One of the pillars of Telugu cinema actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao passed away
The legendary actor and doyen of Telugu cinema Akkineni Nageswara Rao(91) passed away due to cancer in Hyderabad.
About Veteran Telugu actor and producer Akkineni Nageswara Rao(ANR)
Born: September 20,1923 in Venkata Raghavapuram in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.
Known as one of the pillars of Telugu cinema
One of the earliest stars of the Black& White era, with moving performances in films viz. Devadas, Prema Nagar, Maya Bazaar, Laila Majnu and Anarkali, etc.
Acted in 256 films in a career spanning over 75 years.
Owns a production house, Annapurna Studios, named after his wife. It is considered as Asia’s most modern state-of-the-art shooting studio.
- Awards & honors: Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Dada Saheb Phalke Award(1991) , Nandi Awards for Best Actor, Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Awards, etc.
- International honors: Life time Achievement Award from Telugu Association of North America – 2012.
- ‘Manam’ was the last film of Akkineni Nageswara Rao, where he shared screen space with his son Nagarguna and grand son Naga Chaitanya.