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Prakash Raj has won the best actor award at the National Film
awards for his performance in the Tamil film
Kanchivaram.Prakash Raj had earlier won the best supporting
actor award for his film Iruvar (Directed by Mani Ratnam) in 1998
and a special jury award in 2003.
The National Film Awards for 2007 were announced on Monday. The
list of awards were finalized last week but because of the death of
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YSR Reddy, the announcement was
Apart from Prakash Raj, Kannada actress Umashree got the best
actress award for her performance in Girish Kasaravalli"s Kannada
film Gulabi Talkies. Renowned film maker in Malayalam Adoor
Gopalakrishnan was selected as best director for his film Naalu
Kanchivaram has also been chosen as the best film for 2007.
Directed by Priyadarshan, the film depicts the lives and times of
silk-weavers of Kancheepuram in pre-Independent India. Darshan
Zariwala got the best supporting actor award for his role in Feroz
Abbas Khan"s film Gandhi My Father. There was also a special jury
award for this film, which explores the troubled relationship
between Harilal Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi.
Chak De India bagged the award in the wholesome entertainment
category and Taare Zameen Par in the family welfare category.
Playback singer Shankar Mahadevan has won the award for the song
“Meri Maa" from the film Taare Zameen Par. The best child actor
award went to Sharad Goyekar for his role in the Marathi film
The jury was headed by Sai Paranjpe; other members included
Ashok Viswanathan and Namita Gokhale. About 102 films and 106
non-feature films were considered.