ANDHRA PRADESH

Nandi honours for Balakrishna, Nitya Menon

N. Balakrishna

N. Balakrishna  

Balakrishna and Nitya Menon have won the Nandi awards for 2010 as the best actor and actress for their roles in ‘Simha' and ‘Ala Modalaindi', respectively.

P. Suneel Kumar Reddy and Chakri were declared the best director and music director for the film ‘Simha'. Pranavi bagged the best female playback singer award for the song “sari gama padanisa…” in ‘Sneha geetam' while M.M. Keeravani was declared the best male playback singer for the song “Telugu ammai” in Maryada Ramanna”. ‘Vedam' was selected as the best feature film and ‘Ganga putrulu' and ‘Prasthanam' second and third best.

The awards were announced here on Friday by a 16-member jury headed by N. Shankar who directed ‘Jai bolo Telangana.' He said ‘Vedam' was chosen as the best film for its theme that was aimed at weaning away middle class youth from fantasised life.

Mr. Shankar said that the jury members and Commissioner of Information and Public Relations B. Venkatesham called on Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to submit the list of award winners. The Commissioner told reporters that the date for presentation of awards was not finalised. Awards for 2009 which were announced earlier and 2010 would be given together, he said.

The individual award winners in various categories with the names of films in brackets are: supporting actor – A.V. Subrahmaniam (Kothi mooka), supporting actress – Pragathi (Emaindi evela), character actor – Sai Kumar (Prasthanam), comedian actor – Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam (Aalasyam amrutham), comedienne – Jhansi (Simha), villain – V. Nagineedu (Maryada Ramanna), child actor – Bharath (Bindas), first film of a director – Nandini Reddy (Ala modalaindi), screenplay writer – Gautam Vasudev Menon (Ye maaya chesave), story writer – R.P. Patnaik (Broker), dialogue writer – P. Suneel Kumar Reddy (Ganga putrulu), lyric writer – Nandini Sidda Reddy (Veera Telangana), cinematographer – Prasad Murella (Namo Venkatesa), best editor – Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao (Darling), art director – Ashok (Varudu), choreographer – Prem Rakshith (Adurs), audigrapher – E. Radhakrishna (Brundavanam), costume designers – Sriram and Srikumar (Varudu), makeup artiste – Gangadhar (Brahmalokam to yamalokam via bhoolokam), fight master – Shekar (Manasara), male dubbing artiste – R.C.M. Raju (Darling), female dubbing artiste – Chinmayi (Ye maaya chesave) and special effects – Alagar Swamy (Varudu).

‘Little Buddha' won the best children's film, ‘Advaitham' best documentary film and ‘Andari bandhuvaya' best home viewing film awards.



  • Suneel Kumar Reddy and Chakri get best director and best music director award for ‘Simha'
  • ‘Little Buddha' wins best children's film award, while ‘Advaitham' is the best documentary





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