How much is Mahesh Babu worth? $30 million
How did Mahesh Babu earn his money and wealth?
Born as Mahesh Ghattamaneni on the 9th of August in 1975 in Chennai of Tamil Nadu as the fourth of the five children of the then Telugu superstar Krishna and Indira, Mahesh Babu is a famous Indian actor, producer, and television personality. His brother Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu and sister Manjula Ghattamaneni are also noted Telugu actors and producers. After completing his schooling in St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai, Mahesh Babu went on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Loyola College in Chennai. Soon after graduation, Mahesh Babu set foot in the acting arena, initially by undergoing a 3-4 months training under director L. Satyanand in Vishakhapatnam.
Being from a background of many prominent film personalities like his father and brother, Mahesh used to be linked to the world of cinema right from his childhood days. He appeared in director Dasari Narayana Rao’s film Needa starring his brother Ramesh Babu when he was four years old. Mahesh Babu was then casually visiting his brother’s shooting location and ended up debuting in the film that released in the year 1979. He then went on to act in his father’s film Poratam that released in 1983, Shankharavam in 1987, Bazaar Rowdy and Mugguru Kodukulu in 1988, Gudachari 117 and Koduku Diddina Kapuram in 1989 and Bala Chandrudu and Anna Thammudu in 1990 as a child actor.
He made his starring debut in 1999 at the age of 24 in K. Raghavendra Rao’s film Raja Kumarudu opposite Preity Zinta. The film went on to do well commercially and Mahesh Babu bagged a Nandi Award for Best Male Debut and began being addressed as Prince by the fans and media.
He was then seen playing the lead role in Yuvaraju, Vamsi, and Murari the following year. Murari was a commercial hit and earned Babu the Nandi Special Jury Award for his performance. His 2003 film Okkadu turned out to be the highest grossing Telugu film of the year and Babu claimed his first ever Filmfare Award in the Best Actor category for this film. Other notable works of Mahesh Babu include Ashta Chamma in 2008, Kiraak in 2014, Superstar Kidnap in 2015, Brahmotsavam in 2015 and Spyder in 2017.
Mahesh Babu is one of the most popular Telugu actors and has appeared at the top of the list of Times’ 50 Most Desirable Men in India’ in the year 2013. Besides appearing in movies, Babu also has made a good share of his net worth through endorsements for brands like Thums Up, Provogue, ITC Vivel, Jos Alukkas, Idea Cellular, Santoor, Royal Stag, TVS Motor Company, Mahindra and Tata Sky.
What are the highest grossing movies of Mahesh Babu?
- Srimanthudu (2015) – 200 crores
- Dookudu (2011) – 101 crores
- Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2013) – 88 crores
- Nenokkadine (2014) – 87.5 crores
- Brahmotsavam (2016) – 82 crores