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Chiranjeevi (Actor)
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Actor Chiranjeevi

Name Chiranjeevi
Birth Name Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad
Nick names Chiru, Annayya, MSSV Prasad, Prasad, Shankar Babu
Titles * Supreme Hero
* Nata Kishore (given by CM T Anjaiah) through Vamsi Arts
* Nata Bhaskar (given by SP Balasubramaniam) through Kalidas Kalaniketan, 1985
* Daring Dashing Dynamic Hero
* Mega Star (from Marana Mrudangam film in 1988)
 
Profession Actor, Politician
Date of Birth 22 August, 1955
Birth Place  Mogaltur, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh
Height 5'9"
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Religion Hindu
Mother Tongue Telugu
Nationality  Indian
Family Father – Sri Venkat Rao
Mother – Anjana Devi
Brothers – Nagendra Babu (Producer & Actor), (Pawan) Kalyan Babu (Actor)
Sisters - Vijaya Durga, Madhavi
Wife - Surekha
Daughters - Sushmita Vadana & Srija
Son - Ram Charan Teja
Son-in-law -
Sirish Bharadwaj
Brothers-in-law - Panja Prasad, Soma Raju & Allu Arvind
Father-in-law - Sri Allu Ramalingaiah (Veteran Actor)
Mother-in-law - Kanaka Ratnam
Grand daughter - Nivruthi
Nephew - Allu Arjun
Education * P.R.Sharma Junior College at Ongole
* B.Com in YNR college, Narsapur
* Madras Film Institute
Debut Telugu – Pranam Khareedu
Tamil – Ranuva veeran
Hindi - Pratibandh
Singing - Master
First Film dubbed in English Hunters of The Indian Treasure (Kodama Simham)
Plays acted * Chaiman
* Rajeenama
* Light Veligindi
Charity * Chiranjeevi Charitable Foundation (CCF), 2006
* Chiranjeevi charitable trust (CCT), 1998
Blood Banks * The Blood Bank run by him was awarded the Best Blood Bank by the State Government (2002 & 2003)
* They reached the one lakh landmark in collecting blood. More than 96,000 people received blood through this blood bank.
Politcs Founder of 'Prajarajyam' - Rajyam (Rule) belongs to Praja (People)
Lucky No. 8
Secret behind his success * Discipline
* Hard work
* Dedication
Favorites Movies - Bond movies and comedy films
Actors - Sean Connery and Charlie Chaplin
Actress - Hemamalini, Savitri
Food - Sea food, Pappu Charu and Uppu Chepa
Game - Gymnastics
Place - Bangalore
Music - Instrumental
God - Anjaneya
Producer - D Rama Naidu
Director - KV Reddy
Singer - S.P.Balasubrahmanyam
Humanists - Mahatma Gandhi & Mother Teresa
Politician - Lal Bahadur Sastri
Hill Station – Ooty
City (abroad) - London
Subject in school - Biological Science
Books - on Personality development and Human behavior
Likes Photomorphing and designing greeting cards through 3-D max and Photoshop
Make-up man Siva
Costume designer Shazi
First Car Fiat car AAN 2087
Fan club in USA CHIFANA(Chiranajeevi Fan Associations of North Amercia)
Rose to fame Khaidi
Awards Filmfare
* Special Legend Award (2007)
* Best Actor Shankardada MBBS (2004)
* Best Actor Indra (2002)
* Best Actor Sneham Kosam (1999)
* Best Actor Muta Mesthri (1993)
* Best Actor Rudraveena (1988)
* Best Actor Intiguttu (1984)
* Best Actor Subhalekha (1982)
Padma Bhushan Award (2006)

Nargis Dutt Award
* 'Rudraveena' (1988)

Nandi Awards for Best Actor
* Indra (2002)
* Apadbhandavudu (1992)
* Swayam Krushi (1987)
* Rudraveena (1988)
Honorary Doctorate By Andhra University for his social work and for his services to the film industry.
Relaxed moments * Meditation
* Visiting his farm house near Bangalore
* exercise
* spending time with family
* internet browsing
Dream role Historical characters like Prithviraj and Chandragupta
Future plans To set up a media company which will provide software to private channels along with his brothers and brother-in-law, Allu Aravind
Chiranjeevi charitable trust address Hindi Nagar,
PanjaGutta,
Hyderabad - 500 034
Telephone: (040)-335 3114
Nick names for his kids Sushmita (Honey)
Ramcharan Tej (Cherry)
Sreeja (Sweety)
Facts  * Belongs to the Kapu community.
* He grew up in his native village Mogalthur with his grandparents, as his father couldn’t spend much time with him due to his occupation.
* Was a NCC cadet
* Won first prize for his first performance as ‘Parandamayya Panthulu’ during his childhood.
* Started his career by doing villain roles.
* Only Actor in Telugu to receive 7 Filmfare Awards.
* The first South Indian actor to be invited to attend Oscar Awards presentation in 1987.
* One of the highest paid actors in India.
* His "Thriller" music video is one of the most viewed videos on Youtube.
* Changed his name to ‘Chirnajeevi’ as he is a great devotee of Anjaneya Swami.
* His films are released in US, Europe and Asia Pacific.
* His younger daughter eloped and got married to Sirish Bharadwaj, an engineering graduate
His Quotes 'I play characters of ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances. I like characters who have a perspective for right and wrong.'

'Admiration is not adorning the cutouts with blood or indulging in fights with other fans. But being of help to the needy, living life again by donating eyes after death is what I call genuine admiration of a fan.'

'If you are aware of the changing trends and take measures to hold on to your seat, you can stretch your period of superstardom.'

'Among the many skilled performers who toil in front of the camera, only a few are excellent actors. A fewer still are those with the vague and elusive traits we call star quality. At the intersection of these groups is the most selected group of all, a tiny number among whom Chiranjeevi stands out. The reality is - I am an actor. My fans perceive me as a Megastar'.
About Him Mahesh Bhatt (Director) :
“He is a director's actor."

K.Balachander (Director) :
Chiranjeevi has both Kamal Haasan and Rajnikanth in him. Not only can he do action, he can also act."

Akkineni Nagarjuna (Actor) :
“There is only one numero uno hero in Telugu cinema and he is Chiranjeevi.”
His views About Parenting :
"Parents should never be overbearing. You must make your children believe in you. Make them trust you. Children are very fragile -- take care to treat them with kid gloves. Above all, you must understand your children."

Courtesy: Web Resources
Compiled by: PS and Gayathri

Other Sites about Chiranjeevi
- Chiranjeevi & Pawan Kalyan FanSite - Megafans.com
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