Akkineni Nageswara Rao widely known as ANR, was an Indian film actor and producer, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema.
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
20 September 1924 Venkata Raghava Puram, Madras Presidency, British India (now Ramapuram in Krishna District,Andhra Pradesh, India)
22 January 2014 (aged 90) Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India (present-day Telangana)
Padma Vibhushan (2011) Padma Bhushan (1988)
He starred in a variety of roles in his seventy five-year career as a matinee idol, while becoming one of the most prominent figures in the history of Telugu cinema. He was one of the instrumental figures in moving the Telugu cinema industry from Madras to Hyderabad in the early 1960s, alongside D. V. S. Raju. He founded Annapurna Studios in the year 1975 to provide infrastructural support to the new film industry in Hyderabad. He later started the Annapurna International School of Film and Media within Annapurna Studios in 2011