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    Nageshwara Rao Akkineni

    Nageshwara Rao Akkineni

    Actor/Producer
    Born : 20 Sep 1923
    Birth Place : Venkataraghavapuram, Madras

    Akkineni Nageswara Rao (20th September, 1924 - 22nd January, 2014) was a prominent Indian film actor and producer, predominantly in the Telugu cinema. From paddy fields, he strode into the field of fine arts through theatre.

     

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    Akkineni Nageswara Rao (20th September, 1924 - 22nd January, 2014) was a prominent Indian film actor and producer, predominantly in the Telugu cinema. From paddy fields, he strode into the field of fine arts through theatre.

     

    He became a famous stage artiste, specialising, surprisingly, in playing female characters, because women at that time were prohibited from acting. Some of the famous plays he acted in were Harishchandra, Kanakatara, Vipranarayana, Telugu Talli, Aasajyoti and Satyanveshanam.

     

    Subsequently, he was discovered, by chance, by the then prominent film producer, Ghantasala Balaramaiah, at the Vijayawada railway station. He was then cast in the film Dharmapatni. Since then, Nageswara Rao has starred in several films of various genres during his unparalleled 75-year acting career. He...

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