Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad (born 22 August 1955), better known by his stage name Chiranjeevi, is an Indian film actor, producer, dancer,singer, voice artist, politician, businessman, investor and a member of the INC (Indian National Congress).
Chiranjeevi has attended the Madras Film Institute, and had worked primarily in Telugu cinema, in addition to Kannada,Tamil and Hindi films. He made his acting debut in 1978, with the film Punadhirallu. However, Pranam Khareedu was released earlier at the box office.
Known for his break dancing skills, Chiranjeevi was starred in 150 feature films in a variety of roles. In 1987 he was starred in Swayam Krushi, which was dubbed into Russian, and was screened at the Moscow International Film Festival. In the same year, Chiranjeevi was one of the Indian delegates at the 59th Academy Awards. In 1988, he co-produced Rudraveena, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration