Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress

The Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress is an honour presented annually at the Kerala State Film Awards of India since 1969 to an actress for the best performance within the Malayalam film industry.[1] Until 1997, the awards were managed directly by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala. Since 1998, the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, an autonomous non-profit organisation functioning under the Department of Cultural Affairs, has been exercising control over the awards.[2] The awardees, decided by an independent jury formed by the academy,[3] are declared by the Minister for Cultural Affairs and are presented by the Chief Minister.[4]

Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
Revathi at the screening of Masaala at PVR Phoenix (1) (cropped).jpg
2022 recipient: Revathi for Bhoothakalam
Awarded forBest performance by an actress in a Malayalam film
Sponsored byKerala State Chalachitra Academy
First awarded1969; 53 years ago (1969)
Last awarded2021
Most recent winnerRevathi
Bhoothakalam (2021)
Highlights
Total awarded51
First winnerSheela
Most AwardsUrvashi (5)
Websitewww.keralafilm.com

The 1st Kerala State Film Awards ceremony was held in 1970 with Sheela receiving the Best Actress award for her role in Kallichellamma (1969).[5][6] The following year, Sharada was recognised for her performances in two films—Thriveni and Thara. Since then, several actresses have been awarded for more than one film during a year.

Throughout the years, accounting for ties and repeat winners, the Government of Kerala has presented a total of 51 Best Actress awards to 34 different actresses. Urvashi has been the most frequent winner in this category, with five awards.[7] She is followed by Sheela and Srividya with three awards each. As of 2018, nine actresses—Jayabharathi, Seema, Samyuktha Varma, Suhasini Maniratnam, Navya Nair, Meera Jasmine, Kavya Madhavan, Shweta Menon and Parvathy Thiruvothu have won the award two times in their careers. The 2005 ceremony was the only occasion when the category was tied; Kavya Madhavan and Geetu Mohandas shared the award, while the former for her performance in Perumazhakkalam and the latter for the films Akale and Oridam respectively. Anna Ben, won the award for her role in Kappela in 2020 and the recent recipient of the award is Revathi, for the film Bhoothakaalam in 2021.

SuperlativesEdit

Wins Recipient(s)
5 Urvashi
3 Sheela
Srividya

WinnersEdit

*
Indicates a joint award for that year
List of award recipients, showing the year and film(s)
No Year Image Recipient(s) Film(s) Ref.
1 1969   Sheela Kallichellamma [8]
2 1970 Sharada Thriveni
Thara
[8]
3 1971   Sheela Oru Penninte Kadha
Sarasayya
Ummachu
[8]
4 1972   Jayabharathi Various films [8]
5 1973 Madhavikutty
Gayathri
[8]
6 1974   Lakshmi Chattakari [8]
7 1975 Rani Chandra Swapnadanam [8]
8 1976   Sheela Anubhavam [8]
9 1977 Santhakumari Chuvanna Vithukal [8]
10 1978 Shoba Ente Neelakaasham [8]
11 1979 Srividya Edavazhiyile Poocha Minda Poocha
Jeevitham Oru Gaanam
[8]
12 1980   Poornima Jayaram Manjil Virinja Pookkal [8]
13 1981   Jalaja Venal [9]
14 1982 Madhavi Ormakkayi [9]
15 1983 Srividya Rachana [9]
16 1984   Seema Aksharangal
Aalkkoottathil Thaniye
[9]
17 1985 Anubandham [9]
18 1986 Shari Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal [9]
19 1987   Suhasini EzhuthappurangalManivathoorile Aayiram Sivarathrikal [9]
20 1988 Anju Rugmini [9]
21 1989   Urvashi Mazhavilkavadi
Varthamana Kalam
[9]
22 1990 Thalayanamanthram [9]
23 1991 Kadinjool Kalyanam
Kakkathollayiram
Bharatham
Mukha Chithram
[10]
24 1992 Srividya Daivathinte Vikrithikal [10]
25 1993   Shobana Manichitrathazhu [10]
26 1994 Shanthi Krishna Chakoram [10]
27 1995   Urvashi Kazhakam [10]
28 1996   Manju Warrier Ee Puzhayum Kadannu [10]
29 1997 Jomol Ennu Swantham Janakikutty [10]
30 1998   Sangita Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala [10]
31 1999 Samyuktha Varma Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal [10]
32 2000 Madhuranombarakattu
Mazha
Swayamvara Panthal
[11]
33 2001   Suhasini Theerthadanam [11]
34 2002   Navya Nair Nandanam [11]
35 2003   Meera Jasmine Kasthooriman
Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam
[11]
36 2004 *   Kavya Madhavan Perumazhakkalam [11]
  Geetu Mohandas Akale
Oridam
[11]
37 2005   Navya Nair Saira
Kanne Madanguka
[11]
38 2006   Urvashi Madhuchandralekha [11]
39 2007   Meera Jasmine Ore Kadal [11]
40 2008   Priyanka Nair Vilapangalkappuram [11]
41 2009   Swetha Menon Paleri Manikyam [11]
42 2010   Kavya Madhavan Khaddama [11]
43 2011   Swetha Menon Salt N' Pepper [11]
44 2012   Rima Kallingal 22 Female Kottayam
Nidra
[11]
45 2013 Ann Augustine Artist [12]
46 2014   Nazriya Nazim Bangalore Days
Ohm Shanthi Oshaana
[13]
47 2015   Parvathy Thiruvothu Charlie
Ennu Ninte Moideen
[14]
48 2016 Rajisha Vijayan Anuraga Karikkin Vellam [15]
49 2017   Parvathy Thiruvothu Take Off [16]
50 2018   Nimisha Sajayan Oru Kuprasidha Payyan
Chola
[17]
51 2019   Kani Kusruti Biriyaani [18]
52 2020 Anna Ben Kappela [19]
53 2021   Revathi Bhoothakalam [20]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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