Late legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, popularly known as ANR, was one of the finest actors in Telugu cinema. ANR started his career in 1941 and made a mark on the silver screen with critically-acclaimed performances in different genre movies. He is best known for his classic roles in ‘Keelu Gurram’ (1949), ‘Devadasu’ (1953), ‘Tenali Ramakrishna’ (1956), ‘Mayabazar’ (1957), ‘Gundamma Katha’ (1962), and to name a few. ANR often played a second lead to Sr NTR. ANR has acted in over 255 movies in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. A majority of his movies were both commercial and critical successes.