Konidela Kalyan Babu (born 2 September 1971), better known by his stage name Pawan Kalyan, is an Indian film actor, producer, director, screenwriter, writer, and politician. His film works are predominantly in Telugu cinema. He is the younger brother of popular actor turned politician Chiranjeevi. Kalyan made his acting debut in the 1996 Telugu film Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi. In 1998, he starred in Tholi Prema, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for that year.
|Pawan Kalyan Konidela|
Pawan Kalyan in 2007
|Born||Konidela Kalyan Babu
2 September 1971
Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Residence||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Other names||Power Star Pawan Kalyan (PSPK)|
|Occupation||Actor, Producer, Writer, Director, Politician|
Renu Desai (2009–2012)
Anna Lezhneva (2013–Present)
|Family||See Chiranjeevi family|
He is known for his works in the films Gokulamlo Seetha, Suswagatam, Tammudu, Badri, Kushi, Jalsa and Gabbar Singh, for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu, and Attarintiki Daredi, which became one of the highest grossing Telugu film of all time. He was listed 26th in the Forbes India list of top 100 Celebrities of 2013. As of 2014, he holds a net worth of ₹185 million (US$2.9 million). He produces films under the banners Anjana Productions and Pawan Kalyan Creative Works.
In March 2014 he ventured into politics, founding the Jana Sena Party. During that period, Pawan Kalyan was listed by Google as the most searched Indian celebrity politician on Google search.
Kalyan was born to Konidela Venkat Rao and Anjana Devi in Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh. He is the younger brother of Chiranjeevi and Nagendra Babu. He started using the name "Pawan" after a martial arts presentation he organized to demonstrate his training. He holds a black belt in karate.
Pawan Kalyan has been married three times; to Nandini from 1997 to 2007, to Renu Desai from 2009 to 2012 and to Anna Lezhneva since 2013. He has a son Akira, and a daughter Aadhya, with Renu Desai.
Pawan Kalyan entered the Telugu movie industry with the 1996 film Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi as Kalyan Kumar. His second movie was Gokulamlo Seetha in 1997, which was a remake of the 1996 Tamil film Gokulathil Seethai. This movie was directed by Muthyala Subbaiah and produced by G.V.G. Raju. In 1997, he also appeared in Suswagatham, a remake of the 1997 Tamil film Love Today.
In 1998, Tholi Prema was released and won a National Award and six Nandi Awards. After Tholi Prema, Pawan Kalyan acted in Thammudu, playing the role of a kick boxer. Thammudu was released on 15 July 1999 and was written and directed by P. A. Arun Prasad. Next, he acted in Puri Jagannadh's first directorial venture Badri. In 2001, he was the brand ambassador for Pepsi at the time his brother Chiranjeevi was promoting Coca-Cola.
In 2001, Pawan Kalyan acted in the film Kushi. The film was released on 27 April 2001 and was directed by S. J. Surya, which became a huge hit in that year and eventually turned up as an Industry hit. His next film Johnny, written and directed by Kalyan, released on 26 April 2003. Kalyan also starred in the film, along with Renu Desai. In 2004, his film Gudumba Shankar was released. The film was directed by Veera Shankar and produced by Pawan's brother Nagendra Babu under Anjana Productions banner. The film's script and screenplay were written by Kalyan and he also choreographed three songs in this film and actions scenes were conceived and choreographed by him. In 2005, the film Balu ABCDEFG, directed by A. Karunakaran was released. This was A. Karunakaran's second film with Pawan Kalyan after Tholi Prema. This film was produced by C. Ashwini Dutt under Vyjayanthi Movies banner. In 2006, Bangaram, directed by Tamil director Dharani was released. Later that year, he appeared in Annavaram, directed by Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao. Asin, and Sandhya were cast alongside Pawan in the film and the film was produced under Supergood Films. The film was released on 29 December 2006 and collected ₹230 million in 3 weeks and ₹300 million (US$4.7 million) in 70 Days. The film was a remake of the Tamil film Thirupaachi. Pawan Kalyan also choreographed the song "Neevalle Neevalle" in this film. During March 2006, Pawan Kalyan launched his second directorial venture Satyagrahi, produced by A. M. Rathnam, which would be a tale questioning the atrocities in society. After spending a few months on pre-production by signing with P. C. Sriram and A. R. Rahman, the film was later suddenly shelved.
In 2008, Jalsa, directed by Trivikram Srinivas and produced by Allu Aravind was released on 2 April. This film got the highest First day collection in Telugu film history and was also the first for any regional film in south India in a single state by that time. Jalsa movie turned out to be the Highest Grosser of 2008 in Telugu Cinema.
Puli was written and directed by S. J. Surya and released in 2010. An official announcement was made in the same year that Pawan Kalyan was going to play a small role in a movie about Jesus Christ directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao .
In 2012, Pawan Kalyan appeared in Gabbar Singh, a remake of Dabangg, directed by Harish Shankar. The film successfully completed 100 days and stood as the second highest-grossing film of all time in Tollywood. After this film, he worked in Puri Jagannadh's Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu.
