Chiranjeevi

Date of Birth: August 22, 1955
Occupation:
Actor, Singer
Awards:
Padma Bhushan - Govt of India - 2006, Honorary Doctorate - Andhra University, # Nandi Award for Best Actor - Swayam Krushi, # Nandi Award for Best Actor - Rudraveena (film), # Nandi Award for Best Actor - Aapathbandavudu, # Nandi Award for Best Actor - Indra
Years Active:
1978- Till Now
Chiranjeevi
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Real/Other Names:: Konidela Siva Shankara Vara Prasad
Date of Birth:: August 22, 1955(Age-55)
Place of Birth:: Mogallturu,Near Narsapur, West Godavari,

Family and Relations

Father: Venkat Rao
Mother: Anjana Devi
Spouse: Surekha
Son: Ram Charan Teja
Daughters: Susmitha,Sreeja
Younger brother: Nagendra Babu,Pawan Kalyan
Sisters:Vijaya Durga ,Madhavi
Father-in-law: Allu Rama Lingaiah
Brother-in-law: Allu Aravind
Nephew: Allu Arjun

Mini Biography
Education:

Chiranjeevi studied in schools located inNidadavolu, Gurajala, Ponnuru, Mangalagiri and Mogalturu in AndhraPradesh. He pursued his intermediate studies at C.S.R. Sharma JuniorCollege (Ongole) & graduated with a B.Com degree from Y.N. Collegein Narasapur, Andhra Pradesh.

Personal Life:
On February 20, 1980, Chiranjeevi married Surekha,the daughter of yesteryears renowned comedian - Allu Rama Lingaiah.They have two daughters - Sushmita (eldest) and Sreeja (youngest) and ason - Ram Charan Tej. Sushmita is married to the Chennai business manVishnu Prasad and Sreeja got married to Sirish Bharadwaj, anengineering student from Begumpet.

Career:
Early Years Of Film Career:
After completing education, Chiranjeevi moved to Chennai to chase his dream of becoming a star in the filmindustry. Soon after attaining a diploma in acting, in June 1978, hewas offered a small role in the film Punadi Rallu, directed by RajKumar. Although he acted for the first time in Punadi Rallu, Chirusfirst film to be released was Pranam Kharidu (1978), a directorialventure of K. Vasu. Thereafter, he was offered a series of small andvillainous roles in films, including Manavoori Pandavulu (1978).Adavi Donga, released in the same year, was another important moviein his career. In 1979, Chiranjeevi had eight releases and by its lastquarter, he had started gaining pace in the industry

Journey Towards Stardom:
Chiranjeevi shined as a star during 1980s, withcritically acclaimed roles and big hits. His roles in Punnami Naagu(1980) and Nyayam Kavali (1981) received equal appreciation from thecritics as well as the audience. The turning point in the film careerof Chiranjeevi came with Khaidi (1983), which fetched him immediatestardom.
This film marked the beginning of his dominance in Tollywood(Telugu film industry). Directed by A Kodanda Rami Reddy, the filmbecame a super-hit. The director-actor duo proved to be one of the mostsuccessful combinations in the industry during that period.Subsequently, they worked together in 23 films, a majority of whichproved to be block busters.
Known for his dare-devil stunts, Chiranjeevimet with a number of accidents on the sets.
He was injured whileshooting for the climax of the film Sangharshana (1983). Thereafter,he underwent an operation in London. However, he continued to performtough and risky stunts in his films. In the film Intiguttu (1984), hewas injured when he tried fighting using the tube light. 'BavagaruBagunara' is yet another movie in which Chiranjeevi displayed thecarefree attitude of a teenage boy, while performing bungee jumping.

Blockbusters:
Chiranjeevi continued to give hits toTollywood. Some of his blockbusters are Abhilasha (1983), Challenge(1984), Pasivadi Pranam (1987), Athaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu(1989), Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari (1990), Kodama Simham(1990), Gang Leader (1991), Rowdy Alludu (1991) and GharanaMogudu (1992). After a phase of low-career, during the mid 1990s,Chiranjeevi made a comeback in the late 1990s with another series ofblockbusters, including Master (1997), Choodalani Vundi (1998),Bavagaru Bagunnara (1998) and Sneham Kosam (1999). Indra (2002)proved to be a mega hit and was one amongst the highest grossing moviesof the year.


social Serivce:
Chiranjeevi founded a charitable trust, namedChiranjeevi Charitable Trust, on October 2, 1998. The Trust includes ablood bank and a couple of Eye banks, named after the mega star. It hasreceived lots of blood and eye donations till date. CCT was awarded the"Best Voluntary Blood Bank Award" by the AP State Government, in 2002and 2003.

Praja Rajyam party:
With an ideology of social democracy, mega starChiranjeevi entered the political arena and established Praja Rajyamparty in 2008. The headquarters of his regional party is located inHyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Chiranjeevi appeared in the first publicmeeting for the party on August 26, 2008. Political leaders who havejoined hands with Praja Rajyam include former TDP leaders, Mr C.Ramachandraiah and G. Haribabu Naidu.


Photo Gallery

Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan Thanked The Blood Donors
Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan Thanked The Blood Donors
Chiranjeevi Daughter Srija Wedding Reception
Chiranjeevi Daughter Srija Wedding Reception
Chiranjeevi Daughter Srija Wedding
Chiranjeevi Daughter Srija Wedding
Chiranjeevi  In Sardaar Gabbar Singh Location
Chiranjeevi In Sardaar Gabbar Singh Location
Chiranjeevi congratulates Kanche team
Chiranjeevi congratulates Kanche team
Chiranjeevi Birthday celebrations Red Carpet
Chiranjeevi Birthday celebrations Red Carpet
Megastar 60th Birthday event
Megastar 60th Birthday event
Chiranjeevi at Bapus Film Festival 2014
Chiranjeevi at Bapus Film Festival 2014
Chiranjeevi Latest Photos at Memu Saitam Dinner with Stars Red Carpet Event
Chiranjeevi Latest Photos at Memu Saitam Dinner with Stars Red Carpet Event
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Chiranjeevi Birthday 2014 Celebrations Photos
Chiranjeevi Birthday 2014 Celebrations Photos
Chiranjeevi at FNCC New Year Celebrations
Chiranjeevi at FNCC New Year Celebrations