The 6th South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) 2016 was held in a glittering ceremony at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore last night. SIIMA celebrates the best of South Indian Cinema and several noted artistes and technicians from the four major film industries down south will be honoured with the awards.
This 2-day film carnival saw the best of Telugu and Kannada cinema snatching away the awards on the first day. As expected, SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali The Beginning walked away with the Best Film award, while the film also got Rajamouli the Best Director award.
On the other hand, Mahesh Babu and Shruti Haasan were awarded the Best Actor and Best Actress awards respectively for Srimanthudu. While Allu Arjun was given the Best Actor Critics Award for Rudhrama Devi, the Best Actress Critics Award was given to Anushka Shetty for Rudhrama Devi.
S Janaki received the Lifetime Achievement Award while Rajendra Prasad for Srimanthudu and Ramya Krishna for Baahubali won the Best Supporting Actor Male And Best Supporting Actor Female awards.
Below is the complete list of awards won by the artistes and technicians of Telugu Cinema:
Samantha – The Youth Icon of South India award
Rana Daggubati – Best Actor in Negative Role for Baahubali
Vennela Kishore – Best Comedian Award for Bhale Bhale Magadivoy
Sudheer Babu – The South Sensation of the Year
Akhil Akkineni – Best Debutant Male for Akhil
Pragya Jaiswal – Best Debutant Female for Kanche
Vijay Reddy and Sashidev Reddy – Best Debutant Producer Award for Bhale Manchi Roju
Anil Ravipudi – Best Debutant Director bags for Pataas
Rama Rama song in Srimanthudu – Most Streamed Song of The Year Award
Devi Sri Prasad – Best Music Director for Srimanthudu
Jani – Best Choreographer Award for Temper
Senthil Kumar – Best Cinematographer Award for Baahubali
Sirivennela Sitarama Shastri – Best Lyricist Award for Kanche
Sagar – Best Playback Singer (Male) Award for Jatha Kalise in Srimanthudu
Satya Yamini – Best Playback Singer (Female) Award for Mamatala Talli in Baahubali