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Uppalapati Venkata Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(born 20 January 1940) is an Indian film actor, known for his works in Telugu cinema. He is widely known as Rebel Star for his rebellious acting style. He is also the winner of the inaugural Nandi Award for Best Actor. Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
has starred in more than 183 feature films in his career.[1] He made his film debut with the 1966 Chilaka Gorinka produced and directed by Kotayya Pratyagatma. Uppalapati has garnered five Filmfare Awards South
Filmfare Awards South
and three state Nandi Awards. Uppalapati is also an active politician.[2][3] Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
acted in several blockbuster hit films such as Jeevana Tarangalu (1973), Krishnaveni (1974), Bhakta Kannappa
Bhakta Kannappa
(1976), Amaradeepam (1977), Sati Savitri
Sati Savitri
(1978), Katakataala Rudraiah (1978), Mana Voori Pandavulu
Mana Voori Pandavulu
(1978), Rangoon Rowdy (1979), Shri Vinayaka Vijayamu (1979), Sita Ramulu (1980), Taxi Driver (1981), Trishulam (1982), Dharmaatmudu (1983), Bobbili Brahmanna
Bobbili Brahmanna
(1984), Tandra Paprayudu (1986), Marana Sasanam (1987), Vishwanatha Nayakudu (1987), Antima Theerpu (1988), Bava Bavamaridi (1993), Palnati Pourusham (1994). After the late 1990s, he became active in politics. He joined Bharatiya Janata Party
Bharatiya Janata Party
and was elected to the 12th and 13th Lok Sabha from Kakinada and Narasapur constituencies. He served as a Minister of State for Ministry of External Affairs in the Third Vajpayee Ministry from 1999 to 2004. On 24 March 2009 he has joined Praja Rajyam Party founded by Chiranjeevi. In 2009 State Assembly elections he contested for M.P. seat from Rajahmundry and lost as he was associated with PRP.

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Career

2.1 Debut and career up to 1967 2.2 Breakthrough: 1968–1973 2.3 1974–1983 2.4 1984–1990 2.5 1991–present

3 Political career

3.1 Role in the prohibition of cow slaughter

4 Filmography 5 Awards and recognition

5.1 Rashtrapati Awards 5.2 Filmfare Awards South 5.3 Nandi Awards 5.4 TSR TV9 National Awards 5.5 Zee Telugu Awards 5.6 Gulf Andhra Musical Awards (GAMA)

