Biography / trivia
# Pawan Kalyan’s birth name is Konidala Kalyan Babu. He was born on 2nd Sep 1971 in Bapatla, India to Konidela Venkata Rao and Anjana Devi.
# He entered Tollywood film industry with “Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi” in 1996 and the first movie itself was a huge hit running 100 days in 7 Centres In Andhra Pradhesh. He delivered blockbuster movies in a row which includes Gokulamlo Seetha, Suswagatham,Tholi Prema,Thammudu, Badri and Kushi.
# He married Nandini in 2007 but due to some differences the couple got divorce in 2009. Pawan married his Badri co-star Renu Desai on 28th Jan 2009 and they have children Akira Nandan and Aadhya.
# Pawan’s favorite director is Akira Kurosawa and he named his son Akira Nandan after him.
# He is well trained in all types of martial arts. He earned black belt in karate, he even displayed his martial skills in his films without taking any dupes. He was given title “Pawan” after exhibitting his skills and later he came to known as “Pawan Kalyan”
# Pawan Kalyan has compassion for animals and is a vegetarian. He follows the principles of Che Guevara, Vivekananda and Jiddu Krishnamurti.
“I used to think, we’re making movies for money and career sake. We don’t even show them the movies for free, but why do they idolize us so much. Now, I’ve realized my bond with them was formed from the previous lives itself.”
“The audience is never wrong, its always the filmmaker who doesn’t deliver. We make movies to entertain them. What I meant is some movies are commercial failures, which are appreciated only by a few or might not be termed a hit because of the cost is to returns factor.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1||1996||Akkada AmmayiIkkada Abbayi||Satyanarayana||Supriya,Chandra Mohan|
|2||1997||Gokulamlo Seetha||Muthyala Subbaiah||Raasi,Kota Srinivasa Rao|
|3||1998||Suswagatham||B Sreenivasa Rao||Devayani,Sadhika|
|4||1998||Tholi Prema||Karunakaran||Keerthi Reddy,Ali|
|5||1999||Thammudu||Arun Prasad||Preeti Jhangiani,Achyut|
|6||2000||Badri||Puri Jagannadh||Amisha Patel,Renu Desai|
|8||2003||Johnny||Pawan Kalyan||Renu Desai,Raghuvaran|
|9||2004||Gudumba Shankar||Veera Shankar||Meera Jasmine,Ashish Vidyarthi|
|10||2005||Balu ABCDEFG||Karunakaran||Shriya Saran,Neha Oberoi|
|11||2006||Bangaram||Dharani||Meera Chopra,Reema Sen|
|12||2006||Annavaram||B Srinivasa Rao||Asin Thottumkal,Sandhya|
|13||2008||Jalsa||Trivikram Srinivas||Sivaji,Ileana D’Cruz,|
|14||2010||Puli||Suryaah||Nikeesha Patel,Manoj Bajpai|
|15||2011||Theenmaar||J C. Paranjee||Trisha Krishnan,Kriti Kharbanda|
|16||2011||Panjaa||Vishnuvardhan||Sarah-Jane Dias,Anjali Lavania|
|17||2012||Gabbar Singh||Harish Shankar||Shruti Haasan,Malaika Arora|
|18||2012||Cameraman GangaTho Rambabu||Puri Jagannath||Tamannaah,Prakash Raj|