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Name: Chiranjeevi
Original Name: Konidella Sivasankara Varaprasad
Nick Name: Chiru, Chiranjeevi, Megastar
Born: August 22nd, 1955
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 5' 9 "
Birth Place: Mogalturu, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Profession: Actor
Religion: Hindu


•Obtained Diploma in acting on 30th June 1978
• First Film acted: Punadi Rallu
• First Film Released on: 22nd September 1978
• First 100 Days film: Manavuri Pandavulu
• First heroine: Reshmaroy

Debut Film: Pranam Khareedu (telugu)

God: Hanuman
Heroine: Hema Malini.

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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, the Megastar of Tollywood today, was born on 22nd August of 1955 in Mogalturu, a small village in 'West Godavari' District in Andhra Pradesh to Sri Venkat Rao and Anjana Devi. He grew up in his native village with his grand parents, while his family was elsewhere because of his father's occupation. The sense of discipline and hard work which he still embraces were introduced at a very young age in his life and the tough childhood he had, being the eldest in his family, have helped him to handle many such events of higher proportion with great expertise in the later stages of his life.

Little did he imagine, even in the wildest of his dreams that he would, one day, be a Megastar and rule the Telugu Film Industry. Years later, this youngster, dearly called "Chiru" in the Film Industry, with his hard work and dedication to his profession could make it really big in the field hitting the limelight, with an unparallel fan following emulating his every act, word, dress and dance. What makes this ordinary human being such an extraordinary one - Hardwork and Dedication!

Varaprasad’s education was nomadic accounting to his father Venkat Rao’s frequent transfers to Ongole, Bapatla, Chirala, Nellore etc, which didn’t really defer Vara Prasad as he gained a great friend circle wherever he was. Varaprasad is really fortunate for his father has constantly encouraged him after having discovered the undaunted liking of his son towards cultural activities.

Varaprasad did his schooling in Nidadavolu, Gurajala, Ponnuru, Mangalagiri and Mogalturu. He also won first prize for his first performance as Parandamayya Panthulu. After high school, Varaprasad joined Bi.P.C in P.R.Sharma Jr. College at Ongole. Following that he finished his B.Com from Narasapur college.

After graduation, Varaprasad moved to Madras to seek a career in his chosen field of acting in the Film Industry. To get himself ready for the camera, he joined in a film institute. This was in 1977.

Varaprasad was offered the lead role in the film Punaadi Raallu, produced by Sheikh Abdul Khadir in the direction of Raj Kumar, which has laid the foundation stone to the acting career of Vara Prasad as Chiranjeevi. Even though Punadi Raalu was his first movie, it was Pranam Kareedhu that was his first release. Pranam kareedhu directed by K Vasu was released on September 22nd, 1978. The second movie to release was Manavuri Pandavulu from which Chiranjeevi started gaining recognition as hero among the spectators.

In the beginning of his career, Chiranjeevi donned villain roles in films like Kukka Kaatuki Cheppu Debba, Kotthapeta Rowdi etc. His focused concentration in speedy dance movements, risky hair rising fights evoked immense response from the spectators.

Chiranjeevi tied the wedding knot to Surekha, daughter of eminent yesteryear comedian Allu Ramalingayya, on 20th of February, 1980. The auspicious time was 11:50 AM. The couple is blessed with 2 daughters, Susmitha and Srija and a son, Ram Charan Teja.

Films like 'Kothala Raayudu', 'Punnami Naagu', 'Mogudu Kaavali', 'Kiraayi Rowdeelu', 'Subhalekha', 'Maga Maharaju', 'Intlo Raamayya-Veedhilo Krishnayya', 'Abhilasha', 'Manthri Gaari Viyyankudu' etc are the super-hits in his first phase.

'Khaidi', released in 1983, gave Chiranjeevi a thrusting progress towards a commercial career. His fights and dance movements in this film are still a rage among the movie lovers. He never looked back after this. The films ala Goonda, Donga, Nagu, Adavi Donga, Yama Kinkarudu, Kirathakudu, Rusthum proved his fighting skills in action roles. He is referred to as Dynamic hero during that time.

The films ala Vijetha, Magadheerudu, KondaveetiRaja, Chantabbayi, Challenge, Rakshasudu, DongaMogudu showed his versatility in performance.

The film Pasivadi Pranam, released in 1987, gave Chiranjeevi a super stardom. New style of dances were introduced. Chiranjeevi created waves with his steps which is known as "Break Dance". In the same year he acted in SwayamKrushi in the direction of kalatapasvi K. Viswanath and won Nandi Award for his performance.

