National Film Awards: News

14 May 2024


Tabu joins Max's prequel series 'Dune: Prophecy' in recurring role

The Max prequel series Dune: Prophecy has added renowned Bollywood actor Tabu to its cast in a recurring role, reported Variety.

23 Apr 2024

Tamil Cinema

National Award-winning director Durai (84) dies due to age-related ailments

Esteemed director Durai, known for his National Award-winning film Pasi, died on Monday due to age-related health issues, reportedly. He was 84.

13 Apr 2024


Nani's National Award-winning film 'Jersey' set for theatrical re-release

The acclaimed Telugu film Jersey (2019)—helmed by Gowtam Tinnanuri—is preparing for a theatrical re-release.

13 Feb 2024

Tamil Cinema

'Please forgive us': Thieves return National Award to director Manikandan

In a surprising turn of events, burglars who stole the National Award medal of Kadaisi Vivasayi director M Manikandan from his home in Usilampatti, Madurai, have returned the prized possession.

14 Nov 2023

Nagesh Kukunoor

'Dhanak' to 'Budhia Singh': National Film Awardee children's films

It's difficult to imagine the film industry without talented child artists.

18 Oct 2023

Allu Arjun

'Mimi' meets 'Pushpa': Allu Arjun, Kriti Sanon tease future collaboration

The 69th National Film Awards set the stage for a potentially exciting collaboration!

18 Oct 2023

Kriti Sanon

Kriti Sanon celebrates National Award win with co-winners Alia, Arjun

At the 69th National Film Awards ceremony held on Tuesday, the Indian film industry celebrated the remarkable talents of its stars.

17 Oct 2023

Alia Bhatt

69th National Film Awards: Alia Bhatt, Allu Arjun, others honored

The 69th National Film Awards ceremony was held in New Delhi on Tuesday (October 17). The winners, whose names were announced by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting earlier in August, were given the awards at the ceremony by President Droupadi Murmu.

17 Oct 2023

Allu Arjun

69th National Film Awards: When, where to watch live streaming

The National Film Awards is the biggest celebration of Indian cinema. Every year, a panel of esteemed judges selects the best of films, actors, directors, technicians, and more, who compete to grab the prestigious award in their respective categories.

16 Oct 2023

Happy Birthday

Prithviraj Sukumaran's birthday: Cinematic journey through his most notable films

In the diverse landscape of Indian cinema, one name that shines brightly is Prithviraj Sukumaran.

13 Oct 2023

Malayalam Movies

Revisiting PV Gangadharan's life, Malayalam producer dies at 80

Esteemed Malayalam film producer and business tycoon, Parayarukandi Vettath Gangadharan, passed away aged 80 in a private hospital due to age-related health issues.

28 Aug 2023

Telugu Films

'RRR's Chandrabose on not getting attention after National Award win

Renowned lyricist Chandrabose recently accomplished his long-held aspiration of winning a National Film Award for Best Lyricist.

26 Aug 2023

Vicky Kaushal

Vicky Kaushal deserved National Award for 'Sardar Udham': Shoojit Sircar

The prestigious 69th National Film Awards were announced in Delhi on Thursday, ushering in good news for Sardar Udham, Gangubai Kathiawadi, and RRR, which picked up multiple awards.

25 Aug 2023

Allu Arjun

#NationalFilmAwards2023: Allu Arjun wins Best Actor; pens heartfelt note

Icon Star Allu Arjun is one of the biggest superstars of India. His last release Pushpa: The Rise - Part 1 increased his stardom by folds and it has got him the most prestigious laurel of India—National Film Award 2023 in the Best Actor category.

25 Aug 2023

Shah Rukh Khan

Rajesh Khanna, SRK: No National Awards for celebrated artists

The National Film Awards celebrate the crème de la crème of Indian cinema and are regarded as India's top honor in cinematic excellence since films from across the nation are felicitated by the jury.

25 Aug 2023

Anupam Kher

#69thNationalFilmAwards: 'Jai Bhim,' 'Karnan,' 'Minnal Murali' completely ignored

The 69th National Film Awards were announced in Delhi on Thursday evening.

National Film Awards 2023 announcement begins in 1 hour

National Film Awards is one of the most prestigious awards pertaining to cinema. The National Film Development Corporation of India will present the award to the best films of Indian cinema. The anticipation among fans is huge as we witnessed an incredible range of films.

