Actors Allu Arjun, Alia Bhatt, and Kriti Sanon, and the teams of the films RRR, Sardar Udham, Gangubai Kathiawadi and The Kashmir Files received theirNational Film AwardsfromPresident Droupadi Murmu atthe 69th National Film Awards ceremony in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan on October 17. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest film honour, went to legendary actress Waheeda Rehman.
The winners of the National Awards for the year 2021, announced in August, include Rocketry: The Nambi Effect won Best Feature Film.
Alia Bhatt received the Best Actress award for her performance in and as Gangubai Kathiawadi. She shares the award with Kriti Sanon, who was recognised for her performance in the film Mimi, in which she played a surrogate mother. Allu Arjun, who received the Best Actor award for Pushpa: The Rise.
The other winners include Nikhil Mahajan (Best Director – Godavari), Pallavi Joshi (Best Supporting Actress – The Kashmir Files), Pankaj Tripathi (Best Supporting Actor – Mimi), Bhavin Rabari (Best Child Artist – Chhello Show), Vishnu Mohan (Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut of a Director – Meppadiyan), and Shershaah (Special Jury Award).