10 Interesting facts about Megastar Chiranjeevi who once ruled Indian cinema

His stage name, Chiranjeevi, which means ‘immortal’, was suggested by his mother as a result of their religious belief in the Hindu deity Anjaneya, or Lord Hanuman.

The megastar in 1999 was cast to star in a Hollywood film titled, ” The Return of the Thief of Baghdad”, which unfortunately came to a halt due to undisclosed reasons.

Chiranjeevi has won over 3 Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards and Nine Filmfare Awards South

Originally, The Megastar was to make his debut in the Telugu film industry with Punadhirallu, but due to delays in the film’s release, made his debut with the 1978 film Pranam Khareedu

Chiranjeevi took to politics when he started a political party, Praja Rajyam, and was elected as a member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Tirupati in the 2009 general elections

In 1976, The megastar joined the Madras Film Institute after completing his graduation from the Sri YN College, Narsapur. 

After getting paid a sum of 1.25 crore INR for his role in Aapad Bandhavudu Chiranjeevi surpassed Amitabh Bachchan who during the same period used to demand a sum of 1 crore INR for a film

Gharana Mogudu, a film directed by K Raghavendra that featured Chiranjeevi and Nagma, broke the record for being the first Tollywood film to cross 10 crore INR when it was released IN 1992