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India national film award for Bachchan

Indian Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan attends an event organised by the Rotary Club of Bombay in Mumbai on February 1, 2015.

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Bachchan has won the best actor award in 1990, 2005 and 2009

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.

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Ranaut has won the award for her role in Tanu Weds Manu Returns

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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