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Annapurna Studios is a production house established in 1976 by the late Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao. Located in the heart of Hyderabad city, the 8.9-hectare (22-acre) company mainly produces Telugu films and also provides various production and post-production facilities, including sound stages for set construction, outdoor sets, floors, back-lots, data storage, editing, dubbing, foley/SFX, visual effects, digital intermediate, Dolby vision/HDR, stereo and near field mixing, Dolby Atmos sound mixing, 5.1/7.1/9.1 sound mixing, conforming and mastering, Hd/UHD/DCP mastering, screening theatres among other amenities. In 2011, the Akkineni Family launched a non-profitable educational institute (Annapurna International School of Film and Media). ANR's sons, actor Nagarjuna and Venkat serve as directors after their father's demise.
|Founder||Akkineni Nageswara Rao|
|Website||Annapurna Studios Pvt Ltd|
Annapurna International School of Film & Media
The non-profit Annapurna International School of Film and Media is also situated in the premises of Annapurna Studios.
The studio was inaugurated by the then President of India Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed on 14 January 1976.
Studio floors and backlotsEdit
Annapurna Studios built its first studio floor in 1976 which spans an area of 1,000 m2 (11,000 sq ft). The second studio was built in 1978.
In 2011, Annapurna Studios invested in building five new floors wherein the biggest floor spans an area of 1,370 m2 (14,800 sq ft). This new facility features green rooms for artists & technicians, in-house 1520 kV generator capacity, catwalk grids for easy light settings, cyclorama/bluemat for special effects and inbuilt fire-fighting and detection systems. It also includes a 280 m2 (3,000 sq ft) space for dance rehearsals, photo-shoots and press-meets.
Within the first few months this new facility had catered to over 35–40 prominent Tollywood productions including Naayak, Gabbar Singh, Mirchi, Dammu, Julayi, Shadow, Baadshah, Greeku Veerudu and Iddarammayilatho. It also played host to TV Commercial shoots for Malabar Gold, Mahindra Tractor, Joy Allukas, Jos Allukas, Kalyan Jewellers. Shooting of 3D & Reality Show projects is in the pipeline.
|1980||Buchi Babu||Dasari Narayana Rao||Akkineni Nageswara Rao
|1990||Shiva (Hindi)||Ram Gopal Varma||Nagarjuna
Great India EntertainmentsEdit
- 1987 America Abbayi
- 1982 Pelleedu Pillalu
- 1978 Radha Krishna
- 1977 Prema Lekhalu
- 1974 Bangaaru Kalalu
- 1972 Vichitra Bandham
- 1971 Amayakuralu
- 1970 Jai Jawan
- 1969 Aatmiyulu
- 1967 Poola Rangadu
- 1965 Aatma Gowravam
- 1964 Doctor Chakravarty
- 1963 Chaduvukunna Ammayilu
- 1961 Iddaru Mitrulu
- 1961 Velugu Needalu
- 1959 Mangalya Balam
- 1957 Todi Kodallu
- 1955 Donga Ramudu
|Television show||Genre||Channel||Telecast status||Notes|
|Mudda Mandaram||Drama||Zee Telugu||completed|
|Pasupu Kunkuma||Drama||Zee Telugu||Completed||Nandi Television Award 2011|
|Pelli Pandiri||Drama||Star Maa||Completed|
|Theenmar||Dance show||Zee Telugu||Completed|
|Sasirekha Parinayam||Drama||Star Maa||Completed||Nandhi Award – Audiography – M.Rakesh(2015)
Nandhi Award – Best Script Written – Netaje(2016)
Nandhi Award – Title Song – Dinakar(2016)
|Puttinti Pattucheera||Drama||Star Maa||Completed||Nandhi Award – First Film Director – Sri Ramoju Venkat|
|Geetanjali||Drama||Zee Telugu||Completed||Nandhi Award – Best Playback Singer – Pranavi (2015)
Makeup Department – K. Rambabu (2015)
Nandhi Award – Best Leading Actress – B. Roopa(2016)
Nandhi Award – Best Negative Role, Male – Bramar(2016)
|Kathalo Rajakumari||Drama||Star Maa||Completed|
|Bigg Boss 2 Telugu||Reality show||Star Maa||Completed|
|Bigg Boss 3 Telugu||Reality show||Star Maa||Completed|
|Bigg Boss 4 Telugu||Reality show||Star Maa||Completed|
|Ninne Pelladatha||Drama||Zee Telugu||Completed|
|Trinayani||Drama||Zee Telugu||On Air|
|Intti Guttu||Drama||Zee Telugu||On Air|
Annapurna International School of Film and MediaEdit
It is also the only film school in India with government-accredited bachelor's, master's and MBA courses in film related subjects.
The school was launched in August 2011 by Actor & Chairman of Annapurna Studios, Akkineni Nageswara Rao and the Akkineni family with the intention of giving back to the community through their knowledge and experience in the field.
Many members from across the Indian film industry extended their support towards this non-profit film education. The advisory board includes Shabana Azmi, Mahesh Bhatt, Farah Khan, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Javed Akhtar, Kamal Haasan, Tabu, Anurag Kashyap, Mani Ratnam, Gautham Menon, S. S. Rajamouli, Deva Katta and Krish.
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