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Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao
NTR in 1952.jpg
NTR in 1952
BornMay 28, 1923(1923-05-28)
DiedJanuary 18, 1996(1996-01-18) (aged 72)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Other namesNTR
Known forCinema, Politics
SuccessorChandrababu Naidu
Political partyTelugu Desam Party
Spouse(s)Basavarama Taraka Rama Rao, Lakshmi Parvathi (Married in 1994)
Childrensons Jayakrishna, Saikrishna, Harikrishna, Mohankrishna, Balakrishna, Ramakrishna, Jayasankarkrishna, and daughters Lokeswari, Purandeshwari, Bhuvaneswari, Umamaheswari

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (Telugu:నందమూరి తారక రామా రావు)(28 May 192318 January 1996), more commonly known as N.T. Rama Rao, NTR by his fans, or Anna garu, was an Indian movie actor, director, producer, and politician.[1][2] He founded the Telugu Desam Party and served three times as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. His movies included mythological, social, and folk themes. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in the 1960s for his work in Telugu cinema. After acting, Rao became a political activist and party leader.