Superstar Krishna has been selected for the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by the American Telugu Association (ATA) , which was formed 26 years ago by the Telugu people who settled down in the USA. This was disclosed to the media by present ATA president Karunakar Anisetty and the president-elect Paramesh Bhimireddy.
Lifetime Achievement Award for superstar Krishna
Popularly known as ‘Andhra James Bond’, Krishna established the Padmalaya Studios and produced cowboy genre films with ‘Mosagallaku Mosagadu,’ taking inspiration from English films like ‘Mackanna’s Gold’ and ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’. He also produced the first cinemascope movie ‘Alluri Sitaramaraju’ in 1974 which became a cult classic and the first 70 mm film ‘Simhasanam’ in 1986.
For his outstanding contribution to the Telugu film industry and his achievements as an actor, Krishna was conferred the ‘Padmabhushan’ award in 2009
by the Government of India.