This studio was named after his wife Annapurna Akkineni. It also played host to TV Commercial shoots for Malabar Gold, Mahindra Tractor, Joy Allukas, Jos Allukas, Kalyan Jewellers. Although Devadasu has been made in several languages by many others (in Hindi with Dilip Kumar, and later with Shah Rukh Khan), critics unanimously are of the opinion that ANR's portrayal is by far the best. Nandi Award for Best Male Dubbing Artist (P.Shankar), Produced in association with S.S.Creations Akkineni Nageshwara Rao was born on September 20, 1923 in Venkataraghavapuram, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India as Akkineni Nageswara Rao.  A majority of his films were both commercial and critical successes. He was married to Annapurna Akkineni. With the support of the government, he started the studio primarily to encourage this migration. Akkineni Annapoorna was born in Dendhuluru village in West Godavari District.  He continued shooting for his final film Manam, two weeks after a major laparoscopic surgery, which some doctors feared he wouldn't survive. Married to Samantha Akkineni actress. Won Nandi Award for Best Director (Ram Gopal Varma), Nandhi Award – Best Script Written – Netaje(2016), Nandhi Award – Title Song – Dinakar(2016), Nandhi Award – Best Leading Actress – B. Roopa(2016), Nandhi Award – Best Negative Role, Male – Bramar(2016), Annapurna International School of Film and Media is the only privately managed, non-profit film and media school in India.. Nandi Award for Best Female Playback Singer (Malavika),  Apart from being a Life member of the board of the Andhra University, he was also adviser to its Department of Dramatics and Theatre Arts. 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He starred in many landmark films in his seventy five-year career, becoming one of the most prominent figures in the history of Indian cinema. Scroll down the page to the “Permission” section . Akkineni Nageswara Rao (20 September 1923 – 22 January 2014), widely known as ANR, was an Indian film actor and producer, known for his work predominantly in Telugu cinema. Malavika Daggubati daughter of Suresh Babu and Lakshmi, Aashritha daughter of Venkatesh and Neeraja, Bhavana daughter of Venkatesh and Neeraja, Hayavahini daughter of Venkatesh and Neeraja, This page was last edited on 31 October 2020, at 16:23. May her soul rest in peace.  A majority of his films were both commercial and critical successes.  He was cremated on 23 January 2014, at Annapurna Studios with full state honours amid a 21-gun salute. His turning point in cinema came in 1953 when he essayed the doomed alcoholic lover in Devadasu. Pointing to the sky, he once famously said, "If there's a presence there, I'm sure he'll want us to perform our earthly duties well and be a good human being rather than blindly worship him". Akkineni Nagarjuna was born on 29 August 1959 in Madras (present-day Chennai) to the veteran actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao and his wife Annapurna. Santosham Best Actress Award (Jyothika), Won Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Bronze), To Start receiving timely alerts please follow the below steps: Story first published: Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 14:46 [IST], ANR Lives On: Rare And Unseen Pics Of The Legendary King, Manam Completes 100 Days; Nagarjuna Misses His Dad ANR, Rare Honor; US Post Service To Issue Akkineni Nageswara Rao Stamp, Soorarai Pottru Full Movie Leaked Online For Free Download In HD Quality, Laxmii Full Movie Leaked Online For Free Download In HD Quality, Anushka Sen Replaced In Zee TV’s Apna Time Bhi Aayega, Actress Claims She Quit On Health Grounds. Manishilo Maneeshi by Dr.K.V. Akkineni Nageswara Rao (20th September, 1924 - 22nd January, 2014) was a prominent Indian film actor and producer, predominantly in the Telugu cinema. He is fondly called Natasamrat by his fans. He created scholarships at GITAM University (Vizag). Pointing to the sky, he once famously said, "If there's a presence there, I'm sure he'll want us to perform our earthly duties well and be a good human being rather than blindly worship him". She … ANR's portrayal of an alcoholic lover in Devadasu, remains his signature role. He was an actor and producer, known for Meghasandesam (1983), Laila Majnu (1949) and Aatma Bandhuvulu (1987). His formal education was limited to primary schooling due to his parents' poor economic condition. The turning point of his career came when Ghantasala Balaramaiah, a prominent film producer at that time, discovered him by chance at the Vijayawada railway station. Apart from the studio floors, Annapurna Studios also provides pre-built amenities which include the Manduva house (village house), police station, hospital, the Manam house. Though he did the roles of mythological divine figures such as Rama, Krishna and many others, he was famously an agnostic.. Akkineni died a week later, on 22 January 2014. Saroja Akkineni; daughter of Nageswara Rao and Annapurna. Even though he didn't have the opportunity to fully complete his schooling, he understood the importance of education.  He was cremated on 23 January 2014, at Annapurna Studios with full state honours amid a 21-gun salute. He later started the Annapurna International School of Film and Media within Annapurna Studios in 2011.. ANR is known for his path-breaking work in biographical films; He essayed the Tamil saint Thondaradippodi Alvar in the 1954 film Vipra Narayana; Tenali Rama in the 1956 film Tenali Ramakrishna, which received the All India Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film; Kalidas (the Sanskrit poet of Ujjain) in the 1960 film Mahakavi Kalidasu; the 12th Century Sanskrit poet Jayadeva of Odisha in the 1961 film Bhakta Jayadeva; the Kannada sculptor Amarashilpi Jakanachari in the 1964 film Amara Shilpi Jakkanna; the Marathi saint Tukaram in the 1971 film Bhakta Tukaram; Kabir in the 2006 film Sri Ramadasu; Valmiki in the 2009 film Sri Rama Rajyam.