Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu (born 9 August 1975) is an Indian actor, producer, media personality, and philanthropist who works mainly in Telugu cinema. He has appeared in more than 25 films, and won several accolades including, eight Nandi Awards, five Filmfare South Awards, four South Indian International Movie Awards, three CineMAA Awards, and one IIFA Utsavam Award. One of the highest paid Telugu film actors, he also owns the production house G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment.
Referred to in the media as the Prince of Tollywood, he is one of the most popular and influential actors of Telugu cinema, and is described as the superstar of Telugu cinema by his fans. In addition to being an actor, he is a humanitarian and philanthropist – he runs a charitable trust and non-profit organisation, Heal a Child. He is also associated with Rainbow Hospitals as their goodwill ambassador. He plunged into the film exhibition business along with Narayandas Narang of Asian Group with the inauguration of the seven-screen superplex at Gachibowli AMB Cinemas.
Mahesh Babu has done many hit movies in his acting career, but for now here are the best 5 movies of Mahesh Babu of all the time:
1. Sarkaru Vaari Paata
Sarkaru Vaari Paata is a 2022 Indian Telugu language action drama film written and directed by Parasuram. It is produced by Mythri Movie Makers, 14 Reels Plus and G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment and stars Mahesh Babu, Keerthy Suresh and Samuthirakani. The film follows a conflict between financier Mahi (Babu) and politician Rajendranath (Samuthirakani), after his daughter Kalaavathi (Suresh) cons Mahi.
Initially set to release in January 2022, Sarkaru Vaari Paata was deferred due to the pandemic and production delays. It eventually had a theatrical release on 12 May 2022 and opened to mixed reviews with praise for Babu’s performance. Made on a budget of ₹60 crore, the film grossed ₹180–230 crore worldwide, becoming one of the highest grossing Telugu films of 2022.
2. Sarileru Neekevvaru
Sarileru Neekevvaru is a 2020 Indian Telugu language action comedy film written and directed by Anil Ravipudi. It is produced by Sri Venkateswara Creations, G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment and AK Entertainments. The film stars Mahesh Babu, Rashmika Mandanna and Vijayashanti while Prakash Raj and Rajendra Prasad play supporting roles. Devi Sri Prasad composed the music while R. Rathnavelu handled the cinematography.
Production began on 31 May 2019 in Hyderabad. Shooting began on 5 July 2019 at Kashmir and lasted till mid November 2019. The film released on 11 January 2020 on 2050 screens worldwide coinciding with Sankranti. Produced on a budget of ₹75 crore, upon release, the film was commercially successful grossing more than ₹260.9 crore worldwide. According to box-office tracking portal Box Office Mojo, the film has grossed US$37.39 million, making it the forty first highest grossing film of 2020 worldwide.
Maharshi is a 2019 Indian Telugu language action drama film directed by Vamshi Paidipally and produced by Sri Venkateswara Creations, Vyjayanthi Movies, and PVP Cinema. The film stars Mahesh Babu, Pooja Hegde, and Allari Naresh while Jagapathi Babu, Kaikala Satyanarayana, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Prakash Raj, and Jayasudha play supporting roles. The soundtrack and score of the film were composed by Devi Sri Prasad, while K. U. Mohanan and Praveen K. L. handled the cinematography and editing respectively. The film was released on 9 May 2019.
The plot follows Rishi (Babu), an American NRI businessman and CEO of a US based IT company. When his attention is drawn towards the plight of downtrodden farmers by his friend Ravi (Naresh), he sets out to help them. Made on a production budget of ₹100–130 crore, the film grossed about ₹145–200 crore worldwide, thus became the third highest grossing Telugu film of the year.
Major is a 2022 Indian biographical action film directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka and produced by Sony Pictures International Productions, G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment and A+S Movies with story and screenplay from Adivi Sesh. Based on the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan who was martyred in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, it stars Adivi Sesh as Sandeep Unnikrishnan and co-stars Prakash Raj, Saiee Manjrekar, Revathi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Murali Sharma and Anish Kuruvilla.
Filmed simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi languages, it follows the personal and professional life of Sandeep Unnikrishnan. Principal photography began in February 2020 and ended in December 2021. Filming experienced delays owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Made on a ₹35 crore budget, It was shot in 120 days and was filmed in over 75 locations.
5. Bharat Ane Nenu
Bharat Ane Nenu is a 2018 Indian Telugu language drama film written and directed by Koratala Siva. The film stars Mahesh Babu and Kiara Advani in her Telugu debut, alongside a supporting cast including Prakash Raj, R. Sarathkumar, Aamani, Devaraj, Posani Krishna Murali, P. Ravi Shankar, Yashpal Sharma, Rao Ramesh, and Brahmaji. The music was composed by Devi Sri Prasad, while A. Sreekar Prasad edited the film.
The plot follows Bharat, an Oxford university student who returns to India following the demise of his father, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh (United Andhra Pradesh). Disillusioned by the corruption he encounters, Bharat decides to bring about a change in the system after becoming the new chief minister, eventually facing controversies and making enemies. The film was released theatrically on 20 April 2018. Bharat Ane Nenu grossed between ₹187.6–225 crore at the box office.