Veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and actress Kangana Ranaut have won the highest honours at India’s prestigious national film awards.
Bachchan won best actor for his role in Piku, and Ranaut was best actress for Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
The best film award award went to revenge drama Bahubali and Sanjay Leela Bhansali won best director for his movie Bajirao Mastani.
The awards are given every year by the Indian government.
This is Bachchan’s fourth national film award. He won the best actor award in 1990, 2005 and 2009.
Ranaut’s win marks the second consecutive time she has been given the best actress award.
The government also honours regional Indian cinema and film technicians through the annual awards.
Best Film: Baahubali
Best Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Bajirao Mastani
Best Actor: Amitabh Bachchan for Piku
Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut for Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Best Popular Film For Wholesome Entertainment: Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Best Choreography: Remo D’Souza for Bajirao Mastani
Best Lyrics: Varun Grover for Moh Moh Ke Dhage
Best Special Effects: Baahubali
Best Film for National Integration, Nargis Dutt Award: Nanak Shah Fakir
Special Jury Mention: Kalki Koechlin for Margarita With A Straw
Indira Gandhi Best Debut Director Award: Neeraj Ghaywan for Masaan
Best Children’s Film: Duronto
Best Female Singer: Monali Thakur for Moh Moh Ke Dhaagey
Best Male Singer: Mahesh Kale for the film Katyar Kaljat Ghusili
Best Editing Award: TE Kishore for Visaranai
Best Cinematography Award: Biswajit Chatterjee for Bajirao Mastani
Best Bodo Film: Dau Huduni Methai
Best Punjabi Film: Chauthi Koot
Best Oriya Film: Pahada Rahulla
Best Marathi Film: Ringan
Best Malyalam Film: Pathemari
Best Konkani Film: Enemy
Best Kannad Film: Tithi
Best Hindi Film: Dum Laga ke Haisha
Best Bengali Film: Shankachin
Best Assamese Film: Kothanodi
Best Khasi Film Award: Onaatah
Best Haryanvi Film Award: Satrang
Best Short Film Fiction: Marathi film Aushad
Best Animation Award: Fisherwoman and Tuktuk
Best Social Film Award: Autodriver
Best Art Cultural Film: A Far Afternoon – A Painted Saga
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