MUMBAI: Noted South Indian actress Sharada has been chosen to receive the Andhra Pradesh Government‘s prestigious NTR National Film Award for 2010.
A committee of film personalities headed by noted producer G Adiseshagiri Rao selected Sharada for the NTR award.
The actress, who has won National Award three times, began her career in 1950s and went on to act in a number of films in Telugu, Malayalam and other south Indian languages.
The panel also selected other prominent movie personalities for different awards.Noted Telugu director B Narsing Rao, known to have made some critically-acclaimed films was chosen for the B N Reddy National Film Award while producer A V M Saravanan won the Nagireddy-Chakrapani National Film Award. The Raghupati Venkaiah Award would be presented to senior actor, producer and director M Balaiah.
Yedida Nageswara Rao, who produced award-winning films like Sankarabharanam, would the recipient of the Special Jury award.
The awards will be presented by Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on 23 March.