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List of Highest Grossing Telugu Movies of Mahesh Babu


    Mahesh Babu, whose full name is Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu, is a prominent Indian actor who primarily works in the Telugu film industry. made his acting debut as a child artist in the film “Needa” (1979) and later had his first lead role in the Telugu film “Raja Kumarudu” (1999). Over the years, Mahesh Babu has starred in a diverse range of films across various genres, earning critical acclaim and commercial success. Some of his notable movies include “Okkadu,” “Athadu,” “Pokiri,” “Dookudu,” “Srimanthudu,” and “Bharat Ane Nenu.”

    Highest Grossing Movies of Mahesh Babu

    Sarileru Neekevvaru

    List of Highest Grossing Telugu Movies of Mahesh Babu
    • Release Year: 2020
    • Director: Anil Ravipudi
    • Stars: Mahesh Babu, Rashmika Mandanna, Vijayshanti, Rajendra Prasad
    • Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
    • Budget: 85cr
    • India Gross Collection: 190.2cr
    • Worldwide Collection: 214.8cr
    • Language: Telugu

    Plot: Bharathi serves as a professor in a medical college, residing with her elder daughter-in-law, daughter, and an adoptive daughter. Having lost her elder son to military service, her younger son holds the rank of Captain in the Indian Army. Requesting him to manage arrangements for her daughter’s wedding, Bharathi’s story then intersects with Ajay Krishna, a Major in the Para SF, where Bharathi’s son, also named Ajay, serves. The narrative takes a turn during a rescue operation shootout, leaving Ajay injured. General Murali Sharma assigns Ajay Krishna and his colleague Captain Prasad to deliver the news to Ajay’s family post the wedding, ensuring the ongoing celebrations remain undisturbed. En route to Kurnool on a train, they encounter Samskruthi, an amusing yet bothersome young woman. Despite her unconventional attempts to impress Ajay Krishna, he remains unresponsive to her advances.

    Sarkaru Vaari Paata

    List of Highest Grossing Telugu Movies of Mahesh Babu
    • Release Year: 2022
    • Director: Parasuram
    • Stars: Mahesh Babu, Mahesh Manjrekar, Keerthy Suresh, Nadia Moidu
    • Genre: Action, Drama
    • Budget: 125cr
    • India Gross Collection: 161.3cr
    • Worldwide Collection: 195.8cr
    • Language: Telugu

    Plot: Mahesh, known as “Mahi,” operates his own lending agency, Mahi Finance Corporation, situated in Miami. He transforms the lives of borrowers into a nightmare if they struggle to meet their repayment obligations. Amidst his financial dealings, Mahi encounters Kalavathi, who seeks loans of $10,000 and later $25,000 for her graduate studies. Mahi extends the loans and eventually falls in love with Kalavathi. However, Mahi discovers that Kalavathi is addicted to gambling and deceived him into providing the loans. When confronted about repayment, she resorts to threats, leveraging her father’s influence. Rajendranath, a formidable Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha and an industrialist with a company named Rajendranath Associates, poses a significant challenge for Mahi.


    List of Highest Grossing Telugu Movies of Mahesh Babu
    • Release Year: 2019
    • Director: Vamshi Paidipally
    • Stars: Mahesh Babu, Allari Naresh, Pooja Hegde, Jagapathi Babu
    • Genre: Action, Drama
    • Budget: 90cr
    • India Gross Collection: 149.2cr
    • Worldwide Collection: 170.5cr
    • Language: Telugu

    Plot: K. Rishi Kumar is appointed as the CEO of Origin, a successful company based in the United States. He invites his mother from India to live with him. To celebrate the occasion, his colleague Nidhi plans a surprise party, attended by his childhood friend Kanna, who he hasn’t seen in years, Professor Chandrashekar, and college friends. The narrative then shifts to a flashback.

    Seven years earlier, Rishi was part of a middle-class nuclear family in Hyderabad. His father, Satyanarayana, worked as a clerk in a private corporation and faced financial difficulties, leading to strained relations between him and Rishi. Rishi, seeking better opportunities, gained admission to pursue his post-graduation at IIET, a prestigious university in Vizag, necessitating his move from Hyderabad.

    Bharath Ane Nenu

    List of Highest Grossing Telugu Movies of Mahesh Babu
    • Release Year: 2018
    • Director: Koratala Siva
    • Stars: Mahesh Babu, Kiara Advani, Prakash Raj, R. Sarathkumar
    • Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
    • Budget: 95cr
    • India Gross Collection: 133.6.2cr
    • Worldwide Collection: 164.9.5cr
    • Language: Telugu

    Plot: During his childhood, Bharath’s primary companions were his mother and his best friend Subhash, who lived next door. His father, deeply engrossed in establishing a political party with his close friend Varadarajulu, who also happened to be Bharath’s uncle and the party president, was often occupied. After a minor breach of a promise, Bharath’s mother scolded him, imparting a valuable lesson on the significance of keeping commitments. Tragically, she passed away in her sleep, leaving a lasting impact on Bharath. Raghava Rao stepped in to care for him at home, but Varadarajulu, emphasizing the importance of the upcoming elections, urged him to remarry to provide Bharath with a new mother.

