Biography of Chiranjeevi
Popular as Mega Star, Chiranjeevi is a successful film actor turned politician.
Original Name: Siva Sankara Vara Prasad Konidela
Nick Names: Chiru, Megastar
Chiranjeevi was born on 22 August 1955 at Narasapur, Andhra Pradesh, India
He was a student of the famous Madras Film Institute and later became a professional film star. His first public performance was in a government parade ballet at the Republic Day celebrations on January 26, 1976.
He started his professional career the film "Punadhirallu" in 1978. Though Punadhirallu was his debut, his first success came up with a negative role in the film 'Intilo Ramayya Vidhilo Krishnayya' which was released in the year 1981.
His roles in movies such as Abilasha, Adavidonga, Chantabbayi, Challenge, Gang Leader, Master, Kondaveeti Donga, Kodama Simham, Indra, Tagore etc. were all block busters in Tollywood. Chiranjeevi isn't just limited to Tollywood. He made foray into Hindi movies where he earned considerable fame. His lead role in Pratibandh released in 1990 made him popular in Bollywood.
He is married to Konidela Surekha on February 20, 1980 and is blessed with two daughters Susmita and Sirija, and one son Ramcharan Teja. His brothers Nagendra Babu and Pawan Kalyan are both into movies aswell. Nagendra Babu is an actor and a successful producer while his second brother Pawan Kalyan has turned up as a successful actor in a very short span.
His Brother-in-law Allu Aravind is a producer and his Father-in-law is a veteran actor is Allu Ramalingaiah.
Chiranjeevi is the founder of the Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust, which is the state's largest recipient of Eye and Blood Donations.
With the help of Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust more than 20,000 people have donated blood and more than 10 lakh people have pledged their eyes. Chiranjeevi also assists people for medical expenses in genuine cases.
Address of Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust
Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust,
6-3-345/16, Hindi Nagar, PanjaGutta,
Hyderabad - 500 034
Telephone: (040)-335 3114
He formed the Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) which, in February 2011, got merged with the Congress.
Chiranjeevi Movies List
List of Telugu Movies in which Chiranjeevi acted.
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