12 Aug 2023

Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan completes 63yrs in cinema: His National Award-winning films

Long before social media stamped actors with the "pan-Indian star" seal merely months after a release, "Ulaganayagan" Kamal Haasan delivered numerous classics, making him a pioneer in this space.

13 Apr 2023


5 memorable films of late National Award-winning actor Uttara Baokar

Veteran film and television actor Uttara Baokar passed away on Tuesday (April 11), following which her last rites were performed on Wednesday (April 12).

06 Nov 2022

Bollywood Films

#NewsBytesExplainer: Wondering how National Film Awards work? Take a look

While the Indian film industry has numerous award ceremonies that felicitate the who's who of Indian cinema, National Film Awards are a different league of their own.

30 Sep 2022

Soorarai Pottru

Telecast timings to winners: All about 68th National Film Awards

The 68th National Film Awards will take place in New Delhi on September 30 (Friday).

17 Aug 2022

Vidya Balan

Is Vidya Balan on board for 'The Dirty Picture' sequel?

Vidya Balan's The Dirty Picture (2011) is reportedly getting a sequel.

22 Jul 2022

Film Awards

National Film Awards: Ajay Devgn, Suriya share Best Actor award

The coveted 68th National Film Awards were announced on Friday (July 22).

09 Jun 2022


#NewsBytesExclusive: Bollywood LGBTQ+ movies often miss mark, says 'Admitted' helmer

Admitted became the Best Documentary Film at this year's Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF).

14 Sep 2021


Vijaygiri Bava's '21mu Tiffin' continues its run at film festivals

Vijaygiri Bava-directed critically acclaimed Gujarati film 21mu Tiffin continues to win appreciation in the film festival circuit.

08 Jul 2021

Arijit Singh

Arijit Singh completes a decade in Bollywood, fans celebrate feat

Arijit Singh, who has enthralled and impressed us with his soulful renditions, has completed a decade in the Bollywood music industry.

25 May 2021


Anupam Kher celebrates 37 years of debut film 'Saaransh'

Veteran star Anupam Kher on Tuesday completed 37 years in the film industry and the actor said that if not for his debut movie Saaransh, he wouldn't have reached the milestone in his career.

24 Mar 2021

Sushant Singh Rajput

Wish you were here: Sushant's sister Shweta on 'Chhichhore's win

Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti has reacted to Chhichhore's win at the 67th National Film Awards.

23 Mar 2021


#NationalAwards: Manoj Bajpayee reveals several producers had ditched 'Bhonsle'

Manoj Bajpayee was judged as the Best Actor by the jury of 67th National Film Awards for his film Bhonsle.

23 Mar 2021


Shahid is feeling 'extra pressure' after 'Jersey' wins National Awards

Actor Shahid Kapoor was thrilled with Telugu movie Jersey's performance at the 67th National Film Awards as the cricket drama, starring Nani, was announced as the winner in two categories.

23 Mar 2021

Sushant Singh Rajput

'Chhichhore' director speaks on winning National Award without Sushant

Yesterday, it was announced that Sushant Singh Rajput's last theatrical release Chhichhore has won the National Award in the Best Hindi (Feature) Film category.

22 Mar 2021

Kangana Ranaut

National Film Awards: SSR's 'Chhichhore' named Best Hindi Feature Film

Late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's last theatrical release Chhichhore was named the Best Hindi Feature Film at the 67th National Film Awards today, whereas Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea was judged as Best Feature Film.

30 Dec 2019


My hero: Abhishek congratulates Amitabh for Dadasaheb Phalke award

On Sunday, actor Abhishek Bachchan took to his Instagram to pen a heartfelt note for father and veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan after the latter was conferred with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award.

12 Aug 2019

Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana's 'Badhaai Ho' gears up for an entertaining sequel

Ayushmann Khurrana's Badhaai Ho, which bagged two awards at the 66th National Film Awards, is all set to have a sequel.

10 Aug 2019

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka-produced 'Paani' bags National Award, Nick is "proud" of her

The winners of 66th National Film Awards were announced yesterday, in which Priyanka Chopra's home production Paani also secured a place among the big wins.