Chiranjeevi is a Saleable Product, Chiranjeevi is a Hot cake - is what both industry people and the spectators chant beyond any doubt. He gave super duper hits such as YamudikiMogudu, AthakiYamudu Ammayiki Mogudu.

Chiru became Supreme Hero with Yamudiki Mogudu. The title "Megastar" was used for the first time while publicizing K.S.Rama Rao’s movie Marana Mrudangam which released in August 1988. In the same year was released Rudraveena directed by K.Balachander, which bagged the "Nargis Dutt" award for Chiranjeevi in the national arena.

The first half of 90’s decade peaked Chiranjeevi’s career graph to soaring heights for every movie released rewrote the box-office history. Gang Leader, Rowdi Alludu, Jagadeka Veerudu-Athiloka Sundari, Gharana Mogudu are only a few to be cited.

Unfortunately, even the much bright star, Sun, encounters a phase of eclipse. And Chiranjeevi is no exception. Movies like Mechanic Alludu, SP Parasuram, Big Boss, Rickshavodu proved to be commercially disastrous. Mugguru Mongallu, Alluda Majaka did average at the box office. Big Boss and Rikshavodu were mere formula films. The controversy raked by Alluda Majaaka for some double-intender dialogues and few scenes affected Chiranjeevi’s image among his fans.

Chiranjeevi threw a self-declared 'gap' after Rickshavodu to have a self-scanning of his conscience and thus emerged out with much mature and versatile portrayal with the film Hitler followed by 'Master', 'Baavagaaru Baagunnara', 'Choodaalani Vundi', ''Sneham Kosam', 'Sneham Kosam', 'Iddaru Mithrulu', 'Annayya', 'Indra', 'Stalin', 'Shankar Dada MBBS' and Chiranjeevi fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Shankar Dada Zindabad.

Chiranjeevi didn’t limit himself only to Telugu spectators. He is well acclaimed by Bollywood for his films 'Prathibandh', 'Aaj ka Goondaraj'. The dubbed version of 'Gang Leader', The hunters of the Indian treasure, introduced Chiranjeevi to foreign spectators as well.


On October 2, 1998, he founded the Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust (CCT), which includes Chiranjeevi Blood and Eye Banks. It is the state's largest recipient of Blood and Eye Donations. The Blood Bank of the CCT helped over 80,000 people and the Eye Bank has helped about 1000 people in the state of Andhra Pradesh since its opening.

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.

On June 10, 2006, The President of India, Dr. Abdul Kalam, inaugurated the Chiranjeevi Charitable Foundation (CCF) at the Jubilee Hills Check post in Hyderabad.

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.


* Chiranjeevi won Southern Filmfare Award (Best Actor) for seven years

* Chiranjeevi is one of the highest paid actors in India.

* Chiranjeevi's "Thriller" music video is one of the most viewed videos on Youtube.

* Chiranjeevi's old hit movies are given to the distributors and exhibitors for free when ever They loose money on his new movie. And his old movies are still good grossers at box office

