How much cost one need to bear to start an initiative? For stars like Mahesh babu, the beginning should be Rs 3.5 lakh minimum. Mahesh babu, who has been in news, for his recent initiative to adopt his native village –Burripalem, like in his film-“Srimanthudu”, Cannondale Scalpel Carbon model cycle costing Rs. 3.5 lakh is needed. This Srimanthudu has some other things, to share with the audience and fans. Apart from his filmy duniya, he wants to penetrate into the society with his social deeds. In fact, his initiative has prompted other artists also to join the drive of “social cause”!
Given the fact that Galla Jayadev happens to be closely related to superstar Mahesh Babu and has done several charity activities, some are suggesting Srimanthudu needs to be shown to the PM. Whether that will happen or not, is a different thing. Mahesh babu, who has married Namratha Shirodkar, has won number of awards for his performances in some of his hit movies. He has got a large fan following in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. His first leading role was in the film Rajakumarudu. This film was released in the year 1999.
A heart throb for most of the women in the state, Mahesh babu is busy breaking his own records movie after movie and is looking beyond the Telugu cinema towards a Bollywood debut. He started his acting career at age four when he appeared in the film Needa (1979). His educational qualification reads, B.com from Loyola College, Chennai after which he directly stepped into movies as a hero! He has won seven Nandi awards till date of which four are for best acting[ Raja Kumarudu, Nijam ,Atadu and Dookudu) and three are special jury awards (Murari, Takakri Donga and Arjun]! He has also won two film fare awards for his acting in Pokiri, Okkadu and Dookudu! His market has gone up leaps and bounds after Pokiri and he is charging over more than Rs 10 crores per film and his Advertisements deals with Rs 3-4 crores for each brand!
Apart from being a media shy person Mahesh babu is completely a family person and always prioritizes spending time with family than over anything! Mahesh Babu is one of the few heroes in Tollywood, who measure over six feet. He married Bollywood actress Namrata Shirodkar who is two and half years older than him, on 10 Feb 2005. Most of the director’s find it easy working with Mahesh as he is a one-take artist and delivers without any flaw in his acting!
Now, the big question is as to how Mahesh babu will set a novel trend in the industry? As an artist, he has proved his mettle already. But, as “Srimanthudu”, he has intended to do a lot to the society. Hence, this cycle boy Mahesh babu is striving towards reaching his goal. Wish him all the best!