TSR-TV9 film awards for 2011-12 announced

Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) The T. Subbarami Reddy-TV9 film awards for the year 2011-12 were announced here Thursday by MP and TSR Lalithakala Parishad founder T. Subbarami Reddy.

While artists from Telugu industry were honored in different categories, members from Tamil and Malayalam industries along with Bollywood have been chosen for special jury awards. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday at Shilpa Kala Vedika here.

For the year 2011 in Telugu, Mahesh Babu-starrer "Dookudu" won five awards, while "Sri Rama Rajyam" and "Mogudu" pocketed two awards. Others Telugu films such as "Badrinath", "100% Love", "Veedinthe", "Anaganaga Oka Dheerudu", "Gangaputrulu" and "Mangala" won one award each.

Nandamuri Balakrishna won the best actor award for his performance in Telugu mythological-drama "Sri Rama Rajyam", while actor Allu Arjun pocketed the best hero award for his performance in action-drama "Badrinath".

Actresses Taapsee Pannu and Tamannah Bhatia were awarded the best actress and best heroine awards for Telugu films "Mogudu" and "100% Love", respectively.

While director Sreenu Vaitla won the best director award for "Dookudu", producer Yelamanchili Sai Babu won the best producer title.

Actors Prakash Raj and Brahmanadam won the best character actor and best comedian awards for "Dookudu", respectively.

Actress Sana was awarded the best character actress for the film "Veedinthe", while compose S.S Thaman won the best music director award for "Dookudu".

Karthi won the best playback singer male award for "Mogudu" and N.S Ramya pocketed the best playback singer female award for "Dookudu".

Manchu Lakshmi won the best actress for negative role for her critically acclaimed performance in "Anaganaga Oka Dheerudu".

Charmi Kaur and Ramki were awarded best jury awards for the performance in "Mangala" and "Gangputrulu", respectively.

Akkineni Nagarjuna's Telugu period-drama "Rajanna" won the special jury award for best film, while his father Akkineni Nageswara Rao also won a special jury award for his contribution to Telugu cinema as producer and actor.

Tamil actress Sneha and child artist Baby Annie were awarded the special jury awards for their performance in "Rajanna".

For 2012 in Telugu, mythological-drama "Shirdi Sai" won three awards, while fantasy-drama "Damarukam" and romantic-comedy "Denikaina Ready" pocketed two awards each. Other Telugu films such as "Eega", "Gabbar Singh", "The Businessman" and "Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum" won one award each.

Akkineni Nagarjuna won the best actor award for "Shirdi Sai" and Ram Charan won the best hero award for his performance in "Rachcha".

For her performance in critically acclaimed film "Eega", Samantha Ruth Prabhu won the best actress award, while Anushka won the best heroine title for "Damarukam".

While Puri Jagannadh was awarded best director for his film "The Businessman", Mahesh Reddy won the best producer award for "Shirdi Sai".

Brahmanadam and Surekha Vani won the best comedian male and female awards for the performance in "Denikaina Ready".

Kota Srinivasa Rao won the best character award for his role in "Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum", while Devi Sri Prasad was awarded the best music director for the film "Damarukam".

V. Srinivas was awarded best singer male for "Gabbar Singh". Kousalya pocketed the best singer female award for "Shirdi Sai".

The special jury awards were handed over to Vishnu Manchu for "Denikaina Ready" and Nitin Reddy for "Ishq". Tanikella Bharani and Khadir Babu were awarded the special jury award too for their directorial excellence in films "Mithunam" and "Onamalu", respectively

Director M. Venkateswara Rao was also handed the special jury award for his Children's film "Chadukovali".

Veteran Telugu actor Krishnam Raju was awarded the lifetime achievement award along with Kaikala Satyanarayana.

Actor-producer Mohan Babu won the best actor of millennium award, while director K. Raghavendra Rao won the star director of millennium award.

Dil Raju was awarded best producer under special awards category.

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