Happy Birthday Mahesh Babu: Facts you probably didn't know about Telugu superstar
Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu aka Mahesh Ghattamaneni was born on August 9, 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He celebrates his 45th birthday today.
Mahesh Babu acted in nine films before making his debut as a lead actor in movies; Koduku Diddina Kapuram, Mugguru Kodukulu, Poratam, Needa, Bazar Rowdy, Shankharavam, Gudachari 117, Bala Chandrudu and Anna Thammadu.
Mahesh took a break from films in 1990 to concentrate on his education following his dad Krishna's insistence. He made his debut with 'Raja Kumarudu’ in 1999.
After the huge success of 'Dookudu' movie, I-T officials raided the actor's Jubilee Hills home and Film Nagar offices in Hyderabad on December 8, 2011.
Mahesh supports charities like Heal-A-Child Foundation, Rainbow Hospitals, Basavatarakam Cancer Foundation and MARD.
The superstar has adopted two villages, Burripalem in Andhra Pradesh and Siddhapuram in Telangana. Mahesh's father Krishna's native place is Burripalem.
Mahesh was voted the most desirable man in the Times Most Desirable Men 2013 online poll. He was also ranked 31st on Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 in 2013.
The superstar can't read Telugu, his mother tongue. The reason is him being born and brought up in Chennai.