Chiranjeevi faced the arc lights for the first time for a film titled Punaadirallu, but his first release in theatres was Pranam Khareedu in 1978. He played a character named Narasimham in the movie. In a matter of few years, Chiranjeevi established himself as a star performer across a variety of roles and genres and delivered blockbusters, creating box office records one after the other.
The period after his first blockbuster Khaidi till the early 2000s is often known as the golden phase in the career of Chiranjeevi. This period saw the rise of Chiranjeevi as a ‘mega star’. With Gang Leader, he became the unopposed “boss of Telugu cinema”.
Today on his 66th birthday, OTTplay has handpicked some of his vintage superhits for you to watch: