Kerala State Film Awards

The Kerala State Film Awards are the film awards for a motion picture made in Kerala. The awards started in 1969 by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala and since 1998 the awards have been bestowed by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy on behalf of the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Kerala State Film Awards
Current: 52nd Kerala State Film Awards
Kerala State Film Award Sculptures
Awarded forExcellence in cinematic achievements
Presented byKerala State Chalachitra Academy
First awarded1969
List of frequent winners
Artist Wins

K J Yesudas


M. T. Vasudevan Nair


G. Aravindan


Adoor Gopalakrishnan


K S Chithra


O N V Kurup




S. Janaki

Most no.of successive wins
Artist Successive Wins

K S Chithra

11 (1985-95)

K J Yesudas

8 (1979-86)

S. Janaki

6 (1979-84)

K J Yesudas

6 (1993-98)
List of movies with most awards
Movie and Year No. of Awards won

Agnisakshi (1998)


Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (2009)


Charlie (2015)


Kaalapani (1995)


Desadanam (1996)


Sayahnam (2000)


Nizhalkuthu (2002)


Margam (2003)


Celluloid (2012)


Ennu Ninte Moideen (2015)

Award statuette, officially denoted as "replica" won by cinematographer Ramachandra Babu for Dweepu (1976).

The awardees are decided by an independent jury formed by the academy and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Govt. of Kerala. The jury usually consists of eminent personalities from the film field. For the awards for literature on cinema a separate jury is formed. The academy annually invites films for the award and the jury analyses the films that are submitted before deciding the winners. 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 Kerala.

List of awardsEdit

The number of awards varies from year to year, considering the changing scenario of motion picture arts within and outside the state of Kerala. The latest number of awards is over 30; the original number of awards in 1969 was 15.


Year Chairperson Designation Ref.
1969 C. A. Parameshwara Pillai
1986 Ashok Kumar
1989 M. S. Sathyu Director
1991 Bharath Gopi Actor, Director
1994 K. G. George Director
1995 Malayatoor Ramakrishnan Writer, I. A. S. Officer (Rtd)
1996 Kumar Shahani Director
1997 K. P. Kumaran Director
1998 K. S. Sethumadhavan Director
1999 Sai Paranjpye Director
2000 Saeed Akhtar Mirza Director
2001 Priyadarshan Director
2002 K. G. George Director
2003 Hariharan Director
2004 Sreekumaran Thampi Lyricist, Director
2005 Sibi Malayil Director [1]
2006 T. K. Rajeev Kumar Director
2007 Jahnu Barua Director
2008 Girish Kasaravalli Director
2009 Sai Paranjpye Director [2]
2010 Buddhadeb Dasgupta Director
2011 K. Bhagyaraj Actor, Director
2012 I. V. Sasi Director
2013 Bharathi Raja Director
2014 John Paul Puthusery Writer
2015 M. Mohan Director
2016 A. K. Bir Cinematographer, Director [3] [4]
2017 T. V. Chandran Director
2018 Kumar Shahani Director
2019 Madhu Ambatt Cinematographer
2020 Suhasini Mani Ratnam Actress, Director, Script Writer
2021 Saeed Akhtar Mirza Director

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards 2005 announced". Government of Kerala. 7 February 2006. Archived from the original on 28 February 2007. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards 2009 announced". Sify. 9 April 2010. Archived from the original on 30 May 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Best of 2016: Kerala State Film Awards to be announced tomorrow". 6 March 2017. Archived from the original on 6 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  4. ^ ""Kerala State Film Awards 2016 Announced Complete List"". Archived from the original on 8 March 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017.

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