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Pranam Khareedu was Chiranjeevi’s first film which released in the year 1978. But not many know that the actor was to originally make his acting debut in the film Punadhirallu (1978), which got delayed due to some reasons and released a year later in 1979. Thus, Pranam Khareedu became his first to be released.

Chiranjeevi’s 1990 starrer Kodama Simham directed by K. Murali Mohan Rao, was the first South Indian movie that was dubbed in English language. The English version was named as Hunters of the Indian Treasure.

According to, his 1987 starrer films, Pasivadi Pranam and Swayamkrushi were also dubbed in Russian language. Swayamkrushi was also screened at the Moscow International Film Festival.

Kodama Simham

Record-Breaking Collection :

Chiranjeevi’s 1992 film Gharana Mogudu was the first Tollywood film that crossed the record of Rs 10 crore. The film is directed by K. Raghavendra Rao and also stars Nagma in the lead role. Gharana Mogudu even won Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu. The film was later remade in Hindi as Laadla starring Anil Kapoor and Sridevi.

Gharana Mogudu

According to TOI reports, Chiranjeevi was the first South Indian actor who was invited for the annual American awards ceremony ‘Oscar’ in the year 1987.

The actor won four Nandi Awards and nine Filmfare Awards South for his films. The actor-turned-politician was reportedly tagged as ‘Bigger than Bachchan’ by the Filmfare and India Today magazines. Also, the news magazine, The Week titled him as “The new money machine”

Bigger than Bachchan’

He is the first Indian actor to have a website of his own.

Chiranjeevi is the only Telugu actor to hold single, double and triple role movie records for 100 days.

If Chiranjeevi had not been an actor, he would most likely have been a biologist as his favorite subject in school was biology.

His favorite actress is Mahanati Savitri and his favorite actor is Sean Connery. In his free time, Chiranjeevi likes to watch Charlie Chaplin films as he is his favorite comedian.

Chiranjeevi Blood and Eye Banks

In 1998, he founded the Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust (CCT), which boasts of the Chiranjeevi Blood and Eye Banks. It is the largest recipient of blood and eye donations in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

At last, From Khaidi to Khaidi No.150, his craze, records & Achievements remained the same. Tollywood is blessed to have such a Great Actor.

Happy Birthday Padma Bhusan Konidela Shiva Shankar VaraPrasad.. 


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