ANR Lives On – Iconic statue of the ANR unveiled

Akkineni Nageswara Rao, fondly known as ANR, was a legendary figure in Telugu cinema. He was born in the year1923 and died in 2014. He had 75 years of long cine career, in which he acted many iconic films and roles. He was also a visionary who shifted the Telugu film industry to Hyderabad in the 70s and founded Annapurna Studios and Annapurna International School of Film and Media. He was honored with many awards and recognitions, including Dada Saheb Phalke Award, Padma Vibhushan, seven Nandi Awards and five Filmfare Awards.

He started his acting journey at the age of 10 as a theatre artist. earlier he is playing female roles on stage. Then entered into the film industry and became one of the star hero’s of Telugu cinema. He played diverse roles ranging from romantic heroes to mythological figures to historical personalities to fantasy characters. He showcased his acting prowess and charisma in every film he did. He also contributed to the society by doing various social service activities.

On his 100th birth anniversary, his son Akkineni Nagarjuna and his family organized a grand event where former Vice-President Sri Venkaiah Naidu unveiled a statue of ANR. His name is immortalized in the history of Telugu cinema and ANR lives on forever..