Senior actress, director, producer and Guinness Book record holder Vijaya Nirmala has celebrated her 73rd birthday on February 20 in a grand manner amid Ghttamaneni fans.
Speaking on the occasion, Superstar Krishna said, “Vijaya Nirmala is the one and only lady director who made films with legendary actors like Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Rajinikanth and Sivaji Ganesan. She has directed 44 film and I am proud that I was a part of more than half of her films. Special thanks to all my fans who come here every year to celebrate the occasion. Guinness Book of world record has honoured Vijaya Nirmala for her contributions to the film industry and I hope the Indian government too will honour her soon.”
An elated Vijaya Nirmala said, “Once Dasari garu, who was at my place on my birthday, looking the fans gathered at my place said, “Even the star heroines don’t have this much craze”. That compliment was like a Padma Bhushan Award to me. I am thankful to all my fans who attended my birthday function.”
Producer and senior journalist BA Raju said, “Vijaya Nirmala garu is the first heroine for top directors like Dasari and Bapu. Vijaya Nirmala garu has introduced star heroine like Vijayashanthi to the Telugu film industry through the film ‘Kiladi krishnudu’. I am very happy to be a part of birthday function of such a great person Vijaya Nirmala garu.”
Senior actor Naresh thanked Ghattamaneni fans for celebrating his mother Vijaya Nirmala’s birthday every year. On the occasion of her birthday, Vijaya Nirmala has donated Rs. 73 Thousand to Movie Artists Association.