IFFI 2022: Megastar Chiranjeevi honored with Indian Film Personality of the Year

Telugu star Chiranjeevi Konidela bags the Indian Film Personality of The Year award at the International Film Festival of India 2022. The 53rd edition of the festival opened at a gala event on Sunday evening in Goa, India, and will go on till November 28. The award recognizes the actor’s contribution to cinema, popular culture, and socially significant work.

Indian minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur made the announcement. Congratulating the actor, the minister says that Chiranjeevi has had an illustrious career spanning almost four decades, with more than 150 films as an actor, dancer & producer. “He is immensely popular in Telegu Cinema, with incredible performances touching hearts!”

The actor also responded to the announcement and tweeted, “Greatly Delighted and Humbled at this honour, Sri @ianuragthakur! My deep gratitude to Govt of India @MIB_India @IFFIGoa @Anurag_Office and all my loving fans only because of whom i am here today! (sic).”

Chiranjeevi has been featured in more than 150 feature films in Telugu. He has also worked in films in other languages including Hindi, Tamil, and Kannada. He first rose to fame with his performance in Initlo Ramayya Veedilo Krishnayya (1982) and went on to star in several films and is now fondly known as Megastar Chiranjeevi. Chiranjeevi also received the Padma Bhushan award in 2006. It is India's third-highest civilian award.

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