Chiranjeevi, who was named after lord Anjaneya, is a Mega star with no comparison. Starting from the late 1970s, Chiru was an integral part of Telugu cinema. In his 149 films, he had danced and fought into the hearts of almost every Telugu film lover.
Though fans are eagerly awaiting his 150th film, Chiranjeevi is presently busy with his duties as Union Minister for Tourism. His last appearance on the silver screen was for his son's magnum opus, Magadheera, where he was seen briefly after the song 'Bangaru Kodi Petta'. This song is the remix of his very own Bangaru Kodi Petta song in the 1992 film Gharana Mogudu.
Chiru is a star who holds a very special place among the Telugu audiences. He won Nandi Awards for best actor for his performances in Swayam Krushi, Apathbandavudu and Indra. To this day, his roles in Indra and Shankardada MBBS are loved by one and all. Chiru's dancing skills have passed on to his son Ram Charan, who is a rising star himself.
Of course, no one can forget the time Mega star created his own records with the blockbuster Gharana Mogudu. The film was the highest grosser at that time and made Chiranjeevi the highest paid actor in the country. For those who were born in the 1980s, Chiru was a huge part of the growing up years.
Check out Mega star in the original Bangaru Kodi Petta with Disco Shanti.
Happy Birthday Chiru!