The 20th edition of The Indian Television Academy Awards was held yesterday (February 14, 2021). The awards ceremony, which was hosted by Maniesh Paul, was graced by who's who of the television industry. From Naagin 5's Surbhi Chandna, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai's Shivangi Joshi-Mohsin Khan to Ishq Mein Marjawan 2's Helly Shah and Kasuatii Zindagii Kay's Shweta Tiwari and Urvashi Dholakia walked the red carpet in style. At the event, artists of various TV shows of different channels or web series of different OTT platforms will be awarded for the contribution/performance. Take a look at a few actors who bagged the awards.
Surbhi Chandna & Dheeraj Dhoopar
Surbhi Chandna and Dheeraj Dhoopar won Best Actress and Best Actress Popular awards for their shows Naagin 5 and Kundali Bhagya, respectively. The actress shared an adorable picture on her Instagram story. Apparently, Surbhi won two awards.
Dheeraj, who bagged three awards, shared a picture and captioned it as, "Don't even know where to begin.. thank you so much @theitaofficial for honouring me with the Best Actor Award tonight🥰♥️ thank you everyone for showering so much love upon #TheKaranLuthra & myself. It has truly been a blessing to be a part of such landmark shows as #Kundalibhagya & #Naagin5 . Thank you EK @ektarkapoor for being my angel ♥️ A big thanks to all the #dhoopians for constantly being my pillar of support!!! It was a Happy Valentines indeed😍🥰."
Ekta Kapoor shared a few pictures and wrote, "Thanku @theitaofficial n @anuranjan1010 for the award n love !"
Best Landmark Show(s)
Apparently, Star Plus' Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Star Bharat's RadhaKrishn and &TV's Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain bagged Best Landmark Show(s) Awards. YRKKH's producer Rajan Shahi and BGPH actress Shubhangi Atre shared pictures on their Instagram accounts.
Best Series Award
Colors TV's Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 that stars Helly Shah, Rrahul Sudhir and Vishal Vashishtha in the lead roles, bagged Best Serial Award. Producer Mamta Patnaik shared a picture and wrote, "Thank you ITA for the BEST SERIES AWARD Congratulations to the wonderful cast and crew of #ishqmeinmarjawan Thanks @colorstv."
Madirakshi shared a few pictures from the award ceremony and wrote, "Proud & very glad to be a part of this wonderful journey with Vighnaharta Ganesh @contiloepictures @sonytvofficial @ita_awards a genuinely bestshow❤ Congratulations to Sony Entertainment Television and Team Contiloe, Abhimanyu Sir and Rupali ji! For Vighnaharta Ganesh # ITA20."
Other Actors Who Bagged Awards
Adaa Khan, Mona Singh, Gaurav Gera, Anupamaa's Sudhanshu Pandey, Diya Aur Baati Hum's Kanika Maheshwari, Neelu Vaghela and Ashok Lokhande are other actors who bagged awards.
Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards Full Winners List
- Best Actor (Popular): Dheeraj Dhoopar
- Best Actress (Popular): Surbhi Chandna
- Best Actor (Critics): Sudhanshu Pandey
- Best Actress (Critics): Shweta Tiwari
- Popular Show (Fiction): Ishq Mein Marjawan 2
- Popular Show (Non-Fiction): The Kapil Sharma Show
- Popular Supporting Actor: Krushna Abhishek & Kiku Sharda (The Kapil Sharma Show)
- Popular Supporting Actress: Munmun Dutta
- Popular Mytho Show: Vignaharta Ganesh
- Popular Host on Indian Television: Maniesh Paul
- Hall of Fame: Sanjeev Kapoor, and Ekta Kapoor
- Milestone Award: Balika Vadhu, Divya Aur Baati Hum, Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin, Crime Patrol, Kasautii Zindagi Kay, Comedy Circus, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai and Khichdi
- Landmark Show(s) Award: Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Indian Idol, RadhaKrishn, Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Kundali Bhagya and Naagin
- Popular Social Media Stars: Ssumeir Pasricha
- Popular Digital Influencer: Ashish Chanchlani
- ITA Viewers Choice-Social Media: Chinki Minki
- Landmark OTT Show(s): Jamtara - Sabka Number Ayega, Paatal Lok, Aashram, Criminal Justice, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story
- Popular Debutant Actress Web: Akansha Ranjan
- Popular OTT - Film: Guilty
(Images Source: Instagram)