Mahesh Babu filmography

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Mahesh Babu (born Mahesh Ghattamaneni) is an Indian film actor known for his work in Telugu cinema. Born to actor Krishna in the Ghattamaneni family, Mahesh Babu faced the camera at the age of four as a child artist in 1979's Needa directed by Dasari Narayana Rao.[1] His first leading role was in the film Rajakumarudu, which was released in August 1999.[2] In 2001 he starred in Murari a Telugu supernatural thriller film. In 2002 he starred in Takkari Donga. In 2003 he starred in the movie Nijam. He played a young Kabaddi player in the 2003 film Okkadu. His film Okkadu remade in Hindi as Tevar.

In 2006 he starred in Pokiri, premiered at the 7th IIFA Awards held in Dubai. The film was subsequently remade into Tamil, Hindi and Kannada. The film was also one of the fourteen southern Indian films to be screened at the International Indian Film Academy Awards Film festival in 2006. His film Pokiri was declared as an Industry Hit at the box office.According to Sify, Pokiri took an "extraordinary" opening across the globe and was able to cash in on the four-day weekend holiday.[3] Pokiri was released in a single screen, the Jayaprada theatre in Chennai, where 98.5% of seats were sold putting it in second place in the city's box office chart, which Sify called an "awesome" feat.[4] The film completed a fifty-day run on 17 June 2006, in nearly 300 centres.By July 2006, the film had earned approximately 350—400 million and become the highest grossing Telugu film of all time. The film earned 120 million in the Nizam region alone, breaking the previous record set in the region by Okkadu (2003) and earned approximately 25 million at the United States box office.[5]

The film completed a 100-day run in 200 centres and a 175-day run in 63 centres.[6] The film completed a 200-day run in 15 centres, and a 365-day run at a theatre in Kurnool, becoming the first Telugu film to do so in the last two and a half decades.[7] The film was screened in Bhagiratha theatre, Kurnool for 500 days at the rate of four shows per day and collected a share of 6 million.[6] In its lifetime, Pokiri grossed 660 million and collected a distributor share of 420 million at the global box office.[8][9] It held that position until 2009 when Magadheera pushed it to second place after its nine-day run.[10] In 2010, he starred in the film Khaleja.[11] His performance in Khaleja was critically praised as one of his best performances. In 2011, he starred in Dookudu, which had the largest worldwide opening for a Telugu film. The film collected a share of 66 crores at the boxoffice.[12]

In 2012, he starred in the film Businessman. The film collected a share of 44 crores at the box office.[13]Businessman opened to 85% occupancy in both single screens and multiplexes at AP/Nizam box office on its first day.[14] It grossed approximately 187.35 million and collected a share of 137.8 million at the global box office on its first day creating an all-time record in terms of opening day collections.[15] The film collected a distributor share of 120 million in AP/Nizam box office, 10 million in Karnataka, 7.5 million together in Tamil Nadu, Orissa and North India respectively[15] and 0.3 million together in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Japan on its first day.[15] The film collected approximately 418.35 million by the end of its first week at the global box office and was declared a blockbuster.[16] The film completed a 50-day run in 350 centres on 3 March 2012,[17] and a 100-day run in undisclosed number of centres on 21 April 2012.[18]

In 2013, he starred in the multistarrer film Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu. The film collected 51 crores at the box office.[19] In 2014, he starred in the psychological thriller, 1: Nenokkadine. The film was the highest rated thrillers for an Indian film in Internet Movie Database. It won three awards out of eight nominations at the 4th South Indian International Movie Awards and two awards at the 11th CineMAA Awards ceremony.[20] A. S. Sashidhar of The Times of India wrote, "The first half of 1: Nenokkadine is good and will keep you wanting for more. The story has a few interesting twists and turns, in the second half too to keep the audience glued to the screen", and Sukumar "should be commended for superb attempt in choosing to make a film that has not been explored in Telugu movies".[21] Shekhar of Oneindia called the film a "brilliant psychological thriller": "The first half of 1: Nenokkadine is excellent and will impress all classes of audience. A few sentimental scenes slow down the pace of narration in the second half. But the superb climax that lasts for 15 minutes will compensate it. The viewers will surely walk out of theatre with contented hearts".[22]

