Happy 57th Birthday Chiranjeevi, Indian cinema's pillar of strength

Movies | | August 21, 2012, 1:38 pm
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On his birthday we wish him all the success in life.

On his birthday we wish him all the success in life.

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Chiranjeevi has played a variety of characters in the fims. He played Lord Shiva in 'Sri Manjunatha'.

Chiranjeevi has played a variety of characters in the fims. He played Lord Shiva in 'Sri Manjunatha'.

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Former President APJ Abdul Kalam inspired Chiranjeevi, to join politics.

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam inspired Chiranjeevi, to join politics.

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Chiranjeevi was recently spotted at the Cinema Awards 2012.

Chiranjeevi was recently spotted at the Cinema Awards 2012.

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Chiranjeevi married Surekha, daughter of Telugu actor Allu Rama Lingaiah in the year 1980. His son Ram Charan is also a Tollywood actor, and is all set to make Hindi debut with 'Zanjeer'.

Chiranjeevi married Surekha, daughter of Telugu actor Allu Rama Lingaiah in the year 1980. His son Ram Charan is also a Tollywood actor, and is all set to make Hindi debut with 'Zanjeer'.

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Chiranjeevi has also played the anti-hero in films like 'I Love You', 'Nyayam Kavali' (1981), 'Ranuva Veeran' and others.

Chiranjeevi has also played the anti-hero in films like 'I Love You', 'Nyayam Kavali' (1981), 'Ranuva Veeran' and others.

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Actor-turned-politician, Chiranjeevi, referred as 'Megastar', turns 57 on August 22, 2012.

Actor-turned-politician, Chiranjeevi, referred as 'Megastar', turns 57 on August 22, 2012.

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Chiranjeevi has won 7 Filmfare Awards South, for best actor.

Chiranjeevi has won 7 Filmfare Awards South, for best actor.

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Chiranjeevi started his film career with Telugu      film 'Punadhirallu', though his 'Pranam Khareedu' released earlier at the box office, making his first.

Chiranjeevi started his film career with Telugu film 'Punadhirallu', though his 'Pranam Khareedu' released earlier at the box office, making his first.

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He was elected as a member of the Andhra Pradesh State Assembly, on 2009.

He was elected as a member of the Andhra Pradesh State Assembly, on 2009.

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He joined the Madras Film Institute in 1976, to seek a career in acting.

He joined the Madras Film Institute in 1976, to seek a career in acting.

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In 2008, Chiranjeevi entered politics by forming the Praja Rajyam Party.

In 2008, Chiranjeevi entered politics by forming the Praja Rajyam Party.

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Chiranjeevi, took oath as a Rajya Sabha member on April 3, 2012.

Chiranjeevi, took oath as a Rajya Sabha member on April 3, 2012.

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Chiranjeevi began to appear in lead roles from 'Intlo Ramayya Veedilo Krishnayya' and gave several successful films like  'Khaidi' (1983), 'Rudraveena', 'Gang Leader',  'Annayya'.

Chiranjeevi began to appear in lead roles from 'Intlo Ramayya Veedilo Krishnayya' and gave several successful films like 'Khaidi' (1983), 'Rudraveena', 'Gang Leader', 'Annayya'.

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2012 also saw his son, Ram Charan's marriage. which was attended by bollywood stars. Among them was Chiranjeevi's good friend, Amitabh Bachchan.

2012 also saw his son, Ram Charan's marriage. which was attended by bollywood stars. Among them was Chiranjeevi's good friend, Amitabh Bachchan.

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His last film as a lead actor was 'Shankar Dada Zindabad'.

His last film as a lead actor was 'Shankar Dada Zindabad'.

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Chiranjeevi received Padma Bhusan in the year 2006, for his contribution to Indian Cinema.

Chiranjeevi received Padma Bhusan in the year 2006, for his contribution to Indian Cinema.

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The actor has also received an honourary doctorate from Andhra University.

The actor has also received an honourary doctorate from Andhra University.

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A still from Cinema Awards, 2012.

A still from Cinema Awards, 2012.