It has been over a decade since the Telugu Film Industry shifted to the new generation of Mahesh Babu, Pawan Kalyan, NTR Jr. from the likes of Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh and Balakrishna. In these times when most stars take some time to make their own mark, moving away from the clutches of their godfathers, Konidela Kalyan Babu a.k.a Pawan Kalyan is one of the rare few that created his own fame within 2-3 years of him entering the field. The 2nd of September is truly a festival for his fans and followers and here are the reasons why:

1. When Pawan Kalyan made his debut in the Telugu Film Industry in 1996, his elder brother Chiranjeevi was already a Superstar for almost two decades by then. Naturally, Pawan tried to imitate his brother initially which didn’t bode that well. That was when he realized his mistake and started to make his own mark ever since. Of course, the star had to work very hard for it.

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2. Just when the Telugu audience were constantly fed with the routine formulae and outdated scenes, Pawan Kalyan’s film Tholiprema, released in 1998, took the audience by shock with its fresh story and screenplay, making him a star overnight. This film also got a National Award for Best Feature Film and the sensitive climax scenes in Tholiprema truly showed the acting prowess of Pawan.

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3. The characters played by him in his films Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi, Suswagatham, Tholiprema, Thammudu took him closer to the youth audience because of how much the youth could relate and connect to those the-boy-next-door roles.

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4. The 2001-flick Kushi turned out to be a blockbuster and it took Pawan Kalyan directly to the gates of the Big League. This film had so much craze that it became evident enough when the audience flocked to the theaters even after the re-releasing of the film a year later.

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5. Pawan Kalyan holds a black belt in Karate and he is a specialist in Martial Arts. The original stunts performed by him in his debut film Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi and Thammudu and the efforts he had put in for the films just made the audience respect him and love him even more.

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6. Pawan Kalyan had an all-time low in his career from 2000 to 2008 with most of his films becoming flops. He had risen to the sensation that he is today after Jalsa, a blockbuster in its own time. The star’s craze and following grew by leaps and bounds after Jalsa. Attarintiki Daaredi (2013) is when Pawan Kalyan reached a huge position in the industry with the film getting on to be the highest grosser according to some counts and industry blockbuster hit.

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7. Pawan Kalyan’s movies, even if some of them lack good story and screenplay, they always had the right conviction and style. His passion towards working for the society is evident through his choice of films like Annavaram, Puli, Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu.

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8. Pawan Kalyan is one of the very few stars that is well known for humility, honesty and his down-to-earth nature. From a lot of charities to compensating his distributors for his flops and arranging technical equipment from his own remuneration, he is a people’s man.

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9. In a lot of ways, Pawan Kalyan can impersonate many slangs flawlessly that connects him to a variety of audience in the state. Action, romance, comedy, sentiments, whatever the character is, Pawan Kalyan can just do it all.

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10. More importantly, people love him for being a philanthropist that he is. He donated Rs.5 lakh to aid the Olympic shooter Rekha, Rs.20 lakh for the Uttarakhand floods in 2013, Rs.50 lakh for the mega cyclone HudHud in 2014.

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South Report wishes Power Star Pawan Kalyan a very happy 45th birthday!

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