Megastar Chiranjeevi Career:
Megastar Chiranjeevi is a popular Indian film actor and Politician. He is called the ‘Annaya’ & ‘Boss’ of Telugu cinema. His real name is Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad.
In 1970, he was an NCC cadet & participated in the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi. In 1976, after graduating with an interest in acting, he joined M.G.R. Government Film & Television Training Institute, CIT Campus in Chennai.
In 1978, Chiranjeevi started his career in the Film Industry. During his first movie Punadhirallu, his family thought few screen names like KSSV Prasad, Vara Prasad, Siva Shankar, and Shankar Babu.
Before going on the sets of “Punadhirallu”, he got a dream the previous night that he was in an Anjaneya Swamy Temple, where his friends called ‘Chiranjeevi’.
And then Chiru told this dream to his mother. His mother Anjana Devi said that ‘Chiranjeevi’ is the other name ‘Lord Hanuman’ and expressed interest to go ahead with the name. As his family worships God Anjaneya a lot, he changed his screen name as Chiranjeevi.
Chiru made his acting debut with the “Punadhirallu” movie, though it didn’t release as his first film. Interestingly, his second film “Pranam Khareedu” has released as his first movie on 22 September 1978.
In 1983, with the massive success of the ‘Khaidi’ movie at the box office, Chiranjeevi attained stardom in Telugu Film Industry. In 1987, He was the first actor from South India to be invited to the Oscars ceremony.
He started the Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust (CCT), which includes Chiranjeevi Blood and Eye Banks in In 1998. Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust has also won the ‘Best Voluntary Blood Bank Award’ by the Andhra Pradesh Government for 5 consecutive years from 2002 -2007.
In 2002, he was awarded the Samman award for the highest Income taxpayer for the assessment year 1999-2000 by the minister of state for Finance, Government of India.
In 2006, Abdul Kalam (then President of India), inaugurated the Chiranjeevi Charitable Foundation (CCF) at the Jubilee Hills Check Post in Hyderabad, Telangana. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to Indian cinema in 2006.
He was honoured with the IFFI Indian Film Personality of the Year Award by the International Film Festival of India in 2022.
Megastar Chiranjeevi Biography:
|Real Name||Siva Sankara Vara Prasad Konidela|
|Profession||Actor, Politician, Television Host|
Pranam Khareedu (Telugu, 1978),
47 Natkal (Tamil, 1981),
Pratibandh (Bollywood, 1990),
Sipayi (Kannada, 1996)
TV: Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu Season 4 (2017)
|Date of Birth||22 August 1955 (Monday)|
|Age (as in 2022)||67 Years|
|Birth Place||Mogalthur, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Hometown||Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||175 cm (in centimetres)|
1.75 m (in meters)
5′ 9″ (in feet Inches)
|Weight||80 kg (in kilograms)|
176 Ibs (in pounds)
|Body Measurements||Chest: 42 Inches|
Waist: 34 Inches
Biceps: 13 Inches
|College||C. S. R. Sarma College, Ongole, AP (Inter)|
Sri Y N College, Narsapur, Andhra Pradesh
|Education Qualifications||Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)|
|Parents||Father: Venkat Rao Konidela|
Mother: Anjana Devi Konidela
|Siblings||Brothers: Nagendra Babu, Pawan Kalyan|
Sisters: Vijaya Durga, Madhavi
|Marriage Date||20th February 1980|
|Children||Daughter (s): Sushmita & Sreeja|
Son: Ram Charan
|Singer||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam|
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