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Raghupathi Venkaiah Award
The RAGHUPATHI VENKAIAH AWARD is Telugu cinema 's highest award introduced to annually recognize people for their lifetime achievements and contributions to the Telugu film industry. The State Government incorporated this prestigious award in 1981 in honor of Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu , a pioneer of Indian film industry. The winner is felicitated and presented a Golden Nandi , a Gold medal, citation and cash prize of ₹ 50,000 at the state government's Nandi Awards functions. WINNERS OF THE RAGHUPATI VENKAIAH NAIDU AWARD * 2013: Vanisri (actress) * 2012: Kodi Ramakrishna (director) * 2011: Kaikala Satyanarayana (actor, producer and director) * 2010: M. Balaiah (actor, producer and director) * 2009: K
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Nandi (bull)
Om MahaakaalyamMahaaveeryam Shiva
Shiva
Vahanam Outatmama Ganaanamtwa Pratham VandeNandishwaram Mahabalam CONSORT Suyasha Part of a series on SHAIVISM Deities SHIVAM SHAKTI * Sadasiva * Rudra
Rudra
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Playback Singer
A PLAYBACK SINGER is a singer whose singing is pre-recorded for use in movies. Playback singers record songs for soundtracks , and actors or actresses lip-sync the songs for cameras; the actual singer does not appear on screen. CONTENTS * 1 South Asia
South Asia
* 2 Hollywood * 3 See also * 4 References SOUTH ASIASouth Asian movies produced in the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
are particularly known for using this technique. A majority of Indian movies as well as Pakistani movies typically include six or seven songs. After Alam Ara (1931), the first Indian talkie film , for many years singers made dual recordings for a film, one during the shoot, and later in the recording studio, until 1952 or 1953
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Indian Film
The CINEMA OF INDIA consists of films produced in the nation of India . Cinema is immensely popular there, with as many as 1,600 films produced in various languages every year. Indian cinema produces more films watched by more people than any other country; in 2011, over 3.5 billion tickets were sold across the globe, 900,000 more than Hollywood . As of 2013 India ranked first in terms of annual film output, followed by Nollywood , Hollywood and China. In 2012, India produced 1,602 feature films. The Indian film industry reached overall revenues of $1.86 billion (₹93 billion) in 2011. In 2015, India had a total box office gross of US$2.1 billion, one of the largest in the world. Indian cinema is a global enterprise
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Andhra Pradesh
^† The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 states that Hyderabad
Hyderabad
is joint capital of both Telangana
Telangana
and Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
states for a period of time not exceeding 10 years. †† Common for Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
and Telangana
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Dadasaheb Phalke
DHUNDIRAJ GOVIND PHALKE (Marathi : धुंडीराज गोविंद फाळके), popularly known as DADASAHEB PHALKE (Marathi : दादासाहेब फाळके ) ( pronunciation (help ·info )) (30 April 1870 – 16 February 1944), was an Indian producer-director-screenwriter, known as the Father of Indian cinema
Indian cinema
. Starting with his debut film, Raja Harishchandra
Raja Harishchandra
in 1913, now known as India's first full-length feature, he made 95 movies and 26 short films in his career spanning 19 years, till 1937, including his most noted works: Mohini Bhasmasur (1913), Satyavan Savitri (1914), Lanka Dahan
Lanka Dahan
(1917), Shri Krishna Janma (1918) and Kaliya Mardan (1919)
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Vanisri
VANISRI, (born RATHNA KUMARI) is an Indian film actress known for her works predominately in Telugu and Tamil , few Kannada
Kannada
films. In a film career spanning forty years she has received three Filmfare Awards South , including the Nandi Awards , and the Tamil Nadu State Film Award. She gained attention with a supporting role in a film penned by K. Balachander
K. Balachander
titled Sukha Dukhalu , and Marapurani Kadha (1967). Vanisri was then starred in super hits such as Krishnaveni ,Prem Nagar , Dussehra Bullodu , Aradhana, Jeevitha Chakram , Rangula Ratnam , Sri Krishna Tulabharam, Bhakta Kannappa , Bobbili Raja , etc. If there was a star heroine in the Telugu film industry , who ruled on par with the heroes, it must be only Vanisri
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Kodi Ramakrishna
KODI RAMAKRISHNA is an Indian film director and writer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema
Telugu cinema
, and a few Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films . One of the prolific film director in Telugu, Kodi Ramakrishna has directed a wide range of films, in a variety of genres such as drama films ; Intlo Ramayya Veedilo Krishnayya (1982), Mangamma Gari Manavadu (1984), Thalambralu (1986), Aahuthi (1987), Bharatamlo Bala Chandrudu (1988), Station Master (1988), Muddula Mavayya (1989), Maa Aavida Collector (1996), Pelli (1997), and Dongaata (1997). Other notable works of Rama Krishna are Social problem films ; such as, Ankusham (1989), 20va Shatabdam (1990), Bharat Bandh (1991), and Sathruvu (1991) for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Director - Telugu
