Today is the birthday of one of the biggest and most popular heroes of Telugu Cinema. Megastar Chiranjeevi turns 59 today. The actor turned politician enthralled Telugu people in a career spanning three decades, and has some of the biggest grossing Telugu movies to his credit.
Born in a small middle class family in 1955, Chiranjeevi grew from a character artiste to one of the biggest icons of Telugu Cinema. His is a classic rags to riches story. He took the silver screen by storm in the 80’s with his radical dance and fight moves and the audience embraced him wholeheartedly.
In 2006, he was conferred the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Andhra University in the same year. Chiranjeevi won the Nandi award five times and the actor starred in 149 films so far.
Chiranjeevi quit his acting career to take up politics. After an unsuccessful stint with the Praja Rajyam Party, he has joined forces with the Congress Party. Fans and movie lovers are eagerly awaiting his return to the silver screen for that 150th film. 123telugu.com wishes Megastar Chiranjeevi a very Happy Birthday.