He decided to take gap for studies and then he returned with training in acting, fights and other skills required for a lead actor again before debuting in Rajakumarudu.
He looked at his early stardom as a teen an extension of his father's image and worked hard to achieve the status he enjoys today.
Now, his son, Gautham Ghattamaneni entered teens on 31st August and he looks more like his father. He just seems like another version of Mahesh in teens.
Namratha Mahesh shared on Instagram the recent photo and a message,
"As the clock struck 12 my son turned 13.. heâ€™s a teenager !!his first impressions at midnight as his father fed him his fav . Chocolate and kissed him wishing my baby a very happy birthday filled only with love laughter n happiness now and always i love u Mr. gautam Ghattamaneni have a fabulous birthday"
The youngster did make his acting debut in 1-Nenokkadine but does he wish to become an actor? Only time will tell. His sister, Sithara seems to be interested in performing though.