Mahesh Babu, popularly known as Prince, is one of the reigning young stars of Telugu cinema.
Prince Born on 9th August 1974, Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu was born to actor Krishna and in Chennai. He is one of five siblings. He has an older brother Ramesh, two older sisters Padmavathi and Manjula and a younger sister Priyadarshini. He did his schooling at St Bede’s School in Chennai and obtained a degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai. Mahesh stands tall at a height of 6’3” and a cricket fan.
Mahesh married Namrata Shirodkar, a former Ms. India and an actress in 2005 and they had a son Gautam Krishna Gattamaneni in 2006. Riding on the crest of his popularity Mahesh is the brand ambassador for Thumps Up and Hero Honda.
1999 to 2003 Raja Kumaradu was Mahesh’s debut and starred him opposite Preity Zinta. His role as Raja won him the Nandi Best Male Debut. In 2000, he starred in Yuvaraju and Vamsi, in which he shared screen space with Namrata Shirodkar and his father Krishna. Murari in 2001 with Sonali Bendre won him the Nandi Award for Special Jury. He won the award again in 2002 for Takkari Donga with Lisa Ray and Bipasha Basu. Year 2003 was another year for award winning performances with Nandi Award for Best Actor for Nijam and Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award for Okkadu with Bhoomika Chawla.
2004 to 2009 Another Nandi Award for Special Jury went his way for his role in Arjun. The other release in 2004 was Naani. Athadu in 2005 was a money spinner and won him another Nandi Best Actor Award. The 2006 release Pokiri, made around the realty mafia, won him the Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award for his portrayal of Pandu, a thug. Athidi with Amrita Rao released in 2007 was directed by his brother Ramesh Babu. There were no releases in 2008. However his fans can look forward to Varudu which has him playing a taxi driver opposite Parvati Melton.