    Agreeing to the suggestion, Bharath’s father remarried and welcomed a new child, Siddharth, into the family. However, Bharath struggled to connect with his stepmother, prompting him to seek solace at Subhash’s home. Eventually, Subhash’s parents secured job opportunities in London, and Bharath expressed his desire to accompany them. Reluctantly, Raghava Rao agreed to his decision.


    List of Highest Grossing Telugu Movies of Mahesh Babu
    • Release Year: 2015
    • Director: Koratala Siva
    • Stars: Mahesh Babu, Shruti Haasan, Jagapathi Babu, Rajendra Prasad
    • Genre: Action, Drama
    • Budget: 70cr
    • India Gross Collection: 121.8cr
    • Worldwide Collection: 145.2cr
    • Language: Telugu

    Plot: Harsha Vardhan, the exclusive heir to his father Ravikanth’s colossal business empire valued at ₹25,000 crore, crosses paths with Charuseela at his friend Apparao’s birthday celebration. Inspired by Charuseela’s vision for leveraging technology to uplift her hometown, the remote village of Devarakota in Uttarandhra, Harsha enrolls in a university course focused on rural development. Their friendship evolves into a deeper connection over time.

    In Devarakota, the village’s natural resources are exploited by Sashi, the brother of Central Minister Venkata Ratnam, leading to the migration of many locals in search of a better life in the city. Despite the challenges, the village head Narayana Rao remains hopeful for an improved standard of living. Simultaneously, Ratnam’s son Radha resorts to blackmail, threatening harm to Ravikanth’s family unless he withdraws from a prestigious highway contract.

    Karthik, Ravikanth’s nephew aspiring to inherit the family business, inadvertently leaks details about an upcoming bid to Radha. Harsha, upon discovering this, subtly warns Ratnam in Delhi and covertly submits a lower bid on behalf of his father’s company, successfully winning the contract.


    List of Highest Grossing Telugu Movies of Mahesh Babu
    • Release Year: 2011
    • Director: Sreenu Vaitla
    • Stars: Mahesh Babu, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Sonu Sood, Prakash Raj
    • Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
    • Budget: 35cr
    • India Gross Collection: 85.6cr
    • Worldwide Collection: 101.3cr
    • Language: Telugu

    Plot: In the era of N. T. Rama Rao’s political influence, Shankar Narayana serves as an independent MLA for the Shankar Nagar constituency in Hyderabad, named in his honor. Known as a champion for the underprivileged, Shankar’s life takes a drastic turn when a truck collides with the car carrying his brother Satyam and himself, plunging him into a coma. While his family remains aware of his condition, the rest of the world assumes his demise in the accident.

    Shankar’s son, Ajay, works as a police officer in Mumbai, battling the mafia and pursuing the notorious drug lord Nayak, involved in illegal drug trade, extortion, and arms trafficking. During an undercover mission in Turkey, Ajay encounters Prashanthi, the daughter of his senior police officer, and gradually falls in love with her. Initially rebuffed, Ajay feigns surrender. Successfully completing the undercover operation by apprehending Nayak’s brother Bunty, Ajay returns to India and rekindles his relationship with Prashanthi.

    When Bunty and the police commissioner are killed in an attempt to arrest Nayak, Shankar’s loyal follower Sivayya discloses to Ajay the conspiracy behind Shankar’s accident. It implicates Nayak, Shankar’s rival Mallesh Gowda, and Shankar’s associates Meka Narsingh Rao and Ambarpet Ganesh. Fueled by this revelation, Ajay resolves to eliminate them all in a plot for justice.

    Nenjamellam Pala Vannam

    List of Highest Grossing Telugu Movies of Mahesh Babu
    • Release Year: 2013
    • Director: Srikanth Addala
    • Stars: Venkatesh Daggubati, Mahesh Babu, Anjali, Samantha Ruth Prabhu
    • Genre: Comedy, Drama
    • Budget: 45cr
    • India Gross Collection: 72.8cr
    • Worldwide Collection: 88.3cr
    • Language: Telugu

    Plot: The movie centers around a modest, middle-class family residing in the village of Relangi, led by a benevolent patriarch with an optimistic outlook on life. Despite his two educated sons being unemployed, they share their home with their cousin Seetha, who harbors affection for the elder son. Simultaneously, the younger son finds himself in love with Geetha, the daughter of Seetha’s paternal uncle. Tensions escalate between the elder son and Geetha’s father, leading the family patriarch to impart a crucial lesson to his sons and Geetha’s father about the importance of spreading love in life, serving as the film’s focal point.


