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Chiranjeevi Biography


                                  (born Konidala Siva Sankara Vara Prasad on 22 August 1955) is an Indian film actor, producer, politician and a member of the Indian National Congress. He is the Minister of State with independent charge for Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Prior to politics, Chiranjeevi has worked primarily in Telugu Cinema including Tamil, Kannada and Hindi films. He made his acting debut in 1978 through the film Punadhirallu. However, Pranam Khareedu released earlier at the box office.

      Owing to his box-office appeal, popular entertainment magazines, Filmfare, and India Today quoted him "Bigger than Bachchan", a reference to Bollywood’s Amitabh Bachchan. In 1987, He became the first south Indian actor to be invited at the 59th Academy Awards ceremony. News magazine The Week hailed him as "The new money machine". Gharana Mogudu, the blockbuster movie was the first Telugu film to gross over ₹ 10 crore at the box office. The film made Chiranjeevi the highest paid actor in India, of the time, catapulting him to hit the cover pages of noted national weekly magazines in India. He was paid a remuneration of ₹ 1.25 crores for the 1992 film Aapad Bandhavudu. In 2002, Chiranjeevi was felicitated with Samman Award for the Highest Income Tax Payer for the assessment year 1999-2000 by the Minister of State for Finance, Government of India.

Name:Chiranjeevi
Original Name:Siva Sankara Vara Prasad
Nick Name:Chiru, Megastar
Birth Place:Mogalturu, West Godavari, AP
Zodiac Sign:Virgo
Height:5′ 9”
Eye colour:Brown
Date of Birth:August 22nd, 1955
Occupation:Film actor, Politician
Years active:1978–present
Political party:Indian National Congress
Education:B.Com (Narsapur College), Diploma in film acting
Nationality:Indian
Father:Sri Venkat Rao
Mother:Anjana Devi
Brothers:Nagendra Babu, Pavan Kalyan
Sisters:Vijaya Durga & Madhavi
Wife:Surekha
Daughters:Sushmita (12.03.1982) & Srija (09.11.1988)
Son:Ramcharan Tej (27.03.1985)
Favorites God:Hanuman
Favorites Heroine:Hema Malini
First Film acted:Punadi Rallu
First Director:D Rajkumar
First Heroine:Reshma Rai
First Clap:Love in Singapore
First Duel Role:Nakili Manishi
First Shield Received:Manavoori Pandavulu
First Outdoor Film:Punadi Rallu (Rajahmundry)
First Shield Dist.:Manishiko Charitra
First special getup:Chattaniki Kallulevu (as a Negro in a song)
First Wig film:Raktha bandham
First guest dance film:Prema Natakam

Early life and family:

Chiranjeevi was born in Mogalthur, a small village near Narsapur. He was interested in acting from a very young age. He did his Intermediate in C. S. R. Sharma College at Ongole. After graduating with a degree in commerce from Y. N. College at Narsapur, Chiranjeevi moved to Chennai and joined the Madras Film Institute in 1976 to pursue a career in acting. Since his family worshipped Anjaneya, a Hindu God, his mother advised him to take the screen name of "Chiranjeevi".


He has two daughters, Sushmita and Sreeja, and a son, Ram Charan Teja. Ram is also an actor in Tollywood. One of Chiranjeevi's brothers, Nagendra Babu, is a film producer and also has acted in several films, and his youngest brother, Pawan Kalyan, is an actor in Tollywood. Allu Aravind, his brother-in-law, is a film producer. Allu Arjun, son of Allu Aravind, is also an actor in Telugu cinema.

Awards:

National film award:

Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration - rudraveena (1988)

Filmfare Awards South:

Filmfare Special Award – South - Punnami Naagu (1980)
Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu - Subhalekha (1982)
Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu - Vijetha (1985)
Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu - Aapathbandavudu (1992)
Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu - Muta Mesthri (1993)
Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu - Sneham Kosam (1999)
Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu - Indra (2002)
Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu - Shankardada MBBS (2004)
Filmfare Special Award - South for Honorary Legendary acting career (2006)
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award - South (2010)

Nandi Awards:

Nandi Award for Best Actor - Swayam Krushi (1987)
Nandi Special Jury Award - Rudraveena (1988)
Nandi Award for Best Actor - Aapathbandavudu (1992)
Nandi Award for Best Actor - Indra (2002)

Other honors:

2006 – Honorary doctorate from the Andhra University
2002 –Samman Award from Government of India.

