Actor Mahesh Babu won Best Actor for Telugu drama Srimanthudu while Nayanthara received the Best Actress trophy for her performance in Tamil action-comedy Naanum Rowdydhaan for the year 2015 at the star-studded 63rd Filmfare Awards southern edition.
The best talents across the four southern industries - Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada - were felicitated by Filmfare in Hyderabad on Saturday.
In Tamil, Vikram's I scored four awards, while Jayam Ravi's Thani Oruvana and Dhanush's Thangamagan received two awards each. Vignesh Shivan-directed Naanum Rowdydhaan and critically-acclaimed Kaaka Muttai won an award each.
Vikram won the Best Actor Award for his performance as a body-builder turned suave model in I, which also won the Music Director Award for A R Rahman, Best Lyrics for Madhan Karky and Best Playback Singer (Male) for Sid Sriram for the song Ennodu Nee Irundhal.
For Thani Oruvan, Mohan Raja won the Best Director Award and Arvind Swamy won the award for Best Supporting Actor (Male).
Shweta Mohan won the Best Playback (Female) singer for the song from Enna Solla from Thanga Magan, which also won veteran actress Radikaa Sarath Kumar an award for Best Supporting Actor (Female).
National Award-winning Kaaka Muttai won the Best Film Awards.
Composer-turned-actor G.V. Prakash won the Best Debut (Male) award for horror-comedy Darling.
The Critics' Award for Best Actor (Male) went to Jayam Ravi for his powerful performance in Thani Oruvan. In the same category, Jyotika won the best actor female award for 36 Vayadhinile.
In Telugu, S.S. Rajamouli's Baahubali received five awards, while Mahesh Babu's Srimanthudu won three awards.
Gunasekar-directed period drama Rudhramadevi and National award-winning romantic war-drama Kanche won two awards each.
Mahesh Babu won the Best Actor Award for his performance in Srimanthudu, which also fetched Devi Sri Prasad Best Music Director Award and Best Playback Singer (Male) Award for MLR Karthikeyan for the song Pora Srimanthuda.
Baahubali won the Best Film Award and earned Mr Rajamouli the Best Director honour, besides also fetching Best Supporting Actor (Female) award for Ramya Krishnan and Best Playback Singer (Female) Award for Geetha Madhuri for the song Jeevanadi. S.S. Senthi Kumar won the Best Cinematography Award.
Anushka Shetty won the Best Actor (Female) Award for Rudhramadevi, Allu Arjun won the Best Supporting Actor (Male) Award for the same film.
Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry won the Best Lyricist Award for the song Raa Mundadugeddham for Kanche.
Sekar VJ won the Best Choreography Award for Ram Charan's Telugu action movie Bruce Lee: The Fighter.
Akkineni Akhil and Pragya Jaiswal won the Best Debut male and female award for their films Akhil and Kanche respectively.
In Malayalam, R.S. Vimal-directed biographical romantic drama Ennu Ninte Moideen received seven awards including the Best Director award.
Mammootty's Pathemari scored two awards including Best Film and Best Actor (Male).
Critically acclaimed Premam fetched Vijay Yesudas Best Playback Singer (Male) award for the song Malare Ninne.
Prithviraj Sukumaran's Ennu Ninte Moideen earned its leading lady Parvathy Best Actor (Female) award, apart from Best Supporting Actor male and female for Tovino Thomas and Lena.
M. Jayachandran won the Best Music Director Award.
Rafeeq Ahmed and Shreya Ghoshal won the Best Lyricist and Best Playback Singer (Female) awards respectively for the song Kathirunnu from Ennu Ninte Moideen.
In Kannada, Anup Bhandari-directed Rangi Taranga received four awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor male (Saikumar) and Best Playback Singer (female) for Ichara Rao for the song Kareyole.
Puneeth Rajkumar won the Best Actor (Male) Award for his work in Rana Vikrama, while Parul Yadav won the Best Actor (Female) Award for Aatagara.
Sudharani won the Best Supporting Actor (Female) honour for her performance in Vastuprakara.
Sridhar V Sambhram was awarded the Best Music Director for Krishna Leela, while Jayanth Kaikini won the Best Lyrics award for the song Nenepe Nithya Mallige from Kendasampige and Santhosh Venky the Best Playback Singer (Male) award for the song Raja Raniyanthe from Raate.
Veteran Telugu actor M. Mohan Babu was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
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