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Rare photos of Chiranjeevi - A living Legend

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Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 14:14 [IST]

Chiranjeevi, the megastar of Telugu Cinema is a living legend. He has made millions of people around the world proud to be Telgites. He has put the greatness of Telugu language in the forefront.

Veteran director K Balachander had once said, "Chiranjeevi has both Kamal Hassan and Rajnikanth in him." He has received Padmabhushan, an Honorary Doctorate from Andhra University, eight Filmfare Awards for Best Actor, four Nandi Awards and many other numerous awards in his film career. Popular magazine Filmafare had quoted him "Bigger than Bachchan".

In 1998, he founded the Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust which includes Blood and Eye Banks. It is the state's largest recipient of blood and eye donations. He entered politics in the year 2008 by starting his Praja Rajyam Party. Standing tall in the midst of immense competition and political pressures, he has moved up the political ladder. He is now the Union Minister of State, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

With him now in active politics, there is a huge deficiency in the Telugu Film Industry because of his absence of films. Continue reading in the slider.

Chiranjeevi, The Legend

Chiranjeevi, one of the greatest actors of Indian Cinema has made his mark in both Telugu Film Industry and also in the hearts of millions around the world.

Chiranjeevi-Ranjnikanth

Not many know that Chiranjeevi and Rajnikanth have been very good friends from the time they entered the film industry. Both have remained the hot favourites in Telugu and Tamil film industry.

Chiranjeevi-Naga Babu

Chiranjeevi, Naga Babu and Pawan Kalyan are the best of brothers who have remained close to each other in the ups and downs of their lives.

Ever-Green Chiranjeevi

Chiranjeevi started his career in the year 1978 with the movie Pranam Khareedu. Actor Mohan Babu is present in this picture.

Chiru-Dasari

In the image, you can see Chiranjeevi and Dasari Narayana Rao during a movie shooting.

Superhit Hero-Director Combos

Almost all the movies in Chiranjeevi and Raghavendra Rao combination have been a super hit. An example is the blockbuster movie Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari.

A Very Rare Image

Those were the times when there was a healthy competition among the actors. Sridevi has remained the hot favourite heroine to pair with all the top heros at that time.

NTR And Chiranjeevi

Chiranjeevi had once said in an interview that NTR has been a powerful person in his film career and also in his personal life as well.

Chiru-Vijaya Shanti

Chiranjeevi and Vijaya Shanti were one of the favourites couple on screen. Their chemistry was said to be marvellous. Almost all their movies have been a super hit. Both the actors are in politics now.

Chiru With His Heroines

Chiranjeevi has acted with around 50 heroines in his filmi career. Every lady he has acted with say that he is the sweetest person ever to work with.

A Rare Image

Chiranjeevi during a film shooting. A very rare lost moment of our megastar. As usual, he looks his charismatic self even then.

Chiru And Others

You can see Pawan Kalyan, Uttej, Srikanth, Thanikella Bharani, Ravi Teja, Jedi Chakravarthi, Ali along with Chiranjeevi in this rare picture.

Chiru Family

An unseen image of Chiranjeevi with his family. Father Konidela Venkat Rao, mother Anjana Devi, Naga Babu and Pawan Kalyan

Megastars Together

Megastar Chiranjeevi had a party at his place for the cricket megastar Sachin Tendulkar. 

Chiru At Home

Chiranjeevi is known as the best of family man. He is married to Surekha Konidala.

Chiranjeevi And Friends

Chirnajeevi is one of the few actors who is loved by everyone in the industry. He has remained the best of friends with most of the actors.

The Allu Brothers

Chirnajeevi with his brother-in-law Allu Arvind and his sons Allu Arjun and Allu Sirish. Allu Arjun is now one of the most sort-after actor in Telugu film industry, whereas Allu Sirish has just started his career.

Chiru Family

Chiranjeevi is married to Surekha Konidala. They have three chirldren - Sushmita, Sreeja and Ram Charan Teja.

Chiru Parents

Chiranjeevi with his parents and wife along with his sisters.

Megastar And Powerstar

Megastar and powerstar are the most sort-after actors in Telugu Film Industry. Pawan Kalyan has remained the most loyal brother ever to Chiru. This image show how close they are to each other.

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Story first published:  Friday, May 24, 2013, 10:31 [IST]
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