Factfile on Telugu superstar-turned-politician ChiranjeeviAugust 26th, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 26 (IANS) Here is a factfile on Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi, who launched his own Praja Rajyam political party Tuesday.- Name: Chiranjeevi
- Original Name: Konidella Sivasankara Varaprasad
- Nick Name: Chiru
- Born: Aug 22, 1955
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Height: 5′9 ”
- Birth Place: Mogalturu, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh
- Father: Sri Venkat Rao
- Mother: Anjana Devi
- Brothers: Nagendra Babu, Pavan Kalyan
- Sisters: Vijaya Durga and Madhavi
- Wife: Surekha
- Daughters: Sushmita and Srija
- Son: Ramcharan Teja
- B.Com from Narsapur College
- Diploma in film acting June 30, 1978
-Plays: “Chaiman”, “Rajeenama”, “Light Veligindi”
- First Film: “Punadi Rallu”
- First Film Released: “Pranam Khareedu” Sep 22, 1978
- First 100 Days film: “Manavuri Pandavulu”
- First Heroine: Reshma Rai
- First Producer to give salary: Jaya Krishna (Rs.1,116)
- First Duel Role: “Nakili Manishi”
- First Shield Received: “Manavoori Pandavulu”
- First special getup: “Chattaniki Kallulevu” (featured as an African in a song)
- First guest dance film: “Prema Natakam”
-January 2006 - Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India.
- November 2006 - Honorary doctorate by Andhra University for his services to the Telugu film industry and for his social work.
-1987 - A.P. Govt Nandi Awards for Swayankrushi
- 1992 - Apatbandhavudu Award.
- Filmfare (Telugu) award seven times.