Nenokkadine earned a distributor share of 84 million at the AP-Nizam box office on its first day,[23] and 124 million over its opening weekend. Its United States opening box office total was $947,000 (58.2 million), which trade analyst Taran Adarsh called a "glorious start"[24] and "one of the best openings ever by an Indian film".[25] 1: Nenokkadine passed the $1 million mark in three days, the seventh Telugu film (and Mahesh's third, after Dookudu and Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu) to earn a million dollars.[26] On its fourth and fifth days the film earned a share of 32.5 million at the AP-Nizam box office, for a five-day total share of about 150 million.[27] By the end of 1: Nenokkadine's first week it had earned a distributor share of 181 million at the AP-Nizam box office, 21 million in Karnataka and 9 million in the rest of India. The film's first-week global box-office total was 252 million.[28] In ten days 1: Nenokkadine grossed over $1.27 million in the United States, the fourth-highest-grossing Telugu film in that country.[29] He then starred in Aagadu. Aagadu debuted with a positive response at the box office by crossing the US$1 million mark in two days including its paid previews at the United States box office.[30] It collected 180.2 million in two days, which according to Indo-Asian News Service, was Mahesh's career best opener.[31]

In 2015 his film Srimanthudu collected a gross of ₹200 crores under the budget of ₹40 crores and declared as non bahubali industry hit.[32] In 2016 his film Brahmotsavam was declared a flop at the box office.[33] The film was released on over 200 screens in the United States, where it collected an estimated US$1.15 million after ten days.[34] In 2017 his next film Spyder,which gained mixed reviews from critics and managed to gross ₹150 crores considered as an average.[35] His next Blockbuster film Bharat Ane Nenu which was written and directed by Koratala Siva.In before there was a Blockbuster movie Srimanthudu of this Collaboration. This is the first political film in Mahesh Babu carrier. In this film Mahesh Babu acts as a C.M and M.S. Dhoni fame Kiara Advani plays a lead role. This film collected ₹66 crores in its first day and collected ₹1.66 crore and beats Baahubali 2: The Conclusion becomes highest grosser of all time in Chennai .It collected ₹100 crores in its second day and becomes fastest 100 crores club after bahubali series. It grosses ₹161.28 crores in its first week. It grosses ₹181.28 crores in its tenth day. It grosses ₹190.23 crores in its second week. It grosses ₹200 crores in between 2 to 3 weeks. It grosses ₹205 crores in its third week. It grosses ₹232.68 crores in its 50th day. It runs 100 days in 6 centers and grosses ₹255.32crore and collect ₹149.5cr share which of ₹98cr are from telugu states. It reaches 4 million dollar mark at United States. This film becomes highest grosser of 2018 in south India and second Indian highest grosser of 2018 after Padmavat in Australia. It was also declared the third highest grosser of Telugu Film Industry and overseas after baahubali series and received another non bahubali industry hit. He is one of the South Indian actors to have eight Telugu films to collect more than 1 million dollars at the United States box office and he has one industry hit (pokiri) and two non bahubali industry hits (srimantudu and Bharat ane nenu).[36] His next project Maharshi which was directed by Oopiri fame Vamsi Paidipally and which is set to be released on 5 April 2019. As of May 2018 he had 24 releases as a male lead. As an actor, he has received 8 Nandi Awards (4 Best Actor, 3 Special Jury, 1 Best Debut), 5 Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu. To date, he has won 8 Nandi Awards, 5 Filmfare Awards, 4 CineMAA Awards, 3 South Indian International Movie Awards and 1 International Indian Film Academy awards. Mahesh Babu makes place for his wax statue at Madame Tussauds.[37]

Mahesh Babu, along with Narayandas Narang of Asian Group, officially inaugurated the seven-screen superplex at Gachibowli on Sunday. AMB Cinemas, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and décor, chose Rajinikanth’s recently released 2.0 for its first show. Mahesh Babu was apparently awaiting the release of the big-budget movie to take the plunge into the film distribution business.[38]

After venturing into the multiplex business, Superstar Mahesh Babu is expanding and is all set to enter into production too. The actor is all set to produce a web series and is also planning to produce small films with other actors. “Mahesh Babu is planning big in the coming days as he has signed with a top digital company for the web series and is also planning to produce small films in his own production house,” says a source.[39]

Filmography[edit]

As child artist[edit]

