Akkineni Nageswara Rao

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Akkineni Nageswara Rao

Birthday 20 September 1923 (Thursday)
Date of death 22 January 2014 (Wednesday)
Birth Place Ramapuram , Andhra Pradesh
Age (in 2014)90 years 4 months 2 days Old
Birth Sign Virgo
Height in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.7 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 6" ins
Weight in Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 154.32 lbs

He was an Indian Film Actor, Film Producer, Theatre Actor & Philanthropist who known for his work in Telugu and Tamil Cinemas.

Other Name: ANR
Other Professions: Film Producer Philanthropist

Akkineni Nageswara Rao Biography, Relationship & Career

At age 10, he got associated with the theatre and that is how his journey started. Some of the noted dramas of that, he was a part are Kanakatara, Harishchandra, Telugu Talli, Satyanveshanam, and Aasajyoti among others. He was spotted by legendary filmmaker Ghantasala Balaramaiah seen him at Vijaywada railway station and offered him the lead role in the cult classic film Seeta Rama Jananam. He did play a supportive role before this movie but this movie brought him under the limelight.

In a career that spanned over 7 decades, he went on to star in over 250 films including Telugu, Tamil, and Bollywood movies. He played a range of characters in his decorated career. From supporting functions to lead roles to comedian to character roles. One of his roles that needs a special mention is his role in the cult classic film Devadasu. His fans used to refer to him as Natasamrat. For his performances, he was felicitated with a variety of awards including Padmi Shri, Padma Bhusan, and Dada Saheb Phalke Award among many others.
Off the sets, he has some business interests also. He was deeply involved with a lot of charitable trusts and also started his own noncharitable trusts like Akkineni International Foundation and The Annapurna International School of Film and Media.

Akkineni Nageswara Rao died on 22-01-2014 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. He had been suffering from colon cancer. Before his death, he had been shooting the film Manam.

He had been born to Akkineni Venkatratnam & Akkineni Punnamma. On 18-02-1949, he married Annapurna Kollipara (film producer). Together the couple had five children including two sons named Akkineni Venkat (film producer), Akkineni Nagarjuna (actor & producer), and three brothers named Naga Susheela (film producer), Saroja Akkineni & Sathyavathi Akkineni. Naga Chaitanya, Akhil Akkineni, Sumanth, Sushanth & Supriya Yarlagadda are his grandchildren.

Personal Info of Akkineni Nageswara Rao

Home Town Venkataraghavapuram, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh
Address Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Marital status Married
Hobbies Travelling and Reading

Favourite things of Akkineni Nageswara Rao

Favorite color White
Favorite sport Hockey

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Akkineni Nageswara Rao

  • He strode into the field of fine arts through theatre at the age of 10.
  • His movie, Premabhishekam is among the biggest hits ever in Tollywood, with an amazing 533 days run in Hyderabad. It's still the greatest theatrical run in a town for any Telugu movie.
  • He was cremated on 23 January 2014, at Annapurna Studios with full state honours amid a 21-gun salute.
  • He was the Chief Donor and President of the College in Gudivada, which was then called Akkineni Nageswara Rao College after him.

Akkineni Nageswara Rao Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

97 years 6 months 22 days old age Akkineni Nageswara Rao will turn 98 years on 20 September 2021 ( Monday ).