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Pawan Kalyan (Telugu: పవన్ కల్యాన్);(born Konidela Kalyan Babu on September 2, 1971) is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter and action choreographer and one of the lead actors in Telugu cinema. He made his debut in 1996 with Akkada Abbai Ikkada Ammayi and then went on to star in number of critically and commercially successful films like Tholi Prema, Thammudu, Badri, Khushi, Jalsa and Theenmaar. Kalyan is trained in martial arts. He holds a black belt in karate and has displayed his skills in several of his films.

Personal life:

Pawan Kalyan was born in chirala, to Sri Konidela Venkat Rao and Smt Anjana Devi. He is the youngest brother of famous Telugu actor Chiranjeevi and actor-producer Nagendra Babu.

Pawan Kalyan was first married to Nandini, whom he divorced on 13 August 2008. Pawan Kalyan has been married to Renu Desai (On 28 January 2009) , an actress who co-starred with him in the movies Badri and Johnny. The happy couple are blessed with two children: a son named Akira Nandan born in 2004, and a baby girl named Aadhya born in 2010. Pawan Kalyan's favorite director is Akira Kurosawa and hence he named his son after him as Akira Nandan. His wife Renu Desai is the costume designer for most of his films.


Early career

Pawan Kalyan entered the Telugu movie industry with Akkada Abbai Ikkada Ammayi as Kalyan Babu. This film was an average flick at the box office. However, he was noticed for his Martial Arts. After his first movie, his second movie Gokulamlo Sita was an above average flick but his next movie Suswagatham is a hit. With three movies to his credit he became a bankable star.



Year Film Role Notes
1996 Akkada Abbai Ikkada Ammayi Kalyan Kumar
1997 Gokulamlo Seetha Pawan
1998 Suswagatham Ganesh
1998 Tholi Prema Balu National Award for Best Film(Telugu)

Nandi Award for Best Feature Film

1999 Thammudu Subhash
2000 Badri Badri
2001 Khushi Siddu Sidhartha Roy
2003 Johnny Johnny
2004 Gudumba Shankar Shankar / Kalyanji Anandji
2005 Balu ABCDEFG Balu / Ghani
2006 Bangaram Bangaram / Balram
2006 Annavaram Annavaram
2007 Shankardada Zindabad Suresh Guest Appearance
2008 Jalsa Sanjay Sahu
2010 Puli Komaram Puli
2011 Theenmaar Arjun Palwai and Michael Velayudham
2011 Panja jai
2012 Gabbar singh
2012 Cameraman gangatho rambabu