The Directorate of Film Festivals today announced the winners for the 64th National Film Awards, the ceremony for which will be held on May 3. Some of the big winners include Bollywood star Akshay Kumar for Best Actor for Rustom and Surabhi Lakshmi for Best Actress for Malayalam film Minnaminungu (The Firefly). Hindi films Pink and Dhanak won for Best Film on Social Issue and Best Children’s Film respectively and Rajesh won Best Director for Marathi film Ventilator.
Other notable wins in 64th National Film Awards include Babu Padmanabha winning Best Music Direction for Kannada Lama. While Neerja won Best Film in a Regional Language for Hindi, the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment went to Telugu drama Sathamanam Bhavathi.
Major wins of 64th National Film Awardsin Feature Film category:
Best Feature Film
Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director
Deep Chaudari for Alifa
Best Film on social issue
Best Children’s Film
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment
Rajesh Mapuskar for Ventilator
Akshay Kumar for Rustom
Surabhi C.M for Minnaminungu – the Firefly
Best Supporting Actress
Zaira Wasim for Dangal
Best Child Artist
Adhish Praveen for Kunju Daivam, Saj for Noor Islam, and Manohara for Railway Children