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Chiranjeevi Actor and Politician

Chiranjeevi Actor and Politician

Personal Details

Chiranjeevi (born Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad on August 22, 1955) is a former Indian politician and actor. Chiranjeevi appeared in over 150 feature films, the majority of which were in Telugu. In his thirty-nine-year film career, he won three Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards, a Raghupathi Venkaiah Award, and nine Filmfare Awards South. In 2006, he received the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award, for his contributions to Indian cinema, as well as an honorary doctorate from Andhra University. From 2012 to 2014, he was the Minister of Tourism for the Government of India. Chiranjeevi is widely regarded as one of the most popular actors in cinema history.

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Filmfare Awards South

Year Category Film Result Ref
1982 Best Actor – Telugu Shubhalekha Won
1985 Best Actor – Telugu Vijetha Won
1992 Best Actor – Telugu Aapadbandhavudu Won
1993 Best Actor – Telugu Muta Mesthri Won
1999 Best Actor – Telugu Sneham Kosam Won
2002 Best Actor – Telugu Indra Won
2004 Best Actor – Telugu Shankar Dada MBBS Won
2006 Special Award – South Legendary Honorary Award Won
2010 Lifetime Achievement Award – South Outstanding Contributions Won

Political Career

Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
3 April 2012 – 2 April 2018
Preceded by Raashid Alvi, INC
Succeeded by Vemireddy Prabhakar Reddy, YSRCP
Constituency Andhra Pradesh
Minister of Culture & Tourism (Independent Charge)
In office
27 October 2012 – 26 May 2014
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Preceded by Subodh Kant Sahay
Succeeded by Shripad Yasso Naik
Member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly for Tirupati
In office
Preceded by M. Venkataramana[1]
Succeeded by Bhumana Karunakar Reddy[2]
Personal details
Born Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad[3]
22 August 1955 (age 65)[4]
Mogalthur, Andhra State, India
Political party Indian National Congress (2011—present)
Other political
affiliations Praja Rajyam (2008–2011) Founder
Spouse(s) Surekha ​(m. 1980)​
Children 3, including Ram Charan
Relatives See Allu–Konidela family
Residence Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India (Permanent)
New Delhi, Delhi, India (Official)
Alma mater
Sri Y N College
Madras Film Institute
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Awards Padma Bhushan (2006)
Nickname(s) Megastar[5]