The essential trivia guide to India's new tourism minister

Published: Nov 01, 2012, 09:58 IST | The Guide Team |

All eyes will be on Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi as he dons his latest, biggest role outside of cinema, as India's central tourism minister

1) His favourite hill station is Ooty.

2) His favourite film actor is Sean Connery.

Illustration / Amit Bandre

3) His favourite human beings are Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi.

4) His favourite comedian is Charlie Chaplin.

5) He was the first Indian film star to have his own website.

6) His earlier hit movies are given to distributors and exhibitors for free whenever they lose money on any of his new releases. His old movies are still good grossers at the box office.

7) His first fees as an actor was Rs 1,116 for the Telugu movie Manavoori Pandavulu.

8) He uttered his first dialogue on February 11, 1978.


9) Two of his films: Pasivadi Pranam and Swayam Krushi have been dubbed in Russian.

10) His real name is Konidela Sivashankara Vara Prasad.

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