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 - Markets to Remain Closed in Dehradun on Sundays Amid COVID-19 Surge | Here's What Will Remain Open


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.

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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.

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.