Hyderabad: Celebrating the best and brightest artists and films of 2018, Filmfare Awards South was held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai. The star-studded event saw the participation of celebrities from Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu film industries. Sundeep Kishan and Regina Cassandra took to the main stage hosting the grand event.

Nag Ashwin’s Mahanati marked a dominating presence at the event by bagging multiple awards. Keerthy Suresh took home the Best Actress title for her incredible performance in the film, and Ram Charan won the Best Actor for being at his best in Rangasthalam. Besides, Dulquer Salmaan won the Critics Award for his performance in Mahanati.

An awards function is all about giveaways and emotional speeches from stars. However, more than that, the celebrities make sure that they look their best on the red carpet, stealing the limelight. In shimmery dresses and glittery outfits, it looked as if stars from the sky fell on Earth.

Besides, the hosts made sure that they kept the audiences entertained throughout the duration. Some stunning performances by the stars also became the centre of attraction for the evening. Well, here is the full list of those who won big at the 66th Yamaha Fascino Filmfare Awards South in Telugu category.

Best Film — Mahanati

Best Director — Nag Ashwin (Mahanati)

Best Actor in a Leading Role Male (Popular) — Ram Charan (Rangasthalam)

Best Actor Critics — Dulquer Salmaan (Mahanati)

Best Actor in a Leading Role Female (Popular) — Keerthy Suresh (Mahanati)

Best Actress Critics — Rashmika Mandanna (Geetha Govindam)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) — Jagapathi Babu (Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) — Anasuya Bharadwaj (Rangasthalam)

Best Music Album — Devi Sri Prasad (Rangasthalam)

Best Lyrics — Chandrabose for Yentha Sakkagunnaave (Rangasthalam)

Best Playback Singer (Male) — Sid Sriram for Inkem Inkem Kaavaale (Geetha Govindam)

Best Playback Singer (Female) — Shreya Ghoshal for Mandaraa Mandaraa (Bhaagmathie)

Best Cinematographer — R Ratnavelu (Rangasthalam)

Bhavana Sharma

Bhavana Sharma covers entertainment and cinema for Newsmeter.
Having over seven years of experience across various platforms, Bhavana has worked for publications, Telangana Today, Andhra Jyothy, channels like V6 News and online enterprises like International Business Times, Zee News, Tamada Media, IQlik Movies and so on. Her forte has been reporting on Telugu cinema, with several exclusives on developments in the Telugu film industry to her credit. Her one on one chats with several established stars, upcoming actors, directors and others in cinema have been published across print and online platforms. Alumni of Arts College, Osmania University.

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