Raghupathi Venkaiah Award
The Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu Award is an award issued by the Indian state government of Andhra Pradesh, to recognise lifetime achievements in Telugu cinema. The award was introduced in 1981 in honour of Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu, a pioneer of the Indian film industry. The winner is presented a Golden Nandi (named after a bull in Hindu mythology), a gold medal, a citation and a cash prize of ₹50,000 (US$660) at the Nandi Awards functions.
|Raghupati Venkaiah Naidu Award|
|Award for contributions to Telugu Cinema|
|Awarded for||Lifetime Achievement|
|Sponsored by||Government of Andhra Pradesh|
|First winner||L. V. Prasad|
|Year||Recipient||Field of work||Ref.|
|1980||L. V. Prasad||Director, producer|
|1981||P. Pullaiah||Director, producer|
|1982||B. A. Subba Rao||Director, producer, writer|
|1983||M. A. Rahman||Cinematographer|
|1984||Kosaraju Raghavaiah Choudary||Lyricist, poet, actor|
|1985||Bhanumathi||Actor, producer, singer, music director, director, writer|
|Mullapudi Venkata Ramana||Writer|
|1987||B. Nagi Reddy||Producer|
|1988||D. V. S. Raju||Producer|
|1989||Akkineni Nageswara Rao||Actor|
|1990||Dasari Narayana Rao||Director, producer, actor|
|1992||S. Rajeswara Rao||Composer|
|1993||D. Madhusudhana Rao||Producer|
|1995||K. S. Prakash Rao||Actor, cinematographer, director, producer|
|1996||Inturi Venkateswara Rao||Film journalist|
|1997||V. Madhusudhan Rao||Director, producer, screenwriter|
|1999||P. Shanthakumari||Actress, producer|
|2000||Tadepalli Lakshmi Kanta Rao||Actor, producer|||
|2002||P. Susheela||Playback singer|||
|2003||V. B. Rajendra Prasad||Producer|
|2005||M. S. Reddy||Director, producer, writer|||
|2006||D. Ramanaidu||Producer, actor|||
|2007||Tammareddy Krishna Murthy||Producer|||
|2008||Vijaya Nirmala||Actress, director, producer|||
|2010||M. Balaiah||Director, producer|
|2011||Kaikala Satyanarayana||Actor, director, producer|
|2015||Eswar||Writer, publicity designer|
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