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Pawan Kalyan

Pawan Kalyan

Pawan Kalyan is one of the most famous Telugu actors as well as a director and screenwriter / choregrapher. His actual name is Konidela Babu, and he changed his name to Pawan Kalyan after the movie Akkada Abbai Ikkada Ammayi. His elder brother was an actor-politician, Chiranjeevi. Even Chiranjeevi was there in his debut film in 1996 named 'Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi'. In 1998 his movie Tholi Prema won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu. He is popular as a "Power Star" among his fans; Kalyan is known for his movies such as Gokram Rosita, Swagatam, Toriprema, Tamdu, Badri, Kushi, Jarsa, Gabersin, Goparagopara, and Atalinticida Lady. He won the Best Actor Filmfare Award-Gabbar Singh's Telugu version; Attarintiki Daredi held the record for the highest-selling Telugu film.

On India's Top 100 Celebrity List, he was placed 24th in 2018, 69th in 2017, and 26th in 2012. He produces films with the support of Pawan Kalyan Creative Works and Anjana Productions. As the head of the youth section of the Praja Rajyam Party, which his brother Chiranjeevi founded, Kalyan made his political debut in 2008. Following Chiranjeevi's decision to merge the party into the Congress party, he quit it. Kalyan established the Jana Sena Party in March 2014. Google recognized him at the time as the most popular Indian celebrity politician. He is renowned for his charitable endeavors. In Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, he established the Common Man Protection Force (CMPF), a non-profit organization well known for helping its EWS members. He specialized in activities like Black Belt in Karate and Martial Art, which he also performed in some of his movies.



Konidela Babu (PAWAN KALYAN)


Actor, writer, and politician


2 Sept 1971


Andhra Pradesh, India


Venkat Rao Konidela


Anjana Devi Konidela


Chiranjeevi and Nagendra Babu




Renu Desai, Anna Lezhneva


Nandini (1997 - 2007)

Renu Desai (2009 - 2012)

Anna Lezhneva (2013 - Present)


Aadhya Konidala, Akira Nandan


Pawan Kalyan

Kalyan was born as Konidela Kalyan Babu on September 2, 1968, in Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, to Konidela Venkata Rao and Anjana Devi. He is Nagendra Babu's and Chiranjeevi's younger brother. After organizing a martial arts exhibition to showcase his training, he used the name "Pawan. He has made a name for himself as one of the top actors in Telugu cinema by participating in several critically acclaimed and financially lucrative movies. He is a talented and well-known choreographer. Pawan Kalyan's hometown is Chirala. He was the son of Sri Venkat Rao and Smt. Anjana Devi. He is the youngest sibling of the actors Chiranjeevi and Nagendra Babu, who is also a producer. Renu Desai, an actress with whom he co-starred in the films Badri and Johnny, was the spouse of this actor. Pawan and Renu Desai have two children, one son and the other a daughter named Akira Nandan and Aadhya. Akira Nandan and Aadhya were born in 2004 and 2010.

Pawan Kaylan initiated to form Jana Sena Party in March 2004, and it is based in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. In Telugu Language, Sena means Army of people. He applied to order to form the political party on March 10, 2014. Pawan finally formed the party in Hyderabad International Convention Centre on Madhapur on 14 March 2014. In December 2014 election commission approved the party.

Personal Life

One year after making his cinematic debut, in 1997, Kalyan married Nandini. Kalyan and his co-star Renu Desai began living together in 2001, and their son Akira Nandan was born in 2004. In magistrate court, Nandini filed a bigamy case against Kalyan in June 2007, accusing him that he had remarried his costar without divorcing her. In his response, Kalyan claimed that he had not married Desai. The magistrate court in Visakhapatnam had cleared him of all the accusations due to a lack of supporting evidence. After that, in July 2007, Kalyan filed for divorce at a family court in Visakhapatnam, alleging that Nandini had left him as soon as they were married. Nandini's attorney refuted Kalyan's claims. Their divorce was finalized in August 2008, with Kalyan paying alimony of 5 crores as a one-time settlement. After living together for eight years, Kalyan married Desai in 2009. In 2010, their daughter Aadya was born. In 2012, the couple filed for divorce formally. In a 2018 interview, Desai revealed that Kalyan "insisted on a divorce despite her initial protest,". She continued by saying that Kalyan had declined her wish to announce their divorce publicly. While filming Teen Maar, Kalyan met his third wife, Russian citizen Anna Lezhneva (2011). At a Hyderabad Sub-Registrar Office in September 2013, they got married following the Special Marriage Act. Mark Shankar Pawanovich is the son, and Polena Anjana Pawanova is the daughter of the pair. The Times of India reported on April 20, 2019, that a Tollywood actress said she was used, misled, and used while she was emotionally weak, likely referring to Pawan Kumar.

