Who is Pawan Kalyan?
Konidela Kalyan Babu, better known by his screen name Pawan Kalyan, is one of the finest actors of Telugu industry. He is famous for his films like Gokulamlo Seetha, Suswagatam, Tammudu, Badri, Kushi, Jalsa and Gabbar Singh. He is not only an actor but also an active politician, Chief of Jana Sena Party. In 2014, he was named as the most searched Indian celebrity politician by Google India. Aside from acting, the multi-talented personality is also a director, producer, screenwriter, and author.
Konidela Kalyan Babu
Pawan Kalyan, Power Star, PSPK
Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, writer, Politician
Pawan Kalyan was born on 2 September 1971, in Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, India.
He’s currently 47 years old.
Indian / Asian
- Father – Konidela Venkat Rao
- Mother – Anjana Devi
- Siblings – Chiranjeevi (Older Brother) (Actor) and Nagendra Babu (Older Brother) (Actor)
- Relatives – He is the uncle to actors Ram Charan, Varun Tej, and Sai Dharam Tej.
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
- In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
- In centimeters – 178 cm
- In meters – 1.78 m
- In Kilograms – 70 kg
- In Pounds – 154 lbs
- Measurements – 40-14-34
- Chest – 40 inches
- Biceps / Arms – 14 inches
- Waist – 34 inches
He made his acting debut with the 1996 Telugu film Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbay as Kalyan.
As a director, he has directed the 2003 film Johnny which had himself playing the titular role as a Kick Boxer, alongside Renu Desai, Raghuvaran, and Raza Murad.
To this date, Pawan has bankrolled three films, two of them of have already released and the third film is slated to release in 2019, which is in the pre-production stage.
As a playback singer, he first rendered his voice for a bit song “Thati Chettu” and “Em Pilla” in Thammudu film.
Pawan Kalyan has so far starred in 25 films, most of them were box office successes, making him one of the best selling and leading actors in Telugu film industry.
He hasn’t appeared in TV series yet.
Pawan has been a face of various brands and products like Coco-Cola, Pepsi and many others. In January 2017, he was made the brand ambassador of Hand Loom weavers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. In August 2017, he was appointed as the brand ambassador for JEEVAN DAAN, an initiative started for organ donation by the government of Andhra Pradesh.
Pawan Kalyan Favorites
- Favorite Food – Aratikaya Vepudu, All types of vegetarian food
- Favorite Actor – Amitabh Bachchan, Chiranjeevi, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro
- Favorite Actress – Savitri
- Favorite Colors – White, Blue and Black
- Favorite Books – Aghora by Robert Svoboda, Shadow by Michael Morpurgo, Yugandhar by Shivaji Sawant
- Hobbies – Reading Books, Planting Saplings
- Favorite Persons – AM Rathnam, PC Sreeram
Pawan Kalyan Net worth
Pawan Kalyan’s net worth is estimated at $30 million. Films and endorsements were is his main source of income apart from other business endeavors. He takes Rs 18 – 20 crore per film as salary. He owns a couple of production companies, Anjana Productions and Pawan Kalyan Creative Works.
Being one of the highest paid actors in the business, he’s also one of the top tax payers in the country who paid over Rs 10 crore as taxes last year.
He lives in a lavish house in Hyderabad. He also owns several properties in Jubilee Hills and Banjara Hills in Hyderabad. He owns a Mercedes and a Skoda and a Harley Davidson.
Pawan Kalyan Facts
Pawan got inclined towards acting at an early age and came through all the way along to get to where he has reached today.
He was listed 26th in the Forbes India list of top 100 Celebrities of 2013.
He’s the first south Indian actor to endorse Pepsi.
He is trained in martial arts and holds a black belt in Karate. He performed martial arts under the name “Pawan” which he later adapted as his screen name.
He has himself choreographed stunts for many of his films Teen Maar, Gudumba Shankar, Johnny, Daddy, Kushi among others.
In 2012, he donated Rs.500,000 to support Olympic sports shooter Rekha Chalichemala.
Over the years, Pawan has done various charities giving away money for various causes.
In March 2014, Pawan Kalyan founded a political party called Jana Sena, which will contest in the 2019 general elections.
His book titled “Ism” demonstrates the Ideology of the Jana Sena Party.