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Mahesh Babu Net worth, Age, Height, Family, Salary & More [2024]

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Mahesh Babu Net worth, Age, Height, Family, Salary & More [2024]

Last updated on: May 31, 2024

Mahesh Babu (Born on August 9, 1975) is a prominent Indian actor, film producer, media personality, and philanthropist, primarily active in Telugu cinema. He is widely recognized as one of the highest-paid and most influential actors in Indian cinema.

As of June 2024, Mahesh Babu is 48 years and 10 months old, his estimated net worth is $45 million, and he stands at a height of 6 feet (183 cm or 1.83 m) tall.

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Bio / Wiki

Full Name

Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu

Nickname

Prince, Superstar, Naani, Universal Star

Profession

Actor, Producer, Media Personality, Philanthropist

Career

Mahesh Babu began acting when he was just four years old! His first movie was called “Needa,” and it came out in 1979. He continued to act in small roles as a child. When he grew up, his first big movie as a lead actor was “Raja Kumarudu” in 1999. This movie was a big hit and made him famous.

In the early 2000s, Mahesh Babu acted in many successful movies. Some of his popular films from this time include “Murari” (2001) and “Okkadu” (2003). People loved his performances, and he quickly became one of the top actors in Telugu cinema.

Two of his biggest hits were “Athadu” (2005) and “Pokiri” (2006). “Pokiri” was especially popular and became one of the highest-grossing movies of its time. For this movie, he became a superstar.

Every actor faces challenges, and Mahesh was no exception. In 2011, he starred in “Dookudu,” which was a huge success. But some of his other movies, like “1: Nenokkadine” in 2014, didn’t do as well at the box office. Despite this, his fans always supported him because he always liked to do experiments.

From 2015 onwards, Mahesh Babu’s career saw a fantastic comeback. His movie “Srimanthudu” in 2015 was a blockbuster. It had a great story and a powerful message about helping villages. Other successful movies include “Bharat Ane Nenu” (2018), where he played a young chief minister, and “Maharshi” (2019), which focused on farming issues.

In 2020, his film “Sarileru Neekevvaru” was a big hit, and he again proved that he is one of the main pillars of the industry.

Besides acting, Mahesh Babu is also known for his kindness. He runs a charitable trust and donates a lot of his money to help with health and education projects. Till now with his foundation and the help of Andhra Hospital, he has done over 1500+ heart surgeries for the little kids. He has also adopted 2 villages and takes care of their needs.  He also owns a production company called G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., which makes movies.

Debut

Film

Raja Kumarudu (1999)

Best Known for

Mahesh Babu is best known for his career in Telugu cinema. He has acted in over 25 films and has been referred to as the “Superstar of Tollywood.”

He has achieved significant commercial success and has won numerous awards, including nine Nandi Awards, five Filmfare Telugu Awards, four SIIMA Awards, three CineMAA Awards, and one IIFA Utsavam Award.

Awards

Here is a list of the major awards won by Mahesh Babu:

Nandi Awards

  • Best Actor for Nijam (2004)
  • Best Actor for Athadu (2006)
  • Best Actor for Dookudu (2012)
  • Best Actor for Srimanthudu (2016)
  • Special Jury Award for Murari (2002), Takkari Donga (2003), and Arjun (2005)
  • Best Male Debut for Raja Kumarudu (2000)

Filmfare Awards South

  • Best Actor for Okkadu (2004)
  • Best Actor for Pokiri (2007)
  • Best Actor for Dookudu (2012)
  • Best Actor for Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2014)
  • Best Actor for Srimanthudu (2016)

SIIMA Awards

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role for Dookudu (2012)
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role for Srimanthudu (2016)

CineMAA Awards

  • Best Actor – Male for Okkadu (2004)
  • Best Actor – Male for Pokiri (2007)
  • Best Actor: Critics for Srimanthudu (2015)

IIFA Utsavam

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role for Srimanthudu (2016)

Mahesh Babu has won a total of 25 awards from prestigious award ceremonies like Filmfare, Nandi, SIIMA, CineMAA, and IIFA Utsavam. He has been nominated 34 times and has the second highest wins in the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu category after Chiranjeevi.

You can check all his wards here.

Personal Profile and Background Details

Date of Birth

August 9, 1975

Age

As of today, Mahesh Babu is 48 years, 10 months, and 12 days old.

Zodiac sign

Leo

Signature

Mahesh Babu signature

Nationality

Indian

Birth Place

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Residence

Mahesh Babu’s primary residence is located in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. The mansion, named Sri Lakshmi Nilayam, is situated at Flat No. 1, Plot No. 60/A, Road No. 12, Film Nagar, Hyderabad 500096, Telangana.

