67th National Film Awards: ‘Chhichhore’ wins Best Hindi Film, Kangana Ranaut wins Best Actress Award

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Harleen Kaur Grewal

Mumbai, 22 March 2021: The 67th National Film Awards ceremony was held today. Talking about Hindi cinema, this time actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s film and actress Kangana Ranaut has won. Sushant’s film ‘Chhichhore’ won Best Hindi Film, in which the film talked about mental health, while Kangana Ranaut has been awarded the Best Actress Award for two films, for ‘Manikarnika’ and the film ‘Panga’. B Prak has won the award for Best Male Playback Singer for ‘Teri Mitti’ from Akshay Kumar’s film ‘Kesari’. 

See the list of winners here

The nonfeature film announced by Arun Chadha

Best Narration – Wilt Karnataka

Best Music Director – Vysakh Jyoti

Savita Singh gets Best Cinematographer for Film Sonsi

Best Direct Sudhanshu Saria

Best Animation Film for – Radha

Best Non-Feature Film- An Engineered Dream, produced by Hemant Gaba

Special Mention of Award for Feature Film- Biriyani (Malayalam), Jonaki Porwa (Assamese), Lata Bhagwankare (Marathi), Picasso (Marathi)

Best Haryanvi Film- Not Chopi

Best Chhattisgarhi Film- Bhoolan Di Mej Best Telugu Film – Jersey

Best Tamil Film – Asuran

Best Punjabi Film – Rab Da Radio 2

Best Malayali Film – Kala Nottam

Best Marathi Film – Bardo

Best Hindi Film – Chichhore

Best Female Playback – Sawani Ravindra to film Bardo’s song Ran Betal

Best Male Playback – P Prak to Film Kesari’s Songs Teri Mitti

Best Actress – Kangana Ranaut to Panga and Manikarnika

Best Actor – Manoj Bajpayee to Film Bhosle, Film Asuran to Actor Dhanush

Best Director – Bhatt Hooran to Sanjay Puri Singh Chauhan

Best Popular Film – Maharishi

Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director – Helen (Malayalam)

Best Feature Film – Malayali Film Marakkar Arabikkadalinte- SimHam


Awards were postponed because of Corona

The event has been held at the National Media Center, where the announcement of the National Film Awards has started. Full information about this has been shared on PIB’s social media account. These ceremonies were earlier postponed due to the pandemic. Today, the awards were announced for the films made in 2019.


The 67th National Film Awards were to be announced on May 3, 2020, the first year. But it had to be postponed due to the pandemic. The last entry for the awards was kept till 17 February 2020. In the criterion that has been kept for this, the films that have been certified by the Central Board of Film Certification from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019, are the entries for distribution of awards.

Announcements made so far

Sikkim was awarded the most cinema-friendly state. It was announced by Shaji N Karan.

Shaibal Chatterjee Best Book on Cinema- A Gandhian Affair: India’s Curious Portrayal of Love in Cinema

Best Cinema Critic – Sohini Chattopadhyay

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