Priyamani is on a roll. The multilingual actress had impressed the audience with her performance in Kannada movie Charulatha and it has been appreciated at various award functions. The latest stage where she was honoured is at SIIMA (South Indian International Movie Awards), as she bagged the Best Actress Award.
The multilingual actress won the Best Actress Award at the second SIIMA Awards. The event was held at the Expo Centre Sharjah on September 12 and 13. The function was attended not only by Kannada stalwarts, but also by some of the big names of Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Bollywood film industries. While Priyamani won the Best Actor (Female), Century Star Shivaraj Kumar was honoured with Best Actor Award.
Priyamani's Charulatha was simultaneously made in Kannada and Tamil. Upon release, the movie was opened up to mixed reviews. The movie failed to keep the cash registers ringing at the Kannada Box Office. But the performance of the actress, who had played the role of a conjoined twins, was widely appreciated. The multilingual flick was directed by P Kumar of Only Vishnuvardhana fame. It was produced by well-known cinema personality Dwarakeesh.
On the other end, Shivaraj Kumar bagged the Best Actor Award for his acting in Shiva. Follow the slideshow to see pictures and see the winners list...
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Shiva also starred Ragini Dwivedi. The film was directed by N Om Prakash Rao.
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Ragini Dwivedi bagged Best Actress (Critics) Award for Shiva. She received award from Sridevi and Boney Kapoor.
The interesting part of the event was the song crooned by Usha Uthup. She sang popular Kannada track 'Huttidare Kannadanadal' track. Shivanna along with other Kannada stars danced for the song.
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Rangayana Raghu won Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) for his performance in Golden Star Ganesh's Romeo. He managed to tickle the funny bone of the audience.
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Nidhi Subbaiah bagged Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) for her performance in Anna Bond. The movie was directed by Suri and it starred Puneet Rajkumar and Priyamani.
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Pooja Gandhi bagged Best Actor in a Negative Role for her brilliant acting in Dandupalya. The crime-drama was a biggest hit of 2012.
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Sadhu Kokila bagged Best Comedian for his acting Yaare Koogadali. The movie was directed by Samuthirakani.
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Upendra won Best Actor (Critics) for Katariveera Surasaundarangi. The movie was produced by Munirathna and also starred Ramya.
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AP Arjun won Best Director Award for his Addhuri. The film starred newcomer Dhruva Sarja and Radhika Pandit.
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Katariveera Surasundarangi won Best Film Award. Producer Munirathna received the award.