India’s Bollywood industry is known to be the biggest film industry in the world. It produces hundreds of movies each year, some of which tend to be huge hits. A few people from the other film industries of India, that is, from West Bengal and the south of India, tend to build their portfolio through work in those regional film industries. They then use that to get a job into the big leagues such as Bollywood. Usually, a successful departure from regional industries to that of Bollywood brings in a lot of money and fame. However, some stars tend to carve a niche for themselves in their own regional film industries. One such amazing star is Chiranjeevi. Read on to find out Chiranjeevi’s net worth in 2018.
Chiranjeevi early life
Chiranjeevi had lived a very different life than the one he is known for presently living now. It was a difficult childhood. He was born in a village near West Godavari river, and his father had a duty as a constable. Moreover, due to the transferable nature of his father’s duties, they were transferred from one place to another quite frequently. Ultimately, he spent a majority of his childhood with his grandparents, who lived in their native village.
Chiranjeevi was quite disciplined as a child and was a prominent member of the NCC cadets. By his early years, he was already interested in the job of acting. He completed his graduation with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce. After this, his true calling of acting was pursued, as he became a student at Madras Film Institute. His name Chiranjeevi comes from the belief that something will live forever and is associated with the Hindu deities Hanuman and Anjaneya.
Chiranjeevi career, Awards and Achievements
Chiranjeevi first acted in a film called Punadhirallu. However, the first film in which he starred in that was actually released theatrically is Pranam Khareedu. Mana Vori Pandavulu was the movie which gave Chiranjeevi his breakthrough performance. After this movie, his finances and fame skyrocketed. Chiranjeevi has shown his versatility, playing both antagonist and protagonist roles in various films.
He has also starred in movies which talk about social causes, including that of dowry. A majority of his films have been classified as box office hits. From 1983 to 1990, all of his movies were huge successes commercially and helped him nab a role in Bollywood as well. He played a role in Pratibandh and was praised for his performance by both critics and audiences. He played characters in a few Kannada movies as well.
At the end of 2007, he took a 10 year long hiatus from acting. He decided that he had to focus on his political aspirations. During this time, he only made a cameo appearance in a couple of movies and lent his voice for narration purposes. His 150th film, which was his comeback into the world of cinema, garnered him critical acclaim, as well as commercial riches. He has also played as a host in a south Indian game show, following in the footsteps of Amitabh Bachchan.
Awards and Achievements
During the 1980s to early 2000s, Chiranjeevi had won every award possible. Filmfare Awards to Nandi Awards for Best Actor, Chiranjeevi was nominated for many number of awards. Of these, he had won the majority of them. He had also won a lifetime achievement award in 2011. This was for his sizeable work which added to the novelty of south Indian cinema.
Net worth of Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi is quite wealthy for a primarily south Indian actor. His net worth is around $25 million.
Chiranjeevi shows that hard work and determination can lead people everywhere. From a constable’s son to south India’s biggest superstar, Chiranjeevi has seen it all.