It's been a busy year for Telugu actor and politician Chiranjeevi who celebrates his 57th birthday today.
In June this year, Chiranjeevi presided over the grand wedding celebrations of his actor son Ram Charan Teja who married childhood sweetheart Upasana Kamineni, who belongs to the Apollo Hospitals family. Fellow superstars Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan and Nagarjuna attended the festivities.
Chiranjeevi will spend his birthday unveiling his brother Pawan Kalyan's upcoming movie Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu
Chiranjeevi starred in several blockbuster movies in his long career, among them Intlo Ramayya Veedhilo Krishnayya, Khaidi, Manthri Gari Viyyankudu, Sangharshana, Goonda, Challenge, Hero, Donga, Jwala, Adavi Donga, Kondaveeti Raja, Rakshasudu and Donga Mogudu
. He has now switched from acting to politics, where his superstardom stands him in good stead.
Last year, two days before his 56th birthday, Chiranjeevi had joined the Congress in the presence of AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi. In February 2011, Chiranjeevi had announced that his political party, Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) would merge with the Congress.
Chiranjeevi received the Padma Bhushan in 2006. He belongs to a famously filmy family. Wife Surekha is the daughter of celebrated comedian Allu Rama Langaiah. Brother Nagendra Babu is a producer and some-time actor and other brother Pawan Kalyan is a well-known actor as well. His brother-in-law is producer Allu Aravind and actor Allu Arjun is his nephew. Son Ram Charan Teja leads the new guard of Telugu stars.
We wish Chiranjeevi a very happy birthday.
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