Tollywood superstar Mahesh Babu, who turned 42 on Wednesday, stole the internet with the teaser release of his upcoming film ‘Spyder’ that will hit the screen on 27 September 2017.

‘Spyder’ was earlier slated for release on Eid, but the makers of the film failed to wrap up the shoot on time. The date of release was further postponed to August, and now the makers announced its release on 27 September, keeping the holidays in view.

The Chennai-based actor knows his audience well and never fails to charm with his work in family movies. Ahead of much-anticipated, we present you a list of Babu’s top-class films.

Arjun (2004): In the Telugu action drama film ‘Arjun’, Babu played a loving and caring brother. He fights with odds to protect his sister, whose life is in danger. Written and directed by Gunasekhar, the film features Shriya Saran, Keerthi Reddy, Raja Abel, Prakashraj, Saritha and Murali Mohan alongside the lead protagonist.

Athadu (2005): In the action-thriller ‘Athadu’, Babu essayed the role of a high-profile hit-man, who is on the run due to false allegations of murder. ‘Nandu’, played by Babu, hides himself in a joint family living in a peaceful village and gets transformed by the virtue of that family.

Dookudu (2011): In 2011, Babu charmed his audience with an action comedy ‘Dookudu’, which was directed by Srinu Vaitla. The actor played an encounter specialist in the film who is on a secret mission to make the city crime-free.

Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2013): The typical family drama ‘Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu’ saw Babu playing the brother of Victory Venkatesh and son of Prakash Raj. Raj, being a Gandhian, has disappointments, conflicts and differences with the family; which were later resolved in the film with a strong message of the harmony in a family.

Srimanthudu (2015): ‘Srimanthudu’ was indeed one of the biggest hits of Babu’s career as it grossed nearly Rs. 2 billion globally on a budget of Rs. 400-700 million. The film became the second highest grossing Telugu film of all time. Here, Babu plays the only son of a multi-billionaire, who adopts his ancestral village and fixes all its problems.