6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Personal life[edit] Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
was born in Mogalthur, West Godavari District
West Godavari District
on 20 January 1940 to Uppalapati Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Raju. He had a wife before he married Shyamaladevi in 1996. He has four daughters, one from the first wife, and the remaining three born to his second wife. Film producer U. Suryanarayana Raju is his younger brother and actor Prabhas
Prabhas
is his nephew. Another nephew Siddharth Rajkumar made his acting debut with Keratam (2011).[4] Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
worked as a journalist for the Andhra Ratna. He was awarded the Second Best Photographer in state level. He is fond of cameras and has a collection of cameras. He is the owner of Gopi Krishna Movies. Career[edit] Debut and career up to 1967[edit] Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
entered Tollywood in 1966 with the film Chilaka Gorinka directed by Kotayya Pratyagatma alongside Krishna Kumari. The film won Nandi Award for Best Feature Film - Silver for that year. Later he acted in the mythological film Shri Krishnavataram
Shri Krishnavataram
which also stars N. T. Rama Rao. He acted in many films with the established actors N. T. Rama Rao and Akkineni Nageswara Rao. He also acted in many films with the established actresses Krishna Kumari, Rajasulochana, Jamuna and Kanchana.[5] Breakthrough: 1968–1973[edit] Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
acted alongside Kanchana in Nenante Nene and set the trend of handsome villain. Later, he acted in Bhale Abbayilu, the Telugu remake of Yash Chopra's 1965 film Waqt. Later he acted in films such as Buddhimantudu, Manushulu Marali, Mallee Pelli and Jai Jawan. He acted opposite Bollywood actress Rekha
Rekha
in Amma Kosam which was her first film as an actress. Later he acted in films such as Anuradha, Bhagyavantudu and Bangaaru Talli, the remake of critically acclaimed 1957 Hindi film Mother India. Later he acted in films such as Muhammad- bin-Tughluq portraying the role of Islamic scholar
Islamic scholar
Ibn Battuta, Raj Mahal, Hantakulu Devaantakulu opposite Rajasulochana, Manavudu Danavudu
Manavudu Danavudu
opposite Krishna Kumari, Neeti-Nijayiti
Neeti-Nijayiti
opposite Kanchana and Vinta Dampatulu opposite Jamuna. Later he acted in films such as Badi Panthulu, Bala Mitrula Katha, Jeevana Tarangalu and Kanna Koduku. In most of the films he acted as antihero, villain and supporting roles and in lead roles in a few films. 1974–1983[edit] Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
acted in Bantrotu Bharya which marks the first collaboration of Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
with Dasari Narayana Rao. Later he acted in the critically acclaimed film Krishnaveni opposite Vanisri directed by V. Madhusudhan Rao. The film marks the debut of Krishnam Raju as a producer, the film was produced under his own production house Gopi Krishna Movies. Later he acted in Parivartana opposite Jamuna, Kanchana and Lakshmi and in Bharati opposite Jamuna, Iddaru Iddare and Yavvanam Katesindi. Later he acted in Bhakta Kannappa portraying the roles of Arjuna
Arjuna
and Kannappa Nayanar
Kannappa Nayanar
directed by Bapu which is the unique Telugu film to win National Film Award for Best Audiography. Later he acted in the crime drama Manchiki Maro Peru. Later he acted in Kurukshetram portraying the role of Karna
Karna
directed by Kamalakara Kameswara Rao. Later he acted in Amaradeepam which marks the first collaboration of Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
with K. Raghavendra Rao. The film earned him Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) and Nandi Award for Best Actor for the year 1977. Later he acted in films such as Jeevana Teeralu, Manushulu Chesina Dongalu and Sati Savitri. Later he acted in the lavishly made Katakataala Rudraiah which grossed ₹75 lakh (US$110,000) made on a budget of ₹18 lakh (US$28,000). Later he acted in Mana Voori Pandavulu
Mana Voori Pandavulu
which was produced by him and Jaya Krishna. The film garnered Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu) for the year 1978 and Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
shared the award with Jaya Krishna. Katakataala Rudraiah and Mana Voori Pandavulu
Mana Voori Pandavulu
