Telugu Film industry started giving Nandi Awards since 1977 and Rebel Start Krishnam Raju took the first Nandi Award for Best Actor for movie Amaradeepam, The Nandi Award winner is awarded a Silver Nandi, Shri Rajendra Prasad Gold Medal and cash award and a commendation certificate.
Most Nandi Awards for Best Actor
But do you know who won most Nandi Awards for Best Actor, its our Victory Venkatesh and has won the best actor award five times for movies Prema in year 1988, Dharma Chakram in 1995, Ganesh in 1998, Kalisundam Raa in 1999 and for Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule movie in year 2007.
Venkatest acted as child artist in the 1971 film Prem Nagar. He debuted in Kaliyuga Pandavulu in the year 1986, which also got him a Nandi Award for best male debut actor.
Second most Nandi Awards winner is our Super Star Mahesh Babu 4 times for movies Srimanthudu in 2015, Dookudu in 2011, Athadu in 2005 and Nijam in 2003.
List of Nandi Award winners for Best Actor
Venkatesh – 5 times
Mahesh Babu – 4 times
Chiranjeevi – 3 times for movies Indra, Aapathbandhavudu, Swayam Krushi,
Balakrishna – 3 times for movies Legend, Simha, Narasimha Naidu,
Nagarjuna – 3 times for movies Sri Ramadasu, Santosham, Annamayya
Kamal Haasan – 3 times
Jagapati Babu – 3 times
Akkineni Nageswara Rao – 2 times
N. T. Rama Rao Jr. – 2 times
Krishnam Raju – 2 times
Dasari Narayana Rao – 2 times
Rajendra Prasad – 2 times
M. Prabhakar Reddy – 2 times
Nani – 1 time
Prabhas – 1 time
N. T. Rama Rao Jr. – 1 time