? Mahesh Babu as a celebrity has pan-India identity and popularity with his work. He is an actor, producer, philanthropist and media personality, mostly known for his work in Telugu cinema. He has been cited as one of the most attractive male celebrities in India, by the media. His work and accomplishments have established him as a leading actor in Telugu film industry.
Born as Mahesh Ghattamaneni, in 1975, he came to be lovingly known as Mahesh Babu. He is the younger son of veteran Telugu actor ?Krishna. H owns the production house G Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. As an individual, he needs no introduction to anyone who even has a slightest idea of Telugu movie industry.
He made his first on-screen appearance with a cameo in Needa as a child artist at the age of four. He made his debut as a lead actor in Rajakumarudu, which won him the State Nandi Award for best male debut. He received mainstream breakthrough with the supernatural drama Murari (2001), and the action melodrama Okkadu (2003).
He went on to act in numerous other commercially successful films like Arjun, Athadu, Dookudu, Pokiri, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, Businessman, Srimanthudu all of which rank amongst the list of highest grossing films. His recent Bharat Ane Nenu is raking in huge box-office collections.
To date, he has won eight Nandi Awards, five Filmfare Awards, three CineMAA Awards, three South Indian International Movie Awards and one International Indian Film Academy Award. Referred in the media as the Prince of Tollywood, he is one of the most popular and influential actors of Telugu cinema. Mahesh is also an active humanitarian and philanthropist.