64th National Film Awards announced by Directorate of Film Festivals

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 FilmKasaav (Marathi)


Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a DirectorDeep Chaudari for Alifa
Best Film on social issuePink
Best Children’s FilmDhanak
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome EntertainmentSathamanam Bhavathi
Best DirectionRajesh Mapuskar for Ventilator
Best ActorAkshay Kumar for Rustom
Best ActressSurabhi C.M for Minnaminungu – the Firefly
Best Supporting ActressZaira Wasim for Dangal
Best Child ArtistAdhish Praveen for Kunju Daivam, Saj for Noor Islam, and Manohara for Railway Children
Best Male Playback SingerSundara Iyer for Joker
Best Moran FilmHaanduk
Best Tulu FilmMadipu
Best Tamil FilmJoker
Best Gujarati FilmWrong Side Raju
Best Telugu FilmPeli Chuplu
Best Marathi FilmDashakriya


Best Malayalam FilmMaheshinte


Best Konkani FilmK Sera Sera – Ghodpachen



Best Kannada FilmReservation
Best Hindi FilmNeerja
Best Bengal FilmBisorjon
Best Assamese FilmMaj Rati Keteki
Best Special EffectShivaay (Hindi)
Best Animation Film


Mahayodha Rama


Best Film on Environment

Conservation/ Preservation


Loktak Lairembee (Manipuri)


Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National


Dikchow Banat Palaax (Assamese)


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