India’s 66th National Awards

National Award for Best Actress goes to Keerthy Suresh for the Telugu film Mahanati.


  • Uri wins best actor for Vicky Kaushal and best director for Aditya Dhar
  • Telugu star Keerthy Suresh wins best actress for Mahanati
  • Andhadun bags best actor for Ayushmann Khurrana and best adapted screenplay

National Award: Best Film

National Award for Best Film goes to the Gujarati film Hellaro.

National Award: Best Director

National Award for Best Director goes to Aditya Dhar for Uri.

National Award: Best Actress

National Award for Best Actress goes to Keerthy Suresh for the Telugu film Mahanati.

Keerty Suresh in <i>Mahanati</i>.
Keerty Suresh in Mahanati.

National Award: Best Actor

National Award for Best Actor has been shared by Ayushmann Khurrana for Andhadhun and Vicky Kaushal for Uri.

National Award for a Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment

National Award for a film providing wholesome entertainment goes to Badhaai Ho.

National Award for Best Film on a Social Issue

National Award for best film on a social issue goes to Akshay Kumar starrer Padman.

National Awards: Best Supporting Actor and Actress

National Award for Best Supporting Actress goes to Surekha Sikri for the Hindi film Badhai Ho

National Award for Best Supporting Actor goes to Swanand Kirkire for the Marathi film Chumbak.

National Award: Sound Design

National Award for Best Sound Designer goes to Biswadeep Chatterjee for Uri.

National Award: Best Cinematographer

National Award for Best Cinematographer goes to MG Radhakrishnan for the Malayalam film Olu.

National Award: Best Adapted Screenplay

The National Award for Best Adapted Screenplay goes to Andhadhun.

National Award: Best Costume

National Award for Best Costume goes to the Telugu film Mahanati.

National Award: Best Music

National Award for Best Music goes to Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Padmavat.

National Award: Best Choreography

National Award for Best Choreography goes to Padmavat for the song Ghoomar.

Best Films in the Non-Feature Films Category

The winners for the Non-Feature films category are as follows:

Special Mention Award – Mahaan Hutatma (director Sagar Puranik)

Laddoo: (directors Sameer Sadhwani and Kishore Sadhwani)

Best Narration – Madhubani: The Station Of Colour

Best Music – Jyoti (Kedar Divekar)

Best Editing – Sunrise (Hemanti Sarkar)

Best Audiography – Children Of Soil (Biswadeep Chatterjee)

Best Location and Sound – The Secret Life of Frogs (Ajay Bedi)

Best Cinematography – The Secret Life of Frogs (Ajay Bedi and Vijay Bedi)

Best Director – Gautam Vaze (Aai Shapat)

Best Film on Family Values: Chalo Jeetey Hai

Best Short Film: Kasab

Social Justice: Why Me, Ekant

Best Investigation Film: Amoli

Best Sports Film: Swimming Through The Darkness

Best Educational Film: Sarlabh Virala

Best Film on Social Issue: Talate Kunji

Best Environmental Film: The World’s Most Famous Tiger

Best Promotional Film: Rediscovering Jahannum

Best Film on Science and Technology: GD Naidu The Edison of India

Best Arts and Cultural Film: Munkar

Best Debut Film of a Director: Feluda

Best Non-Feature Film: Sunrise, The Secret Life of Frogs

National Award: Best Action

National Award for Best Action goes to the Kannada film KGF

National Award: Best Film

Best Hindi Film – Andhadhun

Best Malayalam Film – Sudani From Nigeria

Best Assamese Film – Bulbul Can Sing

Best Telugu Film – Mahanati

Best Film-Friendly State: Uttarakhand

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