The Akkineni International Foundation founded by Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR) today bestowed one of India’s most acclaimed Actor Amitabh Bachchan with ANR Award. The Actor was presented with the prestigious award for his decades of dedication to Indian cinema at a glittering ceremony held at the Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad.
ANR Award recognizes film artists whose body of work has made a lasting impact of outstanding artistic, cultural and commercial significance to the field of cinema.
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Telangana K. Chandrasekhar Rao and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu graced the occasion in the presence of many distinguished guests from the industry along with the entire ANR family members and numerous fans of legendary Actor ANR. Rajya Sabha Member and industrialist T. Subbarami Reddy, who is the chairman of selection committee was also present during the occasion.
In speech shri Amitabh Bachchan said, it is a privilege to be part of this industry. It is stalwart like ANR who has given the film industry dignity, respectability and grace. Because of people like him that the industry survives. He is an Iconic figure, and contributed immensely to the society. I would like to add his family is his true successors. I am humbled to receive this ANR national award.