Akkineni Nageshwara Rao Akkineni Nageswara Rao Telugu: Was (born 20 September 1924) at Venkataraghavapuram, Gudivada Taluk, Krishna District), also known as ANR, is a Telugu Cinema film actor from Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh. His films include a diverse range of genres which include mythological, folk tale, social, adventure and drama.
Nageswara Rao is also worked in many drama in the stages etc. He has the 69 of the acting career. He nearly from the 1941 in the flim industry. He was the no.1 hero till the his generation ends.and that time. In the film industry that time the ANR is the one eye and the (NTR is the another eye for the telugu industry).he is the father of telugu cinema current superstar nagarjuna and the grandfather of the nagachaitanya,sushanth,sumanth and akhil.his wife is the Akkineni Annapurna.he also has studio in the hyderabad carated by his wife name. His family was very poor.he stoped studying in the early of his age only. .He started acting in street plays at the age of 9 and acted in several plays.in those the male takes the lead and female is not used to acts. and he plays the plays the female role in the street dramas.The first Indian feature film Raja Harichandra&Nageswara Rao in his early days as an actor used to act such female roles on stage.He acted more than 260 movies in his career.
He was honoured with a number of awards including 3 Filmfares, PadmaVibhushan, Dada Saheb Palke Award, Nandi Award, Kalaimamani and Life time Achievement Award from Telugu Association of North America. His last Best Actor award was for 'Bangaru Kutumbam' in 1994. Akkineni Nageswara Rao was married to Annapurna Akkineni. Their son Akkineni Nagarjuna is also an actor. His recent release was 'Sri Rama Rajyam' in 2011 where he portrayed Valmiki. ANR ‘s final project was Manam that saw three generations of the Akkineni family including himself, his son Nagarjuna and grandson Naga Chaitanya in it. It was expected to release this year. NR has acted in over 255 films in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. A majority of his films were both commercial and critical successes. His grandchildren are Sumanth, Sushanth, Naga Chaitanya and Akhil Akkineni. All of them are in the film industry as well.