Akkineni Nageswara Rao

Actor, Award Winner

1923 –

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Who is Akkineni Nageswara Rao?

Akkineni Nageswara Rao is a prominent Indian film actor and producer, predominantly in the Telugu language. From paddy fields, he strode into the field of fine arts through theatre. He became a famous stage artiste, specialising, surprisingly, in playing female characters, because women at that time were prohibited from acting. Some of the famous plays he acted in were Harishchandra, Kanakatara, Vipranarayana, Telugu Talli, Aasajyoti and Satyanveshanam. Subsequently, he was discovered, by chance, by the then prominent film producer, Ghantasala Balaramaiah, at the Vijayawada railway station. He was then cast in the film, Dharmapatni. Since then, Nageswara Rao has starred in several films of various genres during his unparalleled 75-year acting career. He won the 3 Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award his acting carrier.He was honored with the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honour for his contribution to Indian cinema, and is the recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the highest individual lifetime achievement award for films in India.

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Born
Sep 20, 1923
Ramapuram (Venkata Raghava Puram)
Also known as
  • A.N.R.
  • A. Nageshwara Rao
  • A. Nageswara Rao
  • Nageshwara Rao
  • kkineni Nageswara Rao
  • ANR
  • Akkineni Nageshwar Rao
  • Appa Rao
  • Akkineni Nageshwara Rao
  • అక్కినేని నాగేశ్వరరావు
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Spouses
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Ethnicity
  • Indian people
Nationality
  • India
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Education
  • Andhra University

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on July 23, 2013

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