Let’s have a look at the biography of Megastar Chiranjeevi, the king of Tollywood.
Megastar Chiranjeevi, this name needs no introduction. There would be no person who is not aware of this name in Telugu states. He is called as the Tollywood king and boss of Telugu cinema.
Indeed, Chiranjeevi has a remarkable history in film career and also made an entry into the political field. He awarded as the supreme hero in the Tollywood and later awarded Title Megastar. His journey from Supreme Hero to Megastar Chiranjeevi has inspired many people.
Importantly, Chiranjeevi has no people in the background to help him in this industry. Despite that, he created a long path for many of his family members.
About his Personal life:
Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad is the birth name of Chiranjeevi. He was born in Mogalthuru, a small village in West Godavari district. He used to stay with his grandparents. His father is a constable who used to be on regular transfers. His mother Anjana Devi a housewife.
Chiranjeevi has two younger brothers. One is Nagendra babu who is a film producer and actor. The other is Pawan Kalyan who is a popular actor in Tollywood. And now Pawan Kalyan is the founder of Janasena’s political party.
On February 20, 1980, Chiranjeevi got married to Surekha who is the daughter of famous Telugu comedy actor Allu Ramalingaiah. They have two daughters Sushmita and Srija, and a son Ram Charan who is also an actor in Tollywood.
He is also uncle for Allu Arjun, Sai dharam Tej, Varun Tej, and Niharika.
Tollywood King Megastar Chiranjeevi Biography :
The film career of Megastar Chiranjeevi:
Chiranjeevi started his career in Tollywood in the year 1978. He changed his screen name as Chiranjeevi as his family worships God Anjaneya a lot.
Early Career in the film industry:
- Chiranjeevi made his debut acting in the film Punadhirallu, though it didn’t release as his first film. However, his film Pranam Khareedu has released as his first film.
- He got well recognized with the film Mana Voori Pandavulu which is directed by Bapu.
- In his early career, he used to act in more number of films. Even it was a small cameo he used to act.
- Avargal is a Tamil movie which had a remake in Telugu in the year 1979. Chiranjeevi portrayed the character which was played by Rajinikanth in the original movie.
- He had eight major film releases and then 14 films in the following year.
- Chiranjeevi played the anti-hero in films like I Love you and Idi Katha Kaadu.
- He played as the lead antagonist in many films like Rani kasula rangamma, Nyayam kavali, Mosagadu, and Ranuva Veeran.
Main lead roles, best hits, and Achievements:
- From 1982, Chiranjeevi got to play in the leading roles. He played the lead role in Intlo Ramayya Veedilo Krishnayya which is the biggest hit at the box office.
- Later, he portrayed the lead role in Subhalekha which brought him First Filmfare award for Best Actor-Telugu
- Idi Pellantara, Sitadevi, Tingu Rangadu, Bandhalu Anubandhalu, and Mondi Ghatam are some of his works.
- He also acted in many multi-star movies.
- Khaidi movie was a box office success and it helped Chiranjeevi to attain stardom.
- Then, In 1984, he continued to act in many action films. And, he got a series of box office hits some of the movies are as follows. Mantri Gari Viyyankudu, Sangharshana, Goonda, Challenge, Hero, Donga. Also, Gang leader and Raksasudu.
- In 1985, he received his second Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu for his performance in Vijetha.
- Pasivadi Pranam (1987), Yamudiki Mogudu (1988) and Manchi Donga (1988) are some of the best-known films of him.
- Chiranjeevi co-produced and acted in Rudraveena(1988). This movie won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration. Also, it won the Nandi Special Jury Award.
- Along with, Kondaveeti donga, gang leader and Kodama Simham movies led Chiranjeevi to grab the title “Boss of Telugu Cinema” and “Tollywood King”.
Chiranjeevi also works in other languages.
- Chiranjeevi was also acted in Bollywood and other languages and got recognized for his good works. Prathibandh(1990) and Aaj ka Goonda raj are the Bollywood films of Chiranjeevi.
- He got his 4th Filmfare award for the movie Mutamestri. He had some moderate success in the mid-1990s. Later, he is back with super hits and awarded the 5th Filmfare award. Movies include Hitler and the Master.
Chiranjeevi’s started his new decade from 2002:
- He acted in Annaya movie. Later he starred in Indra which was released in 2002 which broke all his previous records in the box office and won third Nandi Award.
- Chiranjeevi acted in the films with an underlying social message and social cause. Movies include are Tagore, Stalin, Sankar Dada MBBS. Again, He won his seventh film fare award.
- He was awarded the Filmfare Special Award – South in 2006. Also, he won Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award at the 58th Filmfare Awards South in 2011 for his contributions to the film industry.
- Shankar Dada Zindabad is the last movie which got released in 2007 before he boarded into politics.
- Later after serving for 10 years in a political career, he chooses to come back in 2017. he came with the movie, Khaidi 150 which is the remake of Tamil movie Kathi.
- Chiranjeevi the last film released the name of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Surrender Reddy has directed this movie and Ram Charan produced it.
Political Career of Chiranjeevi:
In 2008, Chiranjeevi founded the Praja Rajyam Party in the state of Andhra Pradesh. In 2009 elections, his party won 18 of the 295 seats in the Assembly. Chiranjeevi was elected as a member of the state assembly from Tirupati.
And, On 6 February 2011, Chiranjeevi merged the 30-month-old Praja Rajyam Party with the Indian National Congress.
Also, in October 2012, he was appointed as a Union Minister of State, Ministry of Tourism.
Social Welfare Programs by Chiranjeevi:
- In October 1998, Chiranjeevi started the Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust (CCT) which includes Chiranjeevi Eye banks and Blood banks.
- On the other hand, These trusts are the state’s largest recipient of blood and eye donations.
- Also, CCT has won the “Best Voluntary Blood Bank Award” by the AP State Government for more than 4 years.
- Apart from this, On 10 June 2006, the then President of India, Abdul Kalam, inaugurated the Chiranjeevi Charitable Foundation (CCF).
- On the other hand, Chiranjeevi had made several donations to the poor throughout his career and continuing to do so.