Mahesh inherited and carried his father’s legacy in film Industry by acquiring huge fan following with less number of movies and bagging 10 prestigious awards including 3 Filmfares within 10 years. He is known for his tranquil and serene nature, always believing in the work he does , as he stated in many of his interviews that ’Our work should speak for us’. He has excellent relations with all the directors he has worked with, no wonder they all have great things to say about him. He does, however, maintain his privacy and generally tends to stay away from film functions, controversies, media events where he does not have a direct interest or role in the event. He has often been critical of the media for not doing due diligence in their reportage and has said he does not understand how and why the current medium functions the way it does.
In his spare time, Mahesh prefers to spend it with family and close friends. Namrata has often stated that Mahesh is the most caring, giving, wonderful husband one could ever hope for, never dwelling on negativity when crisis strikes but always looking for solutions. Manjula and Mahesh are perhaps the closest among the siblings and Raakhi celebrations between them are a fabulous occasion for getting together and reiterating familial bonds, as are other festivities like Vinayaka Chaviti and Deepavali which they celebrate with vigor within the family. Mahesh considers actor Sumanth his closest friend among his peers in the acting profession, having encouraged him during his lean phase and attended his film muhurat for moral support. Mahesh has also been quick to support other actors in times of need such as Prakash Raj during his troubles with the Producers’ Association.
Name: Ghattamaneni Mahesh babu
Fondly Known as: Prince, Superstar
Nick Name: Nani
Date of Birth:9th Aug' 1975
Father: ”Superstar” Ghattamaneni Krishna
Mother: Smt. Indira Devi
Brother: Ramesh Babu
Sisters: Padmavathi, Manjula, Priyadarshini
Spouse: Namrata Shirodkar Ghattamaneni
Children: Gautam Ghattamaneni, Sitara Ghattamaneni
First on-screen Appearance: Needa
Debut Movie: Rajakumarudu
Favorite Actor: Superstar Krishna
Favorite Movie: Alluri Seetarama Raju
Favorite Actress: Sridevi
Favorite Actress to pair with his dad: Sridevi
Favorite Sport: Cricket and Billiards
Favorite Cricketer: Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Foreign Location: New Zealand
As Child Artist :
Koduku Diddina Kapuram
|Movie||Role||Music||Director||Lead Actress||Release Date|
|RajaKumarudu||Raj Kumar||Mani Sharma||K. Raghavendra Rao||Preity Zinta||31/7/1999|
|Yuvaraju||Srinivas||Ramana Gogula||YVS Chowdary||Simran, Sakshi Sivanand||14/4/2000|
|Vamsi||Vamsi||Mani Sharma||B. Gopal||Namrata Shirodkar||4/10/2000|
|Murari||Murari||Mani Sharma||Krishna Vamsi||Sonali Bendre||17/02/2001|
|Takkari Donga||Raja||Mani Sharma||Jayanth C Paranji||Lisa Ray, Bipasha Basu||12/01/2002|
|Bobby||Bobby||Mani Sharma||Shoban||Aarti Agarwal||31/10/2002|
|Okkadu||Ajay||Mani Sharma||Guna Sekhar||Bhumika Chawla||15/01/2003|
|Nani||Nani||A.R. Rahman||S.J. Suryah||Amisha Patel||14/05/2004|
|Arjun||Arjun||Mani Sharma||Guna Sekhar||Shriya Saran||18/08/2004|
|Athadu||Nanda Gopal, Pardhu||Mani Sharma||Trivikram Srinivas||Trisha Krishnan||10/08/2005|
|Pokiri||Pandu, Krishna Manohar||Mani Sharma||Puri Jagannadh||Ileana D'Cruz||28/04/2006|
|Sainikudu||Siddarth||Harris Jayraj||Guna Sekhar||Trisha Krishnan||30/11/2006|
|Athidhi||Athidi||Mani Sharma||Surrender Reddy||Amrita Rao||18/10/2007|
|Mahesh Khaleja||Sitarama Raju||Mani Sharma||Trivikram Srinivas||Anushka Shetty||07/10/2010|
|Dookudu||Ajay Kumar||S.S. Thaman||Sreenu Vaitla||Samantha Ruth Prabhu||23/09/2011|
|Businessman||Vijay Surya||S.S. Thaman||Puri Jagannadh||Kajal Agarwal||13/01/2012|
|Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu||Mickey.J.Meyer||Srikanth Addala||Samantha Ruth Prabhu||11/01/2013|
|Untitled Project||Devi Sri Prasad||Sukumar||Kriti Sanon||Shooting In Progress|
Best Debut for ‘Rajakumarudu’ in 1999.
Special Jury award for ‘Murari’ in 2001.
Special Jury award for ‘Takkari Donga ‘ in 2002.
Best Actor for ‘Nijam’ in 2003.
Special Jury for ‘Arjun’ in 2004.
Best actor for ‘Athadu’ in 2005
Best actor for ‘Dookudu’ in 2011
Best actor for ‘Okkadu’ in 2003
Best actor for ‘Pokiri’ in 2006
Best actor for ‘Dookudu’ in 2011
Compiled and Edited by :: Pooja & Srinivas (coolcat)