Megastar Chiranjeevi is celebrating his birthday today. In his career spanning over decades, the actor has given so many amazing performances that even today we can enjoy them. Did you know the actor was honored with the Padma Bhushan in 2006? Also, he was the first South Indian actor to be invited to the Academy Awards as a delegate in the year 1987. This is not all he also has several state Nandi awards and Filmfare Awards South. The actor, who turned 66, is currently gearing up for his next which is tentatively tilted as Chiru153. The team will release a special update about the film today on the occasion of his birthday.
Born Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad, he established himself as a versatile actor over the years. Legendary filmmaker of Indian cinema, K Balachander once said “Chiranjeevi has both Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan in him. Not only can he do action, but he can also act.” Fondly known as Chiru, Boss, and Annayya, he is also known for his dancing skills too. The actor enjoys a very huge crazy fan following and boasts several amazing noteworthy performances to his credit. On the occasion of his birthday, let’s have a look at some of his top memorable movies.
1. Indra (2002)
Indra is a 2002 Indian Telugu-language action drama film directed by B. Gopal. This film was later dubbed into Hindi, Tamil and Bhojpuri. And was remade in Bengali as Dada. This highly commercial drama took home several Filmfare, Nandi and CineMAA awards.
[image_source id=”1024625″ align=”alignnone” width=”250″]
2. Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari (1990)
Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari is considered the most influential Telugu film. This crowd-puller broke all the records and had over a 100-day run in theatres. The supernatural fantasy film was directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. Produced by C. Ashwini Dutt, the film stars Chiranjeevi, Sridevi, Amrish Puri, Kannada Prabhakar, Allu Ramalingaiah, and Rami Reddy.
[image_source id=”1024622″ align=”alignnone” width=”250″]
3. Khaidi (1983)
When talking about his best movies or top performances then the list is incomplete without the mention of Khaidi. Directed by Kodandarami Reddy, this movie was his first blockbuster. In the drama, he played the role of a son whose only goal was to avenge his father’s death. The film is loosely based on the 1982 film First Blood. In 1984, it was remade in Hindi as Qaidi and featured Jeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Hema Malini and Madhavi.
[image_source id=”1024626″ align=”alignnone” width=”250″]
4. Rudraveena (1988)
This musical drama was written and directed by K. Balachander. Produced by Nagendra Babu’s Anjana Productions, the film stars Chiranjeevi and Shobana alongside Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan. The film won three National Film Awards and also won four Nandi Awards.
[image_source id=”1024623″ align=”alignnone” width=”250″]
5. Swayamkrushi (1987)
The film follows the life of a self-educated cobbler’s journey from rags to riches. This social drama was helmed by none other than K Vishwanath. This 1987 movie was the first Telugu film to be dubbed into Russian. The special screening of the movie was held at the Moscow International Film Festival, International Film Festival of India, and Asia Pacific Film Festival.
[image_source id=”1024624″ align=”alignnone” width=”250″]