Maheshbabu was born on August 9, 1974, to Super Star Krishna and Indiradevi. At that time, nobody might be knowing that Maheshbabu would be called as 'Prince' by his fans and would reach the level of breaking the 75-year-old Box Office records of Telugu cinema.
Maheshbabu was quite bubbly and sweety as a child and he entered the films right in his childhood and played several roles as child artiste in some of the films where his father played the hero.
Especially, he performed excellently in films like 'Mugguru Kodukulu and Koduku Diddina Kapuram'. Like a flower spreads its fragrance right from the moment it starts blossoming, Maheshbabu could prove himself as a matured artiste right in his childhood as a child artiste.
He made his debut as hero through 'Rajakumarudu' under the direction of K Raghavendra Rao and Preeti Zinta was his first heroine. He showed good maturity as hero in his first film itself.
He got the necessary glamour from his father as an heir and maintained his own style of action and attained a handsome personality. Especially, his ever-smiling face enhanced his glamour further and made him to attract everyone.
After 'Rajakumarudu', his films 'Yuvaraju and Vamsy' were released and received good applause. However, the first biggest hit in Maheshbabu's career was 'Murari' released in 2001 in which he paired up with Bollywood heroine Sonali Bendre.
However, his films 'Takkari Donga' and 'Bobby' released in 2002 were not very satisfactory.
Next came 'Okkadu' directed by Gunasekhar and produced by MS Raju on the banner of Sumanth Arts in 2003 and proved to be a blockbuster. This film earned the star image for Maheshbabu as his stamina and calibre were proved in this movie.
His film 'Nijam', which was released in the same year, though failed to prove a commercial hit, earned him the Nandi Award from the State government as a Best Actor.
In 2004, Maheshbabu's films 'Naani' and 'Arjun' were released and once again Maheshbabu bagged Nandi Award as a Best Actor for 'Arjun' directed by Gunashekhar and produced by Maheshbabu's brother Rameshbabu.
In 2005, Maheshbabu played hero in Trivikram Srinivas direction with Trisha in the female lead, for 'Athadu' and this film was also proved to be a Super Hit film.
Once again Maheshbabu bagged Nandi award for his best performance in this film. At the same time, he also received the Best Hero award from 'Filmfare' for his excellent performance in 'Athadu'.
The most memorable film in Maheshbabu's career 'Pokiri' was released in 2006. Directed and produced by Puri Jagannath, the film broke the records of the 75-year-old Telugu film industry history and rewrote the Box Office records. As far as collections and the performance of Maheshbabu, the film remained a milestone.
It is worth mentioning here that All India Superstar Big B Amitabh Bachchan and one of the greatest directors Ram Gopal Varma openly complimented Maheshbabu's performance before the media.
Then came 'Sainikudu' which was again a big dud.
Presently, Prince is playing hero under Surender Reddy's direction for 'Athidi' being produced by his brother Rameshbabu.
After this film, Maheshbabu had two more projects on hand. One is 'Mirchi' to be directed by Hembar and produced by Dr KL Narayana on the banner of Durga Arts and another is 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' to be produced by MS Raju on the banner of Sumanth Arts.
Maheshbabu married Bollywood heroine Namrata Shirodkar in February 2005. The couple blessed with a son Ghattamaneni Gautham on August 31, 2006.
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Details of films in which Maheshbabu played child artiste
1. Needa, 2. Poratam, 3. Sankharavam, 4. Bajaru Rowdy, 5. Mugguru Kodukulu, 6. Gudhachari 117, 7 Koduku Diddina Kapuram, 8. Anna Tammudu, 9. Balachandrudu
Details of films in which Maheshbabu played hero
1. Rajakumarudu, 2. Yuvarajum 3. Vamsym, 4. Murari, 5. Takkari Donga, 6. Bobby, 7. Okkadu, 8. Nijam, 9. Naani, 10. Arjun, 11. Athadu, 12. Pokiri, 13. Sainikudu
Of the 11 released films Prince Maheshbabu bagged 6 Nandi awards. He is the only hero who bagged so many Nandi awards in a short span.
1999 ' Special Jury Nandi award for Best Debut Hero for 'Rajakumarudu'
2001 ' Special Jury Nandi award for Best Performance for 'Murari'
2002 ' Special Jury Nandi award for Best Artiste for 'Takkari Donga'
2003 ' State government's Golden Nandi for his performance in 'Nijam'
2004 ' Special Jury Nandi Award for Best Performance for 'Arjun'
2005 ' State government's Nandi Award as 'Best Artiste' for performance in 'Athadu'
Maheshbabu biography and filmography
Name Ghattamaneni Maheshbabu
Pet name Naani
Native place Burripalem, Guntur district
Birthplace Kalyani Hospital, Madras
Place of education Shanti Public School, Loyola College Chennai
Degree B. Com.,
Parents Ghattamaneni Krishna, Indira
Wife Namrata Shirodkar
Son Ghattamaneni Gautham Krishna
No of films played as child artiste 9
Films played as hero 13