chiranjeevi Filmography
Movie Name
2 Manavoori Pandavulu - Jaya Krishna Movies Bapu 09/11/78
3 Tayaramma Bangarayya Madhavi Poornodaya Art Creations Kommineni 12/01/79
4 Kukka Katuku Cheppu Debba Madhavi Gopi Krishna International E. Ramki Sharma 01/03/79
5 Kotta Alludu (villain) - Satya Chitra P.Samba Shiva Rao 31/05/79
6 I love You Suvarna Sri Gouri Combines Vaayu Nandana Rao 01/06/79
7 Poonadi Rallu - Dharma Vijaya Combines Raj Kumar 21/06/79
8 Idi Katha Kaadu Jayasudha Barath Films K.Balchander 29/06/79
9 Sri Rambantu Geeta Ravi Chitra Films Kommineni 03/07/79
10 Kothala Raayudu Madhavi Sri Charitha Chitra K.Vasu 15/09/79
11 Agni Samskaram Madhavi Sri Sharada Internation J.P.Prabhakar Sharma 21/02/80
12 Kottapeta Rowdy (guest) - Satya Chitra P.Sambasiva Rao 07/03/80
13 Chandipriya Suvarna Anjali Pictures V.Madhusudhan Rao 07/03/80
14 Aarani Mantalu Kavita T.V.Films K.Vasu 15/03/80
15 Jathara Indrani Sowmya Cine Arts Dhavala Satyam 19/04/80
16 Mosagadu (villain) - Annapurna Cine Enterprises K.Raghavendra Rao 22/05/80
17 Punnami Naagu Menaka V.V.M. Productions Raj Shekar 13/06/80
18 Nakili Manishi Sangeeta & Sunita Ravi Chitra S.D.Lal 01/08/80
19 Kaali Fatafat Jayalakshmi Sujatha Films Pvt. Limited I.V.Sashi 19/09/80
20 Thathayya Premaleelalu Geeta & Seema Kaumudi Arts B.V.Prasad 19/09/80
21 Love In Singapore Meslin S.A.S.Films Baby 27/09/80
22 Prema Tarangalu Sujatha Prabhu Chitra S.P.Chitti Babu 24/10/80
23 Mogudu Kaavali Gayatri Charita Chitra Katta Subba Rao 15/11/80
24 Rakta Sambandham Suvarna Reeko Films Alluri Ravi 13/12/80
25 Adavaalu Meeku Joharulu Suvarna Baratha Films K.Balchander 15/01/81
26 Paravathi Parameshwarulu Prabha Pallavi Pictures M.S.Koti Reddy 06/02/81
27 Todu Dongalu Geeta T.V.International K.Vasu 12/02/81
28 Tirugu Leni Manishi Fatafat Jayalakshmi Devi Film Productions K.Raghavendra Rao 03/04/81
29 Prema Natakam (guest) - Parimala Art Pictures Katta Subba Rao 18/04/81
30 Nayam Kavali Radhika Srikranthi Chitra A.Kodanda Rami Reddy 15/05/81
31 Ooriki Ichina Maata Kavita Amrutha Films M.Balayya 24/06/81
32 Rani Kasula Rangamma Sridevi Anil Productions Tathineni Prasad 01/08/81
33 47 Rojulu Jaya Prada Premalaya K.Balchander 03/09/81
34 Srirasthu Subhamasthu Swapna Sri Alayammas Creations Katta Subba Rao 26/09/81
35 Priya Radhika (guest) Prabhu Chitra S.P.Chitti Babu 23/10/81
36 Chettaniki Kallu Levu Madhavi Srikar Productions S.A.Chandrashekar 30/10/81
37 Kirayi Rowdylu Radhika Sri kanthi Chitra A.Kodanda Rami Reddy 24/12/81
38 Intlo Ramayya Veedilo Krishnayya Madhavi Pratap Art Productions Kodi Ramakrishna 23/04/82
39 Bandipotu Simham sumangali Satya Venu Movies S.P.Muthuraman 21/05/82
40 Subhalekha Sumalatha Prashanthi Chitra K.Vishwanath 11/06/82
41 Idi Pellantara Radhika Sri kanthi Chitra Vijay Bhasker 16/07/82
42 Sitadevi Rajani Bhoomi Chitra Eramiki Sharma 30/07/82
43 Radha My Darling Vijaya Kala Vijayakala Mandir Vijay Bhasker 30/07/82
44 Tingu Rangadu Geetika Anil Productions Tathineni Prasad 01/10/82
45 Patnam Vachina Prativrathalu Radhika Srinivasa Productions Mouli 01/01/82
46 Billa Ranga Syamala Gowry P.L.R.Pictures K.S.R.Das 15/10/82
47 Yamakinakarudu Radhika Geeta Creative arts Raj Barath 22/10/82
48 Mondigatam Radhika Anthalakshmi International Raja Chandra 06/11/82
49 Manchupallaki Suhasini Godavari Chitra Vamshi 19/11/82
50 Bandhalu Anubandhalu Suhasini Guna Chitra Bhargav 26/11/82
51 Prema Pichollu Radhika Satya Devi Combines A.Kodanda Rami Reddy 14/01/83
