On Thursday, the 69th National Film Awards were revealed, and Tollywood actor Allu Arjun took home the Best Actor prize for his work in Pushpa.

The National Film Awards were announced today in Delhi, and they were given to the films that had been censored or released in 2021 that had the greatest cinematography, acting performances, and technicians.

The prizes for the films coming out in 2021 were not announced because of covid. Now, only films that year’s release were eligible for the prizes.

At a press conference held by the Jury on Thursday at the National Media Centre in New Delhi, the 69th National Film Awards were revealed.

Anurag Thakur, the Union I&B Minister, received the list of winners for the feature, non-feature, and best writing categories from the National Film Awards jury members.

Every year, the National Film Awards serve as a symbol of honour for Indian cinema. The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s Directorate of Film Festivals oversees the organisation of the National Film Awards.

They honour films for their outstanding aesthetic and technical qualities as well as their social importance, demonstrating the potential of film as a medium for both art and impact.

In total, 280 films in 28 different languages were submitted for the 2021 awards. There are 24 non-feature film categories, 31 for features, and 3 for screenplays about films.

The 2023 National Film Awards winners:

The 69th National Film Awards were presented at a lavish ceremony, and the winners were announced. For his role in the movie Pushpa, Allu Arjun received the Best Actor Award, and Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon both received the Best Actress Award for their respective roles in Gangubai Kathiawadia and Mimi.

The Nambi Effect received the Best Feature Film Award. The Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration went to The Kashmir Files.

69th National Film Awards 2023 Complete Winners List:

69th National Film Award

Here is the full list of winners: National Film Awards 2023:-

Category Winner
Best Feature Film Rocketry
Best Director Nikhil Mahajan, Godavari
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment RRR
Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration The Kashmir Files
Best Actor Allu Arjun, Pushpa
Best Actress Alia Bhatt, Gangubai Kathiawadi and Kriti Sanon, Mimi
Best Supporting Actor Pankaj Tripathi, Mimi
Best Supporting Actress Pallavi Joshi, The Kashmir Files
Best Child Artist Bhavin Rabari, Chhello Show
Best Screenplay (Original) Shahi Kabir, Nayattu
Best Screenplay (Adapted) Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Utkarshini Vashishtha, Gangubai Kathiawadi
Best Dialogue Writer Utkarshini Vashishtha & Prakash Kapadia, Gangubai Kathiawadi
Best Music Director (Songs) Devi Sri Prasad, Pushpa
Best Music Direction (Background Music) MM Keeravaani, RRR
Best Male Playback Singer Kaala Bhairava, RRR
Best Female Playback Singer Shreya Ghoshal, Iravin Nizhal
Best Lyrics Chandrabose, Konda Polam’s Dham Dham Dham
Best Hindi Film Sardar Udham
Best Kannada Film 777 Charlie
Best Malayalam Film Home
Best Gujarati Film Chhello Show
Best Tamil Film Kadaisi Vivasayi
Best Telugu Film Uppena
Best Maithili Film Samanantar
Best Mishing Film Boomba Ride
Best Marathi Film Ekda Kaay Zala
Best Bengali Film Kalkokkho
Best Assamese Film Anur
Best Meiteilon Film Eikhoigi Yum
Best Odia Film Pratikshya
Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director Meppadiyan, Vishnu Mohan
Best Film on Social Issues Anunaad – The Resonance
Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation Aavasavyuham
Best Children’s Film Gandhi and Co
Best Audiography (Location Sound Recordist) Arun Asok & Sonu K P, Chavittu
Best Audiography (Sound Designer) Aneesh Basu, Jhilli
Best Audiography (Re-recordist of the final mixed track) Sinoy Joseph, Sardar Udham
Best Choreography Prem Rakshith, RRR
Best Cinematography Avik Mukhopadhayay, Sardar Udham
Best Costume Designer Veera Kapur Ee, Sardar Udham
Best Special Effects Srinivas Mohan, RRR
Best Production Design Dmitrii Malich and Mansi Dhruv Mehta, Sardar Udham
Best Editing Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gangubai Kathiawadi
Best Makeup Preetisheel Singh, Gangubai Kathiawadi
Best Stunt Choreography King Soloman, RRR
Special Jury Award Shershaah, Vishnuvardhan
Special Mention 1. Late Shri Nallandi, Kadaisi Vivasayi 2. Aranya Gupta & Bithan Biswas, Jhilli 3. Indrans, Home 4. Jahanara Begum, Anur
Best Non-feature film Ek Tha Gaon
Best Direction (Non-feature film) Bakul Matiyani, Smile Please
Best Debut Non-Feature Film of a Director Paanchika, Ankit Kothari
Best Anthropological Film Fire on Edge
Best Biographical Film Rukhu Matir Dukhu Majhi and Beyond Blast
Best Arts Films T.N. Krishnan Bow Strings to Divine
Best Science & Technology Films Ethos of Darkness
Best Promotional Film Endangered Heritage ‘Warli Art’
Best Environment Film (Non-feature film) Munnam Valavu
Best Film on Social Issues (Non-feature film) Mithu Di and Three Two One
Best Investigative Film Looking For Challan
Best Exploration Film Ayushman
Best Educational Film Sirpigalin Sirpangal
Best Short Fiction Film Dal Bhat
Best Animation Film Kandittundu
Best Film on Family Values Chand Saanse
Best Cinematography (Non-feature film) Bittu Rawat, Pataal
Best Audiography (Re-recordist of the final mixed track) (Non-feature film) Unni krishnan, Ek Tha Gaon
Best Production Sound Recordist (Location/Sync Sound) (Non-feature film) Suruchi Sharma, Meen Raag
Best Editing (Non-feature film) Abhro Banerjee, If Memory Serves Me Right
Best Music Direction (Non-feature film) Ishaan Divecha, Succelent
Best Narration/Voice Over (Non-feature film) Kulada Kumar Bhattacharjee, Hathibondhu
Special Mention (Non-feature film) 1. Aniruddha Jatkar, Baale Bangara, 2. Srikanth Deva, Karuvarai, 3. Sweta Kumar Das, The Healing Touch, 4. Ram Kamal Mukherjee, Ek Duaa
Special Jury Award (Non-feature film) Shekhar Bapu Rankhambe, Rekha
Best Book on Cinema Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal: The Incredibly Melodious Journey by Rajiv Vijayakar
Best Film Critic Purushothama Charyulu
Best Film Critic (Special Mention) Subramanya Bandoor