Full Name
Konidela Siva Shankara Vara Prasad
August 22, 1955
Place of Birth
Narsapur, Andra Pradesh, India
Years Active
1977 - Present

Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad or more popularly known as Chiranjeevi is one of India's popular actors. He was born on August 22, 1955 (10 AM) at Narsapur, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India. he is a three time Nandi Award, seven time Best Actor (Filmfare Award in Telugu), and the Padma Bhushan Award.


Vara Prasad is the eldest son of Late Sri Venkat Rao and Smt Anjana Devi. He had two brother and two sisters. Vara Prasad spent his childhood with his grandparents because of his dad's occupation. Vara Prasad has two brothers1 2 and two sisters3 4. Vara Prasad did his schooling in Nidadavolu, Gurajala, Ponnuru, Mangalagiri and Mogalturu. After finishing high school he joined C.S.R.Sharma Jr. College at Ongole and then finished collage at Y.N. College in Narasapur.

After he finished his schooling in 1977 he moved to Chennai, India to start his career in acting Height. 7 feet chiranjeevi .


Vara Prasad went by many names during his acting career. One night he got a dream and in it Lord Hunman called him Chiranjeevi, after telling this to his mother she told him to change his screen name to Chiranjeevi. Vara Prasad being a devote of Lord Hunman agreed with his mother.

In The BeginningEdit

After getting his diploma he got an offer in the movie ‘Punadi Rallu’ but that movie got delayed. A while later another director saw his picture and gave him a role in ‘Pranam Khareedu’ which became his first release. At the beginning of his career Chiranjeevi acted as villains in the movies Kukka Kaatuki Cheppu Debba, Kotthapeta Rowdi etc. Chiranjeevi started to get noticed in the movie 'Initilo Ramayya Vidhilo Krishnayya'. From 1978 and 1983 he acted in over 60 movies (mainly secondary characters).

Khaidi was mainly what launched Chiranjeevi into stardom. He acted as the hero in the two and half hour movie. Khadi was directed by A Kodandarami Reddy and produced by Thirupathi Reddy of Samyuktha movies. The movie Pasivadi Pranam, released in 1987, launched him even further into his acting career. At the same time he also acted in the movie Swayam Krushi, that is how he won his first Nandi Award. Chiranjeevi want on to create great movies in the Telugu Industry such as Adavi Donga, Donga Mogudu, Yamudiki Mogudu, Aaradhana, Rudraveena, Challenge, Vijetha, and Kondaveeti Donga.

Chiranjeevi gained the title megastar in the movie Marana Mrudangam, released in August 1988. At the same time Chiranjeevi was working on another movie, Rudraveena. He got the "Nargis Dutt" for his acting in that movie.

In the 90's Chiranjeevi had so many great movies, almost every one of them broke records. Some of those movies were Gang Leader, Rowdy Alludu, Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari and Gharana Mogudu. But after that Chiranjeevi hit a lean patch he made some poor choices like acting in Mechanic Alludu, SP Parasuram, Big Boss and Rickshavodu. After acting in Hitler he got his popularity back with his fans.

Indra was released in 2002. This movie went on to became on of his greatest hits. He got a Nandi Award for this new movie.

Personal LifeEdit

Chiranjeevi got married to Konidela Surekha, daughter of eminent yesteryear comedian Allu Rama Lingaiah, on February 20, 1980. He has 3 children, Eldest daughter Sushmita, Son Ram Charan Teja & youngest daughter Sreeja.


Filmfare AwardsEdit

Nandi AwardsEdit


  • Padma Bhushan
  • Nargis Dutt


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