Pawan Kalyan in October 2007
|Born||Konidala Kalyan Babu
2 September 1971 
Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Residence||Film Nagar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Occupation||Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Stunt coordinator, Choreographer, Playback Singer|
|Years active||1996 – present|
|Children||Konidela Akira Nandan Tej (born 2004)
Konidela Aadhya (born 2010)
|Parents||Venkat Rao Konidela
Anjana Devi Konidela
Pawan Kalyan (born Konidela Kalyan Babu, 2 September 1971) is an Indian film actor, martial artist, director, screenwriter, stunt coordinator, choreographer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He is the younger brother of actor turned politician Chiranjeevi. Kalyan made his acting debut in 1996 Telugu film Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi.
In 1998, he starred in Tholi Prema which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for that year. He is known for his work in films like Gokulamlo Seetha, Suswagatham, Tholi Prema, Thammudu, Badri, Kushi, Jalsa and the recent 1.5 billion grosser, Gabbar Singh for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu and CineMAA Award for Best Actor - Male. He was listed #53 in Forbes India top 100 Celebrities for the year 2012.
Kalyan is a trained Martial Artist. He holds a black belt in karate and has displayed his skills in several of his films. He publicly performed his martial arts skills at several auditoriums. He was awarded the title "Pawan", symbolizing Hanuman. From then, he started using the name Pawan Kalyan. Kalyan is a vegetarian and is highly influenced by Che Guevara, Jiddu Krishnamurti and Swami Vivekananda's philosophy.
Kalyan married Nandini, a Visakhapatnam resident, on 17 May 1997. The couple separated after two years of marriage. Kalyan started a relationship with his co-star Renu Desai and married her on 28 January 2009. Renu Desai worked as a costume designer for most of his films. The couple has two children, a son born in 2004 and a daughter born in 2010.
Early career (1996–1997)
Pawan Kalyan entered the Telugu movie industry with the 1996 film Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi as Kalyan Babu. His second movie was Gokulamlo Seetha in 1997, which was a remake of the 1996 Tamil film Gokulathil Seethai. This movie was directed by Muthyala Subbaiah and produced by G.V.G. Raju. In 1997, he also appeared in Suswagatham, a remake of 1997 Tamil film Love Today.
In 1998, Tholi Prema was released and won a National Award and six Nandi Awards. After Tholi Prema, Pawan acted in Thammudu, playing the role of a kick boxer. Thammudu was released on 15 July 1999 and was written and directed by P. A. Arun Prasad. In 2000, he acted in Puri Jagannadh's first directorial venture Badri.
Johnny, written and directed by Kalyan, released on 26 April 2003. Kalyan also starred in the film, along with Renu Desai. In 2004, his film Gudumba Shankar was released. The film was directed by Veera Shankar and produced by Pawan's brother Nagendra Babu on Anjana Productions banner. The film's script and screenplay were written by Kalyan and he also choreographed three songs in this film and actions scenes were conceived and choreographed by him.
In 2005, the film Balu ABCDEFG, directed by A. Karunakaran was released. This was A. Karunakaran's second film with Pawan Kalyan after Tholi Prema. This film was produced by C. Ashwini Dutt under Vyjayanthi Movies banner. In 2006, Bangaram directed by Tamil director Dharani was released. Later that year, he appeared in Annavaram directed by Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao. Asin, and Sandhya were cast alongside Pawan in the film and the film was produced by Mega Supergood Films. The film was released on 29 December 2006  and collected 23 crores in 3 weeks. The film was a remake of the Tamil film Thirupaachi. Pawan Kalyan also choreographed a song "Neevalle Neevalle" in this film.
2008 – present
In 2008, Jalsa directed by Trivikram Srinivas and produced by Allu Aravind was released. The film starred Ileana D'Cruz and Parvati Melton in pivotal roles opposite Pawan. The film was released on 2 April 2008 with 320 prints in over 1000 theatres and successfully completed 100 days in 25 centres.
After 2 years, Pawan was seen in 2010 film Puli, written and directed by S. J. Suryaah and starring Nikeesha Patel opposite Pawan Kalyan. The film featured a soundtrack by A. R. Rahman and cinematography by Binod Pradhan. It was produced by Navodaya Appachan and Singanamala Ramesh on a 35 crore budget and was distributed by Geetha Arts. The film was released on 10 September 2010 worldwide with 600 prints in 1000 theatres. The makers of the film re-edited it due to very poor reviews and re-released the shortened version on 15 September 2010. The final outcome however was disappointing. The film was declared a flop at the box office. An official announcement was made in the same year that Pawan Kalyan was going to play a small role in a movie about Jesus Christ directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao and produced by Konda Krishnam Raju. Makers of the film also registered a title called Prince of Peace at film chamber, but the film was shelved due to undisclosed reasons.
