Mahesh Babu (Prince) an enduring performer.
Mahesh Babu the Telugu film superstar was born in the city of Chennai in India on August 9 in the year 1974 to proud parents Ace actor Krishna and Indira Devi as their second son and fourth child. He was blessed with a father like elder brother named Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu. His sisters Padmavati and Manjula Swaroop are elder to him while Priyadarshini is smaller. Mahesh Babu aka Prince got educated in hometown with St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School and thereafter took up commerce stream to succeed his bachelor’s degree from Loyola College. Prince was an above average student throughout therefore he took training under renowned director L. Satyanand to pursue career in acting.
Mahesh Babu is multi talented and a proud founder of film production house Mahesh Babu G. Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. A film artist by profession makes him favorite of the shutter bugs thus a media person. Prince aka Mahesh Babu is known for his performances in Telugu cinema and his contribution towards society.
Mahesh Babu starting point in film industry
He faced the camera at the toddler age of 4 for the flick Needa released in 1979. This brought the new child artist on the block more 8 film projects. The projects were Prince aka Mahesh Babu worked as child actor are Sankharavam of 1987 followed Bazaar Rowdy and Mugguru Kodukulu in 1988. There after Gudachari 117 in 1989 and Koduku Diddina Kapuram of 1989 where he enacted his first ever double role on screen. After successful completion of movies in the year 1990 tiled Bala Chandrudu and Anna Tammudu respectively his father Ace actor Krishna turned him to complete his education.
We saw the handsome artist Mahesh Babu in the role of a young man opposite Bollywood actor Priety Zinta in the debutante feature film Raja Kumarudu which was directed by K Raghavendra Rao. The prestigious Nandi Award for best debutant male was bagged by him that year.
The year 2003 seemed to be quiet great for the Telugu heartthrob as his two films had seen opulence at the ticket window. One was Gunasekhar’s directorial Okkadu with Bollywood artist Bhumika Chawla in the pair and another was directed by Teja titled Nijam and actor Rakshita was his co-star. This feature film also brought in the technology of Dolby Ex Surround System in Tollywood. The project did not yield good returns at the box-office but bagged Nandi Best Actor award for the artist.
Trivikram Srinivas directed Mahesh Babu aka Prince and female artist Trishna Krishnan for Athadu released in the year 2005 which was a block buster of that year. The feature film producers do not count the film in the success league as they had to bear some extra production cost but this brought a great upward moving graph in the career of artist Mahesh Babu. Nandi congratulated the artist with the award for Best Male Actor who essayed the role of a contract assassin.
A joint venture of producers Puri Jagannadh and artist Mahesh Babu’s sister Manjula brought amazing results. The project Pokri did wonders at the ticket window and was tremendously successful. Filmfare award of best male actor and praises by Y.Sunita Choudhary of the newspaper The Hindu brought in sky as the limit for the artist Mahesh Babu. Big B Amitabh Bachchan congratulated artist Mahesh Babu for Pokiri.
Srinu Vaitla brought in Dookudu which was based on the German tragic comedy titled Good Bye! Linen. Samantha Ruth Prabhu was Prince’s leading lady in the flick. The movie was a blockbuster and acclaimed worldwide. Los Angeles Times stated that Dookudu is the biggest hit of all the times. Mahesh Babu was crowned with all the possible awards i.e Filmfare Award South for the 59th year and initial South Indian International Movie Award.
Businessman feature film which had Kajal Agarwal in the lead also received the same treatment by fans and viewers of actor Mahesh Babu. The Hindu rated the artist as an all-rounder through his speech, appearance and attitude. Awards poured in this time as well, 60th Filmfare and immediate second South Indian International Movie Award for best male actor was received by the Prince.
Mahesh Babu married Bollywood artist and former Miss India Namrata Shirodkar who was his leading lady in the flick Vamsi. The duo had featured in the advertisement of Whirlpool products and was the brand ambassador of the company. The courtship lasted for about four years and got hitched (married) on 10th February 2005 in Mumbai. The couple is blessed with a boy and girl in 2006 and 2012 respectively.
Mahesh Babu the Prince of South Indian (Telugu) film fraternity is walking the Akkineni family way. The superstar has a strong fan following and copied in all possible ways. We always see him socially active especially with children oriented projects.
A sensational movie titled Manam is a treat for Telugu audience where they can see three generations of the Akkineni family together on the 70mm screen. Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya have worked together for the first time. The cherry on the cake was Akhil’s cameo in the movie.
Maestro of Telugu cinema Krishnan and his family would replicate the Akkineni family. Mahesh Babu with his wife Namrata a former Miss India and Bollywood actress are teaming up with their two kids Gautham and Sitara for a film.
This feature film is not the usual commercial one but for a social cause. We all know that actor Mahesh Babu is associated with Heal a Child Foundation working for betterment of children. This film is to support the foundation and elaborate its vision to the society.
This short film along with the actor’s family would be a treat to Mahesh Babu’s fans. Mahesh willingly agreed upon this film considering the overall benefits and advantages. The markers believe it would help to display their motto and vision to the people. A superstar’s presence with his own family in the short film would receive wider acceptance and reach.
It’s the first time where the audience can see actor Mahesh Babu’s family on one single screen. Earlier also we have witnessed Mahesh Babu in many social activities but this one is going to be unique and special.
Currently the super star Mahesh Babu is busy shooting for a Telugu project tiled Brahmotsavam and the same is directed by Srikanth Addala.