were released within a gap of 10 days and both the films became blockbusters.[6] Later he acted in films such as Ramabanam, Andadu Aagadu in which he acts in a role of a spy which is parallel to James Bond and the film became a smash hit. Later he acted in Rangoon Rowdy, Shri Vinayaka Vijayamu portraying the role of Lord Shiva. Later he acted in films such as Shivamettina Satyam, Kalyana Chakravarti and Alludu Pattina Bharatam which was directed by K. Viswanath. Later he acted in Sita Ramulu, Bebbuli and Prema Tarangalu, the Telugu remake of 1978 Bollywood blockbuster Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. In 1981, he acted in Aadavaallu Meeku Joharlu directed by K. Balachander. In the same year he acted in Agni Poolu which was based on Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani's novel of the same name. Later he acted in the musical hit, Puli Bidda, Taxi Driver, Ragile Jwala, Guvvala Janta, Rama Lakshmanulu, Madhura Swapnam, Talli Kodukula Anubandham, Nipputo Chelagaatam, Golconda Abbulu, Jaggu, Pralaya Rudrudu and critically acclaimed Trishulam. Later he acted in Nijam Chebite Nerama!, Adavi Simhalu, Puli Bebbuli, Kotikokkadu and Dharmaatmudu. 1984–1990[edit] In 1984, Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
acted in Yuddham, Sardar, Babulugaadi Debba, Kondaveeti Nagulu and S. P. Bhayankar. Later, he acted in the Tollywood industrial hit Bobbili Brahmanna
Bobbili Brahmanna
which earned him Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) and Nandi Award for Best Actor.[7] He also remade the film in Hindi as Dharm Adhikari
Dharm Adhikari
with Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar
and Jeetendra
Jeetendra
in 1986. Later, he acted in films such as Raraju, Bharatamlo Shankaravam, Rowdy, Bandee, Tirugubatu, Aggi Raju, Bullet, Ukku Manishi, Ravana Brahma, Neti Yugadharmam and Ugra Narasimham. In 1986, he acted in Tandra Paparayudu
Tandra Paparayudu
portraying the role of Tandra Paparayudu which earned him Filmfare Best Actor Award for the year 1986. The film was premiered at the 11th International Film Festival of India. Later, he acted in films such as Sardar Dharmanna and Marana Shasanam which earned him Filmfare Best Actor Award for the year 1987. In 1987, he acted in Brahma Nayudu, Vishwanatha Nayakudu portraying the role of Srikrishnadevaraya. Later, he acted in films such as Maarana Homam, Kirai Dada, Maa Inti Maha Raju, Antima Teerpu, Prithvi Raj, Prachanda Bharatam, Dharma Teja, Prana Snehitulu, Simha Swapnam, Shri Ramachandrudu, Bhagawan, Two Town Rowdy, Yama Dharma Raju and Neti Siddhartha. 1991–present[edit] In 1991, Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
acted in Vidhata, Bava Bavamaridi, Jailor Gaari Abbayi, Andaroo Andare, Gangmaster. In 1994, he acted in Palnati Pourusham & this film super hit at box office.. Later he acted in Rikshaw Rudraiah, Simha Garjana, Nayudugaari Kutumbam, Tata Manavadu, Kutumba Gowravam and Maa Nannaki Pelli
Maa Nannaki Pelli
which won Nandi Award for Akkineni Award for Best Home-viewing Feature Film. In 1997, he entered Sandalwood and acted in two Kannada films viz Hai Bangalore and Simhada Mari. Later he acted in Sultan, Vanshoddharakudu and Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu which won Nandi Award for Akkineni Award for Best Home-viewing Feature Film. Later he acted in Raam and Billa, a film of the Don film series and acted with Prabhas
Prabhas
for the first time. Later he acted in Thakita Thakita
Thakita Thakita
and Rebel. Billa marks the second innings of his production house, Gopi Krishna Movies. Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
said in an interview that he would produce films continuously under the banner. Later he acted in Chandee, Yevade Subramanyam
Yevade Subramanyam
and the first Indian 3D historical film, Rudramadevi
Rudramadevi
where he portrays the role of Ganapati Devudu, father of Rudramadevi. Political career[edit] He contested an unsuccessful election in 1992 from Narsapuram on a Congress ticket. After a brief hibernation, he rejoined politics, accepting an invitation from the Bharatiya Janata Party. He won the 1998 Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
elections from Kakinada. He set a record with a thumping majority of over 165,000 votes, the maximum majority as compared to any of the other constituencies in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
which ensured him a berth at the Centre. He was in the advisory committees of the Information and Broadcasting and Commerce and Industry Ministries during 1998-99.

