Mahesh Babu Biography, Age, Wife, Kids, Net Worth, Charities, Facts

Mahesh Babu

Mahesh Babu is a multi-talented and charismatic actor in the Indian entertainment industry who works predominantly in the Telugu cinema. He started out as a child actor at age four before becoming a heartthrob of teenage girls. Mahesh is known for his starring roles in movies like Murari (2001), Okkadu (2003), Pokiri (2006), Dookudu (2011), 1: Nenokkadine (2014), Srimanthudu (2015), and Bharat Ane Nenu (2018).

He is considered to be one of the most attractive actors in the country, thanks to his good looks, well-built physique, and charming onscreen persona. Since his debut as an actor, Mahesh has managed to win over the likes of countless people, even non-speaking Telugu audiences all over the world, as well as won several awards.

Mahesh Babu Biography

Mahesh Babu was born on the 9th of August 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He’s currently 47 years old.

Birth NameMahesh Ghattamaneni
NicknameMahesh Babu, Naani, Prince, Navataram Superstar
Date of BirthAugust 9, 1975
Place of BirthChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Age47 years old
Sun SignLeo
ProfessionActor, Producer
EthnicityIndian (Telugu)
ResidenceJubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India


  • Father – Krishna Ghattamaneni (Actor)
  • Mother – Indira
  • Siblings –  Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu (Older Brother), Padmavathi (Older Sister) Manjula Swaroop (Older Sister) and Priyadarsini (Younger Sister)
  • Relatives – Vijaya Nirmala (Step-Mother), Naresh (Actor) (Step-Brother)


Mahesh attended St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai. He, then, enrolled at Loyola College in Chennai from where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in commerce.

He spent around four months learning acting from director L. Satyanand in Vishakhapatnam.

Mahesh Babu Wife and Kids

Mahesh Babu married actress Namrata Shirodkar on February 10, 2005, after dating for four years. The wedding was held at the Marriott Hotel, Mumbai. His wife is two and a half years senior than him. They have two children together – a boy named Gautham Krishna (born. on 31 August 2006) and a daughter named Sitara (born. on 20 July 2012).

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 6 feet 1 inch
Centimeters – 185 cm
Meters – 1.85 m
WeightKilograms – 74 kg
Pounds – 163 lbs
Body BuildAthletic
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
Shoe Size11 (US)
Distinctive Features Tall Body Frame

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

As a child artist, Mahesh made his debut with the Telugu film Needa in 1979.

Mahesh Babu was first seen as a hero in the 1999 film,  Raja Kumarudu, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao and co-starring Priety Zinta. The success of the film earned him the title Prince and also a Nandi Award for Best Male Debut.

His breakthrough films are  Murari (2001), and the action melodrama Okkadu (2003). Some of his notable films are Athadu (2005), Pokiri (2006), Dookudu (2011), Businessman (2012), Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2013), 1: Nenokkadine (2014), Srimanthudu (2015).

Mahesh has also rendered his voice for characters in the films like Jalsa, Baadshah, and Sri Sri.

Television Debut

He hasn’t appeared in TV series other than promotional talk shows.

Brand Endorsements

He has endorsed several brands and products like Coco-Cola, Thums Up, UniverCell Mobile Store, Navratna Oil, Amrutanjan, Provogue, ITC Vivel, Jos Alukkas, Idea Cellular, Santoor Soap, South India Shopping Mall, Royal Stag, Rainbow Hospitals, TVS Motor Company, Mahindra Tractors, Paragon footwear, and Tata Sky in South India.

In 2016, he was made the brand ambassador of YuppTV and AbhiBus

Favorite Things

  • Food – Biryani
  • Actor – Krishna Ghattamaneni
  • Actress – Sridevi, Trisha
  • Director – Mani Ratnam

Mahesh Babu Net Worth

As of 2024, Mahesh Babu’s net worth is estimated at $30 million US dollars. Being a high-profile celebrity endorser, he takes Rs 30 million per endorsement deal per year, thus earning around Rs 300 million per year which adds great value to his net worth.

He lives with his family in a luxury house located in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. Mahesh is a huge fan of exotic cars and has a large collection of expensive luxury cars including Lamborghini Gallardo Lp-500, Range Rover Vogue, Toyota Land Cruiser, Mercedes Benz E Class, and Audi A8. Mahesh gives 30% of his annual income to charities, and most of his philanthropic activities are unpublicized because he prefers them to be so.

Mahesh Babu Facts

Despite a Telugu native, Mahesh was born and brought up in Chennai by his maternal grandmother. This made him memorize the dialogues during the dubbing phase of his films because he doesn’t know to read and write Telugu.

Over the years, he has mastered Telugu and also knows Tamil and English.

In 2013, Mahesh ranked #1 on the Times’ 50 Most Desirable Men in India, outscoring the likes of Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, and Shahrukh Khan.

In 2015, he placed 36th on the Forbes India ‘Celebrity 100’ List, the highest-ranked “Tollywood” celebrity, with an income of Rs. 51 crores.

The budding actor is very simple and humble. Despite the fame, he had earned through the years and was criticized for his limited and predictable wardrobe while attending any kind of event.

He is a good friend of actor Karthi as they know each other since childhood.

He is the only South Indian actor who has worked in seven Telugu films which collected more than one million dollars at the United States box office

Mahesh has won eight Nandi Awards, five Filmfare Awards, three CineMAA Awards, three South Indian International Movie Awards, and one International Indian Film Academy award.

Mahesh Babu is one of the few actors in India to give away most of his earnings towards charity works.

He owns a seven-screen superplex at Gachibowli AMB Cinemas.

In April 2022, Mahesh Babu bought the Audi e-tron, an electric car worth INR 1.19 crore. That same year, he and his wife Namrata met Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in a New York restaurant.