MEGA 60: Megastar chiranjeevi 60th birthday special story.
Chiranjeevi born Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad, 22 August 1955 is an Indian film actor, dancer, producer, singer, voice artist, politician, businessman, investor and a member of the Indian National Congress. Known for his break dancing skills.
He made his acting debut in 1978, with the film Punadhirallu. However, Pranam Khareedu was released earlier at the box office. He also played the anti-hero in films I Love You and K. Balachander’s Idi Katha Kaadu, starring Kamal Haasan. He played characters with negative shades in films Mosagadu, Rani Kasula Rangamma and the Tamil-Telugu bilingual 47 Natkal /47 Rojulu directed by K. Balachander.
Chiranjeevi began to appear in lead roles with films such as Intlo Ramayya Veedilo Krishnayya. his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu for Shubhalekha directed by K. Viswanath.
Khaidi was a box-office success and Chiranjeevi attained stardom with this movie. It became a major blockbuster and a turning point in Chiranjeevi’s career winning unlimited fan following.
Chiranjeevi received his first Nandi Award for Best Actor for Swayam Krushi (1987), directed by K. Viswanath. After Khaidi, he had hits like Pasivadi Pranam (1987) and Yamudiki Mogudu (1988). His film, Rudraveena (1988), not only won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration, but also the Nandi Special Jury Award.
Chiranjeevi paired with Sridevi in Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari, a socio-fantasy movie from Tollywood. Gang Leader (1991) was also a hit and critics even called him the “boss of Telugu cinema”
He acted in Hindi films too. His performances were appreciated in Pratibandh (1990).
Chiranjeevi’s 1992 film Gharana Mogudu, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao, is the first Telugu film to gross over ₹ 10 crore at the box office. The film made Chiranjeevi the highest paid actor in India at the time. 1st hero to take more than one crore remuneration in India was Chiru (1.25 crores) for Gharan Mogudu
Chiranjeevi saw a career dip with box-office failures like Mechanic Alludu, S. P. Parasuram, Big Boss and Rikshavodu. he came back with Hitler in 1997.
In 1999, Chiranjeevi was to appear in a Hollywood production directed by Dushan Garsi, and produced by Rameshkrishna Murthi. The Telugu version was directed by Suresh Krissna . The movie, which was titled The Return of the Thief of Baghdad, had its filming suspended for unknown reasons.
Chiranjeevi’s new decade started with Annayya. After a brief gap, Chiranjeevi starred in Indra, released in 2002, which broke all his previous box office records of Tollywood.
In a film career spanning thirty five years, he won four state Nandi Awards and 7 Filmfare Awards South.
Khaidi, Pasivadi pranam, Yamudiki mogudu, Athaki Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu, Jagadekaveerudu Athiloka Sundari, Gangleader, Gharan Mogudu, Indra…
Chiru, One and Only Hero with 8 Industry Hits!
Nyayam Kavali, Intlo Ramayya Veedilo Krishnaiah, Challenge, Rakshasudu, Donga Mogudu, Abhilasha, Kodama Simham, Kondaveeti Donga, Rowdy Alludu, Master, Chudalani Undi, Tagore.
SOME SPECIAL MOVIES:
Rudraveena, Apadbhandavudu, Aradhana, Punnami Nagu, Sneham Kosam, Swayam Krushi.
Chiranjeevi has starred in 149 feature films. He was the first guest of honor from Tollywood at the 59th Academy Awards. In 2013, IBN LIVE named him as one of “The men who changed the face of the Indian Cinema”.
Chiranjeevi founded the Chiranjeevi Charitable Foundation, established in 1998, which is involved in humanitarian activities. In 2008, he entered politics by forming the Praja Rajyam Party. Later, in February 2011, his Praja Rajyam Party merged into the Indian National Congress.