Late actor Sridevi and veteran actor Rekha were announced as the recipients of the ANR National Award for the years 2018 and 2019, respectively.
Late actress Sridevi will be honoured for her contribution to cinema for the year 2018. Actress Rekha will be awarded for her excellence in cinema for the year 2019.
The award ceremony will take place at Annapoorna Studios in Hyderabad on 17th November.
The ANR National Awards were instituted in the year 2005 by late actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR).
Earlier recipients of the award include Dev Anand (2005), Shabana Azmi (2006), Anjali Devi (2007), Vyjayanatimala Bali (2008), Lata Mangeshkar (2009), K. Balachander (2010), Hema Malini (2011) , Shyam Benegal (2012) and Amitabh Bachchan (2013) among others.