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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
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[edit]2016: Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
(actor, producer) 2015: Eswar (publicity designer, writer) 2014: Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
(actor) 2013: Vanisri (actress)[2] 2012: Kodi Ramakrishna
Kodi Ramakrishna
(director) 2011: Kaikala Satyanarayana (actor, producer and director) 2010: M
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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Indian Film
The Cinema of India[8] consists of films produced in the nation of India.[9] Cinema is immensely popular in India, with as many as 1,600 films produced in various languages every year.[10][11] 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.[12] As of 2013 India
India
ranked first in terms of annual film output, followed by Nigeria,[10][13] Hollywood and China.[14] In 2012, India
India
produced 1,602 feature films.[10] The Indian film
Indian film
industry reached overall revenues of $1.86 billion (₹93 billion) in 2011
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Nandi (bull)
Shiva
Shiva
- ShaktiSadasiva Rudra Bhairava Parvati Durga KaliGanesha Murugan OthersScriptures and textsAgamas and TantrasVedas SvetasvataraTirumurai Shivasutras VachanasPhilosophyThree ComponentsPati Pashu PasamThree bondagesAnava Karma Maya 36 Tattvas YogaPracticesVibhuti Rudraksha Panchakshara Bilva Maha Shivaratri Yamas-Niyamas Guru-Linga-JangamSchoolsAdi MargamPashupata Kalamukha Kapalika <
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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.[1][2][3] Starting with his debut film, Raja Harishchandra the first Indian cinema
Indian cinema
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:
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Andhra Pradesh
^† The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014
Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014
states that Hyderabad is common 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.Symbols of Andhra PradeshEmblem Poorna kumbhamLanguageTeluguSong Maa Telugu ThallikiDanceKuchipudiAnimalBlackbuckBirdIndian rollerFlowerBlue-Water LillyFruitMangoTreeNeemRiver Godavari, Krishna, Penna, Vamsadhara, Nagavali and TungabhadraSportKabaddiCostume Saree Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
(/ˌɑːndrə prəˈdɛʃ/) ( pronunciation (help·info)) is one of the 29 states of India
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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.Contents1 South Asia 2 Hollywood 3 See also 4 ReferencesSouth Asia[edit] South Asian movies produced in the 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
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. Popular playback singers in India enjoy the same status as popular actors, and music directors, such as Rahul Dev Burman
Rahul Dev Burman
(1939–1994),[1][2] Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
and A. R
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Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu
Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu
Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu
(15 October 1887 – 15 March 1941), known widely as the father of Telugu cinema, was an Indian artiste and film maker.[1][2] 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'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. The Raghupati Venkaiah Award is an annual award incorporated into Nandi Awards to recognize people for their contributions to the Telugu film industry.[3][4]Contents1 Biography1.1 Early life 1.2 Photographer 1.3 Theatre owner 1.4 Film producer 1.5 Later career2 See also 3 ReferencesBiography[edit] Early life[edit] Venkaiah Naidu is born to the second son of an Indian Army official Subedar Appayya Naidu in Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
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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
Lepakshi
— a cultural and historical symbol of the Telugu people. Nandi Awards are presented in four categories: Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Copper
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P. Susheela
Pulapaka Susheela (born November 13, 1935), commonly known as P. Susheela, is an Indian playback singer associated with the South Indian cinema for over six decades
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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, based in Film Nagar, a neighborhood of Hyderabad, Telangana.[4] Since 1909, film maker Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu
Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu
was involved in producing short films and travelling to different regions in Asia to promote film work. In 1921, he produced the first Telugu [5] silent film, Bhishma Pratigna. He is cited as the father of Telugu cinema.[6][7][8] In 1933, East India Film Company has produced its first Indian film, Savitri in Telugu
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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 and a writer known for his contribution to Telugu Literature. He also served as President of the Telugu Film Producers Council, South Indian Film Writers Association, and Film Nagar Co-operative Housing Society, as well as Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Film Development Corporation.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 See also 4 ReferencesEarly life[edit] M. S. Reddy was born in the village of Alimili, near to Nellore. His date of birth is usually given as 15 August 1924.[1][2] He died at the age of 87 at his home in Film Nagar, Hyderabad, the city that he had been instrumental in making the hub of the Telugu cinema industry.[3] Aside from his work, Reddy was also a campaigner for various social causes and had Gandhian views
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B. Nagi Reddy
Bommireddy Nagi Reddy (2 December 1912 – 25 February 2004[1]) was a Telugu movie producer. He set up Vijaya Vauhini Studios in Chennai, which was then Asia's biggest film studio.[2] As his elder brother (who was also a director) had the same initials and was known as B. N. Reddy, Nagi Reddy was popularly known as B. Nagi Reddy. Some of the movies produced by Nagi Reddy include Patala Bhairavi (1951), Missamma (1955), Maya Bazaar (1957), Gundamma Katha (1962), Maduve Madinodu (1965-Kannada), Ram Aur Shyam, Shriman Shrimati, Julie (1975), and Swarg Narak (1978), the latter two of which were in Hindi. Reddy has served as the president of Film Federation of India twice during 1960-61 and 1962-63.[3]Contents1 Early life 2 Film career 3 Personal life 4 Awards 5 Other businesses and philanthropy 6 Filmography6.1 As Producer 6.2 As Presenter 6.3 In Editorial Department 6.4 As Director 6.5 Thankful7 See also 8 References 9 External linksEarly life[edit] B
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Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(20 September 1924 – 22 January 2014), widely known as ANR, was an Indian film
Indian film
actor and producer, known for his works predominantly in 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.[1] He was one of the instrumental figures in moving the Telugu cinema industry from Madras
Madras
to Hyderabad
Hyderabad
in the early 1960s, alongside D. V. S. Raju.[2] He founded Annapurna Studios in the year 1975 to provide infrastructural support to the new film industry in Hyderabad
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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.[1] Brief lifesketch[edit] Inturi was born at Chandrarajupalem near Sattenapalli in Guntur district in 1909. His parents are Narasimham Pantulu and Laxmikantamma. After primary education at Tenali, he was attracted by 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. He joined the Socialist Party and was associated with Jayaprakash Narayan. Inturi was also a correspondent with Bombay Chronicle. He has joined the film industry in 1936 and worked with Gudavalli Ramabrahmam, Tripuraneni Gopichand and P. Kannamba as an associate director
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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.Contents1 Biography 2 Awards 3 Actress 4 Producer4.1 Production companies managed by Krishnaveni 4.2 Movies produced by Krishnaveni5 Singer 6 External linksBiography[edit] She hails from Rajamundry in 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 films as the heroine. She married the Raja of Mirzapuram (birth name Meka Rangaiah), a Telugu movie producer, and later produced many films herself. She presented Telugu traditional values and ethnic songs in her movies. She produced Mana Desam, a milestone film in the Telugu film industry, in 1949. She introduced popular Telugu actors N. T. Rama Rao and S
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