Raghupathi Venkaiah Award

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Raghupati Venkaiah Award
Award for contributions to Telugu Cinema
Awarded forLifetime Achievement award
Sponsored byGovernment of Andhra Pradesh
Reward(s) 50,000
First awarded1981
Total awarded33
First winner1981[1]
Last winner2016

The Raghupathi Venkaiah Award is Telugu cinema's highest award introduced to annually recognize people for their lifetime achievements and contributions to the Telugu film industry. The State Government incorporated this prestigious award in 1981 in honor of Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu, a pioneer of Indian film industry. The winner is felicitated and presented a Golden Nandi, a Gold medal, citation and cash prize of 50,000 at the state government's Nandi Awards functions.

Winners of the Raghupati Venkaiah Naidu Award[edit]

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