Popular Telugu actor and politician K Chiranjeevi on Monday, November 9 said he had tested positive for coronavirus. He took to social media to share his coronavirus news. He tweeted, “Took a test for COVID before resuming ‘Acharya’ shoot as a protocol and unfortunately tested positive. I am currently asymptomatic and quarantining myself at home. Request all those who met me in the last few days to also undergo Covid tests. Will update on my recovery soon”.Also Read - After Cities, Omicron COVID Cases Likely To Go Up In Villages: Experts
Chiranjeevi had met Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao only two days ago. On Saturday, Chiranjeevi along with fellow actor Akkineni Nagarjuna met Rao and all three were seen without masks in television news reports. Also Read - Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Tests COVID Positive For Second Time
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Actor Nagendra Babu, Chiranjeevi’s younger brother and comedy shows’ judge, had also tested positive recently but recovered. Babu had also donated his blood plasma. Also Read - Are Cloth Masks Really Helpful? Health Experts Answer
On the work front, Chiranjeevi has worked in over 150 feature films such as Shubhalekha, Vijetha, Shankar Dada MBBS, Indra, Sneham Kosam to name a few. He was the first actor from South India to be invited to the Oscars ceremony in 1987.
Chiranjeevi served as the Minister of State with independent charge for the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India from 2012- 2014.