The 2017 Karnataka State Film awards were announced on Thursday evening. Vishruth Naik of Manjari Kannada film and national award winning actress Thara for ‘Hebbat Ramakka’ clinch the best actor and actress awards.
The committee headed by NS Shanker viewed 121 films for Karnataka state awards. The following are awards list.
First best film ‘Shuddi’, Second best film March 22, Paddayi is third best film. Hebbat Ramakka is best social awareness film, the popular best film is Puneeth Rajakumar ‘Rajakumara’ Mithra got Special Jury Aaward for Raaga film .
Best children film is ‘Eleyaru Navu Geleyaru’, Ayana director Gangadhar Salimath gets the debut director award. Konkani language film ‘Sophia’ is best regional award.
Best supporting actor Manjunath Hegde for Lakshminarayana Prapanchane Bere, Rekha best supporting actress for Mooka Nayaka, best Story is Kengulabi of Hanumantha B Haligeri, best screenplay Venkat Bharadwaj for Kempirve, best dialogues to SG Siddaramaiay for Hebbat Ramakka, Best cameraman is Santosh Rai Pathaje for Chamak, best music director is V Harikrishna for Rajakumara, best editor is Harish Komme for ‘Mufti’, best child actor is Master Karthik of Rama Rajya, best child actress is Shlaga of Kataka, Best art director is SV Ravi for Hebbuli, best lyrics to JM Prahallad for Muththu Rathnada Pyate…for March 22, Best female playback singer Apoorva Sridhar for Asavulla Daadi Bitta for Dayavittu Gamanisi, Tejaswi Haridas gets best playback singer for Valase Bandavare for film Huliraaya, Sridharshan gets special jury award for ‘Mahakavya’ and best production manager is Suresh K for Hebbuli.
NS Shanker, Sadashiva Shenoy, Rajappa Dalavayi, Indu Vishwanath, VN Jayaramayya, BR Vishwanath, KCN Mohan and Shashidhar Adapa were members of the awards committee.