In 2013, he appeared in Trivikram Srinivas's Attharintiki Daaredhi. The film, released on 27 September 2013, faced problems with piracy as half of the movie got leaked to the internet prior to its release. In spite of this Attharintiki Daaredhi was a blockbuster in 2013. The movie completed 100 days in 33 theaters and held the record of the highest grossing film of all time in Tollywood, surpassing the previous record of Magadheera. Later, it was surpassed by Baahubali: The Beginning. Kalyan's next movie was a remake of the Hindi Movie Oh My God. The movie shooting was expected to start on 19 May, but was delayed for various reasons, like finding a heroine. The movie was named Gopala Gopala, with shooting started on 9 June. It was released on 10 January 2015 and got a positive response. In 2014, a STAR India survey ranked Pawan Kalyan as one of the Top 5 Heroes of India.
In 2012, he donated Rs.500,000 to support Olympic sports shooter Rekha Chalichemala.
In 2013, he reportedly donated Rs.2 million to the Natural Calamity Management Fund for those impacted by the floods at Uttarakhand.
On 14 October 2014, he announced a donation of Rs.5 million to the Chief Minister's relief fund for taking up relief operations in the aftermath of cyclone Hudhud in Andhra Pradesh.
Pawan Kalyan gave 1 lakh rupees to the character artist Pavala Shyamala who suffered from a fatal illness.
On 27 July 2013, he donated 1 lakh rupees to Jesus old age home at Pandurangapuram in Khammam district in Telangana.
Pawan Kalyan helped a biker, Gota Satish Kumar with 5 lakh rupees who lost his legs in an accident.
Pawan Kalyan founded a political party called Jana Sena on 14 March 2014. He wrote a Book Named Ism which is also the Ideology of the Jana sena Party. He met with then BJP Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to discuss the issues related to both the Telugu states and extended his support. Pawan Kalyan campaigned extensively for the Telugu Desam Party and BJP to combine in Andhra and Telangana. His rallies drew what the Deccan-Journal called "huge crowds" in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
In November 2016, Pawan Kalyan announced that Jana Sena will contest in the 2019 general elections.
In August 2017, Pawan Kalyan was asked to be the brand ambassador to JEEVAN DAAN, an initiative started for organ donation by government of Andhra Pradesh
Main Articles: Pawan Kalyan filmography.
- Selected filmography
Awards and nominations
|2001||49th Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu||Kushi||Nominated|
|2008||56th Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu||Jalsa||Nominated|
|2012||60th Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu||Gabbar Singh||Won|
|Hyderabad Times Film Awards||Best Actor (Male)||Won|
|CineMAA Awards||CineMAA Award for Best Actor – Male||Won|
|South Indian International Movie Awards||SIIMA Award for Best Actor||Won|
|2013||61st Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu||Attarintiki Daredi||Nominated|
|Santosham Film Awards||Best Actor – Telugu||Won|
|Margadarsi Big Telugu Entertainment Awards||Best Actor (Male)||Won|
|South Indian International Movie Awards||SIIMA Award for Best Actor||Nominated|
|2015||1st IIFA Utsavam Awards South||Best Supporting Actor (Male) – Telugu||Gopala Gopala||Nominated|
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- "Annavaram – Power Star proves his might again". indiaglitz. 29 December 2006. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
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- "Jalsa breaks all the records". indiaglitz. 4 April 2008. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
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- The Guardian.Pawan Kalyan to star in Bollywood film of Christ's life
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- Gabbar Singh on a roll at the box office. Business Standard (2 June 2012). Retrieved 14 May 2014.
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- "Pawan Kalyan and Venkatesh starrer named 'GOPALA GOPALA'". Deccan-Journal. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "Pawan Kalyan in Top 5 Heroes of India". Deccan-Journal. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
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- "Pawan donates 20 lakhs for Uttarakhand flood victims". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
- "Actor Pawan Kalyan announces Rs 50 lac for cyclone relief work". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Pawan Kalyan reached demigod stature". gulte.com. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
- "I Stood At The Gate Of Pawan Kalyan House In Rain And He Took Me In And Donated 1 Lakh". theindiantalks.com. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
- "This double-amputee is on a 50,000 km bike ride across India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
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- "Colas take war into Telugu film home". Retrieved 19 April 2001.
- "Pawan Kalyan turns brand ambassador for handloom weavers in AP, Telangana". Retrieved 18 January 2017.
- "The 49th Filmfare Awards-South". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved April 2002. Check date values in:
- "56th Filmfare Awards 2008 – South". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
- "List of Winners at the 60th Idea Filmfare Awards (South)". filmfare. Archived from the original on 25 February 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
- "Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2012". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
- "Pawan Kalyan's Gabbar Singh sweeps cine awards".
- "SIIMA 2013 Winners List: Dhanush, Pawan Kalyan, Mohanlal, Shivarajkumar Bag Awards". Ibitimes. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
- "61st Filmfare Awards (South) Nominations: 'Attarintiki Daredi' Leads; Complete List of Nominees". ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- "Santosham Awards 2014". Aplive.net. Archived from the original on 2 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
- "Pawan's AD Won 4 Margadarsi Awards". cineoutlook. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
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