In 2011, he was seen in Theenmaar directed by Jayanth C. Paranjee. The film was a remake of the successful Hindi film Love Aaj Kal. The film was released on 14 April 2011. In 2011, Pawan Kalyan also appeared in Vishnuvardhan's gangster film Panjaa. The film, jointly produced by Arka Mediaworks and Sanghamitra Art Productions, also stars Sarah-Jane Dias and Anjali Lavania opposite Pawan. Panjaa was released on 9 December 2011. It received mixed reviews from critics and was criticised for lack of story and a strong screenplay.
In 2012, Pawan was seen in Gabbar Singh directed by Harish Shankar and produced by Bandla Ganesh. The film is a remake of the 2010 Hindi film Dabangg. The film successfully completed 100 days and stood as the highest grossing film of all time in Tollywood. After this film Pawan worked in Puri Jagannadh's Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu. The film was produced by D. V. V. Danayya and was released on 18 October 2012. His latest release is Trivikram's Attharintiki Daaredhi. The film, released on 27 September 2013, is a complete family entertainer with Samantha & Pranitha as female leads. The music for this film was scored by Devi Sri Prasad. This film faced problems with piracy as half of the movie got leaked in the internet prior to its release and it was a major shock to the producer. Despite all these, Attharintiki Daaredhi completed its 100 days  and went on to become an Industry hit surpassing Magadheera which was the previous top grosser of Tollywood.
- 2013 - SIIMA Award for Best Actor – Telugu - Gabbar Singh
- 2013 - CineMAA Award for Best Actor – Male - Gabbar Singh
- Other Awards
- 2001 - Sivaranjani Award for Best Actor - Kushi
- 2013 - Big Telugu Entertainment Awards - Best Actor – Attarintiki Daredi
|1996||Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi||E. V. V. Satyanarayana||Kalyan||Koti|
|1997||Gokulamlo Seetha||Muthyala Subbaiah||Pawan Kalyan||Koti|
|1998||Suswagatham||Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao||Ganesh||S.A. Rajkumar|
|1998||Tholi Prema||A. Karunakaran||Balu||Deva|
|1999||Thammudu||P. A. Arun Prasad||Subhash||Ramana Gogula|
|2000||Badri||Puri Jagannadh||Badrinath||Ramana Gogula|
|2001||Kushi||S. J. Surya||Siddhartha Roy||Mani Sharma|
|2004||Gudumba Shankar||Veera Shankar||Shankar||Mani Sharma|
|2005||Balu ABCDEFG||A. Karunakaran||Balu/Ghani||Mani Sharma|
|2006||Annavaram||Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao||Annavaram||Ramana Gogula|
|2008||Jalsa||Trivikram Srinivas||Sanjay Sahu||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2010||Puli||S. J. Surya||Komaram Puli||A.R. Rahman|
|2011||Theenmaar||Jayanth C. Paranjee||Arjun Palwai,
|2011||Panjaa||Vishnuvardhan||Jai Dev||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2012||Gabbar Singh||Harish Shankar||Venkataratnam Naidu
|Devi Sri Prasad|
|2012||Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu||Puri Jagannadh||Rambabu||Mani Sharma|
|2013||Attarintiki Daredi||Trivikram Srinivas||Gowtham Nanda||Devi Sri Prasad|
|1999||Thammudu||"Thati Chettu" and "Em Pilla" (Bit songs)|
|2001||Kushi||"Bai Baiye Bangaru Ramanamma" (Bit Song)|
|2003||Johnny||"Nuvvu Sara Taguta" and "Ravoyi Maa Intiki" (Bit songs)|
|2004||Gudumba Shankar||"Killi Killi" along with Mallikarjun|
|2011||Panjaa||"Paparaayudu" along with Hemachandra, Sathyan & Brahmanandam|
|2013||Attarintiki Daredi||"Kaatama Rayudaa, Kadiri Narasimhudaa"|
|2000||Badri||"I am an Indian", "Bangala Kathamlo" and "Yeh! Chikitha"|
|2001||Kushi||All songs except "Ammaye Sannaga" and "Gajja Gallu"|
|2004||Gudumba Shankar||All songs|
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