Konidela Kalyan Babu (born 2 September 1971), is better known by his stage name Pawan 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 was listed 26th in the Forbes India list of top 100 Celebrities of 2013.As of 2014, he holds a net worth of ₹185 million (US$2.7 million).
In March 2014, he ventured into politics, founding the Jana Sena Party. During that period, Pawan Kalyan was listed by Google as the most searched Indian celebrity politician on Google search.
Here are the 5 best movies of an Indian film actor, producer, director, screenwriter, writer, and politician.
- Gabbar Singh (2012)
Directed by Harish Shankar, Gabbar Singh is a remake of the 2010 Hindi film Dabangg starring Salman Khan.The story is about a police cop who renamed himself as “Gabbar Singh” after the famous villain in Sholay revolting against a dreaded goon. In the process, he loses his mother and has a hatred towards his step-father and step-brother. Rest of the plot revolves around Gabbar and his clash with Siddhappa.
The film was critically acclaimed for the One Man Show of Pawan Kalyan. A huge success in the box-office, the film uplifted the careers of Harish Shankar, Shruti Hasaan, and Pawan Kalyan.
- Attarintiki Daredi (2013)
An action drama film, Attarintiki Daredi is the story of Gautham Nanda, a business heir who acts as a driver in his estranged aunt Sunanda’s house to mend her strained relationship with his grandfather Raghunandan who expelled her for marrying against his wishes years before.
It earned a worldwide share of ₹ 74.48 crores (748.8 million), grossed nearly ₹130 crore (1.3 billion)— 187 crores (1.87 billion), and emerged as the highest-grossing Telugu film of all time until it was surpassed by Baahubali: The Beginning (2015).Directed by Trivikram Srinivas, the film was one of the highest grosser in its year of release.
- Jalsa (2008)
Another Box Office film which was directed by Trivikram Srinivas has Pawan Kalyan starring in the role of Sanjay Sahu. The movie was dubbed in Hindi as Yeh Hai Jalsa. Jalsa was released with 400 prints in 800 theaters across 1000 screens worldwide on 2 April 2008. Jalsa collected ₹29 crore (US$4.3 million)(Share) in 100 days and turned out to be biggest grosser of the year.
- Thammudu (1999)
Thammudu, inspired by the 1992 Hindi movie Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar.The film was remade in Tamil as Badri and in Kannada as Yuvaraja and in Bengali as Champion.
- Kushi (2001)
Kushi directed by S. J. Surya. Pawan Kalyan and Bhoomika Chawla paired up for the first time in this film. It is a remake of the 2000 Tamil film of the same name which starred Vijay and Jyothika in the lead roles.Jyothika was considered to reprise her role but later opted out.Kushi grossed ₹ 20 crores in theaters across the state. Sandhya 70mm DTS A/C officials stated that the film collected ₹13 million (US$190,000) from their theater in 160 days.
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