Pawan Kalyan filmography

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Pawan Kalyan in 2011

Pawan Kalyan is an Indian Telugu actor, and the younger brother of actor Chiranjeevi and producer Konidela Nagendra Babu. In addition to acting, he has also held other roles such as director, stunt coordinator stunt master and screenwriter.


Film Debut[edit]

Pawan Kalyan entered the Telugu movie industry with the 1996 film Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi as Kalyan Kumar directed by E. V. V. Satyanarayana. 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 1998, he also appeared in Suswagatham, a remake of the 1997 Tamil film Love Today. released January 1St 1998.


In 1998, Tholi Prema was released and won a National Award and six Nandi Awards.This movie was directed by A. Karunakaran and produced by G. V. G. Raju.[1]


After Tholi Prema, Pawan Kalyan 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.


In 2001, Pawan Kalyan acted in the film Kushi. The film was released on 27 April 2001 and was directed by S. J. Surya, which became a huge hit in that year and eventually turned up as an Industry hit.

In 2001, he was the brand ambassador for Pepsi at the time his brother Chiranjeevi was promoting Coca-Cola.[2]


His next film Johnny, written and directed by himself, 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 under 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.[3]


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 under Supergood Films. The film was released on 29 December 2006[4] and collected 230 million in 3 weeks and 300 million (US$4.3 million) in 70 Days.[5][6] The film was a remake of the Tamil film Thirupaachi. Pawan Kalyan also choreographed the song "Neevalle Neevalle" in this film. During March 2006, Pawan Kalyan launched his second directorial venture Satyagrahi, produced by A. M. Rathnam, which would be a tale questioning the atrocities in society. After spending a few months on pre-production by signing with P. C. Sriram and A. R. Rahman, the film was later suddenly shelved.[7]


In 2008, Jalsa, directed by Trivikram Srinivas and produced by Allu Aravind was released on 2 April. This film got the highest First-day collection in Telugu film history and was also the first for any regional film in south India in a single state by that time.[8] Jalsa turned out to be the highest grosser of 2008 in Telugu cinema.[9]


Puli was written and directed by S. J. Surya and released in 2010. 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 .[10]


In 2011, he appeared in Teen Maar, a remake of Love Aaj Kal, directed by Jayanth C. Paranjee.[11] In 2011, he also appeared in Vishnuvardhan's gangster film Panjaa.[12][13]


In 2012, Pawan Kalyan appeared in Gabbar Singh, a remake of Dabangg, directed by Harish Shankar.[14] The film successfully completed 100 days and stood as the second highest-grossing film of all time in Tollywood.[15][16] After this film, he worked in Puri Jagannadh's Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu.


In 2013, he appeared in Trivikram Srinivas's Attharintiki Daaredhi. The film, released on 27 September 2013, faced problems with piracy as half of the movie got leaked to the internet prior to its release.[17] In spite of this Attharintiki Daaredhi was a blockbuster in 2013. The movie completed 100 days in 33 theaters and held the record of the highest-grossing film of all time in Tollywood, surpassing the previous record of Magadheera.[18] Later, it was surpassed by Baahubali: The Beginning.

In 2014, a STAR India survey ranked Pawan Kalyan as one of the Top 5 Heroes of India.[19]


Kalyan's next movie was a remake of the Hindi movie Oh My God! The movie shooting was expected to start on 19 May but was delayed for various reasons, like finding a heroine. The movie was named Gopala Gopala, with shooting started on 9 June.[20] It was released on 10 January 2015 and got a positive response. He featured Pawan Kalyan starring alongside Venkatesh and the film was directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasani.


In 2016, Pawan Kalyan acted in the film Sardaar Gabbar Singh which was essentially a reboot of the 2012 film Gabbar Singh. It was directed by K.S.Ravindra(Bobby) and received poor reviews from critics.


In 2017, he has starred in a film called Katamarayudu which was a remake of Tamil film Veeram starring Ajith Kumar. This is director Kishore Kumar Pardasani collaboration with Pawan for the second time after Gopala Gopala (2015). It received generally positive reviews from critics.

In 2017, an Untitled Project was announced with S. J. Surya as a director and A. M. Rathnam as producer. However, in a sudden turn of events, Suryah left the project to concentrate on his acting assignments.[21]

In 2018, he appeared in the film Agnyaathavaasi (lit. prince in exile) which was directed by Trivikram Srinivas. This marked Kalyan's 25th film. The music for the film was given by Anirudh Ravichander; this was his debut Telugu film.


As actor[edit]

Year Film Role Director Notes
1996 Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi[22] Kalyan E. V. V. Satyanarayana
1997 Gokulamlo Seeta Pawan Kalyan Muthyala Subbaiah Credited as Pawan Kalyan
1998 Suswagatham Ganesh Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao
Tholi Prema Balu A. Karunakaran
1999 Thammudu Subbu alias Subramanyam alias Subhash P.A. Arun Prasad
2000 Badri Badrinath alias Badri Puri Jagannadh
2001 Kushi "Siddu" Siddhartha Roy alias Siddu S. J. Surya
2003 Johnny Johnny Pawan Kalyan
2004 Gudumba Shankar Shankar / Kalyan Veera Shankar
Shankar Dada M.B.B.S Jayanth C. Paranjee Cameo Appearance
2005 Balu Balu / Ghani A. Karunakaran
2006 Bangaram Bangaram Dharani
Annavaram Annavaram/ Pothu Raju Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao
2007 Shankar Dada Zindabad Suresh Prabhu Deva Cameo Appearance
2008 Jalsa Sanjay Sahu alias Sanju Trivikram Srinivas
2010 Puli Komaram Puli alias Puli S. J. Surya
2011 Teen Maar Arjun Palwai / Michael Velayudham Jayanth C. Paranjee
Panjaa Jaidev Vishnuvardhan
2012 Gabbar Singh Venkataratnam Naidu alias Gabbar Singh Harish Shankar Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu

Hyderabad Times Film Award for Best Actor (Male)

CineMAA Award for Best Actor – Male

SIIMA Award for Best Actor ||

Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu Rambabu Puri Jagannadh
2013 Attarintiki Daredi Gowtham Nanda / "Siddu" Trivikram Srinivas Santosham Film Award for Best Actor – Telugu

Margadarsi Big Telugu Entertainment Award for Best Actor (Male)

Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu

Nominated - SIIMA Award for Best Actor ||

2015 Gopala Gopala Lord Krishna Kishore Kumar Pardasani
2016 Sardaar Gabbar Singh Sardaar Gabbar Singh alias Sardaar K. S. Ravindra
2017 Katamarayudu Katamarayudu Kishore Kumar Pardasani
2018 Agnyaathavaasi Abhishiktha Bhargav / Balasubramanyam(BALU) Trivikram Srinivas 25th Movie
2020 Pink Remake Venu Sriram

As director[edit]

Year Film
2003 Johnny[23]

As producer[edit]

Year Film Director Actors Notes
1988 Rudraveena K. Balachander Chiranjeevi, Shobhana & Gemini Ganesan Produced as 'K. Kalyan Kumar' under Anjana Productions
1988 Trinetrudu A. Kodandarami Reddy Chiranjeevi & Bhanupriya Produced as 'K. Kalyan Kumar' under Anjana Productions
1994 Mugguru Monagallu K. Raghavendra Rao Chiranjeevi, Nagma, Roja and Ramya Krishnan Produced as 'K. Kalyan Kumar' under "Anjana Productions"
2016 Sardaar Gabbar Singh K. S. Ravindra Pawan Kalyan, Kajal Aggarwal Co-Produced under "Pawan Kalyan Creative Works"
2018 Chal Mohan Ranga Krishna Chaitanya Nithiin, Megha Akash Co-Produced under "Pawan Kalyan Creative Works

As stunt coordinator[edit]

Year Film
1999 Thammudu
2000 Badri
2001 Kushi
2003 Johnny
2004 Gudumba Shankar

As playback singer[edit]

Year Film Songs Composer
1999 Thammudu "Thati Chettu" and "Em Pilla" (Bit songs) Ramana Gogula
2001 Kushi "Bai Baiye Bangaru Ramanamma" (Bit Song) Mani Sharma
2003 Johnny "Nuvvu Sara Taguta" and "Ravoyi Maa Intiki" (Bit songs) Ramana Gogula
2004 Gudumba Shankar "Killi Killi" along with Mallikarjun Mani Sharma
2011 Panjaa "Paparaayudu" along with Hemachandra, Sathyan and Brahmanandam Yuvan Shankar Raja
2013 Attarintiki Daredi "Kaatama Rayudaa, Kadiri Narasimhudaa"[24] Devi Sri Prasad
2018 Agnyaathavaasi "Kodakaa Koteswar Rao" Anirudh Ravichander

As Choreographer/Songs Visualizer[edit]

Year Film Song
2001 Kushi All songs except "Ammaye Sannaga" and "Gajja Gallu"
2003 Johnny All songs
2004 Gudumba Shankar All songs
2011 Panjaa Panjaa (Title Song)

As story/screenplay writer[edit]

Year Film Notes
2003 Johnny Story and Screenplay
2004 Gudumba Shankar Screenplay
2016 Sardaar Gabbar Singh Story and Screenplay

As narrator[edit]

Year Film
2019 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy


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  2. ^ Staff (18 April 2001). "Colas take war into Telugu film home". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Johnny (2003) Full Cast & Crew". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Annavaram – Power Star proves his might again". indiaglitz. 29 December 2006. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  5. ^ "'Annavaram' collects Rs 23 cr in 3 weeks". indiaglitz. 20 January 2007. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
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  8. ^ "Jalsa breaks all the records". indiaglitz. 4 April 2008. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  9. ^ "'GS 2' to Become Pawan-Devi's 4th Mega Hit!". Cinejosh. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  10. ^ The Guardian.Pawan Kalyan to star in Bollywood film of Christ's life
  11. ^ "Pawan's 'LAK' remake titled 'Teenmaar' – Telugu Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 31 August 2005. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  12. ^ Vishnuvardhan's double dhamaka – Times Of India. The Times of India. (2 February 2011). Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  13. ^ Pawan-Vishnu flick in March. (1 February 2011). Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  14. ^ Gabbar Singh begins shoot. (12 September 2011). Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  15. ^ Gabbar Singh completes 100 days at the box office – IBNLive. (18 August 2012). Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  16. ^ Gabbar Singh on a roll at the box office. Business Standard (2 June 2012). Retrieved 14 May 2014.
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  18. ^ Pawan's Attarintiki Daredi completes 100 days – The Times of India The Times of India. (4 January 2014). Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  19. ^ "Pawan Kalyan in Top 5 Heroes of India". Deccan-Journal. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  20. ^ "Pawan Kalyan and Venkatesh starrer named 'GOPALA GOPALA'". Deccan-Journal. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  21. ^ "Official: S.J.Suryah starts working on 'Kushi 2' - Tamil Movie News". 2016-03-15. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  22. ^ Happy Birthday Pawan Kalyan- Times of India. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  23. ^ Pawan Kalyan directed a scene in AD- Times of India. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  24. ^ Pawan Kalyan's Kaatama Rayuda song gets great response- Times of India. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2014.

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