52 Pelletoori Monagadu Radhika Rajalakshmi Art Movies S.A.Chandrashekar 05/02/83
53 Abhilasha Radhika Creative Commercial A.Kodanda Rami Reddy 11/03/83
54 Aalyashikaram Sumalatha Srilatha Movies Kodi Ramakrishna 07/05/83
55 Shivudu Shivudu Shivudu Radhika Sri kanthi Chitra A.Kodanda Rami Reddy 09/06/83
56 Puli Bebbuli Radhika Kamala Cine Arts K.S.R.Das 16/06/83
57 Gudachari No.1 Radhika Vijayalakshmi Art Pictures Kodi Ramakrishna 30/06/83
58 Magamaha Raju Suhasini Shyam Prasad Arts Vijaya Bapineedu 15/07/83
59 Roshagadu Madhavi P.N.R.Pictures K.S.R.Das 29/07/83
60 Maa Inti Premayanam Madhavi Chandramani Productions Alluri Ravi 11/08/83
61 Simhapoori Simham Radhika & Madhavi Vijaysai Films Kodi Ramakrishna 20/10/83
62 Khaidi Madhavi, Sumalatha Samyuktha Movies A.Kodanda Rami Reddy 28/10/83
63 Mantri Gari Viyankudu Poornima Jayaram Muddu Art Movies Bapu 04/11/83
64 Sangarshana Nalini Suresh Productions K.Murlimohan rao 29/12/83
65 Allulu Vasthunnaru Geeta B.R.Productions K.Vasu 11/02/84
66 Goonda Radha Rajalakshmi Productions A.Kodanda Rami Reddy 23/02/84
67 Hero Radhika Geeta Arts Vijaya Bapineedu 23/03/84
68 Devanthakudu Vijaya Shanti Damayanti Pictures S.A.Chandrashekar 12/04/84
69 Mahanagaramlo Mayagadu Vijaya Shanti Shyam Prasad Arts Vijaya Bapineedu 28/06/84
70 Challenge Vijaya Shanti & Suhasini Creative Commercials Kodanda Rami Reddy 09/08/84
71 Intiguttu Nalini Varma Productions K.Bapiah 14/09/84
72 Naagu Radha A.V.M.Productions Tathineni Prasad 11/10/84
73 Agnigundam Sumalatha SriKranthi Chitra Kranthi Kumar 23/11/84
74 Rustum Urvasi Maheswari Films Kodanda Rami Reddy 21/12/84
75 Chattam Tho Poratam Madhavi & Sumalatha Devi Film Productions K.Bapiah 11/01/85
76 Donga Radha Vijaya Lakshmi Art Movies Kodanda Rami Reddy 14/03/85
77 Chiranjeevi Vijaya Shanti Ajaya Creations C.A.Rajendran 18/04/85
78 Jwala Bhanupriya & Radhika P.N.R.Pictures Ravi Raja Pinishetty 14/07/85
79 Puli Radha Sri Venkata Sai Films Raj Barath 26/07/85
80 Raktha Sindhuram Radha Gopi Movies Kodanda Rami Reddy 24/08/85
81 Adavi Donga Radha Gopi Art Pictures K.Raghavendra Rao 19/09/85
82 Vijetha Bhanupriya Geeta Arts Kodanda Rami Reddy 23/10/85
83 Keerathakudu Suhasini Lakshmi Films Division Kodanda Rami Reddy 10/01/86
84 Kondaveeti Raja Vijaya Shanti & Radha Devi Film Productions K.Raghavendra Rao 31/01/86
85 Magadheerudu Jaya Sudha Shyam Prasad Arts Vijaya Bapineedu 07/03/86
86 Veta Jaya Prada Samyuktha Films Kodanda Rami Reddy 28/05/86
87 Chantabbai Suhasini Jyothi Art Pictures Jandyala 22/08/86
88 Rakshasudu Suhasini & Radha Creative Commercials Kodanda Rami Reddy 02/10/86
89 Dairyavanthudu Vijaya Shanti Deepak Raj Pictures Lakshmi Deepak 27/11/86
90 Chanakya Shapadham Vijaya Shanti D.V.N.Productions K.Raghavendra Rao 18/12/86
91 Donga Mogudu Radhika, Madhavi & Bhanupriya Maheswari Films Kodanda Rami Reddy 09/01/87
92 Aradhana Suhasini Geeta Arts Barathi raja 27/03/87
93 Chakravarthy Bhanupriya Vasanta Art Productions Ravi Raja Pinishetty 04/06/87
94 Pasivadi Pranam Vijaya Shanti Geeta Arts Kodanda Rami Reddy 23/07/87
95 Swayam Krushi Vijaya Shanti Poornodaya Creations K.Vishwanath 03/09/87
96 Jebu Donga Radha, Bhanu Priya Roja Movies Kodanda Rami Reddy 25/12/87
97 Manchi Donga Vijaya Shanti & Suhasini Devi Film Productions K.Raghavendra Rao 14/01/88
98 Rudraveena Sobhana Anjana Productions K.Balchander 04/03/88