The luxurious house’s value is around ₹28 crores, and it is located in one of the popular areas of Hyderabad, where several other celebrities reside.

School / College / University

Mahesh Babu was educated at St. Bede’s Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai.

He later completed his bachelor’s degree in commerce from Loyola College, Chennai.

Religion

Hinduism

Race / Ethnicity

Indian

Food Habits

Non-vegetarian

Hobbies

Reading, Jogging, playing video games

Tattoo

No tattoos on his body

Physical Attributes and Measurements

Height

  • In feet: 6′ 0″
  • In Centim2tres: 188 cm
  • In meters: 1.88 m

Weight

  • In kilograms: 75 kg
  • In Pounds: 165 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Chest Size: 40 inches
  • Biceps Size: 14 inches
  • Waist Size: 34 inches

Shoe size

9 (US)

Eye color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Family

Mahesh Babu was born in Chennai into a prominent Telugu family with deep roots in the film industry. His father Krishna Ghattamanini is a legendary actor in Telugu cinema. He has acted in more than 350 films and received the prestigious Padma Bhushan award from the Government of India in 2009 for his contributions to Indian cinema. His mother is Indira Devi.

Mahesh Babu has four siblings: Ramesh Babu, Padmavathi, Manjula, and Priyadarshini. Ramesh Babu started as an actor and later shifted his career to producing movies. Mahesh said in many interviews that Ramesh is like a father figure to him, and while his father was busy with his work his brother was the one who helped most of his things.  Unfortunately, Ramesh died on 8 January 2022 at the age of 56 due to some illness. He was married to Mrudula and they have two kids named Jaya Krishna Ghattamaneni, and Bharathi Ghattamaneni.

Padmavati is Mahesh’s eldest sister and she is now married to politician and entrepreneur Jayadev Galla. They have two sons named Ashok Galla and Siddharth Galla. Ashok is now an actor while Siddharth is now a bit young and he might join acting or his father’s business or politics.

Mahes’s 2nd eldest sister is Manjula. She is the most closed one among the four. She works as a film producer and director. She also produced some of Mahesh’s movies. Manjula is now married to an actor named Sanjay Swaroop. Together they have a daughter named Jhanavi Swaroop. Jhanvi also appeared in some movies.

His youngest sibling is Priyadarshini. Priyadarini likes to keep her life private and outside of the spotlight. She is now married to actor Sudheer Babu and they also have 2 sons named Charith Maanas and Darshan. Charith is now active with his acting work in the industry.

In terms of his personal family, Mahesh married his girlfriend Namrata Shirodkar in 2005. She is a former actress and Miss India. They have 2 kids, Gautam and Sitara. As a family they 4 are friendly. Mahesh Babu is like a complete family man. He loves his family, he likes to spend his free time with family rather than any other place. If they get any free time they usually go on vacations.

Wife

Namrata Shirodkar (2005—Present)

Mahesh Babu wife Namrata Shirodkar

Mahesh Babu with his wife Namrata Shirodkar
Mahesh with his wife Namrata Shirodkar

Father

Krishna

Mahesh Babu with his father Krishna
Mahesh with his father Krishna

Mahesh Babu with father and brother

Mother

Indira Devi

Mahesh Babu mother Indira Devi

Mahesh Babu with his mother Indra Devi
Mahesh with his mother Indra Devi

Siblings

Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu (Older Brother)

Mahesh Babu's brother Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu
Mahesh’s brother Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu

Padmavathi Galla (Older Sister)

Mahesh Babu eldest sister Padmavathi Galla

Manjula Swaroop (Older Sister)

Mahesh Babu with his sister Manjula Swaroop
Mahesh with his sister Manjula Swaroop

Priyadarshini Ghattamaneni (Younger Sister)

Mahesh Babu sister Priyadharshini Ghattamaneni Mahesh Bau with sister Priyadharshini Ghattamaneni and Sudheer babu

Children

Gautham Ghattamaneni (Son) (Born in 2006)

Mahesh Babu with son Gautam Ghattamaneni

Sitara Ghattamaneni (Daughter) (Born on 2012)

Mahesh Babu daughter Sitara Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu with daughter Sitara Ghattamaneni

Others

Sudheer Babu (Brother-in-law) (Actor)

Mahesh Babu with his brother-in-law Sudheer Babu
Mahesh with his brother-in-law Sudheer Babu

Sanjay Swaroop (Brother-in-law) (Actor)

Mahesh Babu's brother-in-law Sanjay Swaroop
Mahesh’s brother-in-law Sanjay Swaroop

