On September 20, the Akkineni family marked the 100th birth anniversary of the legendary actor, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, known as ANR.The celebrations commenced with the unveiling of his Panchaloha statue at Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad.Many notable figures attended this significant event, including Mahesh Babu, Ram Charan, and former Vice President of India, M.Venkaiah Naidu.
ANR played a pivotal role in propelling the Telugu film industry to new heights, and his timeless classics continue to be beloved.On this special day, they honored him by unveiling his statue at Annapurna Studios.
Numerous events throughout the year are scheduled to commemorate his life and legacy.
The statue was unveiled by the former Vice President of India, M.Venkaiah Naidu, and the entire Akkineni family, including Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya, Akhil, and Sumanth, graced the occasion.Superstar Mahesh Babu, along with his wife, former actress Namrata Shirodkar, also made a significant appearance.
Ram Charan joined the festivities and shared a warm moment with Mahesh Babu and Namrata.
Chiranjeevi took to X (formerly Twitter) to share touching throwback photos with ANR and expressed his heartfelt sentiments.
In a heartfelt message in Telugu, Chiranjeevi extended his respects on the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary celebrations of Shri Akkineni Nageswara Rao.He acknowledged the great actor’s legendary status, not only in Telugu cinema but also in the history of Indian cinema.Chiranjeevi emphasized how ANR’s exceptional acting talent has left an enduring impression on the minds of Telugu audiences, thanks to his numerous films.
He expressed the belief that as long as Telugu cinema continues, Sri Akkineni Nageswara Rao will always hold a special place in the hearts of Telugu viewers.
Chiranjeevi also conveyed warm greetings to everyone in the Akkineni family, including his brother @iamnagarjuna, as well as the millions of devoted fans of Nageswara Rao, extending his heartfelt wishes to all movie enthusiasts.He concluded his message with the hashtags #ANRLivesOn and #ANRCentenary (sic), signifying the enduring legacy of this legendary actor.
So to sum it up, the Akkineni family and esteemed guests celebrated the 100th birth anniversary of ANR, a legendary figure in Telugu cinema, by unveiling his statue and sharing heartfelt tributes to his enduring impact on Indian cinema.