Panja Vaishnav Tej Biography, Wiki, Height, Net Worth, Family, Age

Panja Vaishnav Tej is an upcoming actor from Hyderabad. He is famous for acting in the recent hit film Uppena which was released in the year 2021. He is the nephew of Actor and Politician Chiranjeevi and his mother is sister to Chiranjeevi. Vaishnav Tej made his entry to the film industry at a young age as a child artist and acted in three movies.

Panja Vaishnav Tej

After that, he made his comeback as a hero with the movie Uppena. Even though it had newcomers like Krithi Shetty and was also directed by a newcomer, it got wonderful response at the box office and became a huge hit. The success was mainly due to the impressive music by Devi Sri Prasad and excellent acting by Vijay Sethupathi in a negative role.

Vaishnav Tej has not got much success after this movie and his third film is set to release in the year 2022. It has popular actress Ketika Sharma in the lead role and the trailer looks like a comedy movie. He has good connections in the film industry and also part of other businesses with his friends in Hyderabad.


Panja Vaishnav Tej was born on the 13th of January 1995 in Hyderabad region of Telangana. Panja Vaishnav Tej’s current age is 27 years.

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Panja Vaishnav Tej was born and brought up in Hyderabad. He completed his primary education in Nalanda School. Even during his school days, he was active in the film industry as he got to act in his uncle’s movies. He belongs to family of film makers and related to Allu and Konidela family very closely.

He made his debut as a child artist in the movie Johnny which was directed by Pawan Kalyan in the year 2003. Unfortunately, the movie flopped badly and Pawan Kalyan lost a lot of money in the project. After this, Vaishnav Tej got one more offer to act in Uncle Chiranjeevi’s movie Shankar Dada MBBS. This was a good hit at the box office.

He later joined St Mary’s College in Hyderabad and completed his graduation. After this, he was involved in some business activities in Hyderabad. He then made his debut in the 2021 hit movie Uppena. It was a small project by newcomers but became a huge hit as it had wonderful songs and good story.

Full NamePanja Vaishnav Tej
Date of Birth13 January 1995
Age28 (as of 2023)
BirthplaceHyderabad, Kerala
Zodiac sign / Sun signCapricorn
Famous ForPlayed the role of Aasi in Uppena(2020)
CollegeHyderabad in University
Educational QualificationsGraduate
Years ActiveNA

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Panja Vaishnav Tej belongs to a family of actors and film makers. He is the nephew of Megastar Chiranjeevi and his cousins are stars Ramcharan and Allu Arjun. His own brother Sai Dharam Tej is also a popular film actor. Vaishnav’s mother Vijaya Durga is the sister of Chiranjeevi.

Brother : Sai Dharam Tej
Father Name Not Known
Nephew NameMegastar Chiranjeevi
Mother NameVijaya Durga
Brother NameSai Dharam Tej
Sister NameChiranjeevi

Girlfriend, Wife, Relationships

Panja Vaishnav Tej’s relationship status is single. He is not yet married and there are no rumours about his affairs with other heroines in the film industry. He has maintained a clean image so far and is focusing on his growing career. However, he plans to get married after few years.

Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs / GirlfriendNot Known
Husband NameNot Known
Marriage dateNot Known
ChildrenNot Known

Physical Appearance

Panja Vaishnav Tej looks very handsome. He is usually seen sporting a moustache and a small beard in most of his films. He has big eyes and a nice smile. He is well built and has maintained his fitness with regular exercise. He stands tall at 5.6 feet and weighs around 70 kgs. He has a personal trainer for workout sessions and also maintains a strict diet.

Weight(approx.)Kilograms- 70 Kg
Weight in Pounds- 154 lbs
Height(approx.)Centimeters – 167 cm
Inches – 5 ft 6 in
Meter – 1.67 m
Figure Measurements (approx.)32-26-36
Shoe Size9
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack

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Panja Vaishnav Tej made his debut in the film industry at a young age. His mother is Chiranjeevi’s own sister and his other uncles are Pawan Kalyan who is a big star and Nagababu. There are more than 7 heroes from this family in the Telugu film industry before Vaishnav Tej ant this was a huge advantage for him to get good support from fans.

Johnny movie

Vaishnav Tej made his debut as a child actor with Johnny movie in the year 2003. Pawan Kalyan played the lead role in this much anticipated movie which did terrible business at the box office. However, Vaishnav Tej got good appreciation for the small role he played in the movie. In this way, it did not harm his career in any manner.

Munnabhai MBBS

In the year 2004, he was part of the Shankar Dada MBBS project which was a remake of the Hindi Hit Movie Munnabhai MBBS. The movie had Chiranjeevi in lead role and it went on to become a good hit. Vaishnav Tej played the role of a child who sits in the wheelchair and this character connected well with the audience.


After that, Panja Vaishnav Tej was seen in another hit movie Andarivaadu in the year 2005. This movie also had Chiranjeevi in the lead role. Vaishnav did not do any further movies as a child artist after this movie and focused on his education. Meanwhile, his elder brother Sai Dharam Tej made his entry into the movies and got good success.


Vaishnav Tej recently had a dream debut as a hero in the Telugu film industry. His first project in the lead role was Uppena. The movie was directed by newcomer Bucchi Babu and had another debutant heroine Kriti Shetty. Not many people anticipated this movie to become a huge hit. Music director Devi Sri Prasad gave wonderful songs and this impressed audience.

Konda Polam

The huge success of the movie was followed by a disaster movie in the form of Konda Polam. The movie had Rakul Preet Singh in the lead role and it was a village story. It did not impress the audience and turned out to be a huge flop. This movie dented the career prospects of this young actor to some extent.

Ranga Ranga Vaibhavanga

However, Vaishnav Tej is making a comeback in the year 2022 with the movie Ranga Ranga Vaibhavanga. It has Ketika Sharma in the lead role and is based on a comic love story. The movie is all set to hit screens in the end of 2022.

Net Worth

The net worth of Panja Vaishnav Tej is around $3 million. Even though he has done only few films as hero, he comes from a family of superstars in the industry. He owns lot of ancestral property in Hyderabad. He has a good collection of sports bikes and luxury cars. He has also invested in many businesses with his friends.

Money Factor
Net Worth$4 Million

Facts and Information

Panja Vaishnav Tej is shy in real life and does not interact too much with fans and the media. He has less presence in social media but posts once in a while on Instagram. Interestingly, he has more than a million fans on this platform.

In the year 2021, Vaishnav Tej’s brother Sai Dharam Tej was involved in an accident in Hyderabad. The actor was badly injured and somehow managed to survive after staying in the hospital for many months.

Vaishnav has also signed a movie with Annapurna Studios according to latest news and this banner belongs to popular actor Akkineni Nagarjuna.

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