09 Aug 2019

Radhika Apte

#NationalFilmAwards: 'Andhadhun' named best Hindi film; Ayushmann, Vicky best actors

After wowing critics and audiences alike, Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Andhadhun added yet another feather to its cap on Friday.

12 Nov 2018


Stardom easiest way for actors to get corrupted: Naseeruddin Shah

Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah has no qualms in accepting that he has worked for money in some films but says the more tempting way for an actor to get corrupted is by becoming a star.

27 Oct 2018


Manipuri filmmaker urges GIFF to screen movies in other NE-states

Manipur filmmaker Haobam Paban Kumar has suggested that the movies that are being screened at the ongoing Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF) should be shown in other northeastern states.

13 Sep 2018


Emotional Rani remembers Sridevi, says 'she was my inspiration'

Sridevi was a legendary actress and her untimely death left millions devastated.

10 Jun 2018


#FightForJustice: This 80-year-old award-winning-teacher's been fighting for 'reward' for six-decades

Ramavtar Sharma, a winner of National Award to Teachers, has been chasing officials for his extra increment reward for nearly six decades.

23 May 2018

Kangana Ranaut

Amyra Dastur joins 'Mental Hai Kya' as Rajkummar's love interest

Amyra Dastur becomes the latest actor to join the cast of "Mental Hai Kya" alongside Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut.

21 May 2018


Indian film 'Nakkash' makes it to the Cannes film festival

Indian film "Nakkash", focused on communal harmony, made it to the recent 71st Cannes film festival which concluded on Saturday.

06 May 2018

Smriti Irani

Divya Dutta didn't mind receiving National Award from Smriti Irani

Divya Dutta received her first National Award at the recently held 65th ceremony. The actress bagged the 'Best Supporting Actress' trophy for her performance in 'Irada'.

05 May 2018

Ram Nath Kovind

Winners, who skipped function, to receive National awards via post

Over 60 winners, who didn't turn up for National Award ceremony in Delhi on Thursday, will receive their awards by post, confirmed I&B official.

05 May 2018

Ram Nath Kovind

National Awards controversy triggers row between President's office and I&B

Did the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) keep plans about the National Awards ceremony private, which eventually led to a mass boycott?

04 May 2018

Ram Nath Kovind

National Film Awards breaks with 64-year-old tradition; winners boycott ceremony

The 65th National Film Awards, held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, has been marred with controversy.

03 May 2018


National Film Awards: Sridevi, Vinod Khanna honored; amid row

Late actors Sridevi and Vinod Khanna were conferred National Film Awards today.

03 May 2018


President giving only 11 National-Film-Awards; 60+ recipients to skip ceremony

More than 60 National Film Awards recipients today said they will skip the ceremony this evening because President Ram Nath Kovind will be presenting only 11 awards, a departure from established tradition.

14 Apr 2018


"Rajkummar Rao should have won National Award for Best Actor"

'Newton' director Amit V Masurkar is disappointed that Rajkummar Rao has not been conferred with a National Award for his performance in the film.

13 Apr 2018


National Film Awards: Sridevi awarded best actress, Newton best film

The 65th National Awards were announced on Friday, at PIB Conference Room, Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi. The ceremony will be held on May 3 with the President handing over awards to the winners.

29 Mar 2018

Durga Puja

Srijit's 'Uma' to play at two international film festivals

Director Srijit Mukherji's new venture 'Uma', starring Jisshu Sengupta and Rudranil Ghosh, has been officially selected for this year's New York Indian Film Festival and London-Indian Film Festival, a statement issued by producer Shree Venkatesh Films said.

13 Mar 2018

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja

Sonam and Dulquer to star in 'The Zoya Factor'

Sonam Kapoor and south superstar Dulquer Salmaan are set to star in the big screen adaptation of Anuja Chauhan's bestselling novel "The Zoya Factor".

27 Feb 2018


Shashi took Rs. 101 as signing-amount for 'New Delhi Times'

For 1986 film "New Delhi Times", which revolved around the nexus between politicians and media barons, veteran actor Shashi Kapoor took a bare minimum of Rs. 101 as the signing amount.

09 Sep 2017

Social Media

National-Award-winning actress Surabhi Lakshmi abused for eating beef on Onam

National-Award-winning actor Surabhi Lakshmi has received a barrage of abuses on social media over a show featuring her telecast on Onam.