    List of Highest Grossing Telugu Movies of Mahesh Babu
    • Release Year: 2006
    • Director: Puri Jagannadh
    • Stars: Mahesh Babu, Ileana D’Cruz, Prakash Raj, Nassar
    • Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
    • Budget: 10cr
    • India Gross Collection: 60.9cr
    • Worldwide Collection: 63.4cr
    • Language: Telugu

    Plot: In Hyderabad, a power struggle ensues between two rival mafia factions led by Dubai-based don Ali Bhai and local figure Narayana, each resorting to criminal activities like extortion, contract killings, and coercion to dominate the city. The newly appointed DCP, Sayyad Mohammad Pasha Qadri, strives to improve the city by targeting the criminal elements.

    Pandu, a mercenary living in Hyderabad with his friends, is hired by Narayana to assault Ali Bhai’s henchman, Mallesh. Later, for financial reasons, Pandu joins Ali Bhai’s gang. In this underworld, he crosses paths with Shruti, an aerobics master, and falls for her despite her initial rejection. Shruti, living with her widowed mother, brother, and persistent neighbor Brahmi, a software engineer keen on marrying her, faces harassment from the corrupt SI Pasupathy, who works for Ali Bhai and is fixated on making Shruti his mistress.

    After a confrontation with Pasupathy and saving Shruti from harassment, Pandu and Shruti develop a connection. Shruti expresses her gratitude the next day, and Pandu introduces himself as a freelance worker willing to take on any job for money. Unspoken feelings grow between them, infuriating Pasupathy. Surya Narayana, Shruti’s employer, suggests that she should marry the man she loves.


    List of Highest Grossing Telugu Movies of Mahesh Babu
    • Release Year: 2003
    • Director: Gunasekhar
    • Stars: Mahesh Babu, Bhoomika Chawla, Prakash Raj, Mukesh Rishi
    • Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
    • Budget: 10cr
    • First Day Collection Worldwide: 2.7cr
    • Worldwide Collection: 32cr
    • Language: Telugu

    Plot: Ajay Varma, a Kabbadi player from Hyderabad and the son of DGP Vijay Varma, travels to Kurnool for a state-level tournament. In Kurnool, Ajay rescues Swapna Reddy from the clutches of Obul Reddy, a dangerous faction leader deeply infatuated with Swapna, determined to marry her against her wishes. Ajay discovers that Swapna, seeking refuge in the United States to live with her uncle and pursue her studies, had lost her brothers due to Obul’s actions, who opposed his interest in their sister citing the significant age gap.

    While safeguarding Swapna, Ajay publicly humiliates Obul by pushing him into a mud pond, and Obul refuses to cleanse himself until Swapna is brought back. Ajay shelters Swapna in his Old City residence with the assistance of his sister Asha. However, Ajay’s parents become aware of Swapna’s presence in their house. Subsequently, Swapna escapes with Ajay and gradually falls in love with him.

    The following day, Vijay and his team surround the Charminar, where Ajay is hiding Swapna. Together with his friends, Ajay ensures that Swapna reaches the airport, where they reunite her with her parents for a final farewell.

    Raja Kumarudu

    List of Highest Grossing Telugu Movies of Mahesh Babu
    • Release Year: 1999
    • Director: K. Raghavendra Rao
    • Stars: Mahesh Babu, Preity G Zinta, Prakash Raj, Jayaprakash
    • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
    • Total Share: 9.5cr
    • Language: Telugu

    Plot: Raj Kumar embarks on a holiday to Khandala and stays with his uncle Dhananjay. During his visit, he encounters Rani and is captivated by her charm. Unfortunately, Raj Kumar’s initial attempts to connect with Rani backfire, leading her to develop a dislike for him. Despite her efforts to avoid him, Raj Kumar persistently pursues her, which changes when he rescues Rani from a group of thugs, earning her admiration. As they spend more time together, Rani’s feelings toward Raj Kumar evolve from initial reluctance to genuine affection and love.

    However, Raj Kumar’s uncle has different plans for him. He unveils the history of the hero’s parents and their family, disclosing a challenge he made with his in-laws to marry his daughter. In compliance with this commitment, Raj Kumar informs Rani that their relationship must come to an end.

    Accompanying his uncle to the village for the impending marriage, Raj Kumar is pleasantly surprised to discover that the bride-to-be is none other than Rani. The remainder of the movie unfolds with a humorous and entertaining plot devised by Raj Kumar and his uncle to win the heroine’s hand and reconcile the uncle with his family.

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