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Nandi Award for Best Actor

The Nandi Award for Best Actor was commissioned by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Nandi Awards committee in 1965. The best actor award starts with 1977.The winner is awarded a "Silver Nandi", "Shri Rajendra Prasad Gold Medal", cash award and a commendation certificate.[1] Venkatesh is the only actor to have won the best actor award five times, followed by Kamal Haasan, Jagapati Babu, Chiranjeevi, Akkineni Nagarjuna and Mahesh Babu with three wins each. Five actors have won the award twice: M. Prabhakar Reddy, Krishnam Raju, Rajendra Prasad, Dasari Narayana Rao and Nandamuri Balakrishna.


List of frequent winners
Artist Wins Nominations
Mahesh Babu
Kamal Haasan
Jagapati Babu
Krishnam Raju


Year Actor Film Ref
2011 Mahesh Babu Dookudu
2010 Balakrishna Simha
2009 Dasari Narayana Rao Mesthri [2]
2008 Ravi Teja Neninthe [3]
2007 Venkatesh Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule
2006 Nagarjuna Sri Ramadasu
2005 Mahesh Babu Athadu
2004 Rajendra Prasad Aa Naluguru
2003 Mahesh Babu Nijam
2002 Chiranjeevi
2001 Balakrishna Narasimha Naidu
2000 Jagapati Babu Manoharam
1999 Venkatesh Kalisundam Raa
1998 Venkatesh Ganesh
1997 Nagarjuna Annamayya
1996 Jagapati Babu Maavichiguru
1995 Venkatesh Dharma Chakram
1994 Nageswara Rao Bangaru Kutumbam
1993 Suman Bava Bavamaridi
1992 Chiranjeevi Aapathbandhavudu
1991 Dasari Narayana Rao Mamagaaru
1990 Rajendra Prasad Erra Mandaram
1989 Kamal Haasan Indrudu Chandrudu
1988 Venkatesh Prema
1987 Chiranjeevi Swayam Krushi
1986 Kamal Haasan Swathi Muthyam
1985 Murali Mohan O Thandri Theerpu
1984 Krishnam Raju Bobbili Brahmanna
1983 Kamal Haasan Saagara Sangamam
1982 Nageswara Rao Meghasandesam
1981 M. Prabhakar Reddy Palle Pilichindi
1980 M. Prabhakar Reddy Yuvatharam Kadilindi
1979 Gokina Ramarao Punadhirallu
1978 Hemasundar Naalaga Endaro
1977 Krishnam Raju Amaradeepam


  1. ^ "Nandi Awards 2011 Winners List". October 13, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nandi Awards 2009 Winners List - Telugu Movie News". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Nandi awards 2008 announced - Telugu cinema news". 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 

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