Chiranjeevi is an Indian actor, film producer and former politician 

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He predominantly works in Telugu cinema.

Chiranjeevi was born as Konidela Sivasankara Varaprasad Rao on 22 August 1955 in Andhra Pradesh, India.

He attended C.S.R.Sharma Junior College in Ongole after graduating from high school. 

He learned acting from M.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute, Tharamani, Chennai, India.

Chiranjeevi's film career began in 1978 with Punadhirallu. 

He is the first Indian actor to have his own personal website on the internet. 

Chiranjeevi starred in over 150 feature films in Telugu, as well as some films in Hindi, Tamil and Kannada.  

Swayamkrushi was his first feature film, dubbed into Russian, and premiered at the Moscow International Film Festival in 1987.  

He won the Andhra Pradesh state's highest film award, the Raghupathi Venkaiah Award, three Nandi Awards, and nine Filmfare Awards South.   

he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award, for his contributions to Indian cinema. 

From 2012 to 2014, he was the Minister of Tourism in the Government of India.