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Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu is an Indian film actor. He is the son of the former Telugu actor, super star Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna. He has worked in a number of critically and commercially successful films and has established himself as one of the leading actors in contemporary Telugu cinema. He started his film career as a child actor in his father's film Needa. He made his debut as a lead actor in 1999 with the commercially successful Rajakumarudu (1999) earning Mahesh the Nandi Award for Best Male Debut.He is the brand ambassador of Thumbs Up, Navratna Hair Oil, UniverCell, Amrutanjan and Provogue in Andhra Pradesh. Mahesh Babu was born on 9 August 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to actor Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna and Smt. Indira Devi. He has four siblings: Ramesh Babu, Padmavathi, Manjula Ghattamaneni and a younger sister Priyadarshini. He did his schooling at St Bedes School in Chennai and obtained an Honours Degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai. Mahesh Babu acted in seven of his father's films as a child actor. His first child acting role was in the film Needa/Naada. He dated his co-star in the movie Vamsi, Bollywood actress and former Miss India (Miss Universe India) Namrata Shirodkar for two years. They got married on February 10, 2005, and have a son named Gautham Krishna. He began his career as a child artist. His next film Okkadu (2003) opposite Bhoomika Chawla, was critically acclaimed and a biggest box-office success of that year whilst earning his first Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu). He next appeared opposite Ileana D'Cruz in the action flick Pokiri (2006) directed and produced by Puri Jagannadh is a critically acclaimed and all time Block Buster.