Telugu actor and Jana Sena Party leader Pawan Kalyan, who is making his electoral debut in next month's Andhra Pradesh Assembly polls, has declared assets worth over Rs 52 crore. The actor, who filed the nomination from Gajuwaka constituency in Visakhapatnam district on Thursday, also revealed that his liabilities were to the tune of Rs 33 crore.
Kalyan, in the affidavit submitted to the Returning Officer along with his nomination papers, mentioned that his movable assets including bank deposits, vehicles and jewellery were worth Rs 12 crore. He had Rs 4.76 lakh cash in hand while his wife Anna Lezhneva had Rs 1.53 lakh cash.
The 50-year-old, who is contesting from two Assembly constituencies - Bhimavaram and Gajuwaka, revealed that his immovable assets were worth Rs 40.81 crore. His income during 2017-18 was Rs 9.60 crore, down from Rs 15.28 crore in the previous year.
Kalyan showed professional fees as an actor, agricultural income and interest on bank deposit as the sources of his income.
The actor's fleet of vehicles include Mercedes Benz R Class, Toyota Fortuner, Skoda-Rapid, Mahindra Scorpio, Volvo XC-90 and Harley Davidson-Heritage soft-tail, all valued over Rs 2.75 crore.
He owns 18 acres of agriculture land near Hyderabad worth over Rs 5.70 crore while his non-agricultural land in Hyderabad and Guntur is valued at over Rs 33 crore.
The actor, who showed his educational qualification as Class 10th pass, owns a flat in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad valued at Rs 1.75 crore. His wife has one-bedroom apartment in St Petersburg, Russia, worth Rs 40 lakh.
Kalyan has shown his liabilities at over Rs 33 crore that include bank loans and personal loans from film personalities, production houses and family members.
Pawanâ€™s Jana Sena Party will be contesting both the Assembly and the Lok Sabha Elections in April. In 2014, JSP had backed the TDP-BJP alliance, which later had a fallout.
Gajuwaka was a stronghold of Pawan Kalyanâ€™s brother Chiranjeeviâ€™s erstwhile party Praja Rajyam, and analysts believe that the latter's voter base has now shifted to Pawan Kalyan. Both Gajuwaka and Bhimavaram segments are dominated by the Kapu community, which Pawan Kalyan belongs to.
Elections to the 175-member Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh are scheduled for April 11.
(With IANS inputs)