Mahesh Babu is an Indian actor, producer, media personality and philanthropist known for his work in Telugu cinema. He owns the production house G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. The younger son of actor Krishna, Mahesh holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce.
At the age of four, he made his debut as a child artist in Needa (1979) and acted in eight other films as a child artist before making debut as a hero with Rajakumarudu (1999) which fetched him the Nandi Award for Best Male Debut. Mahesh received breakthrough with the films Murari (2001) and Okkadu (2003); the former fetched him his first Nandi Special Jury Award and the latter fetched him his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu.
Mahesh Babu with his diverse roles proved him as one of the most versatile artists in Telugu Cinema. The year 2006 turned out to be the best year in Mahesh Babu’s career as he delivered the hit of his career in the form of Pokiri, which raked a whopping amount of Rs 40 crores, making it an industry hit at that time and made him the Superstar of Tollywood.
He later went on to act in other commercially successful films such as Dookudu (2011), Businessman (2012), Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2013) and Srimanthudu (2015, the second biggest hit in Telugu Cinema after Baahubali). Till date, he has won seven Nandi Awards, four Filmfare Awards, three CineMAA Awards and two South Indian International Movie Awards.
Every actress, irrespective of the industry and even, new actresses die to work with the superstar Mahesh Babu. And even in Tollywood, almost every director wants to sign up the superstar. Such is the clamour for Mahesh Babu, because, the facts are borderline stunning. He is the only South Indian actor, who endorses, at least, a dozen brands — across the spectrum, from mobile phones to FMCGs. Mahesh Babu was signed as the goodwill ambassador of Heal-a-child foundation in 2013, which is a non-profit organization supporting the families financially where the parents cannot afford medical expenses to their terminally ill children.