Chiranjeevi is called as the Mega Star of Telugu cinema. Born as, Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad, Chiranjeevi changed his name in the film industry. He learned his acting skills from the Madras film institute. Punandhirallu was the debut movie of Chiru, but it failed to hit the box office. Chiru has acted in 149 films and his 150th film is getting ready. For his 150th film, Sridevi is approached to perform. Sridevi has acted with Chiru in many films and this pair has created many blockbuster hits. An honorary doctorate was given to him by the Andhra University and he is one of the proud recipients of Padma Bhushan.
He was the Tourism Minister of India from 2012 to 2014. Chiranjeevi is married to Surekha and he has three children,
Ram Charan Teja, Sushmitha and Sreeja. Ram Charan is one among the popular Tollywood Stars, as his father and his sisters are not involved in the film industry. Chiranjeevi has two brothers,
Nagendra Babu and
Pawan Kalyan. Nagendra Babu is a film producer and an actor, while Pawan is one among the top Telugu heroes. The famous actors,
Allu Arjun and
Allu Sirish, the Telugu heroes are the nephews of Chiranjeevi.