Mahesh Babu, the Superstar of Telugu Cinema and the heart-throb of the nation, is all set to celebrate his 43rd birthday today. With the blockbuster success of his last release, Bharat Ane Nenu, he has proved that he can give any actor a run for his money if given a meaty role and a fantastic script. We already reported a few weeks ago how fans are planning to celebrate his birthday. And as they busy themselves with the celebrations, we give you 5 unknown facts about the actor that’ll blow you away:-
1. Debuting at the age of 4
Can you believe the actor made his debut at the age of four in a film called Needa in 1979? His face was a canvas of innocence and charm back in the 70’s as well. Don’t believe us, have a look:-
2. Break from acting
He was asked by his father, the legendary actor Krishna, to take a hiatus from films to concentrate on his studies. He starred in a film called Bala Chandrudu in 1990 and then directly did Raja Kumarudu in 1999, which became his debut film as a leading man with Bollywood star Preity Zinta.
3. The first blockbuster
Mahesh Babu gave his first BLOCKBUSTER in the year 2003 with the film Okkadu, which was remade as Tevar in Hindi in 2015. If you adjust the inflation, this action potboiler is as big as the Baahubali films in terms of collections!
4. Net Worth
Mahesh Babu’s net worth is one of the biggest down south, with more than $ 20 million! We aren’t surprised!
5. Defeating the Khans
He defeated Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan not once or twice but three times! How? Well, he was declared the 5th most desirable man in India in 2011, 2nd in 2012 and bagged the 1st position in 2013 by a poll conducted by Times Of India. Again, we aren’t surprised!
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