# Year Film Role(s) Director(s) Notes Ref.
1 1979 Needa - Dasari Narayana Rao Cameo role
2 1983 Poratam Bujji Kodi Ramakrishna
3 1987 Sankharavam Raja Krishna
4 1988 Bazaar Rowdy Mahesh A. Kodandarami Reddy
5 1988 Mugguru Kodukulu Surendra / Nani Krishna Dual role
6 1989 Gudachari 117 Chinna Kodi Ramakrishna
7 1989 Koduku Diddina Kapuram Vinod & Pramod Krishna Dual role
8 1990 Anna Thammudu Murali Krishna
9 1990 Bala Chandrudu Balachandra Krishna

In lead role[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
# Year Film Role(s) Director Co-star(s) Hindi Version
1 1999 Raja Kumarudu Raja K. Raghavendra Rao Preity Zinta Prince No.1
2 2000 Yuvaraju Srinivas YVS Chowdary Simran (actress) , Sakshi Shivanand Ek Aur Rajkumar
3 2000 Vamsi Vamsi B. Gopal Namrata Shirodkar Vamsi - The Warrior
4 2001 Murari Murari Krishna Vamsi Sonali Bendre Rowdy Cheetah
5 2002 Takkari Donga Raju Jayanth C. Paranjee Lisa Ray , Bipasha Basu Choron Ka Chor
6 2002 Bobby Bobby Sobhan Aarthi Agarwal Daag - The Burning Fire
7 2003 Okkadu Ajay Varma Guna Sekhar Bhumika Chawla Aaj Ka Sharifzaada
8 2003 Nijam G. Seetaram Teja Rakshita Meri Adaalat
9 2004 Naani Nani/Vijay(Viju) S J Surya Ameesha Patel Nani - The Magic Man
10 2004 Arjun Arjun Guna Sekhar Shriya Saran , Keerthi Reddy Maidan-E-Jung
11 2005 Athadu Nanda Gopal/Parthu Trivikram Srinivas Trisha (actress) Cheetah - The Power of One
12 2006 Pokiri Krishna Manohar/Pandu Puri Jaganadh Ileana D'Cruz Tapoori Wanted
13 2006 Sainikudu Cherukuri Siddhartha Guna Sekhar Trisha (actress) Ab Hamse Na Takrana
14 2007 Athidhi Athidhi Surender Reddy Amrita Rao International Khiladi - The Iron Man
15 2010 Khaleja Seetarama Raju Trivikram Srinivas Anushka Shetty Jigar Kaleja
16 2011 Dookudu G. Ajay Kumar Srinu Vaitla Samantha Akkineni The Real Tiger
17 2012 Businessman Vijay Surya /Surya Bhai Puri Jaganadh Kajal Aggarwal No. 1 Businessman
18 2013 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Chinnodu Srikanth Addala Venkatesh Daggubati , Samantha Akkineni , Anjali (actress) Sabse Badhkar Hum 2
19 2014 1: Nenokkadine Gautham Sukumar Kriti Sanon 1 - Ek Ka Dum
20 2014 Aagadu Shankar Srinu Vaitla Tamannaah Encounter Shankar
21 2015 Srimanthudu Harshvardhan aka Harsha Koratala Siva Shruti Haasan The Real Tevar
22 2016 Brahmotsavam Babu Srikanth Addala Samantha Akkineni , Kajal Aggarwal ,Pranitha Subhash The Real Tiger 2
23 2017 Spyder Shiva AR Murugadoss Rakul Preet Singh Spyder
24 2018 Bharat Ane Nenu Bharath Ram Koratala Siva Kiara Advani Dashing CM Bharath
25 2019 Maharshidagger Rishi Vamshi Paidipally Pooja Hegde
26 2020 #SSMB26dagger Anil Ravipudi Rashmika Mandanna , Aditi Rao Hydari

Voiceover[edit]

Year Title Director Ref.
2008 Jalsa Trivikram
2013 Baadshah Srinu Vaitla
2016 Sri Sri Muppalaneni Shiva
2018 Manasuku Nachindi Manjula Ghattamaneni

As a Producer[edit]

# Year Film Director(s) Collabarator(s) Cast Ref.
1 2015 Srimanthudu Koratala Siva Mythri Movie Makers Mahesh Babu, Shruti Haasan The Real Tevar
2 2016 Brahmotsavam Srikanth Addala PVP Cinema Mahesh Babu, Samantha Akkineni , Kajal Aggarwal ,Pranitha Subhash The Real Tiger 2
3 2020 Major:The Film Sashi Kiran Thikka Sony Pictures India Adivi Sesh

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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