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Nandi Awards
The NANDI AWARDS is the highest award ceremony for excellence in Telugu cinema , Telugu theatre , Telugu Television, and Lifetime achievements in Indian cinema , presented annually by the Government of Andhra Pradesh . "Nandi" means "bull", the award being named after the big granite bull at Lepakshi — a cultural and historical symbol of the Telugu people . Nandi Awards are presented in four categories: Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Copper. A variant, the Nandi Natakotsavam Awards for Theater, is also given every year by the government for social, mythological and poetic dramas
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Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu
RAGHUPATHI VENKAIAH NAIDU (15 October 1887 – 15 March 1941), known widely as the father of Telugu cinema
Telugu cinema
, was an Indian artiste and film maker. Naidu was a pioneer in the production of silent Indian films and talkies. Starting in 1909, he was involved in many aspects of Indian cinema
Indian cinema
's history, like travelling to different regions in Asia to promote film work. He was the first to build and own cinema halls in Madras
Madras
. The Raghupati Venkaiah Award is an annual award incorporated into Nandi Awards to recognize people for their contributions to the Telugu film industry
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Krishnaveni (actress)
KRISHNAVENI (born 26 December 1924) is a veteran Telugu actress, singer and producer. She is also known as C. KRISHNAVENI and M. KRISHNAVENI. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Awards * 3 Actress
Actress
* 4 Producer * 4.1 Production companies managed by Krishnaveni * 4.2 Movies produced by Krishnaveni * 5 Singer
Singer
* 6 External links BIOGRAPHYShe hails from Rajamundry
Rajamundry
in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
state, India. She was a drama artist before entering into movies. Her debut was as a child artist in Sati Anasuya-Dhruva in 1936. She later acted in 15 Telugu films and also in a few Tamil and Kannada
Kannada
films as the heroine. She married the Raja of Mirzapuram (birth name Meka Rangaiah ), a Telugu movie producer, and later produced many films herself
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Inturi Venkateswara Rao
INTURI VENKATESWARA RAO (Telugu : ఇంటూరి వెంకటేశ్వరరావు), known as INTURI (1 July 1909 – 2002) was an Indian freedom fighter , Trade unionist , writer and film journalist. BRIEF LIFESKETCHInturi was born at Chandrarajupalem near Sattenapalli
Sattenapalli
in Guntur district in 1909. His parents are Narasimham Pantulu and Laxmikantamma. After primary education at Tenali
Tenali
, he was attracted by Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi
and participated in the Non-cooperation movement in 1921. He was sentenced to three and half years jail term in 1930 for his participation in Salt Satyagraha
Salt Satyagraha
. He joined the Socialist Party and was associated with Jayaprakash Narayan
Jayaprakash Narayan
. Inturi was also a correspondent with Bombay Chronicle
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Akkineni Nageswara Rao
AKKINENI NAGESWARA RAO (Telugu : అక్కినేని నాగేశ్వరరావు; 20 September 1924 – 22 January 2014), widely known as ANR, was an Indian film actor and producer, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema
Telugu cinema
. He starred in a variety of roles in his seventy five-year career as a matinee idol , while becoming one of the most prominent figures in the history of Telugu cinema. He was one of the instrumental figures in moving the Telugu cinema
Telugu cinema
industry from Madras
Madras
to Hyderabad
Hyderabad
in the early 1960s alongside D. V. S. Raju . He founded Annapurna Studios in the year 1975 to provide infrastructural support to the new film industry in Hyderabad
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M. S. Reddy
MALLEMALA SUNDARA RAMI REDDY (15 August 1924 – 11 December 2011), popularly known as M. S. REDDY and MALLEMALA, was an Indian film producer, director, screen writer and lyricist in Telugu cinema
Telugu cinema
and a writer known for his contribution to Telugu Literature
Telugu Literature
. He also served as President of the Telugu Film Producers Council, South Indian Film Writers Association, and Film Nagar
Film Nagar
Co-operative Housing Society, as well as Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Film Development Corporation. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 See also * 4 References EARLY LIFE M. S. Reddy was born in the village of Alimili , near to Nellore
Nellore
. His date of birth is usually given as 15 August 1924
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Telugu Cinema
TELUGU CINEMA, also known by its sobriquet TOLLYWOOD, is the segment of Indian cinema
Indian cinema
dedicated to the production of motion pictures in the Telugu language
Telugu language
. It is the Second Largest Film Industry after Hindi. It is based in Film Nagar , a neighbourhood of Hyderabad, Telangana
Telangana
. Since 1909, Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu , an Indian film maker from Machilipatnam , Krishna District was involved in producing short films and travelling to different regions in Asia to promote film work. In 1921, he produced the first Telugu silent film, Bhishma Pratigna. He is cited as the father of Telugu cinema
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