Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
Real Name/Full Name Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Mahesh Babu
Birth Place: Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 9 August 1975
Age/How Old: 48 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 188 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Blak
Parents Name: Father – Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy (Krishna)
Mother – Indira
Siblings: Ramesh Babu, Manjula, Padmavathi and Priyadarshini
School:  St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School
College: Loyola College, Chennai
Religion: Hindu
Nationality: Indian
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Namrata Shirodkar
Kids/Children Name: Gautam Krishna
Profession: Media personality, actor, producer, and philanthropist
Net Worth: $35 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

They say like father like son. For some people, this might take time for this saying to apply in their lives but for Mahesh, it was very clear from the word go. This young man started acting from a very young age and he was very good at it. Although initially he was famous for being the son of Krishna but with time, he became very famous and within a very short time, he has been able to build his own legacy.

Mahesh is today known as a great Indian actor, media personality, producer and philanthropist whose interest is majorly Telugu Cinema. He is also one of the most famous and highest paid Telugu film actors and has been featured in more than 20 films. He has also won more than 20 accolades over the years and much more awaits him in future.

Well, how well do you know about Mahesh Babu? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Mahesh Babu’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Mahesh Babu to date.

Biography and Early Life

One of the most important days in Krishna and Indira’s life as they welcomed their second son into their lives was 9th of August in 1975. They decided to name their son Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu but is now famously known as Mahesh Babu. Mahesh is not the only child in the family but it seems he is the one who wholly took after his father as far as his expertise and fame is concerned.

Mahesh has four siblings; a brother named Ramesh Babu and three sisters named Manjula, Padmavathi and Priyadarshini. His brother Ramesh is also in the film industry as an actor but mostly known as a producer. Babu’s family hails from Burripalem which is located in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh and he spent much of his years in Madras. His maternal grandmother Durgamma took care of him and the rest of the family. Since his father was always busy with his work, Babu’s brother Ramesh was in charge of looking at Babu’s academic performance.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Mahesh Babu in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Mahesh Babu’s age is 48 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024 having been born on 9 August 1975. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 188cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms.


Mahesh was lucky to be raised by a rich father and he was therefore given a great life and his parents ensured they educated him in the best school. As a child, he was enrolled into St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School which is located in Chennai. Actor Karthi was his schoolmate. He was an above average student and he was also good friends and schoolmates with actor Vijay and the two are long time friends to date.

After graduating from high school, he joined Loyola College, in Chennai and he was later able to meet with director L. Satyanand in Vishakhapatnam who gave him further training as an actor. He trained him for three to four months and since he was unable to read or write Telugu. The only option he was left with was memorising the dialogues his director gave him during the dubbing phase in his films.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Mahesh Babu With Wife Namrata Shirodkar
Mahesh Babu With Wife Namrata Shirodkar

Mahesh began dating Namrata Shirodkar who was his co-star. After dating each other for four good years, the two decided to move their relationship to another level. Manjula convinced their father Krishna in favour of Namrata and Mahesh and he embraced their decision. They two tied the knot on the 10th of February in 2005 in a ceremony that was held at the Marriott Hotel in Mumbai. They did this as they were shooting Athadu.

In 2006, one year after their marriage, the couple welcomed their first child at the Global Hospital in Hyderabad. They named the child Gautham Krishna after his grandfather. The boy was born prematurely and was in critical condition, but thanks to the doctors’ hard work, the child stabilized. 6 years later, in 2012, they welcomed their second child, a daughter whom they named Sitara. They used stem cell banking to preserve her stem cells before she was born to ensure she was born with a better immunity level.

Is Mahesh Babu Gay?

Mahesh Babu is not gay. His more than 10 years marriage and their two kids is enough to prove that he is straight.

Professional Career

Mahesh made his debut as an actor in a cameo role in Needa (1979) as a child artist at the age of four. He was then cast in eight other different films as a child. In 1999, he was cast as a lead actor with Rajakumarudu and this won him an award. 2 years later, he was cast in Murari which was his breakthrough. Two years later, in 2003, he was cast in Okkadu which was an action film. Since then, he has been cast on several projects like; Dookudu, Businessman, Srimanthudu, Maharshi, Bharat Ane Nenu and Sarileru Neekevvaru among others.


It is a great gift to Mahesh and it feels good that he has been highly recognized as an actor. Some of the awards include; 8 Nandi Awards, 3 CineMAA Awards, 5 Filmfare South Awards and 3 South Indian International Movie Awards among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Mahesh Babu in 2024

Mahesh Babu Net Worth
Mahesh Babu Net Worth

Mahesh Babu is a great actor and he is said to be among the highest paid Telugu film actors. As of 2024, he has a net worth of $35 million and we can only expect it to get even better with time.

Babu had an opportunity of either remaining under his father’s shadow or building his own career but luckily, he chose the latter. For that reason, he has become one of the most celebrated actors in India.


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