National Film Awards 2023:

The 69th National Film Awards ceremony is an upcoming event during which the National Film Development Corporation of India presents its annual National Film Awards to honor the best films of 2021 in Indian cinema. The awards ceremony was originally scheduled to be held on 3 May 2022, but was postponed due to delays following the COVID-19 pandemic. The winners were announced at a press conference by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on 24 August 2023. President Draupadi Murmu has presented the 69th National Film Awards 2023 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on October 17.

The award was won by several Hindi films including Sardar Udham, Gangubai Kathiawadi and RRR. The highest acting honor in the Best Actress category was announced as a tie between Alia for Gangubai Kathiawadi and Kriti for Mimi.

Following is the list of National Film Awards 2023 winners:

  • Best Feature Film - Rocketry The Nambi Effect (R Madhavan)
  • Best Hindi Film- Sardar Udham (Vicky Kaushal)
  • Best Actress - Alia Bhatt (Gangubai Kathiawadi) and Kriti Sanon (Mimi)
  • Best Actor - Allu Arjun (Pushpa)
  • Best Editor- Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Gangubai Kathiawadi)
  • Best Supporting Actor- Pankaj Tripathi (MM)
  • Best Supporting Actress- Pallavi Joshi (The Kashmir Files)
  • Best Music Director- Devi Sri Prasad (Pushpa)
  • Best Action Direction- RRR
  • Best Choreography- RRR
  • Best Special Effects- RRR
  • Best Gujarati Film- Chhelo Show
  • Best Mishing Film – Boomba Ride
  • Best Assamese Film- Anuar
  • Best Bengali Film- Kalokho
  • Best Kannada Film- 777 Charlie
  • Best Maithili Film- Samantar
  • Best Marathi Film- Ekda Ke Jaala
  • Best Malayalam Film- Home
  • Best Non Feature Film – Ek Tha Gaon (Garhwali and Hindi)
  • Best Director- Bakul Matiyani (Smile Please)
  • Best Film on Family Values- Chand Sansein (Hindi)
  • Best Cinematographer – Bittu Rawat (Pattal Tea)
  • Best Investigative Film – Looking for Chalan (English)
  • Best Educational Film- Sirpigalin Sipangal (Tamil)
  • Best Film on Social Issue- Mithu Di (English), One Two Three (Marathi, Hindi)
  • Best Environmental Film – Munnam (Malayalam)
  • Nargis Dutt Award 2023- The Kashmir Files (Vivek Agnihotri)

National Film Awards 2022:

The 68th National Film Awards have been announced on 22 July 2022. A total of 305 films have been selected in the list of National Awards this year. This year the feature film jury was led by filmmaker Vipul Shah. The awards were announced by jury member Dharam Gulati. Soorai Potru actors Suriya and Ajay Devgan have jointly received the Best Actor Award for the film Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior.

Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior has received the Best Film in Wholesome Entertainment Award. Apart from this, Manoj Muntashir got the Best Lyrics Award for the film Saina. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur announced the award winners. Let's take a look at the major categories of winners announced at the recently held event.

Following is the list of National Film Awards 2022 winners:

  • Best Feature Film: Soorarai Potru
  • Best Director: Sachi, Ayyappanam Koshiyum Providing Wholesome Entertainment
  • Best Popular Film: Tanhaji
  • Best Actor: Suriya for Soorarai Pottru and Ajay Devgn for Tanhaji
  • Best Actress: Aparna Balamurali, Soorarai Potrus
  • Best Supporting Actor: Biju Menon, Ayyappanam Koshiyam
  • Best Supporting Actress: Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli, Sivaranjaniyum Inam Sila Pengalum
  • Best Screenplay: Soorarai Potru, Shalini Usha Nair and Sudha Kongra
  • Best Screenplay (Dialogue Writer): Madon Ashwin, Mandela
  • Best Music Direction (Song): Ala Vaikunthapuramulu, Thaman So
  • Best Music Direction (Background Music): Soorarai Potru, GV Prakash
  • Best Male Playback Singer: Rahul Deshpande (MI Vasantrao)
  • Best Female Playback Singer: Nanchamma, Ayyappanam Koshiyam
  • Best Song: Saina, Manoj Muntashir Best Audiography (Location Sound Recordist): Jobin Jayan, Dolu
  • Best Audiography (Sound Designer): Anmol Bhave, MI Vasantrao
  • Best Audiography (Re-recordist of Final Mixed Track): Vishnu Govind and Sri Shankar for Malik
  • Best Choreography: Sandhya Raju, Natyam
  • Best Cinematography: Avijatrik, Supratim Bhole
  • Best Costume Design: Nachiket Barve and Mahesh Sherla, Tanhaji
  • Best Production Design: Anees Ndodi, Cappella
  • Best Editing: Sreekar Prasad, Sivaranjiniyam Inum Sila Pengalum
  • Best Makeup: TV Rambabu, Natyam Best Screenplay: Soorarai Potru, Sudha Kongara & Mandela, Madon Ashwin
  • Best Stunt Choreography: Rajasekhara, Mafia Sasi and Supreme Sundar, Ayyappanam Koshiyum
  • Special Mention: Amy Barua for Semkhor, Kishore Kadam for Vanku, Jun, Avanchit and Godakath, and Varun Buddhadev for Tollidas Junior
  • Best Hindi Film: Toulidas Jr.
  • Best Kannada Film: Dolu
  • Best Malayalam Film: Thinklazcha Nishyam
  • Best Tamil Film: Sivaranjiniyum Inum Sila Pengalum
  • Best Telugu Film: Color Photo
  • Best Haryanvi Film: Dada Lakhmi
  • Best Dimasa Film: Samkhor Best Tulu Film: Jeetage
  • Best Marathi Film: Goshtha Eka Paithanichi
  • Best Bengali Film: Avijatriki
  • Best Assamese Film: The Bridge
  • Best Child Actor: Anish Mangesh Gosavi for Tak-Tak
  • Best Children's Film: Sumi on Environmental Protection/Protection
  • Best Film: Talenda on Social Issues
  • Best Film: Funeral Director's

National Film Awards 2020:

The 67th National Film Awards have been announced on 22 March 2021. A total of 461 films have been selected in the list of National Awards this year. The announcement of these awards to be held at the National Media Center has been given by PIB through a tweet on its official Twitter account. Let us tell you that the awards for 2019 are being announced this time in 2021. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced the National Film Awards. Some of these names are listed here.

  • Best Actress - Kangana Ranaut Actress Kangana Ranaut has also won the Best Actress award this time. She has been awarded the Best Actress at the 67th National Film Awards for Manikarnika released on 25 January 2019 and Panga which released on 24 January 2020. Prior to this, she has also been honored with the National Award for Fashion, Queen and Tanu Weds Manu.
  • Best Actor - Manoj Bajpayee Manoj Bajpayee has been given the Best Actor Award for his film 'Bhonsle'. He won the Best Actor award for his role of Manoj Bajpayee in a drama film written and directed by Devashish Makhija. Even before this, he has received the National Award twice.
  • Best Actor - Dhanush Dhanush, known as the superstar of South films, has been given the Best Actor award for his film 'Asuran'. Directed by director Vetrimaaran, the film was released on 4 October 2019.
    Best Biographical Film - 'Elephant Do Remember' 'Elephant Do Remember' directed by Swati Pandey has won the award for Best Biographical Film.
  • Best Supporting Actor - Vijay Sethupathi South actor Vijay Sethupathi has been given the National Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was awarded for the Tamil film 'Super Deluxe', which released on 29 March 2019. Thiagarajan Kumar Raja directed the film.
  • Best Supporting Actress - Pallavi Joshi South actress Pallavi Joshi has been conferred with the National Award for her performance in an influential role in 'The Tashkent Files'. Directed by Vivek Agnihotri, the film was released on 12 April 2019. The film with a budget of 4 crores had a box office collection of more than 20 crores.

The list of other awards is as follows-

  • Best Film Friendly State - Sikkim
  • Best Book on Cinema - A Gandhian Affair: India's Curious Portrait of Love in Cinema by Sanjay Suri
  • Best Film Critic - Sohini Chattopadhyay Feature Films
  • Special Mention - Biryani (Malayalam), Jonaki Porua (Assamese), Lata Bhagwan Kare (Marathi), Picasso (Marathi)
  • Best Tulu Film - Pinjara
  • Best Paniya Film - Kenjira
  • Best Mishing Film - Anu Ruwad
  • Best Khasi Film - Levdah
  • Best Haryanvi Film - Chhoriyaan is not less than the ends
  • Best Chhattisgarhi Film - Bhulan The Maje
  • Best Telugu Film - Jersey
  • Best Tamil Film - Asuran
  • Best Hindi Film - Chhichhore
  • Best Marathi Film - Bardo
  • Best Bengali Film - Gumnami

