Mahesh Babu was born on August 9, 1975 as Mahesh Ghattamaneni. The Telugu actor who turns 40 today is on Cloud Nine, as his latest film Srimanthudu has crossed Rs 50 crore in just two days at the box office in India and overseas! Srimanthudu released on Friday, August 7, 2015, and received rave reviews for Mahesh Babu’s performance and Koratala Siva’s direction. The film’s actress Shruti Haassan as also appreciated. BA Raju tweeted, “Srimanthudu First day collections: Nizam – 5.60Cr, Ceeded – 2.90Cr, US – 8.55Cr and Overseas – 1.08Cr”. He added, “Worldwide First day share 30.14 Crore Share”. (MUST READ: Srimanthudu teaser: Mahesh Babu’s shot copied from Dhoom 3 and The Dark Knight!) Also Read - Mahesh Babu And Namrata Shirodkar's Adorable Birthday Wishes For Their Little Princess Sitara

Right from when the first teaser of Srimanthudu was released on Mahesh Babu’s father, actor Krishna’s birthday, we knew it was going to be blockbuster. Now, celebrities including Ram Gopal Varma have praised it, saying the film owes it to Mahesh Babu. Also Read - Priyanka Chopra's Cousin Meera Chopra Receives Rape And Death Threats From Jr NTR Fans on Twitter, Files Complaint

Mahesh Babu birthday gift: Srimanthudu box office crosses Rs 50 crore worldwide in 2 days!

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Since Srimanthudu has made Rs 50 crore in two days, Friday and Saturday, its Sunday collections are also likely to be good. And within the next few days, the film will likely cross the Rs 100-crore mark. Going by the looks of it, Srimanthudu will run even better on the Independence Day 2015 weekend (August 15). Also Read - Mahesh Babu Flaunts Tattoo of a 1 Rupee Coin in Poster of Parasuram's Sarkaru Vaari Paata

No better birthday gift for Mahesh Babu than his film’s impressive box office collections! Happy birthday to Mahesh Babu!