Telugu cinema veteran Nageshwara Rao gets Padma Vibhushan

Updated: Jan 25, 2011, 21:38 PM IST

New Delhi: Veteran Telugu actor A. Nageshwara Rao, who has worked in more than 250 movies in his about seven-decade-long career, was named for the Padma Vibhushan, the nation`s second highest civilian award, on the eve of Republic Day Tuesday.

The 86-year-old has worked in mythological and social dramas and some of his well-known movies are `Tenali Rama Krishna`, `Kalidasu`, `MayaBazaar`, `Missamma`, `Dasara Bullodu`, `Prem Nagar` and `Premabhishekam`.

He is the recipient of Dada Saheb Phalke, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri as well.