Non feature film category

  • Best Narration - Wild Karnataka, Sir David Attenberg
  • Best Editing - Shut Up Sona, Arjun Gaurisarai
  • Best Autobiography - Radha, Allwyn Rego and Sanjay Maurya
  • Best On-Location Sound Recordist - Rahas, Saptarishi Sarkar
  • Best Cinematography - Sonsi, Savita Singh
  • Best Direction - Knock Knock Knock, Sudhanshu Sariya
  • Family Values ​​- Oru Pathira Swapanam Pole (Malayalam)
  • Best Short Fiction Film - Custody
  • Special Jury Award - Small Scale Societies
  • Best Animation Film - Radha
  • Best Investigative Film - Jakkal
  • Best Exploration Film - Wild Karnataka
  • Best Education Film - Apples and Oranges
  • Best Film on Sakal Issues - Holy Rights, Laadli Best Action Direction Award
  • Stunt - Avane Srimannarayana (Kannada)
  • Best Choreography - Maharshi (Telugu)
  • Best Special Effects - Marakkar
  • Special Jury Award - Ottha Seruppu Size - 7 (Tamil)
  • Best Lyrics - Kolumbi (Malayalam) Best Screenplay
  • Original Screenplay - Jyesthoputri
  • Adapted Screenplay - Oblivion
  • Dialogue Writer - The Tashkent Files
  • Best Cinematography - Jallikattu
  • Best Female Playback Singer - Bardo
  • Best Male Playback Singer - B Praak, Kesari, Teri Mitti
  • Best Supporting Actress - Pallavi Joshi, The Tashkent Files
  • Best Supporting Actor - Vijay Sethupathi, Super Deluxe
  • Best Actress - Kangana Ranaut
  • Best Actor - Manoj Bajpayee (Dhanush)
  • Best Direction - Seventy Bahata Hooren
  • Best Children's Film - Kasturi

National Film Awards 2019:

Keerthy Suresh has received the Best Actress Award at the National Film Awards, this is a Tamil film actress. Vinod Khanna, the famous actor of Hindi cinema, was selected for the 'Dada Saheb Phalke Award' for the year 2017. Vinod Khanna was posthumously awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his outstanding contribution to the film industry.

Ayushmann Khurrana's film Andhadhun has been awarded the Best Hindi Film, while Marathi film - Morkya, Oriya film - Hello Arsi and Malayalam film - Take Off have been awarded the Special Mention Award for the best acting in this film. At the same time, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh's film Padmavat has also won three awards in its name.

List of winners of 66th National Film Awards 2019:-

  • Best Actor: Ayushmann Khurrana (Andhadhun) and Vicky Kaushal (Uri: The Surgical Strike)
  • Best Actress: Keerthy Suresh (Telugu)
  • Best Male Playback Singer: Arijit Singh (Padmaavat)
  • Best Popular Film: Badhaai Ho
  • Best film on social issue: Padman
  • Best Supporting Actor: Shivanand Kirkire (Magnet)
  • Best Sound Design: Bishwadeep Deepak (Uri: The Surgical Strike)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Surekha Sikri (Badhaai Ho)
  • Best Music Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Padmaavat)
  • Best Special Effects: (KGF' and Awe)
  • Best Choreographer: Kruti Mahesh Midya for 'Padmaavat' (Ghoomar Song)
  • Most Film Friendly State: Uttarakhand
  • Best Film Critics: Blay Jani and Anant Vijay
  • Best Female Playback Singer: Bindu Malini
  • Best Kannada Film: Nithicharami
  • Special Mention Award: Great Hutatma - Sagar Puranik
  • Glow Warm in a Jungle: Raman Dumpal, Laddu - Sameer Sadhwani and Kishore Sadhwani
  • Best Narration Madhubani: The Station of Color
  • Best Music Film: Jyoti - Director Kedar Diwekar
  • Best AudiographyChildren of the Soil: Bishwadeep Chatterjee
  • Best Location Sounded The Secret Life of Frogs: Ajay Bedi
  • Best Cinematography: The Secret Life of Frogs - Ajay Bedi and Vijay Bedi
  • Best Beat Direction: Aye Shaath - Gautam Vaje
  • Best Film on Family Value: Chalo Jeete Hain - Mangesh Hadawale
  • Best Shot Fiction Film: Kasav - Aditya Subhash Jambhale
  • Social Justice Film: Why Me - Harish Shah
  • Social Justice Film: Ekant - Neeraj Singh
  • Best Investigative Film: Amoli - Jasmine Kaur and Avinash Roy
  • Best Sports Film: Swimming Through the Darkness - Supriyo Sen
  • Best Educational Film: Sarla Virla - Eregoda
  • Best Film on Social Issue: Tala Te Kunji – Shilpi Gulati
  • Best Environmental Film: The World's Most Famous Tiger - Subiya Nalamuthu
  • Best Promotional Film: Rediscovering Jazam - Avishan Maurya and Kriti Gupta
  • Best Promotional Film: Rediscovering Jazam: Avishan Maurya and Kriti Gupta
  • Best Arts and Cultural Film: Weaver - The Last of the Varanasi Weavers: Satyaprakash Upadhyay
  • Best Debut Non: Feature Film of a Director: Falooda: Sagnik Chatterjee
  • Best Non Feature Film (Shared): Sun Rise - Vibha Bakshi
  • Best Makeup: Ranjeet