1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha 1998-99 Member, Committee on Commerce Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting 1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
(2nd term)Whip, B.J.P. Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha 1999-2000 Member, Committee on Finance Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme 2000 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Commerce and Industry 30 Sept 2000- Union Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs 22 July 2001 22 July 2001- Union Minister of State, Ministry of Defence 30 June 2002 1 July 2002 - Union Minister of State, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food onwards and Public Distribution

Role in the prohibition of cow slaughter[edit] See also: Cattle slaughter in India The Ban on Cow Slaughter Bill, 1999 was introduced in the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
by Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath
which provided for complete prohibition on slaughter of cows for all purposes. The statement of objects and reasons appended to the Bill stated, "Article 48 of the Constitution enjoins on the State to organise agriculture and animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines and in particular to take steps for preserving and improving the breeds and prohibiting the slaughter of cow and its progeny. In view of the consideration that the cow and its entire progeny must be saved to provide milk, as well as manure, it becomes imperative to impose a complete ban on the cow slaughter." In 2000, Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
moved a motion in the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
for the introduction of The Prohibition of Cow Slaughter Bill, 2000 with the following statement of objects and reasons, "Article 48 of the Constitution enjoins upon the State to organize agriculture and animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines and in particular to take steps for preserving and improving the breeds and prohibiting the slaughter of cow and its progeny. In view of the consideration that the Cow and its Progeny must be saved to provide milk and milk product, as well as manure, it has become necessary to enforce prohibition of cow slaughter." When Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
moved the motion on 20 April 2000 for leave of the House to introduce the Bill, G. M. Banatwala, raised the issue regarding the legislative competence of Parliament to enact legislation on the subject. Banatwala referred to the opinion given by the then Attorney General, M.C. Setalvad in the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
on 1 April 1984 on the issue, to the effect that it was outside the legislative competence of that House to come forward with any Bill concerning organization of Agriculture
Agriculture
and Animal Husbandry. However, the Chairman of the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
in his ruling on the point raised by Banatwala interalia observed that Chair does not decide whether the Bill is constitutionally within the legislative competence of the House or not and further, the House also does not take a decision on the specific question of vires of the Bill. The motion moved by was, therefore, put to the vote of the House and adopted. Accordingly, the Chair permitted introduction of the Bill by Krishnam Raju."[8] Filmography[edit] Main article: Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
filmography Awards and recognition[edit] Rashtrapati Awards[edit]

1977 Best Acting for Amara Deepam 1978 Best Acting for Mana Voori Pandavulu

Filmfare Awards South[edit]

Best Actor

Year Film Role

1977 Amara Deepam Shri Krishna / Hari

1984 Bobbili Brahmanna Brahmanna / Ravi

1986 Tandra Paparayudu Tandra Paparayudu

1978 – Best Film – Mana Voori Pandavulu 2006 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (South)

Nandi Awards[edit]

Best Actor

Year Film Role

1977 Amara Deepam Shri Krishna / Hari

1984 Bobbili Brahmanna Brahmanna / Ravi

Best Character Actor

Year Film Role

1994 Jailor Gaari Abbayi Jailor Chakrapani

2014 - Raghupathi Venkaiah Award

TSR TV9 National Awards[edit]

2012 - Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 - Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 - Legend Actor of Silver Screen 2016 - 5 Decades Star Award

Zee Telugu Awards[edit]

2015 - Lifetime Achievement Award

Gulf Andhra Musical Awards (GAMA)[edit]

2015 - Lifetime Achievement Award

See also[edit]

Biography portal Film portal

References[edit]

^ the hindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/krishnam-raju-prays-at-pedda-dargah/article5867495.ece ^ the hindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/krishnam-raju-courting-bjp-again/article7471817.ece ^ thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/krishnam-raju-joins-bjp/article5556156.ece ^ https://www.indiaglitz.com/keratam-telugu-movie-review-13576 ^ " Chilaka Gorinka (1966)". IMDb.  ^ "Krishnam Raju's unique feat". The Times of India.  ^ "CineGoer.com — Satyasai Karavadi's Articles — Review — Bobbili Brahmanna". Archived from the original on 29 September 2012.  ^ "Report of the National Commission on Cattle — Chapter II (13. Private Members' Bills and Resolutions introduced in Parliament)". DAHD. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 

