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Raghupathi Venkaiah Award

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Category  Telugu Cinema
First awarded  1981
Cash award  ₹ 50,000
Instituted  1981
Total awarded  33
Description  Lifetime Achievement 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

  • 2011: Kaikala Satyanarayana (actor, producer and director)
  • 2010: M. Balaiah (actor, producer and director)
  • 2009: K. Ragava (producer)
  • 2008: Vijaya Nirmala (actress, producer and director)
  • 2007: Tammareddy Krishna Murthy (producer)
  • 2006: Daggubati Rama Naidu (producer, actor)
  • 2005: M. S. Reddy (producer, writer, and director)
  • 2004: Krishnaveni (actress and producer)
  • 2003: V. B. Rajendra Prasad (producer)
  • 2002: P. Susheela (playback singer)
  • 2001: Allu Rama Lingaiah (actor)
  • 2000: Tadepalli Lakshmi Kanta Rao (actor, producer)
  • 1999: Santha Kumari (actress and producer)
  • 1998: Gummadi Venkateswara Rao (actor)
  • 1997: V. Madhusudhana Rao
  • 1996: Inturi Venkateswara Rao
  • 1995: K. S. Prakash Rao (actor, cinematographer, director, producer)
  • 1994: Anjali Devi (actress)
  • 1993: D. Madhusudhana Rao (producer)
  • 1992: S. Rajeswara Rao (composer)
  • 1991: K. Viswanath (Film director)
  • 1990: Dasari Narayana Rao (actor, director, and producer)
  • 1989: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (actor)
  • 1988: D. V. S. Raju (producer)
  • 1987: B. Nagi Reddy (producer)
  • 1986: Bapu and Mullapudi Venkata Ramana
  • 1985: Bhanumati (actor, producer, singer, music director, and writer)
  • 1984: Kosaraju Raghavaiah Choudary (lyricist, poet and actor)
  • 1983: M. A. Rahman
  • 1982: B. A. Subba Rao (director, producer and writer)
  • 1981: P. Pullaiah and Santha Kumari (director and producer)
  • 1980: L. V. Prasad (director and producer)
  • References

    Raghupathi Venkaiah Award Wikipedia


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