Chiranjeevi, known as “Megastar” and “Mega Star of Tollywood,” is a legendary Indian actor, politician, and film producer. Born as Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad on August 22, 1955, in Mogalthur, Andhra Pradesh (now part of Telangana), Chiranjeevi has become an iconic figure in the Telugu film industry, captivating audiences with his mesmerizing performances, charisma, and dance moves. With an illustrious career spanning over four decades, he has earned a massive fan following and achieved unparalleled success in Indian cinema.
Chiranjeevi was born into a family with a strong acting and film production background. His father, Konidela Venkat Rao, was a police constable, and his mother, Anjana Devi, was a homemaker. He is the youngest of four siblings, with three elder sisters: Vijaya Durga, Madhavi Rao, and Surekha Konidala (a well-known actress).
Chiranjeevi’s entry into the film industry was serendipitous. While pursuing his studies in Hyderabad, he actively participated in cultural events, showcasing his flair for acting and dancing. His talent was recognized by renowned director K. Vasu, who offered him a role in the film “Punadi Rallu” in 1978. Though the film did not achieve commercial success, it marked the beginning of Chiranjeevi’s journey in cinema.
“Swayam Krushi” (1987) –
This critically acclaimed film showcased Chiranjeevi’s versatility and acting skills in a poignant story of a cobbler fighting against social injustice.
“Indra” (2002) –
An action-packed blockbuster that portrayed Chiranjeevi as an influential leader fighting for justice and righteousness.
“Tagore” (2003) –
In this intense drama, Chiranjeevi plays the role of an ex-army officer who takes on the responsibility of reforming society through unconventional means.
“Khaidi No. 150” (2017) –
A much-awaited comeback film, this action drama marked his 150th film and was received with overwhelming support from fans.
As of 2023, Chiranjeevi’s net worth was estimated at around USD 200 million. His vast wealth results from his successful film career, film production ventures, brand endorsements, and his involvement in politics. However, please note that net worth figures vary over time and may have changed since my last update.
Chiranjeevi is married to Surekha Konidalathe, daughter of veteran actor Allu Ramalingaiah. The couple has two daughters, Sushmita and Srija, and a son, Ram Charan Teja, who is also a famous actor in the Telugu film industry.
Chiranjeevi boasts an impressive luxury car collection featuring high-end models from top brands like Rolls Royce Phantom, Toyota Land Cruiser, Range Rover Autobiography, Range Rover Vogue, Mercedes Benz R-Class, and Aston Martin Vantage V8.