Akkineni Nageswara Rao Profile, Height, Age, Family, Biography & More


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About Akkineni Nageswara Rao

Akkineni Nageswara Rao (September 20, 1924 – January 22, 2014), known as ANR, was an Indian film actor and producer, known for his work mainly in Telugu cinema. He has starred in many landmark films over his seventy-five year career, becoming one of the most prominent figures in the history of Indian cinema. He is considered one of the most important and successful actors in Indian cinema. In the early 1960s, he was one of the actors in the transfer of the Telugu cinema industry from Madras to Hyderabad. He founded Annapurna Studios in 1975 to provide infrastructure support to the Telugu film industry in Hyderabad. In 2011, he then founded the Annapurna International Film and Media School at Annapurna Studios.

Akkineni Nageswara Rao was born on September 20, 1924 to a lower middle-class family in Ramapuram, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh. He was the youngest of five brothers. His parents, Akkineni Venkatratnam and Akkineni Punnamma, belonged to the farming community. His formal education was limited to primary school because of his parents’ poor economic situation.


Name Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Nick-name ANR
Sex Male
Date Of Birth 20 September 1924 [1]wikipedia
Age 89 Years (as in 2014)
Date Of Death 22 January 2014
Death of Place Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Profession / Occupation Actor, Director, Businessman  (Telugu, Tamil)
Mother Tongue Telugu
Religion Hindu
Nation Indian
Caste Not Known
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Height / Weight 5′ 5” / 70kg
First Movie Dharmapatni (1941, Telugu) [2]IMDB
First Debut Movie Seeta Rama Jananam (1944, Telugu)
Money Factor Not Known

Physical  Stats

Height in Centimeters 165 cm
Height in Meters 1.65 m
Height in Feet Inches 5′ 5”
Weight 70kg
Body Measurement 42-32-15
Chest Size 42 inches
Waist Size 32 inches
Biceps Size 15 inches
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Brown


Father Akkineni Venkatratnam
Mother Akkineni Punnamma
Brothers Not Known
Sisters Not Known

Personal Life

Education Qualification Not Known
School Primary School, Ramapuram
College / University Not Known
Others Not Known


Civilian Awards 1968: Padma Shri
1988: Padma Bhushan
2011: Padma Vibhushan
National Film Awards 1991: Dada Saheb Phalke Award
1996: NTR National Award
Filmfare Awards South 1968: Best Film Award (Telugu) for Sudigundalu
1973: Best Actor (Telugu) for Marapurani Manishi
1987: Best Actor (Telugu) for Aatma Bandhuvulu
1988: Lifetime Achievement Award
1991: Best Actor (Telugu) for Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu
Nandi Award 1964: Best Actor for Dr. Chakravarthy
Best Actor for Antastulu
Best Actor for Sudigundalu
Best Actor for Meghasandesam
Best Actor for Bangaru Kutumbam
Other Award 1989: Raghupathi Venkaiah Award
Other State Honours • Kalidasu Kaustubh from Madhya Pradesh State
• Appointed as an adviser to the State Film Development  Corporation
• Tamil Nadu State Film Honorary Award – Arignar Anna Award in 1992
Controversies Not Known

Relationship & more

Marital Status Married
Wife Akkineni Annapurna
Daughters Sathyavathi Akkineni, Naga Susheela, Saroja Akkineni
Sons Akkineni Venkat,
Girlfriends/ Affairs Not Known

Favorite Things

Favorite Colour Black
Favorite Actor Not Known
Favorite Actress Not Known
Favorite Food Non Vegetarian
Hobbies Reading, Writing
Favorite Destination Not Known

Money Factor


Some unknown facts about


Social Media

Twitter Not Known
Facebook Not Known
Instagram Not Known


 Contact Address

Birth Place Ramapuram, Krishna, Andhra Pradesh, India
Home Town Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Present Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
House Address Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Phone No / Mobile No Not Known
Email ID Not Known
Website Not Known


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