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Factfile on Telugu superstar-turned-politician Chiranjeevi

india Updated: Aug 26, 2008 21:09 IST

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Here is a factfile on Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi, who launched his own Praja Rajyam political party on 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

Family

- 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

Education

- B.Com from Narsapur College
- Diploma in film acting June 30, 1978

Career

-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"

Awards

-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.