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Chiranjeevi’s actual name is Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad. He is an iconic Indian film actor, dancer, producer, singer, voice artist, businessman, investor and a politician. In the early 1980`s, he gained popularity among masses for introducing break dance and performing stunts that were never seen before in Telugu movies at that time. The versatile artist, in his illustrious career spanning over 35 years has won almost all the popular awards.

Bio 
Real NameKonidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad
NicknameChiru
ProfessionActor, Politician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)Chest: 42 Inches
Waist: 34 Inches
Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth1955-08-22
Age (as in 2017)62 Years
Birth PlaceMogalthur, West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
NationalityIndian
HometownJubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
SchoolCSR Sharma College, Ongole, Andhra Pradesh (Intermediate)
CollegeSri Y N College, Narsapur, Andhra Pradesh
Education QualificationsBachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
DebutFilm: Pranam Khareedu (Telugu, 1978), 47 Natkal (Tamil, 1981), Pratibandh (Bollywood, 1990), Sipayi (Kannada, 1996)
TV: Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu Season 4 (2017)
FamilyFather- Venkat Rao Konidela (Police constable)
Mother- Anjana Devi Konidela
Brothers- Nagendra Babu (Film producer), Pawan Kalyan (Actor)
Sisters- Vijaya durga, Madhavi
ReligionHinduism
HobbiesSinging
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorSean Connery
Favourite ActressMahanati Savitri
Favourite SingerS. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Favourite ComedianCharlie Chaplin
Favourite ProducerD. Ramanaidu
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date1980-02-20 00:00:00
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeSurekha Konidela
ChildrenDaughters- Srija
Susmitha
Son- Ram Charan Teja (Actor)
Money Factor
Salary20-25 crore/film (INR)
Net Worth$16 million

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Chiranjeevi

  • Does Chiranjeevi smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Chiranjeevi drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Chiranjeevi is an ardent devotee of Lord Hanuman.
  • He learned acting from M.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute, Tharamani, Chennai, India.
  • He started his acting career in 1978 with the role of ‘Narasimha’ in the Telugu film ”Pranam Khareedu.”
  • In 2006, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to Indian cinema.
  • He was also presented with an honorary doctorate from Andhra University.
  • He was the first actor from South India to be invited to the Oscars ceremony in 1987.
  • In 1992, the Telugu film ”Gharana Mogudu” made him the highest paid actor in India during the time with Rs. 1.25 crore.
  • He also worked in the Hollywood film ”The Return of the Thief of Baghdad”, but the film was shelved for unknown reasons.
  • In 1998, he founded the ”Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust” (CCT), which includes Chiranjeevi Blood & Eye Banks and is the state’s largest recipient of Eye & Blood Donations.
  • Apart from being an actor, he is also a singer and has sung several songs such as Chai Chai of film ”Mrugaraju” (2001).
  • He gave his voice for various Telugu films, namely ”Hanuman” (Animated, 2005), ”Varudu” (2010), ”Rudhramadevi” (2015), and ”Ghazi” (2017).
  • In 2002, he was awarded the Samman award for being the highest Income tax payer for the assessment year 1999-2000 by the minister of state for Finance, Government of India.
  • In 2008, he started a political party, ”Praja Rajyam”, in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
  • In 2011, he merged his 30-month-old Praja Rajyam Party with the Indian National Congress.
  • In 2014, he was awarded the International Face of Indian Cinema at the 3rd South Indian International Movie Awards.
  • He is the first Indian actor to start his own personal website.


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