He’s got the looks, he’s got the charm and he’s got the star presence. His looks have won him a huge female fan following, and his distinct style has won him several admirers. The unique actor who takes all this in his stride is Mahesh Babu! Son of superstar Krishna, Mahesh Babu started his career in 1999 with the Telugu film Rajakumarudu (opposite Preity Zinta). In spite of having worked in only 20-odd films till date, the actor has a humongous fan following. A media-shy person, Mahesh Babu rarely interacts with his fans, but when he does, his fans go berserk. On the occasion of his birthday, we bring you some less-known facts about the actor.
1. Mahesh Babu was born and raised in Chennai. Although Telugu is his mother-tongue, the actor is quite fluent in Tamil as well
2. The actor’s first on-screen appearance was for the film Needa (1979) (as a child artist). Years later, he has managed to win the hearts of many. He has won seven Nandi awards and four Filmfare awards. Now, that’s what we call a winner!
3. In 2013, Mahesh Babu was voted the ‘Most Desirable Man’ in a survey conducted by Times Of India.
5. The latest we hear is that Mahesh Babu might adopt a village named Burripalem in Tenali – the native place of his father, Krishna. Looks like he’s staying true to his role in Srimanthudu..
6. Despite not promoting his films in other regional languages, Mahesh Babu replaced Bollywood star Akshay Kumar as the national brand ambassador for Thums-up.
7.Mahesh Babu was ranked 30th in the Celebrity-100 list by Forbes magazine.
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