throughout his delivery. His situation turned steady after the docs handled him in time.[93] On 20 July 2012, Shirodkar gave delivery to a lady whom they named Sitara.[198] Earlier than her supply, they preserved her stem cells utilizing stem cell banking to make sure a greater immunity degree.[199]

Babu is the fourth youngster in a household of 5 kids. His elder brother Ramesh Babu was a movie producer and was additionally an actor. Mahesh Babu’s eldest sister Padmavathi is married to Galla Jayadev, an industrialist and Member of the Indian Parliament from the Telugu Desam Social gathering.[200] His elder sister Manjula is a movie producer, director, and an actress.[citation needed] Priyadarshini, his youthful sister, is married to Sudheer Babu, who later made his debut as an actor in Telugu cinema.[201]

Telugu actress and filmmaker Vijaya Nirmala was Babu’s step-mother, and actor Naresh is his step-brother.[202]


Babu offers 30{ae90547d17d4d74b17007ee836a04674fd006933c139011dc78eb03c100070a7} of his annual revenue to charities, and most of his philanthropic actions are unpublicised as a result of he prefers them to be so.[203] He joined Farhan Akhtar‘s Males In opposition to Rape and Discrimination (MARD) marketing campaign in August 2013 and lent his voice to the Telugu model of a poem written by Javed Akhtar.[204] He was signed in 2013 because the goodwill ambassador of Heal-a-child Basis, a non-profit organisation that provides monetary assist to the dad and mom of terminally unwell kids to assist with the price of medical therapy.[205] In October 2014, he donated 2.5 million to a aid fund run by the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh for reconstruction of areas destroyed throughout Cyclone Hudhud. Krishna and Vijaya Nirmala later donated 2.5 million to the fund.[206]

Jayadev introduced in February 2015 that Babu would undertake Krishna’s native village Burripalem, a minor panchayat in Tenali, and would deal with primary wants of the group reminiscent of potable ingesting water and higher roads and drainage programs.[207] Babu additionally introduced that he’s working with Telangana’s Rural Improvement minister Ok. T. Rama Rao to undertake one other village in Mahbubnagar district.[208]

Authorized points

In September 2004, Babu and director Gunasekhar attended a rally organised by his followers at Warangal for the promotional actions of Arjun. He and his followers allegedly raided two video libraries and assaulted their house owners who have been circulating unauthorised CDs of the movie. Circumstances below IPC part 448 (legal trespass), part 427 (mischief) and part 366 (kidnap) have been registered on him, who was the principal accused, and 5 others.[209] Later, a delegation from the Telugu movie trade, together with his father Krishna, Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Allu Aravind and D. Suresh Babu, approached the then chief minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy to intervene on this case. Relating to the problem, Babu mentioned that whereas instances have been booked towards him on “the premise of mistaken data,” not a single case had been booked towards the individual dealing in bootlegged CDs, which he discovered the “funniest” factor.[210] Actor Pawan Kalyan overtly supported Babu all through the episode.[211] Babu surrendered within the district courtroom in September 2004 and appeared earlier than the courtroom once more in April 2006. Babu and the others have been exonerated after the ultimate listening to in July 2006.[212]

Awards and nominations

Mahesh Babu is a recipient of eight Nandi Awards, 5 Filmfare South Awards, three CineMAA Awards, three Santosham Movie Awards, 4 SIIMA Awards and one IIFA Utsavam Award.

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