Konidala Sivasankara Vara Prasad was born on 22nd of August ,1955 at Mogalthur Village near Narasapur Town in West Godavari District of Andhrapradesh.Venkat Rao and Smt.Anjanadevi are the proud parents of this multifaceted personality. He is from a lower middle class family in a small village. His father was a constable in Excise Department. After graduating in commerce he moved to Chennai and joined a film institute to develop his skills in acting in the year 1976. Their Kula Daivam(family god) is Anjaneya Swamy(Lord Hanuman),His mother changed his name as Chiranjeevi to succeed in films.Comimg out with a Diploma in acting from the film institute chiranjeevi got an offer in the film Punadi Rallu by producer T L Kranthi Kumar and directed by Raj kumar.. The film Pranam Khareedu, directed by K vasu for the producer T L Kranthi Kumar with Jayasudha in the female lead role is the first released film(22.09.1978) of Chiranjeevi. Chiranjeevi starrer first film Punadi Rallu was released on 21st of june 1979.Chiranjeevi acted and Bapu directed film Manavoori Pandavulu was released in the year 1978(09.11.1978).Chiranjeevi acted with Kamal Hassan in the film Idi Katha Kaadu was released on 29th of June 1979.AVM Productions film Punnami nagu(13.06.1980) has elevated his position as actor in the telugu film Industry .
Intlo Ramayya Veedhilo Krishnayya released in the year 1982 has stabilized his position in the Industry. Box Office hit films Subhalekha and Abhilasha made him the MEGASTAR. There is no second thought in saying that he was the Block Buster Hero of 80’s and 90’s.
In the initial stage of his film career he performed the roles of sadist with ease.
Chiranjeevi is a very good dancer.He has created his own style of stepping. He has become busy star as a dancer.
“Bangaru kodipetta vacchenandi” for this song his attractive steps are still remembered by his fans.(film Gharana Mogudu)
“Abba nee theeyani debba”: his dance/steps with Sridevi for this song is unforgettable (film Jagadekaveerudu Athiloka Sundari).
He has his own style of expression and dialogue delivery. He is a left hander.
The dialogue of Chiranjeevi “Cheyyi choodu yentha roughga vundo roughadinchesthanu jagrattha” in the film Gangleader is proof of his acting talent.
In the film Mugguru Mongallu he played three roles (as 3 brothers.)
He acted as Lord Siva in the film Manjunatha.
Chiranjeevi married Surekha,daughter of comedian Alluramalingaiah in the year 1980.He has 2 daughters and one son.His son Ramcharan Teja is acting in fims.He has two brothers in Nagendra Babu and Powarstar Pawan Kalyan.Both of them are acting in films.His brotherinlaw Allu Aravind is a leading Film Producer.Allu Aravind’s son Allu Arjun is also acting in films.
Person coming from a small remote village in West Godavari District has become a person of importance in Tollywood as well as in the Country.
In the year 1998 Chiranjeevi has founded Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust with Eye and Blood Banks for collecting and donating Eyes and Blood for the needy.
In the year 2006 then President of India,Dr.Abdul Kalam Inaugurated The Chiranjeevi Charitable Fondation established at Jublihills in Hyderabad.Dr.Kalam had all the praise for the services rendered by Chiranjeevi.
Chiranjeevi was honored with Padmabhusahan by govt. of India in the year 2006.
Chiranjeevi was conferred with Honorary Doctorate by Andhra University,
Visakhapatam in the year 2006.
The Awards received by Chiranjeevi:-
1. Film fare award(South) 1982 as best actor for the film SUBHALEKHA 2. Film fare award(South) 1985 as best actor for the film VIJETHA 3. Film fare award(south) 1988 as best actor for the film RUDRA VEENA 4. Film fare award(South)1993 as best actor for the film MUTHA MESTRY 5. Film fare award(south)1999 as best actor for the film SNEHAM KOSAM 6. Film fare award(south) 2002as best actor for the film INDRA 7. Film fare award(south) 2004 as best actor for the film SHANKER DADA MBBS 8. Film fare Legendary Honorary award 2006 for his contribution to Telugu Cinema 9. Film fare Life Time Achievement award 2010 for his contribution to Indian Cinema 10. Nandi Award 1987 as a best actor for the movie SWAYAMKRUSHI 11. Nandi Award 1988 as best actor for the film RUDRA VEENA 12. Nandi Award 1992 as best actor for the film APADBANDHAVUDU 13. Nandi Award 2002 as best actor for the film INDRA
Listed below are some of the Chiranjeevi’s best movies:-
1. Pranam Khareedu(1978)
2. Manavoori Pandavulu(1978)
3. Punadi Rallu(1979)
4. Iddi Katha Kaadu(1979)
5. Punnami Naagu(1980)
6. 47 Rojulu(1981)
7. Nyayam Kavali(1981)
8. Chattaniki Kallu Levu(1981)
10. Patnam Vacchina Pathivrathalu(1982)
11. Manchu Pallaki(1983)
13. Maga Maharaju(1983)
16. Mahanagaramlo Mayagadu(1984)
19. Chattamtho Poratam(1985)
25. Donga Mogudu(1987)
26. Swayam Krushi(1987)
28. Rudra Veena(1988)
29. Khaidi No.786(1988)
31. Atthaki Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu(1989)
32. State Rowdy(1989)
33. Kodaveeti Donga(1990)
34. Jagadeka veerudu Athilokasundari(1990)
35. Raja Vikramarka(1990)
36. Kodama Simham(1990)
37. Gang Leader(1991)
38. Rowdy Alludu(1991)
40. Gharana Mogudu(1993)
42. Mugguru Monagallu(1994)
43. Alluda Majaka(1995)
44. Rickshaw Vodu(1995)
47. Bavagaru Bagunnara(1998)
48. Sneham Kosam(1999)
49. Iddaru Mithrulu(1999)
55. Shankar dada MBBS(2004)
On his completion of 56 years, Business of Tollywood make 56 films salute to this Megastar
In the year 2008 Chiranjeevi established Praja Rajyam a Political Party himself as the President.
In the 2009 General Elections Chiranjeevi contested for the Assembly Seat from Tirupathi and Palakollu.Became an MLA representing Tirupthi Constituency.
Chiranjeevi is a person who has earned name and fame on his own, coming from a lower middle class family.
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