Hyderabad: Actors Rashmika Mandanna and Naveen Polisetty have been awarded the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Awards South this year.

Nani's 'Jersey' won the best film this year while Sujeeth won the award for best director for his film 'Saaho'. Rashmika was awarded the best actress award for her role in 'Dear Comrade' and Internet star-turned-actor Naveen Polisetty won the best actor award for 'Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya'.

Nagarjuna Akkineni won the most versatile actor award while S.S Thaman was awarded the best music composer award.

The award function is scheduled to take place on 20 February 2021 at Taj Lands End in Mumbai.

In the past, stars like Anuksha Shetty, Mahesh Babu, and Keerthy Suresh have won the prestigious award.

Dada Saheb Phalke Awards added the south version in 2019 to recognise the extraordinary talents in southern India.

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