HYDERABAD: Relangi Art Academy, an academy founded in commemoration of yesteryear’s film artiste Padmasri Relangi Venkataramaiah declared its awards for year 2007- 08. Relangi Narasimha Rao, the chairman of the awards committee, announced the winners here on Saturday.
While Rajendra Prasad was adjudged as best actor, Swati of ‘Ashta Chemma’ fame bagged the best actress award and Indraganti Mohana Krishna was selected as best director for his movie ‘Ashta Chemma’.
The award winners are: Padmasri Relangi award – Gitanjali, world action king and best actor – Rajendra Prasad, best movie – ‘Mee Sreyobhilashi’, best sensational movie – ‘Gamyam’, best entertainer – ‘Ashta Chemma’, film with best story – ‘Chintakayala Ravi’, best family movie – ‘Kousalya Supraja Rama’, best traditional movie – ‘Bathukamma’, best character artiste – Bramhanandam, best sensational actor - Allari Naresh, best sensational actress - Sindhu Tulani, special appreciation – Dasari Arun Kumar, best new actor – Nani, best new comedian – Raghu Babu, best new director – Radhakrishna of ‘Gamyam’ and best child artiste – Bharat.
‘Mee Sreyobhilashi’ topped the list with six awards and ‘Ashta Chemma’ stood next with four. ‘Gamyam’, ‘Kousalya Supraja Rama’ and ‘Bathukamma’, ‘Adi Vishnu’ won three and two awards respectively. The awards will be distributed on the 99 birth anniversary of Relangi Venkataramaiah on October 30 at Ravindra Bharati.