Original Name: Konidala Sivasankara Varaprasad
Nick Name: Chiru, Chiranjeevi, Megastar, Annayya
Born August 22nd, 1955 Zodiac Sign Virgo Height 5′ 9 ”
Birth Place: Mogalturu, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Education: B.Com (Narsapur College), Diploma in film acting
Father: Sri Late Venkat Rao
Mother Anjana Devi
Brothers Nagendra Babu, Pavan Kalyan,
Sisters Vijaya Durga & Madhavi
Daughters Sushmita (12.03.1982) & Srija (09.11.1988)
Son: Ramcharan Tej (27.03.1985)
Year of Marriage 11:50 am on 20th February 1980
Chiranjeevi is very good person. chiru andarivadu. Chiranjeevi father is Venkat Rao and mother is Anjana Devi. He is very often referred to as “Mega Star”. He has got two brothers. Nagendra babu and Pavan Kalyan. Nagendra Babu is a film producer and Pawan Kalyan is another famous actor.
After graduation, Chiru Went to Madras to seek a career in his chosen field of acting in the Film Industry. To get himself ready for the stage, he joined in an acting school in Madras. After struggling for some time, he took to acting by appearing in small roles in films like “Pranam Kareedu” and “Punadhi Rallu”. He, from that modest beginning to this date, has acted in 148 films. Throughout his career he has been through a lot of ups and downs but every time he came back with extra persevrance and won his way through people’s hearts with wonderful performances in his films. Chiranjeevi got married to Surekha, the daughter of veteran actor sri “Allu Ramalingaiah”. Chiru has always been a family man – being blessed with two daughters Sushmita & Srija and a son Ramcharan Tej.
Chiranjeevi entered the film industry with the film (Pranam Khareedu) in 1978. After this film he played a lot of minor and negative characters in films like Mosagadu, Manavoori Pandavulu,49 Rojulu,. It went on like this until he got the breakthrough with the film Khiladi. The film Khiladi, which released in 1983 in the direction of Kodandarami Reddy was a big hit. It gave him the required push to stay on the top along with some more top actors of that time. With films like Abhilasha (1983), Challenge (1984), Pasivadi Pranam (1987), Atthaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu (1989) etc he succeeded in establishing a name of his own in the film industry. His streak continued into the 90′s with films like Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari (1990), Kodama Simham (1990), Gang Leader (1991), Rowdy Alludu (1991), and Gharana Mogudu (1992). As with any actor, he also suffered some huge box office disasters like Mechanic Alludu (1993), S.P.Parshuram(1994),BigBoss(1995),andRikshavodu (1995). These failures made him very careful about choosing a story, banner, director etc and he took a considerable amount of time sizing what actually went wrong. In 1997 with the film “Master”, he again started his success streak that continued with the films like Choodalani Vundi (1998), Bavagaru Bagunnara (1998), and Sneham Kosam (1999). Later in 2002 Chiranjeevi had one more release, Indra. This film turned out to be a huge hit and became the highest grossing film of that year. He won both the Nandi Award and Filmfare Best Actor Award for the film Indra Directed by B.Gopal. In 2003, he came out with another block buster “Tagore”. It was also the highest grossing film of that year 100 Days in 192 centers all time chiru create new Records. His long awaited “Anji” released in 2004, but it failed to record the success, despite the high expectations. But with the film Shankardada MBBS, he got another huge success. After this film he was again disappointed by the results of movies like Andarivadu and Jai Chiranjeeva. He also appeared in a guest role in the film style directed by Raghava Lawrence. However with the film Stalin he bounced back onto the track.stalin is created new records in tollywood. Shankardada Zindabad also dissipointed for all chiru fans. All are people are waiting for chiru’s next movie.
CHIRANJEEVI RECEIVING PADMA BHUSHAN Award from PRESIDENT ABDUL KALAM In January 2006, Mr Chiranjeevi was honored with the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India. In November 2006, Chiranjeevi was awarded with a honorary doctorate by Andhra University for his services to the Telugu film industry and for his social work, A P Govt Nandi Awards for Swayankrushi (1987) and Apatbandhavudu (1992). Over 10 Filmfare Awards won.
Chiranjeevi, in october 1998, founded the Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust(CCT). This trust includes Chiranjeevi Eye bank and Blood banks. It is the largest Blood and Eye bank in the state Andhra Pradesh. So far around 3.5 lakh people have pledged their eyes to CCT so far, giving 1600 people eye sight through CCT. CCT has also won the “Best Voluntary Blood Bank Award” by the AP State Government for the past 4 years.Recently chiranjeevi charitable trust has reached one more landmark by crossing the one lakh mark in collecting the blood and more than 96,000 people were helped with blood by this blood bank.