Kangana, long been considered an outsider in Bollywood, starred in the super hit and much praised Queen last month and followed up with the just-released Revolver Rani.
Thrilled to have received her award from Aamir Khan, Kangana said, "It's really flattering to be here and receive this award. I was told Aamir was going to present me this award so I had to be here. He has been a huge inspiration and this is a very special evening."
Aamir also had high praise in return. "Kangana goes with her heart. Not many people are able to do what she did," he said.
Kangana will next be seen in Ungli.
This was Kangana saying hello to Delhi, her smile disarmingly wide, when she checked into Delhi earlier today.