Tollywood Prince Mahesh Babu won his eighth Nandi Award after Andhra Pradesh government announced the list of Nandi Awards for 2014 to 2016 since the bifurcation of AP. Mahesh Babu won this Nandi for his performance in Srimanthudu.
His list of Nandi Awards started with his first film Raja Kumarudu in 1999 which he received for the promising debut male category and continued to Nijam in 2003 and Athadu in 2005 for Best Actor. He received Super Star Nandi in the Special Jury Category for his films Murari, Takkari Donga and Arjun.
In 2011 he received Nandi Award for Best Actor for his film Dookudu. Now with Srimanthudu, it is the eighth Nandi for Mahesh Babu.
In Srimanthudu, Mahesh Babu played the role of a man who adopts a village. This concept won the hearts of everyone and Mahesh was applauded for his performance.