National Film Awards 2018:

The 65th National Award winners were announced by the National Film Development Corporation of India on 13 April 2018 at Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi. Bengali actor Riddhi Sen has received the Best Actor Award for the film 'Nagarkirtan' at the 65th National Film Awards. Late actress Sridevi has been selected for the Best Actress Award for the film Mom. Sridevi died in a Dubai hotel in February this year. Vinod Khanna, the famous actor of Hindi cinema, has been selected for the 'Dada Saheb Phalke Award' for the year 2017.

Vinod Khanna will be awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award posthumously for his outstanding contribution to the film industry. Rajkummar Rao's film Newton has been awarded the Best Hindi Film, while actor Pankaj Tripathi will be honored with the Special Mention Award for his excellent acting in this film. The jury at the 65th National Film Awards was presided over by noted filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. All the winners will be honored with the 65th National Film Awards on 03rd May by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.

List of winners of 65th National Film Awards 2018:-

  • Best Film: Village Rockstars (Assamese Film)
  • Best Popular Film: Bahubali 2
  • Best Actress: Sridevi (Mom)
  • Best Actor: Riddhi Sen (Nagarkirtan)
  • Best Director: Jayaraj (Bhayanakam)
  • Special Mention Award: Pankaj Tripathi (Newton), Parvati (Take Off)
  • Best Regional Film (Hindi): Newton
  • Best Supporting Actress: Divya Dutta (Irada)
  • Best Music Director: AR Rahman
  • Best Action, Special Effects: Bahubali 2
  • Best Background Score: AR Rahman, Mom
  • Best Choreography: Ganesh Acharya (Toilet Ek Prem Katha: Gori Tu Lath Maar)
  • Best Singer (Male): Yesudas
  • Best Singer (Female): Tirupati
  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award: Vinod Khanna (Posthumous)
  • Nargis Dutt Award: Best Film for National Issues in Marathi Language 'Dhapa'
  • Best Assamese Film: Ishu
  • Best Telugu Film: The Ghazi Attack
  • Best Marathi Film: Kachha Limbu
  • Best Short Film: Marathi Film Mayyat
  • Special Jury Award: Nagar Kirtan (Bengali Film)
  • Best Dialogue: Sambit Mohanty (Hello Arsi)
  • Best Cinematography: Bhayanyam
  • Best Cameraman: Nikhil S Praveen
  • Best Playback Singer: Shasha Tirupati for Kataru Velidai

List of winners of 64th National Film Awards 2017:

The 64th National Award winners were announced by National Film Development Corporation of India on 07 April 2017 in New Delhi. Actor Akshay Kumar has received the Best Actor Award for the film 'Rustom' at the 64th National Film Awards. On the other hand, Sonam Kapoor starrer 'Neerja' has been given the award for Best Hindi Feature Film. This is Akshay Kunar's first National Award. Apart from this, Ajay Devgan's film 'Shivay' has got the award for Best Special Effect. The film Pink, made on social issues, was selected for the best film.

The Best Actress award went to Surbhi for Meenaminungu. Actress Zaira Wasim has been awarded the Best Supporting Female Actress award for the film 'Dangal' released in the year 2017. Apart from this, the state of Uttar Pradesh was given the Film Friendly State Award. The State of Jharkhand has been given the Special Mention Award. The jury at the 64th National Film Awards was presided over by Priyadarshan. This was the first time for Priyadarshan that he was a member of the jury.

