Madhu Mantena is an Indian film producer and entrepreneur who is known for producing superhit Hindi films. He is the ex-husband of the popular fashion designer Masaba Gupta and married Ira Trivedi, the popular Yoga teacher and author, in June 2023.
Madhu Mantena was born on Thursday, 8 May 1975 (age 48 years; as of 2023) in Hyderabad, Telangana (then in Andhra Pradesh), India. His zodiac sign is Taurus.
He studied at the Hyderabad Public School, Hyderabad. He started learning about manufacturing fibre drums at his father’s factory during his teens and later ventured into music and film production.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Hair Colour: Black ( Partially Bald)
Eye Colour: Black
He belongs to a Hyderabadi family.
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name was Murari Raju Mantena who died on 7 March 2023 during treatment after a heat stroke. He has a sister.
Wife & Children
He got married to the author and yoga teacher, Ira Trivedi, on 11 June 2023 in Bandra, Mumbai.
He is a cousin of the noted Indian film director, Ram Gopal Varma.
He had an 11-year relationship with Bollywood actress Nandana Sen.
He has set up many production ventures which have produced many super hit films. When Madhu was in his teens, he set up a music label which he later sold to Supreme Recording Company. He later established Adlabs’ International Operations with the sponsorship of Manmohan Shetty.
He went on to become Head of Saregama Films. He founded Big Bang Media Private Limited in 2007 and became its Chief Creative Officer. He established Phantom Films in 2011 in partnership with Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, and Vikramaditya Motwane. In 2022, after the company was disbanded, he, along with Sheetal Talwar, bought the Phantom brand and renamed it Phantom Studios. He is the founder of Mythoverse LPP which has announced large-scale films based on Hindu epic texts like Ramayana and Mahabharat.
He has produced films in five languages Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, and Bengali. His debut film as a producer was the 2003 Telugu film, Karthik. He has produced several superhit films including the 2008 Hindi film Ghajini, which was his debut Bollywood production, the 2014 Hindi film Queen, the 2016 Hindi film Udta Punjab, and the 2019 Hindi film Super 30. He also produced the Netflix web series Sacred Games. In 2023, he announced a film on Kashmir’s last Hindu Queen, Kota Rani, and a film on Mahabharat.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- Ghajini film nominated for the Best Film award at International Indian Film Academy in 2008
- Ugly film nominated for Best film award at Screen Award in 2015
- Queen film won Best Feature Film in Hindi award at the 62nd National Film Awards, Best Film Award at Filmfare Awards, and Best Movie awards at Filmfare Award in 2015
- Masaan film won Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director award at the 63rd National Film Awards in 2015
- Wrong Side Raju film won the Best Feature Film in Gujarati award at the 64th National Film Awards in 2016
- After announcing his marriage with Ira Trivedi in April 2023, he revealed that they have known each other for more than a decade. He proposed to her earlier as well; however, she rejected him on the basis of caste, age, and cultural differences. He then went on to marry Masaba Gupta and got divorced later. They again met each other and eventually got married.
- In April 2023, his company Big Bang Media Private Limited became the official media partner of the Hockey India League.