Filmography:

Varudu (2010) Narration Rudraveena (1988)  Yamakinkarudu (1982) 
Magadheera (2009) Supporting Cast Jebhu Donga (1987)  Billaranga (1982) 
Shankardada Zindabad (2007) Actor,Singer Swayam Krushi (1987)  Patnam Vachchina
Pativrathalu (1982) 
Stalin (2006)  Pasivadi Pranam (1987)  Tingu Rangadu (1982) 
Style (2006) Supporting Cast Chakravarthi (1987)  Radha My Darling (1982) 
Jai Chiranjeeva (2005)  Aaradhana (1987)  Sitadevi (1982) 
Andarivadu (2005)  Donga Mogudu (1987)  Idi Pellantara (1982) 
Shankar Dada MBBS (2004)  Chanakya Shapadham (1986)  Subhaleka (1982) 
Anji (2004)  Dairayavanthudu (1986)  Bandipotu Simham (1982) 
Tagore (2003)  Rakshasudu (1986)  Intloramaiah Veedilo
 Krishaniah (1982) 
Indra (2002)  Chantabbai (1986)  Kirayi Rowdylu (1981) 
Daddy (2001)  Veta (1986)  Chattaniki Kallu Levu (1981) 
Sri Manjunatha (2001)  Magadherudu (1986)  Priya (1981) 
Mrugaraju (2001) Actor,Singer Kondaveeti Raja (1986)  Ooriki Ichina Maata (1981) 
Handsup (2000)  Kiratakudu (1986)  Nyamkavali (1981) 
Annayya (2000)  Vijetha (1985)  Prema Natakam (1981) 
Iddaru Mitrulu (1999)  Adavi Donga (1985)  Tiruguleni Manishi (1981) 
Sneham Kosam (1999)  Raktha Sindhuram (1985)  Thodu Dongalu (1981) 
Choodalani Vundi (1998)  Puli (1985)  Parvathi Parameswarulu (1981) 
Bavagaru Bagunaraa (1998)  Jwala (1985)  Aadavallu Meeku Joharlu (1981) 
Master (1997) Actor,Singer Chiranjeevi (1985)  Ranikasula Ranghamma (1981) 
Hitler (1996)  Donga (1985)  Sir Rastu Subhamastu (1981) 
Rikshavodu (1995)  Chattamtho Poratam (1985)  47 Rojulu (1981) 
Big Boss (1995)  Rustum (1984)  Raktha Bandam (1980) 
Alluda Mazaaka (1995)  Agnigundam (1984)  Mogudu Kavali (1980) 
S P Parasuram (1994)  Nagu (1984)  Prema Tarangalu (1980) 
Muguru Monagallu (1994)  Intiguttu (1984)  Kali (1980) 
Bandipotu Simham (1994)  Challenge (1984)  Nakili Manishi (1980) 
Mechanic Alludu (1993)  Mahanagaramlo Mayagadu (1984)  Punnami Nagu (1980) 
Mutamestri (1993)  Devanthakudu (1984)  Mosagadu (1980) 
Aapathbandhavudu (1992)  Hero (1984)  Jathara (1980) 
Gharana Mogudu (1992)  Goonda (1984)  Aarani Mantalu (1980) 
Rowdy Alludu (1991)  Allulluvastunnaru Jagartha (1984)  Chandipriya (1980) 
Gang Leader (1991)  Sangharshana (1983)  Kothapeta Rowdy (1980) 
Stuartupuram Police Station (1991)  Kaidhi (1983)  Agni Samsakaram (1980) 
Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka
Sundari (1990) 
Simhapuri Simham (1983)  Thathayya Premaleelalu (1980) 
Kondaveeti Donga (1990)  Maa Inti Premayanam (1983)  Love In Singapoor (1980) 
Raja Vikramarka (1990)  Magamaharaju (1983)  Kothala Raayudu (1979) 
Kodhama Simham (1990)  Puli Bebbuli (1983)  Idi Kathakadu (1979) 
Lankeshwarudu (1989)  Alaya Sikaram (1983)  Punadi Rallu (1979) 
Athaku Yamudu Ammayiki
 Mogudu (1989) 
Abhilasha (1983)  I Love U (1979) 
State Rowdy (1989)  Pelletoori Monagadu (1983)  Kotta Alludu (1979) 
Praja Theerpu (1989)  Gudachari No. 1 (1983)  Kukka Katuki Cheppu
 Debba (1979) 
Rudranetra (1989)  Prema Pichollu (1983)  Tayaramma Bangarayya (1979) 
Yuddha Bhoomi (1988)  Shivudu Shivudu Shivudu (1983)  Sri Rama Bantu (1979) 
Trinethrudu (1988)  Roshagadu (1983)  Pranam Kareedu (1978) 
Marana Mrudhangam (1988)  Mantrigari Viyyankudu (1983)  Manavuri Pandavulu (1978) 
Khaidi No 786 (1988)  Bhandalu Anubhandalu (1982) 
Yamudiki Moghudu (1988)  Manchu Pallaki (1982)
Manchi Donga (1988)  Mondighatam (1982) 


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