Happy Birthday Mahesh Babu: Lesser Known Facts About the Superstar That You Didn’t Know

Superstar Mahesh Babu, an epitome of style and grace is celebrating his 45th birthday, today on August 9th.  The actor has an immense fan following all over the world and is often known as the ‘Prince Of Tollywood’ and ‘Greek God Of Tollywood.’

Mahesh Babu rose to stardom with his outstanding performance and unique dialogue delivery with films like Okkadu, Athadu, Dookudu, Srimanthudu and Bharath Ane Nenu among many others. 

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Today, on his birthday, we rounded up some lesser known facts about Mahesh Babu, which you might definitely want to know.  Take a look below:

Mahesh Babu was a child artist

  • Mahesh Babu began acting at the age of 4 with the film Needa, directed by  Dasari Narayana. 
  • Mahesh Babu acted as a Child Artist is 9 Films and the list includes Needa, Poratam, Shankharavam, Bazaar Rowdy, Mugguru Kodukulu, Gudachari 117, Koduku Diddina Kapuram, Bala Chandrudu, Anna Thammadu.  He Played a Dual Role in Koduku Diddina Kaapuram.

Actor Karthi and Mahesh Babu were school friends

  • Mahesh Babu and Tamil actor Karthi studied together at St. Bede’s Anglo Indian higher secondary school in Chennai.

The Record Breaker of Tollywood

  • In 2003, Mahesh Babu’s Okkadu was the first film to break the box office records by becoming the highest grossing Telugu film
  • Mahesh Babu’s 2016 film Spyder was the second biggest Telugu release after Baahubali 2, which was released in over 1,000 screens in the United States (US.)
  • Pokiri also broke all the records and became an all time industry hit in Tollywood.

Dubbing star and Singer

  • Mahesh Babu gave his voice over for the Pawan Kalyan starrer Jalsa and the Jr. NTR starrer Baadshah.  He also sang the title song of his film Businessman.

Prestigious accolades

  • In 2013, Mahesh Babu was voted the Times Most Desirable Men beating outBollywood’s Khans, Kumars and Kapoors.
  • In 2014 he was at the 30th position overall and 14th rank in terms of money with 510 Million Rupees and 84th position in terms of fame.
  • He was ranked overall 54th in Forbes India for the year 2019.
  • In 2019 Mahesh Babu’s wax statue was unveiled in Madame Tussauds Singapore.
  • He has won 7 Nandi Awards of which 3 for Best Actor.
  • He also won 5 Filmfare Best Actor Awards.


  • Mahesh Babu is known to donate 30 percent of all his earnings to charitable causes and that makes him a true winner.
  • Mahesh Babu and his wife Namrata Shirodkar supports charities like Heal A Child Foundation, Basavatarakam Cancer Foundation, MARD and Rainbow Hospitals.
  • Adopted two villages – Taking a cue from his film Srimanthudu, Mahesh Babu adopted two villages – Burripalem in Andhra Pradesh and Siddhapuram in Telangana.  Burripalem is the native place of Mahesh Babu’s father, Krishna.

Can’t read Telugu

  • One of the interesting facts about Mahesh Babu is that, as he was born and brought up in Chennai, he didn’t study the Telugu Language.  He can understand and talk Telugu fluently, but cannot read it. The actor doesn’t read the script but listens to the dialogues from his directors and delivers it in the movies.

We hope you liked these unknown facts about Mahesh Babu on his special day.  Do Comment down below and let us know which fact surprised you the most?

We at Telugu Filmnagar, wish the superstar of Tollywood, Mahesh Babu a very happy birthday!

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