The eighth edition of South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) is taking place in Qatar on August 15 and 16 amid a huge gala. On Thursday, the winners list for Telugu and Kannada categories were officially announced.
What is SIIMA?
SIIMA (South Indian International Movie Awards) is a collaboration by the South Indian movie industry to reward the artists and technicians who work in South Indian movies.
On the occasion, Ram Charan starrer Rangasthalam bagged the maximum number of awards, while Ram Charan won the ‘Best Actor’ award for his performance. Keerthy Suresh, a National Award winner, also won the ‘Best Actress’ award for her acting in Mahanati.
Vijay Deverakonda, the current sensation in South Indian Cinema has bagged the ‘Best Actors’ award in the ‘Critics Choice’ category. Actress Payal Rajput grabbed the ‘Best Debutant’ award while Sukumar bagged the ‘Best Director’ award.
Here is the entire list of SIIMA awards:
Best Actor: Ram Charan for Rangasthalam
Best Actress: Keerthy Suresh for Mahanati
Best Director popular film-maker: Sukumar for Rangasthalam
Best Comedian: Sathya for Chalo
Best Actor (Critics Choice): Vijay Deverakonda for Geetha Govindam
Best Actress in Supporting Role: Anasuya Bharadwaj for Rangasthalam
Best Debut Director: Ajay Bhupathi for RX 100
Best Debut Actor (Female): Payal Rajput for RX 100
Best Music Director: Devi Sri Prasad for Rangasthalam
Best Playback Singer (Female): MM Manasi for 'Rangamma Mangamma' in Rangasthalam
Best Play Back Singer (Male): Anurag Kulkarni for 'Pilla Ra' in RX 100
Best Lyrics Writer: Chandra Bose for 'Yentha Sakkagunave' in Rangasthalam
Best Cinematographer: Rathnavelu for Rangasthalam