Recently, when the central government announced the 69th National Awards, Allu Arjun won the National Award in the Best Actor Award category and created a record as the first hero to receive the National Award in the history of Telugu cinema. But before this, Akkineni Nagarjuna also brought two National Awards to the Telugu film industry. In 1997, Nagarjuna won the National Award as a producer for the movie Ninne Pelladutha. Ninne Pelladatha won the National Award in the Best Feature Film Telugu category.
In the year 1998, Nagarjuna won the National Award in the Special Mention List for the movie Annamayya. In this way, National Awards were brought to the Telugu film industry twice. Not only National Awards but also 8 Nandi Awards are in his account. Nagarjuna has received Nandi Awards consecutively for films like Ninne Pelladatha, Prema Katha, Annamayya, Santosham, Yuvakudu, Rajanna, Sri Ramadasu, Manmadhudu. He won the Nandi Award as the best actor for Sriramadasu, Annamayya and Santosham and for the rest of the films he won the Nandi Award as a producer in the special jury category.
Apart from this, he has also received one IIFA Award and three Saima Awards. There is no need to talk about the Filmfare and Star Maa Awards. So Nagarjuna placed one hand on all the awards in a row. In any case, Nagarjuna created a record as the first Telugu hero to receive awards as an actor and as a producer.