Manga star Chiranjeevi of the South Film Industry has done a lot of hit films; that’s his real name is Konidela Shivshankar on Prasad!. Megastar Chiranjeevi’s 60th birthday bash brought three Bollywood stars under one roof. While Salman Khan, who fondly calls the birthday boy as ‘Chiru’ took a break from the shoot of his film, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo for the party, Abhishek Bachchan and Vivek Oberoi also came down to be a part of this star-studded.
His real name is Konidela Sivasankara Vara Prasad. But his family was a passionate devotee of Lord Hanuman, so his mother advised the actor to change his name to ‘Chiranjeevi’, which means to ‘live forever’, which refers to Hanuman being immortal. Pranam Khareedu was Chiranjeevi’s first film which released in the year 1978. But not many know that the actor was to originally make his acting debut in the film Punadhirallu (1978), which got delayed.