Karnataka State Film Awards

Karnataka State Film Awards are the most notable and prestigious film awards given for Kannada film industry in Karnataka, India. These are considered the highest awards for Kannada language films. They are given annually to honor the best talents and provide encouragement and incentive to the Kannada film industry by the Government of Karnataka.[1]

Karnataka State Film Awards
State award for contributions to film
Awarded forHighest award for films in Karnataka
Sponsored byGovernment of Karnataka
Formerly calledMysore State Film Awards
First awarded1966-67
Last awarded2018
First Karnataka State Film Award winners
← 1966-67 Karnataka State Film Awards 1967-68 1968-69 →
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Award Best Actor Best Actress
Winner Rajkumar
(Bangaarada Hoovu)
Kalpana
(Belli Moda)
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Award Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Winner Udaykumar
(Chakra Theertha)
Pandari Bai
(Belli Moda)
Award Best Director Best Music Direction
Winner S. R. Puttanna Kanagal
(Belli Moda)
Vijaya Bhaskar
(Belli Moda)

Previous Best Film

 • Nakkare Ade Swarga
(Second Best Film)
 • Sandhya Raga
(Third Best Film)

Best Film

 • Belli Moda
(First Best Film)
 • Sarvamangala
(Second Best Film)
 • Bangarada Hoovu
(Third Best Film)

The awards are decided by a committee headed by a panel of Judges. The jury usually consists of eminent personalities from the film field. The awards intends to promote films with artistic values and encourage artists, technicians and producers. The awards are declared by the Minister for Cultural Affairs and are presented by the Chief Minister of Karnataka.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

On 14 November 2016,Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah declared that the State Government will present the Karnataka State Film Awards on 24 April, the birthday of thespian Dr. Rajkumar, every year henceforth.[8]

List of awardsEdit

Creative awardsEdit

Technical awardsEdit

Special awardsEdit

Honorary awardsEdit

JuryEdit

Year Jury Chairperson Designation
1967-68
1968-69
1969-70
1970-71
1971-72
1972-73
1973-74
1974-75
1975-76
1976-77
1977-78
1978-79
1979-80
1980-81
1981-82
1982-83
1983-84
1984-85
1985-86
1986-87
1987-88
1988-89
1989-90
1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96
1996-97 G. V. Iyer Director, Producer
1997-98 Geethapriya Director, Lyricist
1998-99
1999-2000 Jaimala Actress, Producer
2000-01 M. S. Sathyu Director
2001-02 U. S. Vadiraj Producer, Director, Actor
2002-03
2003-04 P. H. Vishwanath Director
2004-05 Kodalli Shivaram
2005-06 T. N. Seetharam Director
2006-07 Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar Director, Lyricist
2007-08 Kesari Harvoo Director
2008-09 H. R. Bhargava Director
2009-10 B. S. Dwarakish Actor, Producer, Director
2010-11 S. K. Bhagwan Director
2011 Sunil Kumar Desai Director
2012 K. C. N. Chandrashekhar
2013 G. K. Govinda Rao Thinker, Writer, Actor
2014 K. Shivarudraiah Director
2015 Naganna Director
2016 Kavitha Lankesh Director
2017 N. S. Shankar Director
2018 Joe Simon Director

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Karnataka:Film Industry, Govt of Karnataka". Archived from the original on 1 April 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
  2. ^ Film Awards instituted in the name of Vishnuvardhan, K.S. Aswath, Deccan Herald
  3. ^ Shruti, Murali bag Karnataka film awards, Times of India
  4. ^ Producers of Children's Films cry foul, Screen[dead link]
  5. ^ Film awards given away, The Hindu
  6. ^ Karnataka State Film Awards 2005-06
  7. ^ "Karnataka State Film Awards on April 4"[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Annual film awards to be given on Raj's birthday, Deccan Herald

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