Career in Acting

Akkad Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi, released in 1996, marked Kalyan's acting debut. The second in which he worked was Gokulamlo Seeta, which was released the following year. He then had an appearance in the 1999 film Tholi Prema, which was directed by A. Karunakaran and won six Nandi Awards in addition to the National Award. Following Tholi Prema, Kalyan played a kickboxer in the film Thammudu. The film Thammudu, which P. A. Arun Prasad both wrote and directed, was released on July 15, 1999. He appeared in the movie Badri, Puri Jagannadh's directorial debut, on April 20, 2000. T. Trivikrama Rao was the producer, and Ramana Gogula was the musical producer.

He appeared in the movie Kushi in 2001. S. J. Suryah was the director of the movie; the movie was released on April 27, 2001, and became a great hit that year. He was Pepsi's brand ambassador in 2001, while his brother Chiranjeevi was Coca-Cola's brand ambassador. Johnny, the movie he wrote and directed, was released on April 26, 2003. Renu Desai and Kalyan were both casts in the movie, directed by Allu Aravind and included music by Ramana Gogula.

His movie Gudumba Shankar was released in 2004 by Anjana Productions, and the movie was made by Kalyan's brother Nagendra Babu and directed by Veera Shankar. Kalyan created the action sequences and wrote the storyline and screenplay for the movie. He also choreographed three of the movie's songs. The A. Karunakaran-directed movie Balu was released in 2005. After Tholi Prema, this was Karunakaran's second movie with Kalyan. Vyjayanthi Movies, C, produced the movie. Ashwini Dutt produced this movie.

Dharani, a Tamil director, released his film Bangaram in 2006. In March 2006, Kalyan released Satyagrahi, his second film as a filmmaker. Satyagrahi was produced by A. M. Rathnam and was a story that questioned society's crimes. After spending a few months in pre-production and working with P. C. Sreeram and A. R. Rahman, the film was unexpectedly held off. He made an appearance in Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao's Annavaram later that year. Along with Kalyan, Asin and Sandhya were cast in the movie, which Super Good Films produced. The movie opened on December 29, 2006, and made $3,000 in the first three weeks and $3.9 million in the next 70 days. The movie was a remake of the Thirupaachi movie in Tamil. Additionally, Kalyan choreographed the movie's song "Neevalle Neevalle". It had surpassed Magadheera's previous record for biggest box office takings in Tollywood. Later, it was overtaken by Baahubali: The Beginning. In a 2014 Star India survey, Kalyan was named one of the Top 5 Heroes of India. In 2015, he made a supporting version in the Telugu version of OMG - Oh My God!

The 2016 sequel to Kalyan's 2012 film Gabbar Singh, Sardaar Gabbar Singh, garnered negative reviews from reviewers. His second project with Kishore Kumar Pardasani was Katamarayudu (2017), an adaptation of the Tamil film Veera.

Jalsa, a film produced and directed by Allu Aravind and Trivikram Srinivas, was released on April 2 of that year. This movie had the massive opening-day collection in Telugu cinema's history and was the first regional film in a single state in south India at the time. Jalsa ended up being the top-grossing Telugu movie of 2008. S. J. Suryah co-wrote and directed the 2010 film Puli. The same year, it was officially announced that Kalyan would have a supporting part in Singeetam Srinivasa Rao's film about Jesus Christ. He had an appearance in Teen Maar. 2011 made a remake of Love Aaj Kal, which Jayanth C. Paranjee directed. In 2018 Vishnuvardhan's gangster movie Panjaa also had an appearance.

