When this Tollywood star flashes his oh-so-charming smile, all his women fans go powerless. You guessed right. We are referring to Mahesh Babu – the Prince Charming of the Telugu film industry.
Good-looking, he definitely is. In fact, in 2013, he was ranked first in Times' 50 Most Desirable Men in India. That should explain his massive fan following, not just in south-cinema but across India. But his good looks are not the only thing that define him. From great acting skills to a casual yet impeccable style, he has everything that makes him a superstar.
The actor, who started his career as a child artiste, has some blockbuster movies to his credit. Like most others he too started out as a romantic hero. But then he has gone on to play some really intense roles over the years.
Athadu was one such movie. In this coming-of-age movie, Mahesh plays a professional hitman. He oozes charm, style and machismo. He delivers the goods in this all-out entertainer and with a flourish!
Not one to sit on his laurels, Mahesh has never shied away from taking risks. For instance, in the psycho-thriller 1- Nenokkadine, he plays a troubled, revenge-seeking rock star. His toughest role till date, Mahesh’s performance in the movie was outstanding. The film may not have been a hit at the box office but is one no Mahesh Babu fan should miss.
Srimanthudu is another movie where Mahesh shines. A commercial potboiler with a message. it’s a complete Mahesh Babu film. He does everything from thrashing goons to dance and romance. He is all heart and charm. And of course, swag.
Did you know? Maheshgaru is a hero in real life as well. Just like his character Harsha in Srimanthudu Mahesh has adopted one village each in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Also, he makes it a point to donate 30 percent of all his earnings to charity. He’s very down to earth and has never let the stardom go to his head. Always humble, he makes sure to thank all the artistes involved in the making of the film. And when his films don’t do well, which is quite rare, he makes it a point to share the blame.
In his latest outing Bharat Ennum Naan, Mahesh Babu plays an Oxford student who becomes the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. The versatile actor plays his role with conviction. You will want the protagonist Bharat to succeed. Mahesh Babu is larger than life and truly impressive in this political thriller. His journey from a clueless youngster to a dynamic head of state is a delight to watch.