Mahesh Jadu's family originates from Mauritius. He has Indian heritage, from Gorakhpur and Kashmir. Jadu was raised in Perth, Western Australia. Mahesh started off his career as a composer for an Australian show called Byte Me. He would later audition for the Indian film Sorry Bhai!, and was subsequently cast in the film. Jadu would play Doug Harris in one of Australia's longest running soap operas, Neighbours. poker to cover rent and living expenses, until he was called by the casting director Lou Mitchell for an audition.