Chennai, Sep 6 (UNI) Superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan
have been selected as the best male actors and Jyothika and
Priyamani as the best female actresses by the Tamil Nadu Government
for the year 2005 and 2006 respectively.
While Rajinikanth and Jyothika were chosen for their performance
in the runaway hit Chandramukhi released in 2005, Kamal
was picked for his role as police officer in Vettaiyadu
Vilayadu and Priyamani for her role as village belle in
Paruthi Veeran 2006.
The awards, announced by the Tamil Nadu Government, would be
presented by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi at a function to be held
in the city.
Actors Surya and Vijay have been selected for 'special prizes'
in the best actor category for their roles in Ghajini and
Thirupaachi (both 2005) respectively. Meera Jasmine also
gets the best actress special prize.
For the year 2006, Veyyil gets the Best Film Award, while Karthi
(Paruthiveeran) and Sandhya (Dishoom) would get best actor/actress
special prize awards respectively.
An official release here today said Director Rama Narayanan has
been chosen for the Anna Award, actor Vivek (Kalaivanar Award),
director Thangar Bachan (Raja Sando Award), lyricist Thamarai
(Bharathidasan Award), actor Ajith (MGR Award), poet Pa Vijay
(Kannadasan Award), actor Vikram (Sivaji Ganesan Award) and
playback singer T M Soundararajan (Thyagaraja Bhagavathar