Virgo Sep 02, 1971 Bapatla Actor, Director and Writer
Pawan Kalyan is an Indian film actor, martial artist, director, screenwriter, stunt coordinator, choreographer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He is the younger brother of actor turned politician Chiranjeevi. Kalyan made his acting debut in 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. He is known for his work in films like Gokulamlo Seetha, Suswagatham, Thammudu, Badri, Kushi, Jalsa, Gabbar Singh for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu, and Attarintiki Daredi which became 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 18.5 crore.
In March 2014, he ventured into politics, founding the Jana Sena Party. Subsequently, a poll conducted by NDTV, listed Kalyan, as the most searchable Indian celebrity politician on Google. According to a Star India survey of 2014 Pawan kalyan is ranked as one of Top 5 Heroes of India.