Namrata Shirodkar and Tollywood superstar Mahesh Babu met on the sets of Vamsee (2000). The film was Namrata’s debut in Telugu, after making her mark in the Hindi and Marathi cinema. Nonetheless, she was at the top of her career game, but she quit acting soon after she got married to Mahesh Babu.
However, Namrata seems to have no regret about quitting acting post marriage. The former actress, during an interview with a YouTube channel, Prema the Journalist, said, “I was a bit lazy in many ways and for me, nothing was planned like I always said. Whatever has happened has organically happened. I could say the choices I have made are right and I’m happy with the choices I have made.”
She also talked about how got into modelling as it was her mother’s wish, suggesting she was not very passionate about it. “I got into acting which was the obvious next step and by the time I really enjoyed my work and thought seriously about my craft, I met Mahesh and we got married. If I had taken my work seriously, my life would have been very different from what it is now…so I’m not complaining,” Namrata added.
Calling marrying Mahesh “the happiest moment” in her life, Namrata further stated, “My happiest moment was when Mahesh and I decided that we should get married and my whole world changed after that and the whole experience of being married is great. The whole phase of motherhood is a great experience so I don’t think I would exchange or change that for anything. It is not worth it.”
Namrata and Mahesh have two children, Gautham and Sitara.