And cutting across boundaries, even Kamal Haasan and Rajnikanth are also conferred with awards by AP Government and that shows how the jury has given a thought of concern about neighborhood film industries too. SS Rajmaouli's historic and war drama Baahubali:The Beginning starring Young Rebel star Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannah Bhatia, released in 2015, bagged as many 13 Nandi awards in different categories. For that reason, AP Govt picked Mahesh as Best Actor for Srimathudu, a better choice anyway and gave Best Director award to Trivikram Srinivas for S/o Satyamurthy. And NTR given Best Actor for Nannaku Prematho is a great choice without any questions.
The government of Andhra Pradesh has announced the Nandi Award winners for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 on 14 November. Evade Subrahmanyam and Nenu Sailaja won the titles for second and third best films in 2015. Nadamuri Balakrishna starrer Legend, which released in 2014 managed to win 8 Nandi awards. Janatha Garage, which released in 2016 as well, is the best popular feature film for the entertainment objective.
Boyapati Sreenu, who directed the blockbuster movie Legend has been declared the Best Director of 2014. Another South Indian legend to bag the Nandi award is Malayalam superstar Mohanlal. Mohanlal and Jr NTR winning the awards is another big reason for the makers of Janatha Garage to be proud of. Tommy, Malli Malli Raani Roju and Sathamanam Bhavati won the award for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively. The award is known as a state award for honouring the best talents of Telugu cinema. K. Raghavendra Rao won the award for the year 2015, while Rajinikanth bagged the award for the year 2016.