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ANR Lives On: Rare And Unseen Pics Of The Legendary King

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Akkineni Nageswara Rao lives on. The legendary actor, the king of Tollywood who redefined onscreen romance in Telugu cinema. Tollywood still mours over the death of ANR. The legendary actor is popularly known as ANR in Telugu film industry. His predominantly works in in Telugu cinema will be cheerished throughout the years. 

On his first death anniversay(Jan 22), we here bring you few interesting facts about the veteran actor. ANR has nearly acted in 255 movies in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages, who is the eminent figure for now and for ever in Tollywood. Born to a middle class family, ANR made his debut movie at the age of 17, through 'Dharmapathni'(1941). ANR has acted in several romantic movies which are still a feast to watchout for. ANR has acted in Laila Majnu, Anarkali, Batasari, Devadasu, Prem Nagar, Premabhishekam, and Meghasandesham.

The movie Premabhishekam(1981) of ANR, still remains as a highest grosser in Telugu fim industry which successfully run for more than 365 days continously. The movie was directed by Dasari Narayana Rao Premabhishekam starred ANR, Sridevi and Jayasudha in the lead roles. Seeing the successfull box collection the movie was later remade in Tamil as Vazhvey Maayam.

ANR is one among the eminent person who shifted Telugu cinema industry to Hyderabad from Madras, Tamil Nadu. For his dedicated passion towards Tollywood ANR has also built a studio 'Annapuna Studios' in Hyderabad. Nageswara Rao has received four state Nandi Awards, and five Filmfare Awards South. Rao is also a awardee of the National Dada Saheb Phalke Award and the highest honorary award for cinematic achievements in India.

ANR is also honored with Padma Vibhushan and India's second highest civilian award for his highest contribution towards Indian cinema. He is survived by his son, actor Akkineni Nagarjuna and grandsons Naga Chaitanya and Akhil Akkineni.

Click on to the slideshow to see rare and unseen pictures of the legendary king ANR

ANR : The Legend

Akkineni Nageswara Rao is the legendary actor of Telugu film industry. His predominent works in Telugu cinema will also be cheerished for now and for ever. The legendary actor has bulit Annapurna Studios to provide infrastructural support to Tollywood. ANR live on..

ANR: The Legend

Akkineni Nageswara Rao has nearly acted in 255 movies including Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages. ANR is fondly called as 'Tragedy King' of Telugu cinema, through his milestone performances in romantic movies like Laila Majnu, Anarkali, Batasari, Devadasu,Prem Nagar, Premabhishekam, and Meghasandesham. In pics, ANR with his son-actor Akkineni Nagarjuna.

ANR: The Legend

In pics, ANR with his second grandson Akhil Akkineni. Akhil is the aspiring actor in Tollywood. The young actor has signed up for a movie with director VV Vinayak whick is slated to go on the floors from February.

His tweet on ANR's death anniversary:It's been a year since he left us, my favourite picture of him. #ANRLivesON

ANR: The Legend

In pics, ANR with wife Annapurna and son Nagarjuna. ANR was a friend like father to Nagarjuna. The legendary actor is not only a father to Nagarjuna but a teacher, guru, friend and a soulmate. ANR and Nagarjuna acted in Sri Ramadasu(2006), a devotional movie which is a blockbuster hit at box office.

ANR: The Legend

ANR apart from acting as romantic hero in movies, the actor was fond of kids. In his free time, the legendary 'Natasamrat' used to spend quality time with his family and grandchildren. ANR lives on...

ANR: The Legend

In pics, ANR and Amitabh Bachchan. The legendary king had a very keen and balanced relationship not only with Telugu actors but also with other industry too. It is reported that, ANR and Big B are pretty good family friends.

ANR: The Legend

In pics, a collaged image of Akkineni Heros: ANR, Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya and Akhil Akkineni. Akkineni is a brand for producing not only movies, but they also run acting school and charity oraganisations in Hyderabad. ANR lives on...

ANR: The Legend

In pics: ANR, Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya at the promotions of Manam movie. The legendary actor ANR, acted in Manam(2014) which was later declared as a tribute to the actor. He played the character of his grandson Naga Chaitanya in the movie. The Dada Phakle awardee passed away on Jan 22, 2014.

ANR: The Legend

In pics: ANR from the movie Doctor Chakravarthy(1964). The actor recieved his frist Nandi award for this movie. The movie starred ANR, Savitri and Krishna Kumari in the leas roles. Till this date, the picture is one of the favourite photo of ANR which is viral in social networking pages.

ANR: The Legend

The legendary actor has recieved received four state Nandi Awards, and five Filmfare Awards South. Rao is a recipient of the National Dada Saheb Phalke Award. For his divine gratitude towards Tollywood, the actor was awarded with Padma Vibhushan and 'India's second highest civilian award', for his contribution towards Indian cinema.

ANR: The Legend

A picture from that mourning day on ANR's death. The actor's death was a shocking demise not only to his family but for whole Tollywood film industry. All actors over the globe came down to attend his funeral and to take his last blessings. In pics, Nagarjuna, director Raghavendra Rao, Naga Chaitanya and Akhil Akkineni in tears for missing the legendary king. ANR lives on..

ANR: The Legend

It is past one year, the actor left us. But he will remain as a legendary king to Tollywood and in the hearts of his millions of fans across the globe. ANR lives on..

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