Mr Reddy presented
the two Lifetime Achievement trophies, the recipients -- Ghattamaneni Krishna
and Sarada -- receiving a spontaneous standing ovation. Krishna started
his acting career in 1963 and went on to portray the hero in an astonishing
308 films. He is not only an evergreen actor but also a director, producer
and script writer. In 1983, he established the Padmalaya studio, giving
a fillip to Telugu cinema. He has produced films in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada
and Malayalam as well. He was elected member of the Lok Sabha in '89.
The powerhouse actress, Sarada started her career as a child artiste at
the age of nine, and went on to act in over 300 films in Telugu, Tamil,
Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. Popularly known as 'Urvashi Sarada', she has
won three National Awards. She contested the Lok Sabha elections from Tenali
and was subsequently nominated as Member of Parliament.