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It was a colourful evening at Palace Grounds on Sunday (March 3) with Sandalwood biggies gracing the venue to be part of Udaya Film Awards. The event was no less than a festival for cine-goers as they saw their favourite celebs thrilling them with stage performances.
The awards instituted by popular Kannada channel Udaya TV was attended by bigwigs like V Ravichandran, Shivaraj Kumar, Upendra, Shriya Saran, Ganesh, Dwarakish, SV Rajendra Singh Babu, Radhika Pandit, Puneet Rajkumar and many others.
Upendra was given the Udaya Film Best Actor Award for the third time. His performance in Kalpana was honoured as he beat other nominees - Darshan (Kranthiveera Sangoli Rayanna), Yogesh (Sidlingu), Vijay (Bheema Theeradalli) and Puneet Rajkumar (Anna Bond). The Real Star had earlier won the Best Actor award for A and Nagarahaavu in 1998 and 2004, respectively.
Radhika Pandit won the Best Actress Award for her acting in Addhuri. She was also nominated for the same category for the movie Drama. Ramya (Katariveera Surasundarangi), Bhavana (Bhagirathi), and Priyamani (Charulatha) were the other nominees.
Lifetime Achievement Awards
Well-deserving Lifetime Achievement awards were given to Dwarkish, Lakshmi, S Janaki and PB Srinivas for their outstanding contribution towards Kannada film industry.
Best Movie of The Year
The jury had a difficult time choosing the Best Film Award as there were many good films in 2012. But in the end, it was Darshan's historical film Kranthi Veera Sangolli Rayanna, which won the award. Drama, Yedegarike, Bheema Theeradalli and Addhuri were in the race. Follow the slideshow to see the pictures and winners...
Best Stunt Director: Ravivarma for Anna Bond
Chingari - Ravivarma
Krantiveera Sangollirayanna - Ravivarma
Shakti - Thriller Manju, Ram-Lakshman, Palaniraj and Ravivarma
Ravichandran With Priyanka Upendra
Best Negative Role : Suchendra Prasad for Bheema Theeradalli
Shiva - Ravishankar
Anna Bond - Jacki Shroff
Sidlingu - Chasva
Sagar - Devgil
Best Choreographer: Imran Sardhariya for Anna Bond
Govindaya Namaha - Muruli for 'Pyarege...'
Chingari - Harsha for 'Kai kaccha...'
Romeo - Poppy Lakshmi for 'Aalochane...'
Alemari - Kali for 'Maribeku inna...'
Srinath, Jayamala and Jayanthi
Best Cinematographer: HC Venu for Chingari
Kalaayai Thasmai Namaha - Cinetech Soori
Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna - Ramesh Babu
Katariveera Surasundarangi - HC Venu
Anna Bond - Sathya Hegde
Udaya Film Awards
Best Editor: Rajkeerthi for Kalpana
Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna - Deepu S Kumar
Alemari - KM Prakash
Anna Bond - Deepu S Kumar
Drama - Sanath Kumar
Best Dialogue Writer: MS Ramesh for Bheema Theeradalli
Sidlingu - Vijay Prasad
Katariveera Surasundarangi - Upendra
Addhuri - AP Arjun
Yedegarike - Agni Sridhar
Best Lyrics: Yogaraj Bhat for his song 'Chandutiya pakkadali...' in Drama.
Sidlingu - Arasu for 'Yallello oduva manase...'
Adduri - AP Arjun for 'Thu antha ugidaru...'
Anna Bond - Yogaraj Bhat for 'Thumba nodbedi...'.
Romeo - Kaviraj for 'Aalochane...'
Ashok Kheny With V Harikrishna
Best Story: Manoj Sati for Prasad
Sidlingu - Vijay Prasad
Ballpen - KC Manjunath
Charulatha - P Kumar
Edegarike - Agni Shridhar
Best Playback Singer - Female : Indhu Nagraj
for 'Pyarge...' in Govindaya Namaha
Katariveera Surasundarangi - Sunitha Bhopraj for 'Paarijatha...'
Romeo: Shreya Ghoshal for 'Aalochane...'
Addhuri: Vani Harikrishna for 'Mussanje vale...'
Alemari: Shreya Ghoshal for 'Neeli neeli...'
Ambareesh With Sumalatha
Best Playback Singer - Male : Sadhu Kokila for 'Neenondu mugiyada mouna...' in Edegarike.
Addhuri - Harikrishna for 'Ammatte...'
Anna Bond - Harikrishna for 'Thumba nodbedi...'
Drama - Harikrishna for 'Gombe aadsonu...'
Rambo - Arjun Janya for 'Manethanka baare...'
Sadhu With Gurukiran And Vijay Prakash
Best Child Artist: Sankalp for Prasad
Charulatha - Manjunath
Ball Pen - Skanda
Prarthane - Manoj
Aasha Kiranagalu - Abhishek
Best Actress - Supporting: Bhagirathi - Thara Venu
Chingari - Bhavana
Sidlingu - Suman Ranganath
Kalpana - Shruthi
Bheema Theeradalli - Umashri
Prem With Shriya Saran
Best Debut Director: Vijay Prasad for Sidlingu
Prarthane - Sadashiv Shenoy
Govindaya Namaha - Pavan Wadeyar
Alemari - Santhu
Lakki - Dr Soori
Best Actor - Supporting: Dharma for Yedegarike
Drama - Neenasam Sathish
Kalpana - Achuth Kumar
Sidlingu - Shridhar
Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna - Shashikumar
Best Comedy - Male: Rangayana Raghu in 420
Dakota Picture - Om Prakash Rao
Ko Ko - Bullet Prakash
Romeo - Sadhu Kokila
Rambo - Thabala Naani
Shivaraj Kumar With Upendra
Best Debut - Male Actor: Dhruva Sarja for Adduri
AK 56 - Siddanth
Rambo - Sharan
Thugalak - Rakshith Shetty
Prithiya Loka - Vinay
K Manju With Dhruv Sarja
Best Debut - Female Actor: Soundarya Jayamala for Godfather
Govindaya Namaha - Parol Yadav
Cyber Yugadol Madhura Prema Kavyam - Shwetha Srivasthav
Kalaayayai Thasmai Namaha - Madhubala
Nammanna Don - Mona
Best Music Director - Harikrishna for Addhuri
Govindaya Namaha - Gurukiran
Sidlingu - Anoop Silin
Drama - Harikrishna
Rambo - Arjun Janya
Udaya Film Awards
Best Director: AP Arjun for Addhuri
Bheema Theeradalli - Om Prakash Rao
Krantiveera Sangollirayanna - Naganna
Drama - Yogaraj Bhat
Edegarike - Sumana Kittur