99 Yamudiki Mogudu Vijaya Shanti & Radha Dynamic Movie Makers RaviRaja Pinishetty 29/04/88
100 Khaidi No.786 Bhanupriya Shyam Prasad Arts Vijaya Bapineedu 10/06/88
101 Marana Mrudangam Radha & Suhasini Creative Commericals Kodanda Rami Reddy 04/08/88
102 Trinetrudu Bhanupriya Anjana Productions Kodanda Rami Reddy 22/09/88
103 Yudda Bhoomi Vijaya Shanti R.K.Associates K.Raghavendra Rao 11/11/88
104 Athaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu Vijaya Shanti Geeta Arts Kodanda Rami Reddy 14/01/89
105 State Rowdy Radha & Bhanupriya Maheswari Parameshari Films B Gopal 23/03/89
106 Rudranetra Vijaya Shanti & Radha Sri Kalyana Venkateshwara K.Raghavendra Rao 16/06/89
107 Lankeshwarudu Radha Vijaya Madhavi Combines Dasari Narayan Rao 27/10/89
108 Kondaveeti Donga Radha & Vijayashanti Sri Vijaya Lakshmi Arts Kodanda Rami Reddy 09/03/90
109 Jagadekaveerudu Athilokasundari Sridevi Vyjayanthi Movies K.Raghavendra Rao 09/05/90
110 Kodama Simham Radha, Sonam & Vani Vishwanath RamaFilms K.Muralimohan Rao 09/08/90
111 Prathibandh (Hindi) Juhi Chawla Geeta Arts Ravi Raja Pinishetty 28/09/90
112 Raja Vikramarka Amala & Radhika Skanda Arts Ravi Raja Pinishetty 14/11/90
113 Stoovertpuram Police Station Vijaya Shanti & Nirosha Creative Commercials Yandamoori 09/01/91
114 Gang Leader Vijaya Shanti Shyam Prasad Arts Vijaya Bapineedu 09/05/91
115 Rowdy Alludu Sobhana & Divaya Bharati Sri Sairam Arts K.Raghavendra Rao 18/10/91
116 Gharan Mogudu Nagma & Vani Vishwanath Devi Film Productions K.Raghavendra Rao 09/04/92
117 Aaj Ka Goonda Raj (Hindi) Menakshi Seshadri Geeta Arts Ravi Raja Pinishetty 10/07/92
118 Aapathbandavudu Menakshi Seshadri Poornodaya Movie Creations K.Vishwanath 09/10/92
119 Mutamestri Meena & Roja Sri Sairam Arts Kodanda Rami Reddy 17/01/93
120 Mechanic Alludu Vijaya Shanti Geeta Arts B.Gopal 27/05/93
121 Mugguru Monagallu Roja, Nagma & Ramya Krishna Anjana Productions K.Raghavendra Rao 07/01/94
122 S.P.Parshuram Sridevi Sai Charan Combines Raviraja Pinishetty 16/06/94
123 The Gentleman (Hindi) Juhi Chawla Geeta Arts Mahesh Bhatt 18/11/94
124 Alluda Mazaaka...! Ramya Krishna & Rambha Devi Film Productions E.V.V.Satyanarayana 26/02/95
125 BigBoss Roja Shyam Prasad Arts Vijaya Bapineedu 15/06/95
126 Rikshavodu Nagma & Soundarya Srikranthi Chitra Kodi Ramakrishna 14/12/95
127 Hitler Rambha M.L.Art Movies Muttyala Subbiah 04/01/97
128 Master Sakshi Sivanand & Roshini Geeta Arts Suresh Krishna 03/10/97
129 Bavagaru Bagunnara..? Rambha Anjana Productions Jayanth 09/04/98
130 Choodalani Vundi Soundarya & Anjala Zhaveri Vijayanthi Movies Guna Shekar 27/09/98
131 Sneham Kosam Meena Sri Surya Movies K.S.Ravi Kumar 01/01/99
132 Iddaru Mitrulu Saakshi Sivanand, Rambha & Ramya Krishna R.K.Film Associates K.Raghavendra Rao 30/04/99
133 Annayya Soundarya & Simran Sairam Arts Muthyala Subbaiah 07/01/00
134 Mrigaraju Simran, Sanghvi & Rambha Devi Film Productions Guna Sekhar 11/01/01
135 Manjunatha Meena & Soundarya Chinni Films Nara Jaya Sri Devi 22/06/01
136 Daddy Simran & Ashima Bhalla Geeta Arts Suresh Krishna 04/10/01
137 Indra Sonali Bendre, Arti Agrawal Vyjayanti Movies B Gopal 24/07/02
138 Tagore Jyothika, Shriya Leo Projects VV Vinayaj 18/09/03
139 Anji Namratha Sirodkar MS Arts Kodi Rama Krishna 15/01/04
140 Shankar Dada MBBS Sonali Bendre Gemini Film Circuit Jayant C Paranji 15/10/04
141 Andarivadu Tabu & Rimmi Sen Geeta Arts Seenu Vytla 04/06/05
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