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IIFA Utsavam: Mahesh Babu's Srimanthudu Won Six Awards

  | January 26, 2016 14:48 IST (Hyderabad)
Srimanthudu

Mahesh Babu in a still from Srimanthudu.

Telugu drama Srimanthudu and Kannada thriller Rangitaranga won six awards each at the first edition of IIFA Utsavam in Hyderabad. Of the 12 award categories, Koratala Siva-directed Srimanthudu fetched its lead pair Mahesh Babu and Shruti Haasan awards for best Leading Role, Male and Female, respectively

Superstar Mahesh Babu's Telugu drama Srimanthudu and Kannada thriller Rangitaranga won six awards each at the first edition of IIFA Utsavam in Hyderabad.
The two-day event, backed by Fortune Sunflower Oil, honoured the best talent across Telugu and Kannada film industries on January 25.
Of the 12 award categories, Koratala Siva-directed Srimanthudu fetched its lead pair Mahesh Babu and Shruti Haasan awards for best Leading Role, Male and Female, respectively.
The other awards the film pocketed include Best Supporting Role Male for actor Jagapathi Babu, Best Music Direction for Devi Sri Prasad, Best Lyricist for Ramajogayya Sastry and Best Playback Singer Male for Sagar.
S S Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali received six awards, including Best Picture. (Also Read: IIFA Utsavam: Rajamouli's Baahubali Won Six Awards)
The blockbuster film also won the best Direction award for Rajamouli, while Ramya Krishnan won the best Supporting Role Female award.
Rana Daggubati was awarded the best Negative Role for his performance in Baahubali, which also won the best Playback Singer Female for Satya Yamini.
Actor Vennela Kishore won the best Comic Role award for his performance in last year's blockbuster Bhale Bhale Magadivoy.
In the Kannada film awards category, Rangitaranga won the awards for Best Picture and Anup Bhandari for Best Direction, Music Direction and Lyrics.
The film also received Best Supporting Role Male for Sai Kumar, besides Arvind Rao for Best Negative Role.
Actor Yash's Mr&Mrs Ramachari won four awards; Yash won the best Leading Role Male and his co-star Radhika Pandit Best Leading Role Female.
The film also won awards for Best Comic Role (Sadhu Kokila) and Best Playback Singer Female (Shreya Ghoshal).
Lakshmi Raj won the Best Supporting Role Female award for Krishna Leela, while actor Dhanush won the Best Playback Singer for his song in Vajrakaya.
At the award ceremony, special tributes were paid to late actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao and producer D Ramanaidu.


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