Here’s everything you need to know about Madhu Mantena: Owner of Phantom Studios, former spouse of Masaba Gupta, set to marry Indian author and yoga instructor Ira Trivedi.
Madhu Mantena, the producer and former husband of celebrity designer Masaba Gupta, is set to marry Indian author and yoga instructor Ira Trivedi. The couple is reportedly getting married on June 11.
Who is Madhu Mantena?
Madhu Mantena is an Indian film producer and entrepreneur. He is well-known as the co-founder of Phantom Films, a renowned production house responsible for producing acclaimed movies such as Queen, Ugly, and many others.
Madhu Mantena, born on May 8, 1975, hails from Hyderabad. The 48-year-old producer pursued his education at a local school in Hyderabad. Interestingly, he is believed to be the cousin of renowned filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma.
Madhu Mantena Career
Madhu Mantena embarked on his career as a teenager, establishing his own music label, which he eventually sold to Supreme Recording Company.
In 2008, Madhu Mantena co-produced the blockbuster film Ghajini, featuring Aamir Khan and Asin, which emerged as the highest-grossing Indian film of that year. He has also produced films such as Rakht Charitra, Rann, and the Bengali drama Autograph.
In 2011, Madhu Mantena co-founded Phantom Films alongside Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, and Vikas Bahl. The production company was responsible for films such as Queen, Bombay Velvet, Super 30, Ugly, and Raman Raghav 2.0. Subsequently, in 2022, Mantena and Sheetal Talwar acquired the rights to the Phantom brand and relaunched the company as Phantom Studios.
In addition to that, he co-founded KWAN, a celebrity management company, along with Anirban Das Blah. His company currently represents a diverse portfolio of Indian and international talent.
Madhu Mantena’s Relationship and Marriage
Madhu Mantena was previously in a relationship with actress Nandana Sen for 9 years, but they eventually separated. He then entered into a marriage with Masaba Gupta in 2015, which ended in divorce in 2019. Currently, the producer is preparing to marry his girlfriend Ira Trivedi, who is 10 years younger than him and works as a yoga instructor and author.
Madhu Mantena and Ira Trivedi’s love story
During a conversation with Etimes, the couple revealed that they were introduced through a mutual connection in Delhi. Following this, Ira invited Mantena to a couple of her book launches. Although the producer had proposed to her for marriage a decade ago, she declined due to differences in background and culture. However, according to Pinkvilla, the couple is now prepared to get married on June 11.