Allu Arjun becomes the first Telugu star to win a National Award for Best Actor in 69 years.

Actor Allu Arjun created history by winning the National Award for Best Actor for his hit movie Pushpa: The Rise.

The big news was announced during the 69th National Film Awards ceremony. Soon after the award was announced, videos went viral on the Internet, where we could see Allu Arjun celebrating the win with the team of Pushpa. The video created an emotional moment as Allu Arjun shared a warm hug with director Sukumar while the rest of the film crew cheered and celebrated alongside them.

About the film
Pushpa: The Rise, directed by Sukumar, is the much-loved first installment of the franchise. The film hit the screens on December 17, 2021. The film featured Allu Arjun as Pushparaj, a truck driver who smuggles red sandalwood. Rashmika Mandanna played the female lead, Srivalli, and Fahadh Faasil was introduced as the main antagonist.

Under the direction of Sukumar, Allu Arjun’s performance in the movie Pushpa was loved by one and all. He was earlier known amongst the South Indian audiences only, but now he has become a common household name.

Celebrating the achievement, the official social media account of Pushpa shared, “After dominating the box office, it’s now PUSHPA RAJ’S RULE at the #NationalAwards. Icon Star @alluarjun becomes the first actor from TFI to win the BEST ACTOR award at the National Awards for #Pushpa.”

Jr NTR congratulated Allu Arjun and wrote, “Congratulations @alluarjun bava. You deserve all the success and awards you get for #Pushpa.” Allu Arjun responded, “Thank you so much for your heartfelt wishes bava. Touched. Humbled.”

Chiranjeevi Konidela also congratulated the award winners, especially praising Allu Arjun for his National Best Actor Award. He mentioned the achievements of other films and individuals as well.