Chiranjeevi is the screen name of Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad and was born on August 22, 1955. He was an alumni of Madras Film Institute. He made his acting debut with the film Punadhirallu in 1978. But, his second film, Pranam Khareedu released first in the theatres. He acted in 149 films. He also acted in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi films.
Chiranjeevi’s film Rudraveena (1988) has won the National Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration. He has won 9 Filmfare Awards South and 4 Nandi Awards. The Government of India honoured him with Padma Bhushan. He received an honorary doctorate from Andhra University in 2006. He established Chiranjeevi Charitable Foundation in 1998.
Chiranjeevi made his entry into politics by founding the Praja Rajyam Party in 2008. He was elected as a member of the Andhra Pradesh State Assembly from Tirupati constituency in 2009. He later merged his PRP with the Congress. He is presently a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha).
Chiranjeevi has a large fan base and all his fans are eagerly awaiting for his landmark 150th film.
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