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ANR award presented to Dr. Vyjayanthimala Bali
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January 10, 2009


ANR award for the year 2009 was presented to Dr. Vyjayanthamala Bali at a function organized in Public gardens on the night of 10 January 2009. T Subbirami Reddy, Suresh Reddy, ANR, Rama Naidu, Venkat Akkineni, Naga Suseela, Nagarjuna, Sumanth, Sushant and Naga Chaitanya attended the function.

ANR said, “This is the 4th year since we started giving away the awards. The committee has decided to give the award to Vyjayanthimala Bali this year. She entered the film industry at the age of 16 and went onto become one of the finest actresses. She is giving stage performances even at this age. I did a Tamil film with her. She acted in Devadas (Hindi) and Jewel Thief. I feel privileged to present her with ANR award.”

Naga Suseela garlanded Vijayanthi. Nagarjuna presented her with a shawl. Venkat Akkineni presented her with a cheque for 4 lac rupees. Speaking Suresh Reddy presented her memento. T Subbirami Reddy gave her felicitation letter.”

Vyjayanthimala Bali said, “I would like to thank my husband Dr. Bali for encouraging me. I take this award as a recognition for my dances and acting. I like Telugu language a lot. Telugu film Jeevitham is my first film. I dubbed myself in Telugu for that film. Tamil poet Bharathiyar said that Telugu language is Sundara (beautiful) Telugu. I would like to thank Telugu mother for giving me this award. Jai Andhra Mata!’

ANR Award links:
ANR award 2008 to Anjali Devi
Bip -data of Anjali Devi
ANR award 2007 to Shabana Azmi
ANR award 2006 to Devanand
Award announcement to Shabana Azmi
ANR about ANR award
Chitchat with Shabana Azmi

Bio-data of Shabana Azmi

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