At a very young age, he was already interested in acting. The Chiranjeevi had his Intermediate in C.S.R. Sharma College at Ongole and a degree in school from Y.N. College in Narsapur. After graduation in 1976, he moved to Chennai and joined the Madras Film Institute to pursue a career in playing. His first public performance was in the Republic Day parade ballet of Andra Pradesh in January 26, 1976. His screen name was based from a Hindu God Anjaneya whom the family worshipped.
Chiranjeevi Net Worth $16 Million
Chiranjeevi, a Macho Telugu Star, has starred in 149 feature films in his 33 years of film career. He debuted in the film Punadhirallu (1978). His success in the film industry began with Initilo Ramayya Vidhilo Krishnayya (1981).Along with his brother Nagendra Babu, he co-produced Rudraveena in 1988 that won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration. He’d won four state Nandi Awards and ten Filmfare Awards South. He also did some Hindi films for example Pratibandh (1990)and Aaj ka Gunda Raaj where he was well-recognized. He was honored with all the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian award, for his contribution in Indian film. He was presented an honorary doctorate from Andhra University in 2006.
Chiranjeevi wed Surekha, the daughter of veteran Telugu performer Allu Rama Lingaiah in February 20 1980. They have two daughters named Sushmita and Sreeja, and a son named Ram Charan Teja who’s also an actor in Tollywood. Today, he is among the best paid performers in India.
In 1998, Chiranjeevi founded the Chiranjeevi Charitable Institution that is involved in humanitarian activities. Chiranjeevi is popular for his philanthropy. He’d a Chiranjeevi Trust for Eye and Blood donation. He entered politics in 2008 when he formed the Praja Rajyam Party. During the 2009 Andhra Pradesh elections, Chiranjeevi challenged from his native place Palakollu and Tirupati. He was conquered by the Congress party candidate in Palakollu and was elected as a member of the State Assembly from Tirupati constituency. In exactly the same election, he led his party to function as the third largest party.