Chiranjeevi was conferred with the Indian Film Personality of the Year award on the concluding day of the International Film festival of India (IFFI).
Thanking IFFI and the Government of India, Chiranjeevi said, "It's a great honor. I came to know the value of this (film industry) after I came back from politics. This is a corruptless profession. Please come into this industry (only) if you have talent."
Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting (I&B) Anurag Thakur announced the award to the megastar during the opening of IFFI, on November 20. On Monday, Thakur congratulated him for contributing to films in the last four decades.
Regarded as Telugu Cinema’s most successful and influential actor, Chiranjeevi has acted in more than 150 films, primarily in the Telugu film industry. He is recognized for his performance in Intlo Ramayya Veedhilo Krishnayya (1982). In 2006, he was honored with the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award, for his contributions to Indian cinema.