69th National Film Award – From Alia Bhatt to Pankaj Tripathi, check out the full list of the winners!

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At a press conference held by the Jury on Thursday at the National Media Centre in New Delhi, the 69th National Film Awards were revealed. Anurag Thakur, the Union I&B Minister, received the list of winners for the feature, non-feature, and best writing categories from the National Film Awards jury members. In total, 280 films in 28 different languages were submitted for the 2021 awards. There are 24 non-feature film categories, 31 features, and 3 for screenplays about films.

The 69th National Film Awards were presented at a lavish ceremony. For his role in the movie Pushpa, Allu Arjun received the Best Actor Award, and Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon both received the Best Actress Award for their respective roles in Gangubai Kathiawadia and Mimi. Rocketry, the Nambi Effect received the Best Feature Film Award. The Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration went to The Kashmir Files.

69th National Film Award winner list:

Best Feature Film: Rocketry

Best Director:  Nikhil Mahajan, Godavari

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: RRR

Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration: The Kashmir Files

Best Actor: Allu Arjun, Pushpa

Best Actress: Alia Bhatt, Gangubai Kathiawadi and Kriti Sanon, Mimi

Best Supporting Actor: Pankaj Tripathi, Mimi

Best Supporting Actress: Pallavi Joshi, The Kashmir Files

Best Child Artist: Bhavin Rabari, Chhello Show

Best Screenplay (Original): Shahi Kabir, Nayattu

Best Screenplay (Adapted): Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Utkarshini Vashishtha, Gangubai Kathiawadi

Best Dialogue Writer: Utkarshini Vashishtha & Prakash Kapadia, Gangubai Kathiawadi

Best Music Director (Songs): Devi Sri Prasad, Pushpa

Best Music Direction (Background Music): MM Keeravaani, RRR

Best Male Playback Singer: Kaala Bhairava, RRR

Best Female Playback Singer: Shreya Ghoshal, Iravin Nizhal

Best Lyrics: Chandrabose, Konda Polam’s Dham Dham Dham

Best Hindi Film: Sardar Udham

Best Kannada Film: 777 Charlie

Best Malayalam Film: Home

Best Gujarati Film: Chhello Show

Best Tamil Film: Kadaisi Vivasayi

Best Telugu Film: Uppena


In 1954, the National Film Awards debuted under the moniker “State Awards.” Only the best films in several regional languages were nominated for awards at that time. It began honoring the performers and crew members who worked on the films in 1967. Nargis was the first actor to receive the Best Actress Award for her work in Raat Aur Din, while Uttam Kumar received the Best Actor Award for his work with Antony Firingee in Chiriyakhana.


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