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Films produced

Krishnaveni (1974) Bhakta Kannappa
Bhakta Kannappa
(1976) Amara Deepam (1977) Mana Voori Pandavulu
Mana Voori Pandavulu
(1978) Madhura Swapnam
Madhura Swapnam
(1982) Trishulam (1982) Bobbili Brahmanna
Bobbili Brahmanna
(1984) Dharm Adhikari
Dharm Adhikari
(1986) Tandra Paparayudu
Tandra Paparayudu
(1986) Billa (2009)

See also

Filmography

Category

Awards received by Krishnam Raju

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Filmfare Award South for Lifetime Achievement

1983–1989

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1983) Sowcar Janaki
Sowcar Janaki
(1984) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1985) Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair (1986) Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
(1987) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1988) Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(1989)

1990–1999

Padmini (1990) M. T. Vasudevan Nair (1991) L. V. Prasad
L. V. Prasad
(1992) Gemini Ganesan
Gemini Ganesan
(1993) K. Balachander, Kasinathuni Viswanath, B. Saroja Devi, Madhu, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(1994) Nagesh & Manorama (1995) Krishna & Sharada (1996) Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
& S. Janaki
S. Janaki
(1997) Allu Rama Lingaiah & Lakshmi (1998) Pandari Bai
Pandari Bai
& Mugur Sundar (1999) D. Ramanaidu & Sheela (2000)

2001–2010

M. S. Viswanathan
M. S. Viswanathan
& Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(2001) Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao & Vishnuvardhan (2002) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
& Vijayashanti (2003) K. R. Vijaya & Ramoji Rao (2004) Thilakan
Thilakan
& Sukumari
Sukumari
(2005) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
& P. Susheela
P. Susheela
(2006) Sivakumar
Sivakumar
& Jaya Prada
Jaya Prada
(2007) Veturi Sundararama Murthy
Veturi Sundararama Murthy
(2008) Ambareesh & KPAC Lalitha (2009) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
& Jayasudha (2010)

2011–present

S. P. Muthuraman
S. P. Muthuraman
& Seema (2011) Bapu & Vani Jairam
Vani Jairam
(2012) Balu Mahendra
Balu Mahendra
& Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(2013) I. V. Sasi
I. V. Sasi
& Raadhika (2014) Mohan Babu (2015) Vijaya Nirmala (2016)

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Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actor

1972–1990

N. T. Rama Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
(1972) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1973) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1974) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1975) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1976) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(1977) Chandra Mohan (1978) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1979) Somayajulu (1980) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1981) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1982) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1983) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(1984) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1985) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(1986)

Venkatesh (1988) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1989) Rajasekhar (1990)

1991–2010

Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1991) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1992) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1993) Rajasekhar (1994) Mohan Babu (1995) Venkatesh (1996) Akkineni Nagarjuna
Akkineni Nagarjuna
(1997) Venkatesh (1998) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1999) Venkatesh (2000) Uday Kiran
Uday Kiran
(2001) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(2002) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2003) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(2004) Siddharth (2005) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2006) N. T. Rama Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
Jr. (2007) Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun
(2008) Ram Charan
Ram Charan
(2009) Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun
(2010)

2011–present

Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2011) Pawan Kalyan
Pawan Kalyan
(2012) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2013) Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun
(2014) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2015) N. T. Rama Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
Jr. (2016)

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Raghupathi Venkaiah Award

1980–1990

1980: L. V. Prasad
L. V. Prasad
(director and producer) 1981: P. Pullaiah and Santha Kumari
Santha Kumari
(director and producer) 1982: B. A. Subba Rao
B. A. Subba Rao
(director, producer and writer) 1983: M. A. Rahman 1984: Kosaraju Raghavaiah Choudary (lyricist, poet and actor) 1985: Bhanumati (actor, producer, singer, music director, and writer) 1986: Bapu and Mullapudi Venkata Ramana 1987: B. Nagi Reddy (producer) 1988: D. V. S. Raju (producer) 1989: Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(actor) 1990: Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(actor, director, and producer)

