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This is a story of a film
legend. A. N. Rao's long career as an actor, producer, and studio owner
took him from the paddy fields to the popcorn halls of the
Telugu-language cinema of India. Born to a poor family as the youngest
of five brothers, Rao made his film debut at the age of 17 in the
Telugu film Dharmapatni
beginning a successful acting career that lasted more than six decades.
Rao's main talent was his variety. His roles ranged from charming
princes to frustrated alcoholics, from valiant soldiers to saints and
holy figures, from college students to composed government officials.
All this made him an icon of the young Indian cinema.
In addition to his acting career, Rao was a veteran producer in the
Telugu film industry, and was responsible for its move to Hyderabad.
Together with his wife of 78 years (since he was 10), Annapurna
Akkineni, he established Annapurna studios.
Rao died on January 22 at his home in Hyderabad at the age of 90.
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