Nandi Award for Best Character Actor

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The S. V. Ranga Rao Nandi Award for Best Character Actor winners since 1995: [1] [2]

S. V. Ranga Rao Indian actor

Samarla Venkata Ranga Rao, popularly known as S.V.R., was an Indian film actor, director and producer known for his works in Telugu cinema and Tamil cinema. Regarded as one of the finest method actors in the history of cinema and one of the greatest actors in Telugu Cinema, Rao was popularly known as "Viswa Nata Chakravarthi". Throughout his film career, which spanned a total of thirty years, Rao garnered various National Honors, International Honors, State Nandi Awards, and the Filmfare Special Award - South. In 1951, Rao appeared in the fantasy film, Pathala Bhairavi, screened at the first India International Film Festival, held in Mumbai on 24 January 1952. Rao received wide reception for his portrayal of Nepala Manthrikudu the tantric in the super-hit film.

The Nandi Awards is the highest award ceremony for excellence in Telugu cinema, Telugu theatre, Telugu television, and Lifetime achievements in Indian cinema, presented annually by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. "Nandi" means "bull", the award being named after the big granite bull at Lepakshi — a cultural and historical symbol of the Telugu people. Nandi Awards are presented in four categories: Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Copper. A variant, the Nandi Natakotsavam Awards for Theater, is also given every year by the government for social, mythological and poetic dramas.

Winners

Year Best Actor Film
2016 Naresh Sathamanam Bhavati
2015 Allu Arjun Rudhramadevi
2014 Rajendra Prasad Tommy
2013 Naresh Parampara
2012 Ashish Vidyarthi Minugurulu
2011 Sammeta Gandhi Rajanna
2010 AVS Kothimooka
2009 L. B. Sriram Sontha Vooru
2008 Mukku Raju 1940 Lo Oka Gramam
2007 Ahuti Prasad Chandamama
2006 Kota Srinivasa Rao Pellaina Kothalo
2005 Chandra Mohan Athanokkade
2004 Kota Srinivasa Rao Aa Naluguru
2003 Prakash Raj Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi
2002 Nandamuri Harikrishna Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo
2001 Tanikella Bharani Nuvvu Nenu
2000 Prakash Raj Azad
1999 Mallikarjuna Rao Thammudu
1998 Prakash Raj Antahpuram
1997 Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao Sindhooram
1996 Kota Srinivasa Rao Little Soldiers
1995 Kasinadhuni Viswanath Subha Sankalpam
1994 Krishnam Raju Jailor Gaari Abbayi

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