Allu Arjun to be Grand Marshal of India Day Parade scheduled for Aug. 21, 2022

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President of FIA addressing the gathering July 12, 2022, at the planning meeting for the India Day Parade in NYC scheduled for Aug. 21. Photo: FIA

The India Day Parade of New York City, considered the largest celebration of India’s Independence Day outside that country, will be led by mega-star Allu Arjun, the  Federation of Indian Associations announced July 12, 2022.

Actor Allu Arjun. Photo: Instagram @alluarjunonline

The FIA which organizes the highly anticipated annual parade, held its fourth Parade Council meeting July 12,  2022, where it announced the slate of celebrities who will lead the 40th India Day Parade scheduled for August 21.

Members of FIA’s Parade Council at its fourth meeting July 12, 2022, to organize the India Day Parade scheduled for Aug. 21, 2022. Photo: FIA

The FIA President Kenny Desai announced that FIA’s 40th Grand Marshal would be mega star Allu Arjun of ‘Pushpa’ fame. He also announced details of the FIA planned grand events lined up for the celebration of India’s 75 years of Independence -Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

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Allu Arjun will be accompanied by NYC Mayor Eric Adams and a host of other distinguished dignitaries and celebrities, a press release from FIA said.

At the July 12 meeting, Desai thanked the committee for their hard work and sincere efforts and said he is proud to be part of the team which has been working tirelessly round the clock to put together this event of massive proportions.

FIA Chairman Ankur Vaidya speaking at the July 12, 2022 meeting of the organization’s Parade Council in charge of organizing the India Day Parade scheduled for Aug. 21. Photo: FIA

Chairman of FIA-NYNJCTNE Ankur Vaidya, with Padma Shri recipient Dr. Sudhir Parikh, chairman of Parikh Worldwide Media/ITV Gold, at the July 12 meeting announcing plans for India Day Parade. Photo: ITV Gold

Speaking on the occasion FIA Chairman Ankur Vaidya welcomed the announcement of Allu Arjun and praised him for his kindness and patriotism towards the Motherland. The Indian American community “is super excited to welcome their beloved star and we will pull out all the stops to make him feel at home and make him feel welcomed,” the press release said.

Allu Arjun, 40, is among the most highly paid actors in South India, and though he predominantly works in Telugu films, he is famous all over India. Known for his dancing skills, Allu Arjun is the recipient of many awards including Filmfare Awards South, as well as Nandi Awards. He belongs to a family known for being in the film world for generations.Debuting with the film Gangotri in 2003, Allu Arjun gained fame with Arya (2004), action movies Bunny (2005) and Desamuduru (2007). A versatile actor, he starred in the romantic film Parugu which fetched him the first Filmfare Award for Best Actor in 2008. His other famous starring films include Arya 2, Edam, Julayi, Race Gurram, etc. according to IMDB website brief on the acclaimed actor. His starring film Pushpa: The Rise, released 2021, is considered the highest grossing Indian film in 2021 according to IMDB, and the highest grossing Telugu film of all time.
(Updated July 19, 2022)
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