Akkineni Nageswara Rao

Akkineni Nageswara Rao

Indian Actor
Born Sep 20, 1924

Akkineni Nageswara Rao is an Indian film actor, predominant in Telugu cinema. Nageswara Rao has worked in several genres of films in his 78-year acting career, including mythological, social, and drama films. Nageswara Rao has been active in the Telugu film industry since 1941.… Read More

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1924 Birth Born on September 20, 1924.


1941 16 Years Old In 1941, at the age of 17, Nageswara Rao made his debut in the Telugu film, Dharmapatni, in which he played the role of the protagonist's friend. … Read More


1954 29 Years Old Rao is known for his path-breaking works in biographical films; Rao essayed Tamil saint Thondaradippodi Alvar in the 1954 film Vipra Narayana; as Tenali Rama in the 1956 film Tenali Ramakrishna which received the All India Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film; as Kalidas (the Sanskrit poet of Ujjain) in the 1960 film Mahakavi Kalidasu; as 12th Century Sanskrit poet Jayadeva of Odisha in the 1961 film Bhakta Jayadeva; as Kannada sculptor Amarashilpi Jakanachari in the 1964 film Amara Shilpi Jakkanna; as Marathi saint Tukaram in the 1971 film Bhakta Tukaram; as Kabir in the 2006 film Sri Ramadasu; and as Valmiki in the 2009 film Sri Rama Rajyam.


1957 32 Years Old Similarly, Rao essayed mythological figures such as Abhimanyu in Mayabazar which was screened at the 1957 International Film Festival of India and the Indonesian Film Festival; as Lord Vishnu in Chenchu Lakshmi; as Narada in Bhookailas; and as Arjuna in Sri Krishnarjuna Yuddhamu.


1983 58 Years Old Rao is best remembered for his performances in romantic tales such as Laila Majnu (1949), Devadasu (1953), Anarkali (1955), Batasari (1961), Mooga Manasulu (1964), Prem Nagar (1971), Premabhishekam (1981), and Meghasandesham (1982) which was featured at the 9th International Film Festival of India, the 1983 Cannes Film Festival and the Moscow film festival. … Read More


2005 80 Years Old He instituted the Akkineni International Foundation in 2005 to honour those who contributed to the Film Industry.
2011 86 Years Old The Annapurna International School of Film and Media, founded by his family in 2011, was set up as a non-profit entity. … Read More
2012 87 Years Old In 2012, he instituted the Akkineni Annapurna Educational Trust in memory of his wife Annapurna. … Read More
2013 88 Years Old On 19 October 2013 Rao announced that he was diagnosed with colon cancer. … Read More
2014 89 Years Old 1 More Event
He was cremated on 23 January 2014, at Annapurna Studios with full state honours amid a 21-gun salute. … Read More
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