He starred in Harish Shankar's 2012 Dabangg adaptation Gabbar Singh. The movie made it through 100 days successfully and was the second-highest-grossing Telugu movie. He then worked on Puri Jagannadh's Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu after this movie.

He had an appearance in Attarintiki Daredi (2013) by Trivikram Srinivas. Though half of the movie was leaked online before the film's premiere, the film was a 2013 box office success. He made a movie in the 2018 Trivikram Srinivas film Agnyaathavaasi. It was Kalyan's 25th movie.

He returned to the big screen in 2021 with a role in Venu Sriram's Vakeel Saab. In addition, he has begun filming for the 2022 movie Hari Hara Veera Mallu, directed by Krish. Mythri Movie Makers also announced a movie starring Kalyan and directed by Harish Shankar.

Political Career

Praja Rajyam Party

Pawan Kalyan

In 2008, Kalyan began his political career as the leader of Yuvarajyam, the youth branch of Chiranjeevi's elder brother's Praja Rajyam Party. He didn't hold any constitutional positions or contest any election when he was a member of the Praja Rajyam Party. He actively took part in the party's election campaign, although he also experienced some health issues. As a result of a sunstroke he had on April 19, 2009, while attending a roadshow in Vizag, Kalyan experienced health issues. Later, in 2011, when Chiranjeevi merged his party with the Congress, Kalyan withdrew from politics, expressing his quiet displeasure with his brother's choice to merge the parties. In 2014, Kalyan founded a new political party named Jana Sena party.

Jana Sena Party

Pawan Kalyan

Kalyan started the Jana Sena Party on March 14, 2014. Ism, the title of a book he published, is also the philosophy of the Jana Sena Party. He met with then-BJP Prime Minister candidate Narendra Modi to discuss the issues impacting both Telugu states and pledged his support. He enthusiastically promoted the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and BJP alliance in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Congress Hatao, Desh Bachao, which translates to "Stop Congress, Save the Country" in Hindi, was his rallying cry in opposition to the Congress party's control. His rallies in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana drew "huge audiences," according to the Deccan-Journal. He said in August 2017 that his intention was to begin his full-time political career in October 2017, following the completion of his film-related obligations.

By staging many demonstrations and a hunger strike, he sparked the Uddanam kidney disease crisis, which the Andhra Pradesh government ultimately contained by building dialysis clinics and executing different programs for the hamlet. In 2016 Kalyan said that Jana Sena would run in the Andhra Pradesh general elections in 2019. He declared that he intended to run unaligned in each of Andhra Pradesh's 175 legislatures. He objected to the national government's plan to hand the Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) to private investors. Kalyan led a protest march to pay tribute to farmers who committed suicide or left Rayalaseema's drought-prone districts. He disagreed with the TDP government's plan to pool land. Demanding political responsibility, Kalyan organized a march on Rajahmundry's historic Dowleswaram Barrage. In the Vanthada village of Prathipadu in the East Godavari district, he allegedly revealed unrestricted mining.

At a public event in Rajahmundry, Kalyan unveiled the Jana Sena party's 2019 election manifesto, which includes several initiatives to enhance the lives of farmers, farmworkers, women, youth, and students. In both the Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, his party will run alongside the left-leaning Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist), and Bahujan Samaj Party in the forthcoming 2019 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections, the Jana Sena Party contested its party candidates in 140 constituencies, Kalyan took candidature for two seats, Gajuwaka and Bhimavaram. YSR Congress Party candidates defeated him in both elections. The sole seat his party has won in the election comes from Razole.

Later that year, on November 3, 2019, Kalyan organized a protest in Visakhapatnam in support of unemployed construction workers who were protesting against the YSR Congress Party's rule since there wasn't enough sand available in Andhra Pradesh. After three years of distancing himself from the BJP, Kalyan declared his party's union with the BJP on January 16, 2020. In the forthcoming 2024 elections, both parties will run as a team. He was the rally's leader on February 12, 2020, in support of Sugali Preethi, a 15-year-old who had been cruelly raped and killed in Kurnool. He asked that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigate the event.


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