It's my favourite actor, Mahesh Babu's birthday today. I was introduced to the Prince of the Telugu film industry through Hindi dubbed films. It took no time for me to fall for the handsome actor's charm be it on or off the screen. His humility and shy/reserved nature had me intrigued. He is also one of the most desirable men in the country. Mahesh Babu will turn 44-years younger today and on his special day, I thought of sharing some lesser-known facts of the Bharat Ane Nenu actor with y’all. Read on, they’re quite interesting...
Mahesh Babu made his acting debut at the age of four. In 1979, the little guy visited the sets of Needa, a Telugu Film. Charmed by the young guy, director Dasari Narayana Rao shot a few narrative sequences with him and thereon, he stepped into the entertainment world.
Did you Mahesh Babu and Karthi were schoolmates? Yes, the two actors went to the same alma mater, St.Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai. In fact, Karthi's brother and popular actor Surya also studied in the school.
Break from films
After Needa, the 4-year old went on to feature in 9 films as a child artiste over the next 11-years, including, Poratam, Shankharavam, Bazaar Rowdy, Mugguru Kodukulu, Gudachari 117, Koduku Diddina Kapuram, Bala Chandrudu, Anna Thammadu. After Anna Thammadu, Mahesh's father wanted him to concentrate on his studies and being the doting son he is, he obeyed and took a break of 9 years before making his debut as a leading man.
It was time for Mahesh to make his leading-man debut. In 1999, Mahesh returned to acting with K.Raghavendra Rao's Raja Kumarudu that featured Preity Zinta as the female lead. It was a huge success for which he received the Nandi Award for Best Male Debut.
One of the highest-paid Indian actor
Mahesh Babu is named as one of the highest-paid actors in the Indian entertainment industry. Reportedly, back in 2015-2016, the actor earned about Rs. 42 crore for a single film which is quite an impressive paycheck. It is also said that Mahesh Babu is the second-highest-paid actor (verdict still out) in the South industry after megastar Rajinikanth.
Most desirable man
Back in 2013, Mahesh Babu had grabbed the top spot for the Most Desirable Man in India. He was then added to the Forever Most Desirable Men alongside Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Aamir Khan.
Mahesh Babu has had a clean and controversy-free career. The credit goes to him being such a gentleman that after work he simply loves to return to his family and spend time with them.
Language no barrier
Did you know that Mahesh Babu cannot read Telugu, despite him being a superstar in Telugu films? Yes, you read that right. The actor listens to his director and understands the dialogue and then gives his takes.
Mahesh Babu is a large-hearted philanthropist. He donates 30% of his earnings to charitable causes. He had once said that he wishes to give back to people who have showered him with so much love. Mahesh Babu has reportedly adopted two villages and is keenly involved in their development.
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