Chiranjeevi (Telugu: చిరంజీవి), is a popular Tollywood film personality. He has received the Padma Bhushan award, the second highest padma award bestowed by the Government of India. He is the only Tollywood actor to receive seven Filmfare Best actor awards. He announced his formal entry into politics on August 26 and founded the political party named Praja Rajyam

Early life:

Vara Prasad is the son of Late Sri Venkat Rao and Srimathi Anjana Devi. He was born on 22 August 1955 in Mogallturu,a town on the Banks of River Godavari in the West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh in India. His father worked as a constable and got transferred on a regular basis. He spent his childhood in his native village with his grand parents.
He has two sisters and two brothers. His younger brother, Nagendra Babu is a film producer and a actor. His youngest brother, Pawan Kalyan, is also a actor. Chiranjeevi did his schooling in Nidadavolu, Gurajala, Bapatla, Ponnuru, Mangalagiri and Mogalturu. After high school he studied in C.S.R.Sharma Junior College at Ongole.
He then graduated from Y.N. College in Narasapur with a B.Com degree. He is an NCC cadet.Chiranjeevi had participated in the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi as an NCC cadet in the early 70s. In 1977, after his graduation at Y.N. College in Narsapuram, Chiranjeevi moved to Chennai to seek a career in acting.

Personal life:

Chiranjeevi married Surekha, daughter of eminent yesteryear comedian Allu Rama Lingaiah, on February 20, 1980. He has 3 children, eldest daughter Susmitha, son Ram Charan Teja, and another daughter Sreeja


Chiranjeevi’s foray into politics was highly anticipated in the media and political circles since 2007. While it was reported that he was seeking opinion of people during the latter half of 2007, the media also suggested that he would announce the decision in January 2008. Even before the party’s launch, several political leaders from the Andhra Pradesh such as Harirama Jogaiah from Congress Party and K. Vidyadhar Rao , B. Nagi Reddy , Tammineni Seetharam , Ganta Srinivasa rao and many more from the Telugu Desam Party openly declared that they would join the party.

Chiranjeevi inaugurated his party office in Jubilee Hills,Hyderabad on August 10, 2008.On August 17, 2008 Chiranjeevi has addressed a press conference in his party office to announce his entry into politics.

On August 26, 2008 in the public meeting held at Avilala near Tirupati, he announced the party name as Praja Rajyam saying the Rajyam (Rule) belongs to Praja (People). He unveiled the party flag in this meeting.

He will start his maiden political yatra from the north coastal Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh on October 10.

Name Chiranjeevi
Real Name Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad
DOB August 22, 1955
Place of Birth Mogalthur, Narsapur
Complexion Fair
Hair color Black
Eye color Black
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
School Nidadavolu, Gurajala, Bapatla, Ponnuru, Mangalagiri and Mogalturu
College Sri Y N College at Narsapur & Madras Film Institute
Height 5'9''
Birth Sign Leo
Occupation Film Actor, Politician
Active from 1978 - Present
Debut movie Pranam Khareedu
Known For Chattaniki Kallulevu
Home Town Narasapuram, West Godavari, Andhra State, India
Parents Konidela Venkat Rao & Anjana Devi
Spouse Surekha Konidela
Date of Marriage February 20, 1980
Children Sushmita, Sreeja, Ram Charan Teja
Siblings Pawan Kalyan, Nagendra Babu, Vijaya Durga
Relative Panja Prasad, Soma Raju & Allu Arvind
Foods Sea Foods
Actors Charlie Chaplin, Savitri,
Car Fiat Car AAN 2087
Colour Aqua Blue
Interesting Facts
Chiranjeevi is the 1st South Indian actor to be invitation to attend Oscar Awards presentation in 1987

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