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Vijay Chander to be APFDC chairman?

Vijay Chander to be APFDC chairman?

Senior actor and YSR Congress party leader Vijay Chander is most likely to be appointed as chairman of Andhra Pradesh State Film and Theatre Development Corporation.

According to sources, YSRC president and chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has cleared the appointment of Vijay Chander as the APFDC chairman. Orders to this effect would be issued shortly, sources said.

Vijayachander had been closely associated with the family of late chief minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy and joined the YSR Congress party after it was formed by Jagan in 2011. Though he did contest any elections, he has been playing a key role in the party.

Not many people are aware that Vijay Chander is the maternal grandson of brother of former Andhra chief minister Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu. Yesteryear's Telugu film singer Tanguturi Suryakumari was his maternal aunt

Vijay Chander, who acted in several films, shot into fame with his pathbreaking roles in biographical films.

He played the role of Jesus Christ in Karunamayudu which he produced and won Nandi award for the best feature film in 1978. He portrayed the role of Prakasam Pantulu in the film Andhra Kesari in 1982.

He also played the role as Shirdi Sai Baba in the film Shirdi Sai Baba Mahatyam and also played the roles of Yogi Vemana, Kabir and other biographical roles in different films.

In 2007, he has donated land for old film artists and Movie Artistes Association.

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