Jhanavi Swaroop (Niece)

Mahesh Babu with his niece Jhanavi Swaroop
Mahesh with his niece Jhanavi Swaroop

Galla Ashok (Nephew) (Actor)

Ashok Galla

Jayadev Galla (Brother-in-law) (Politician and Entrepreneur)

Mahesh Babu brother-in-law Jayadev Galla

Siddharth Galla (Nephew)

Mahesh Babu nephew Siddharth Galla

Jaya Krishna Ghattamaneni (Nephew)

Mahesh Babu nephew Jaya Krishna Ghattamaneni

Bharathi Ghattamaneni (Niece)

Mhesh Babu Niece Bharathi Ghattamaneni

Charith Maanas (Nephew)

Mahesh Babu nephew Charith Maanas

Darshan (Nephew)

Relationship & More

Marital Status

Married to Namrata Shirodkar

Marriage Date

February 10, 2005

Girlfriend and Dating History

Namrata Shirodkar (2001–Present)

Mahesh Babu with his girlfriend Namrata Shirodkar
Mahesh Babu with his wife Namrata Shirodkar

Mahesh Babu and Namrata Shirodkar met in 1999 on the sets of a Telugu movie called “Vamsi.” They were the main stars of the movie. While working together, they started to become good friends.

During the filming of “Vamsi” in New Zealand, their friendship turned into something more special. After they came back from New Zealand, Namrata was brave enough to tell Mahesh that she liked him, and Mahesh felt the same way!

Even though they really liked each other, they had to spend a lot of time apart for almost five years. They kept their relationship a secret from the media and their families, making sure it stayed private.

After dating for almost five years, Mahesh Babu and Namrata Shirodkar got married on February 10, 2005. They have been happily married for over 19 years now, showing everyone how strong their bond is.

Namrata made a lot of changes to fit into her new life with Mahesh. She moved to Hyderabad, learned the Telugu language, and started helping with Mahesh’s production house and interviews. Mahesh always supported Namrata in everything she did, both personally and professionally.

Every year, Mahesh and Namrata celebrate their wedding anniversary. They share sweet messages and photos on social media.

Favorite Things

Favorite Actress – Sridevi

Favorite Food – Sambar with bendakaya fry along with an omelet and Chicken curry, Indian-Chinese chicken fried rice

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Net worth 2024

Mahesh Babu Net Worth

$45 million (INR 360 Crores)

As of June 2024, it’s estimated that Mahesh Babu has a net worth of about $45 million. He earns money from various sources, making him one of the richest actors in the Telugu film industry. Here’s a detailed breakdown:

1. Acting Career

Mahesh Babu’s primary source of income is his acting career. He charges a hefty fee for each film he acts in. As of recent reports, he charges around INR 50-60 crore per movie (approximately USD 6-7.5 million). His earnings from movies alone contribute significantly to his net worth.

2. Brand Endorsements

Mahesh Babu is a popular choice for brand endorsements. He has been the face of several major brands, including Mountain Dew, Otto, Santoor, and South Indian Shopping Mall. These endorsements add a substantial amount to his income. It is estimated that he earns around INR 10 crore (USD 1.2 million) per endorsement deal.

3. Production House

Mahesh Babu owns a production company called G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Through his production house, he produces films. He mostly produces his films by partnering with other production houses. He recently produced Major, which became a huge hit.

4. Businesses

In addition to his acting and endorsements, Mahesh Babu has invested in several business ventures:

AMB Cinemas: He co-owns a multiplex business known as AMB Cinemas, which is a popular cinema chain in Hyderabad.

AN Restaurants: He has invested in a restaurant named AN Restaurant.

These businesses add to his monthly and annual income significantly.

5. Philanthropy and Social Contributions

While Mahesh Babu earns a lot, he is also known for his philanthropic activities. He donates a considerable portion of his income to various charitable causes. For instance, he donates about 30% of his annual income to charity, supporting healthcare, education, and other social causes. This is a big step.

Car collection

  1. Range Rover Vogue
  2. Audi e-tron
  3. Mercedes-Benz 7 Series
  4. Mercedes E Series
  5. Mercedes GL Class SUV
  6. Lamborghini Gallardo
  7. Golden Range Rover SV

Pets

Mahesh Babu with his pet dog
Mahesh with his pet dog

Social Media Profiles

Facebook

facebook.com/urstrulyMahesh

Twitter

Instagram

instagram.com/urstrulymahesh

YouTube

youtube.com/channel/UC1EyYYYoXf_YaLkVzvJhjRQ

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