1991–2000

1991: Kasinathuni Viswanath
Kasinathuni Viswanath
(Film director) 1992: S. Rajeswara Rao (composer) 1993: D. Madhusudhana Rao (producer) 1994: Anjali Devi
Anjali Devi
(actress) 1995: Kovelamudi Surya Prakash Rao (actor, cinematographer, director, producer) 1996: Inturi Venkateswara Rao 1997: V. Madhusudhan Rao 1998: Gummadi Venkateswara Rao (actor) 1999: Santha Kumari
Santha Kumari
(actress and producer) 2000: Kanta Rao
Kanta Rao
(actor, producer)

2001–present

2001: Allu Rama Lingaiah (actor) 2002: P. Susheela
P. Susheela
(playback singer) 2003: V. B. Rajendra Prasad (producer) 2004: Krishnaveni (actress and producer) 2005: M. S. Reddy (producer, writer, and director) 2006: Daggubati Rama Naidu (producer, actor) 2007: Tammareddy Krishna Murthy (producer) 2008: Vijaya Nirmala (actress, producer and director) 2009: K. Ragava (producer) 2010: M. Balaiah (actor, producer and director) 2011: Kaikala Satyanarayana (actor, producer and director) 2012: Kodi Ramakrishna
Kodi Ramakrishna
(director) 2013: Vanisri (actress) 2014: Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(actor) 2015: Eswar (publicity designer, writer) 2016: Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(actor, producer)

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Nandi Award for Best Actor

Nandi Awards

1964–1980

Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1964) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1965) Chandra Mohan (1966) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1967) S. V. Ranga Rao
S. V. Ranga Rao
(1968) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1969) N. T. Rama Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
(1970) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1971) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1972) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1973) Krishna (1974) Sobhan Babu
Sobhan Babu
(1975) Rallapalli (1976) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(1977) Hema Sundar (1978) Gokina Rama Rao (1979) M. Prabhakar Reddy (1980)

1981–1990

M. Prabhakar Reddy (1981) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1982) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1983) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(1984) Murali Mohan (1985) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1986) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1987) Venkatesh (1988) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1989) Rajendra Prasad (1990)

1991-2000

Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(1991) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(1992) Jagapati Babu
Jagapati Babu
and Suman (1993) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1994) Venkatesh and Naresh (1995) Jagapati Babu
Jagapati Babu
(1996) Akkineni Nagarjuna
Akkineni Nagarjuna
(1997) Venkatesh (1998) Venkatesh (1999) Jagapati Babu
Jagapati Babu
(2000)

2001-present

Nandamuri Balakrishna
Nandamuri Balakrishna
(2001) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
and Akkineni Nagarjuna
Akkineni Nagarjuna
(2002) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2003) Rajendra Prasad (2004) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2005) Akkineni Nagarjuna
Akkineni Nagarjuna
(2006) Venkatesh (2007) Ravi Teja
Ravi Teja
(2008) Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(2009) Nandamuri Balakrishna
Nandamuri Balakrishna
(2010) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2011) Nani (2012) Prabhas
Prabhas
(2013) Nandamuri Balakrishna
Nandamuri Balakrishna
(2014) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu
(2015) N. T. Rama Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
Jr. (2016)

Category

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Nandi Award for Best Character Actor

Nandi Awards

Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(1994) Kasinathuni Viswanath
Kasinathuni Viswanath
(1995) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(1996) Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao (1997) Kota Srinivasa Rao
Kota Srinivasa Rao
(1998) Mallikarjuna Rao (1999) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(2000) Tanikella Bharani
Tanikella Bharani
(2001) Nandamuri Harikrishna (2002) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(2003) Kota Srinivasa Rao
Kota Srinivasa Rao
(2004) Chandra Mohan (2005) Kota Srinivasa Rao
Kota Srinivasa Rao
(2006) Ahuti Prasad (2007) Mukku Raju (2008) L. B. Sriram (2009) AVS (2010) Sammeta Gandhi (2011) Ashish Vidyarthi
Ashish Vidyarthi
(2012) Naresh (2013) Rajendra Prasad (2014) Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun
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