Actor Pawan Kalyan was first known in the Telugu film industry as the brother of Megastar Chiranjeevi. But after starring in several hit movies, the actor soon became an established name in the industry himseld. He also earned the title of ‘Power Star’, which defines his box-office power in the film industry. Be it his 1998 blockbuster film Tholi Prema or his recent hit Gopala Gopala, he is one actor who holds a strong foothold in the South Indian film industry. His screen-presence and catch punch lines make fans go nuts. His fans and admirers follow Pawanism – a group that uses the star as their idol. On his birthday, we give you some interesting facts about the actor:
1. Pawan Kalyan was born Konidela Kalyan Babu. He was later named Pawan (after Hanuman), after he displayed invincible physical strength at a martial arts camp.
2. The actor juggles between politics and films, and eventually plans to make a more significant mark in the former. His rallies and campaigns for his political party have attracted huge crowds. He isn’t the only actor-turned-politician in his family though. His brothers, Megastar Chiranjeevi and actor Nagendra Babu have significant clout as politicians too.
3. The Power Star is one of those rare celebs who believe in the motto – Giving Is Happiness. In October 2014, Pawan Kalyan announced a donation of Rs. 50 lakh for relief operations post the devastating Hudhud cyclone that affected Andhra Pradesh. He also made time once to meet a young fan who was suffering from brain tumor and donated ₹ 2 lakh for her treatment. A generous star indeed.
4. The actor’s star power is contagious. Interestingly, the team of Rey released a special song titled Pawanism dedicated to the actor.
5. Not just Tollywood, Bollywood loves him too! Recently, popular rap star and actor Baba Sehgal composed a song especially for the actor. Three years after singing the ‘Pawan Kalyan Power’ song, the rapper came up with another one titled – Power Power Star for his birthday.
What do you admire about the actor the most? Let us know in the comments, below.