The iconic Chiranjeevi is arguably one of the biggest and most decorated names in Telugu cinema today. Fondly referred to as Megastar, the veteran enjoys a strong fan following thanks to his remarkable versatility as an actor, gripping screen presence, dashing looks and a warm nature. Over the years, Chiru has starred in some of Tollywood's biggest hits and this has established him as the pride of Telugu cinema. Today (August 22, 2018), as Chiranjeevi turns a year older, we take a look at some of his finest films and celebrate what has been a terrific career.
A romantic-comedy, Subhalekha was a runaway hit at the box office and it went a long way in establishing Chiranjeevi as a bankable star. The actor delivered a terrific performance in the film and this helped him bag his first Filmfare award. Directed by K Vishwanath, Subhalekha also featured Sumalatha in the lead.
Directed by K Vishwanath, Aapadbandhavudu featured Chiranjeevi in the role of a loyal friend and helped him showcase his abilities as an actor to the fullest. Upon release, this engaging drama did well at the box office and received rave reviews from all corners. It also featured Sarath Babu and Meenakshi Seshadri in the lead.
A big hit at the box office, Gharana Mogudu is perhaps best remembered for the intense chemistry between Chiranjeevi and Nagma. Upon release, it received rave reviews from all quarters and soon became an evergreen classic.
A remake of the Tamil hit Natpukaaga, Sneham Kosam is perhaps best remembered for the crackling chemistry between Vijayakumar and Chiranjeevi. The film revolved around the friendship between a wealthy man and his loyal helper and emerged as a big hit upon release. Sneham Kosam also featured Meena and Prakash Raj in key roles.
Marking Chiranjeevi's return to the big screen after a hiatus, Indra was a complete mass entertainer and it emerged as one of the biggest hits of 2002. The film is best remembered for its hard-hitting dialogues and strong message. Indra also featured Sonali Bendre in the lead.