The complete list of winners of 64th National Film Awards 2017 are as follows:-

Golden Lotus:

  • Best Feature Film: Kasav (Marathi)
  • Best Debut Film as a Director: Khalifa (Bengali)
  • Most Popular Film: Sathamanam Bhavati (Telugu)
  • Best Children's Film: Dhanak (Hindi)
  • Best Director: Rajesh Mapuskar (for Marathi film 'Ventilator')

Silver Lotus:

  • Best Actor: Akshay Kumar (for 'Rustom')
  • Best Actress: Surabhi Lakshmi (for the Malayalam film 'Minnaminunge')
  • Best Supporting Actor: Manoj Joshi
  • Best Supporting Actress: Zaira Wasim
  • Best Child Artist: Manohara
  • Best Playback Singer (Male): Sundar Iyer
  • Best Playback Singer (Female): Iman Chakraborty
  • Best Cinematography: Tiru
  • Best Screenplay (Original): Shyam Pushpakaran
  • Best Screenplay (Inspired): Sanjay Krishna Ji Patel
  • Best film on social theme: 'Pink'
  • Best Film on Environment: The Tiger Who Crossed the Line
  • Best Editing: Rameshwar S Bhagat
  • Best Art Direction: 24
  • Best Costume Design: Sachin
  • Best Music Direction: Bapu Padmanabha
  • Best Lyricist: Vairamuthu
  • Best Special Effects: Producer-Director and Actor Ajay Devgn's 'Shivaay'

Regional Awards:

  • Best Bengali film: Bisarjan
  • Best Gujarati Film: Wrong Side Raju
  • Best Hindi Feature Film: 'Neerja'
  • Best Kannada Film: Reservation
  • Best Malayalam Film: Maheshinte Parathikaram
  • Best Tamil Film: Joker
  • Best Marathi Film: Dasakriya
  • Best Telugu Film: Pelli Chopulu

List of winners of 63rd National Film Awards 2016:

The 63rd National Film Awards were announced on 28 March 2016. An 11-member jury headed by filmmaker Ramesh Sippy SS Rajamouli. The announcement was made by the presidents of the three juries – the best writing on feature films, non-feature films and cinema. The central panel of the feature film was chaired by Ramesh Sippy, a popular director and producer of Hindi cinema. The Central Panel consisted of 11 members including the Chairman. The Non-Feature Jury was chaired by Mr. Vinod Ganatra and consisted of 7 members including the Chairman.

The jury for Best Writing on Cinema was chaired by Ms. Adweta Kala and consisted of 3 members including the President. Blockbuster 'Bahubali' was declared the best feature film. Bajrangi Bhaijaan adjudged best popular film. Amitabh Bachchan will be given the National Award for Best Actor for 'Piku' and Kangana Ranaut for Best Actress for 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns'. Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be given the Best Direction Award for the film Bajirao Mastani.

The list of winners of 63rd National Film Awards is as follows:-

  • Best Actor: Amitabh Bachchan (Piku)
  • Best Actress: Kangana (Tanu Weds Manu Returns)
  • Best Film: Bahubali The Beginning
  • Best Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Bajirao Mastani)
  • Best Screenplay & Dialogues: Juhi Chaturvedi (Piku), Himanshu Sharma (Tanu Weds Manu Returns)
  • Best Choreographer: Remo D'Souza (Bajirao Mastani)
  • Best Hindi Film: Dum Laga Ke Haisha
  • Best Supporting Actress: Tanvi Azmi (Bajirao Mastani)
  • Best Debut Director: Neeraj Ghaywan
  • Best film to give message of National Integration: Nanak Shah Fakir
  • Best film on social issues: Jusikyam
  • Best Supporting Actor: Samurthikani (Visarani)
  • Best Child Actor: Gaurav Menon (Ben)
  • Best Singer (Female): Monali Thakur (Dum Laga Ke Haisha)
  • Best Lyricist: Varun Grover (Moh Moh Ke Dhaage..)
  • Best Entertaining Film: Bajrangi Bhaijaan
  • Special Jury Award: Kalki Koechlin (Margarita with a Straw)
  • Best Costume Design: Payal Saluja (Nanak Shah Fakir)
  • Best Production Design: Bajirao Mastani
  • Best Screenplay (Adapted): Vishal Bhardwaj (Talvar)
  • Best Music Direction (Background Score): Ilaiyaraaja
  • Best Bengali Film: Shankchil
  • Best Marathi Film: Ringan
  • Best Malayalam Film: Pathemari
  • Best Tamil Film: Visaranai
  • Best Telugu Film: Kanche
  • Best Sanskrit Film: Priyamanasam
  • Best Kannada Film: Date
  • Best Punjabi Film: Chauthi Koot
  • Best Konkani Film: Anime
  • Best Assamese Film: Kothnodi
  • Best Haryanvi Film: Satrangi
  • Best Manipuri Film: Ibusu Yaohanbiya
  • Best Mizoram Film: Load Beyond the Class
  • Best Oriya Film: Pahar Ra Luha
  • Best Wancho Film: The Head Hunter
  • Best Khasi Film: Unata

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