Chiranjeevi is a famous Indian film actor and producer and is also a politician and member of Indian National Congress. He was born on August 22, 1955 in Mogalthuru, a small village near Narsapur of West Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. On April 3, 2012, he took an oath as a member of Rajya Sabha. He was appointed as the Union Minister of State as an independent charge for Ministry of Tourism, Government of India on October 28, 2012. His debut movie was 'Punadhirallu' in 1978. Chiranjeevi was quoted as 'Bigger than Bachchan' and 'The New Money Machine' by famous magazines and became the first south actor to be invited at 59th Academy Awards. His movie 'Gharana Mogudu' was the first ever Telugu film to gross over 100 million rupees at the box office and made him the highest paid actor of India at that time. In a span of thirty years of his career, he was appeared in almost 150 movies and won 4 state Nandi Awards and 10 South Filmfare Awards. He was also awarded with India's third highest civilian award, Padmabushan in 2006 and in the same year was awarded with an Honorary Doctorate by 'Andhra University'. Chiranjeevi got an interest in acting since his childhood. He cleared his intermediate from 'C.S.R. Sharma College' at Ongole and got his graduation degree in commerce from 'Y.N. College' at Narsapur. He moved to Chennai to pursue his dream of becoming an actor and joined 'Madras Film Institute' in 1976. He was married to Surekha Konidala in 1980 and has two daughters and a son, Ram Charan Teja, who is also a Tollywood actor. His brother Nagendra Babu is a producer and actor in movies and his another brother, Pawan Kalyan is also a Tollywood actor. His brother-in-law Allu Aravind is a famous film producer and son of Allu, Allu Arjun is also a Telugu actor.
|Date of Birth||August 22, 1955|
|Place of Birth||Mogalthur|
|Occupation||Film Actor, Politician|
|Education||Degree in commerce from Y. N. College at Narsapur|