Pawan Kalyan (Telugu: పవన్ కళ్యాన్, ) is a popular Telugu cinema actor and a film director. Fondly known as Power Star by his fans, Pawan Kalyan's notable movies include Tholi Prema (1998), Thammudu (1999), Badri (2000), Khushi (2001) and Jalsa (2008).
Pawan Kalyan was born to Venkat Rao and Smt Anjana Devi in Mogalthur, Andhra Pradesh, India in 1965.
Pawan has started an organization called Common Man Protection Force(CMPF) in October 2007. He has contributed 1 crore INR towards the corpus fund, CMPF aims to solve the social problems, help the neglected sections of the society, in India.
He is the youngest brother of Telugu actor Chiranjeevi and actor/producer Nagendra Babu.
Pawan Kalyan was first married to Nandini, but he left her and then started living with Renu Desai whom he worked with in his films Badri, Johnny. The couple have a son named Akira Nandan, named after his favorite director Akira Kurosawa.