The winners of the 69th National Film Awards were announced on Thursday, with Allu Arjun winning Best Actor for Pushpa: The Rise, Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon sharing the Best Actress award for Gangubai Kathiawadi and Mimi respectively, and Rocketry: The Nambi Effect winning Best Feature Film. The Kashmir Files won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration.
Other notable wins included Sardar Udham winning Best Direction for Shoojit Sircar, The Long Walk Home winning Best Non-Feature Film, and Kaala Bhairava winning Best Male Playback Singer for his song “Komuram Bheemudo” from RRR.
The 69th National Film Awards were held in Delhi and were hosted by actor Manoj Bajpayee. The awards ceremony was attended by a number of celebrities from the Indian film industry, including Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, and Alia Bhatt.
The National Film Awards are one of the most prestigious awards in Indian cinema. They are presented annually by the Government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in film production. The awards are divided into a number of categories, including Best Feature Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Music Direction.
Here are some of the notable winners of the National Film Awards in recent years:
2023: Best Feature Film: Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, Best Actor: Allu Arjun (Pushpa: The Rise), Best Actress: Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon (Gangubai Kathiawadi and Mimi respectively), Best Director: R Madhavan (Rocketry: The Nambi Effect)
2022: Best Feature Film: Soorarai Pottru, Best Actor: Suriya (Soorarai Pottru), Best Actress: Aparna Balamurali (Soorarai Pottru), Best Director: Sudha Kongara (Soorarai Pottru)
2021: Best Feature Film: The Tashkent Files, Best Actor: Vicky Kaushal (Uri: The Surgical Strike), Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut (Panga), Best Director: Vivek Agnihotri (The Tashkent Files)
The National Film Awards are a testament to the quality and diversity of Indian cinema. They are a celebration of the many talented filmmakers and artists who work in the Indian film industry.