Nandamuri Balakrishna was felicitated with the Delhi Telugu Association’s Ugadi Puraskaram for the year 2017. Telangana Minister Etela Rajendar and former CM of Andhra Pradesh K Rosaiah gave away this award to Nandamuri Balakrishna.
The actor was humbled on receiving this award. Speaking at the ceremony the actor said that though Telugu people are separated regionally, he felt the unity when his film Gautamiputra Satakarni was released. Satakarni’s director Krish, writer Saimadhav Burra, DP Gnanasekhar, producer Rajeev Reddy and Art Director Bhupesh R Bhupathi were also felicitated on Veteran actor Kaikala Satyanarayana was given the Lifetime Achievement award.