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The Vanitha Film Awards are presented annually by Vanitha, an Indian magazine from the Malayala Manorama group in the south Indian state of Kerala.[1] The awards ceremony has been instituted to honour both artistic and technical excellence in the Malayalam language film industry. Held and broadcast annually since 1998, the ceremony has gained in popularity over the years and is currently one of the most-watched award ceremonies in Kerala.[2]

Vanitha Film Awards
Awarded forArtistic and technical excellence in Malayalam cinema
CountryIndia
Presented byVanitha
First awarded1998 (1998)
Last awardedPresent
Television/radio coverage
NetworkMazhavil Manorama
Most frequent winners
Artist Wins Nominations
Mohanlal
8
Manju Warrier
Shreya Ghoshal
Mammootty
Dulquer Salmaan
4
Kavya Madhavan
Meera Jasmine
Rafeeq Ahammed
Nivin Pauly
Ranjith
Yesudas
K.S.Chitra
3

Contents

Award categoriesEdit

Most awards to a single film
Film Wins Nominations
Odiyan (2019)
Ennu Ninte Moideen (2015)
7
Premam (2016)
Pranchiyettan & the Saint (2011)
6
Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2017)
1983 (2014)
Pazhassi Raja (2010)
5
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (2018)
Amen (2014)
Thattathin Marayathu (2013)
Salt N' Pepper (2012)
4
  • Lifetime achievement (special award)
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Director
  • Best Movie
  • Popular Movie
  • Popular Actor
  • Popular Actress
  • Special Performance (Male)
  • Special Performance (Female)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Male)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Female)
  • Best Comedian
  • Best Villain
  • Best Star Pair
  • Best Newcomer Actor
  • Best Newcomer Actress
  • Best Lyricist
  • Best Music Director
  • Best Singer (Male)
  • Best Singer (Female)
  • Best Cinematographer
  • Best Script Writer
  • Best Debut Director
  • Best Choreographer

Title sponsorsEdit

Year group Notes
2016–2017 Cera
2010–2015 TTK Prestige
2007–2009 Nippon Paint

Channel partnersEdit

Year Channel Notes
2000–2010 Surya TV
2012 – present Mazhavil Manorama

2019Edit

The following are the list of the winners of Vanitha Film Awards 2019:

Category Winner Film/ Director
Merit Awards
Best Film Ee.Ma.Yau. Lijo Jose Pellissery
Most Popular Film Njan Prakashan Sathyan Anthikad
Best Actor Mohanlal Odiyan
Best Actress Manju Warrier Odiyan, Aami
Most Popular Actor Tovino Thomas Oru Kuprasidha Payyan, Ente Ummante Peru
Most Popular Actress Aishwarya Lekshmi Varathan
Best Supporting Actor Siddiq Odiyan, Hey Jude
Best Supporting Actress Muthumani Uncle
Best Newcomer Actor Kalidas Jayaram Poomaram
Best Newcomer Actress Saniya Iyappan Queen
Special Performance (Actor) Joju George Joseph
Special Performance (Actress) Urvashi Ente Ummante Peru
Best Comedian Hareesh Perumanna Oru Pazhaya Bomb Kadha, Aanakkallan
Best Villain Sunny Wayne Kayamkulam Kochunni
Best Star Pair Vineeth Sreenivasan and Nikhila Vimal Aravindante Athidhikal
Best Family Hero Jayaram Panchavarnathatha
Best Tamil Actor Dhanush Vada Chennai
Best Tamil Actress Trisha 96
Technical Awards
Best Director Lijo Jose Pellissery Ee.Ma.Yau.
Best Script Writer Shahi Kabir Joseph
Best Cinematographer Shyju Khalid Sudani from Nigeria
Best Debut Director Zakariya Mohammed Sudani from Nigeria
Best Choreographer Dinesh Kumar Oru Pazhaya Bomb Kadha
Musical Awards
Best Singer (Male) Vijay Yesudas 'Poomuthole'; Joseph
Best Singer (Female) Shreya Ghoshal 'Manam Thudukkanu'; Odiyan
Best Music Director M. Jayachandran Odiyan
Best Lyricist Rafeeq Ahammed Odiyan
Best Duet Song Sudeep Kumar and Shreya Ghoshal 'Kondoram'; Odiyan
Special Award
Lifetime Achievement Award Balachandra Menon Being best a actor in 1990s.

2018Edit

The following are the list of the winners of Vanitha Film Awards 2018:

Category Winner Film/ Director
Merit Awards
Best Film Take Off Mahesh Narayanan
Most Popular Film Udaharanam Sujatha Phantom Praveen
Best Actor Fahadh Faasil Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
Best Actress Parvathy Take Off
Manju Warrier Udaharanam Sujatha
Most Popular Actor Dulquer Salmaan Parava, Solo
Best Supporting Actor Suraj Venjaramoodu Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
Best Supporting Actress Shanthi Krishna Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela
Best Newcomer Actor Appani Sarath Velipadinte Pusthakam
Best Newcomer Actress Nimisha Sajayan Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
Special Performance (Actress) Anu Sithara Ramante Eden Thottam
Best Comedian Hareesh Perumanna Various
Best Villain Vijayaraghavan Ezra
Best Star Pair Asif Ali and Aparna Balamurali Sunday Holiday
Best Romantic Hero Tovino Thomas Mayaanadhi
Best Romantic Heroine Aishwarya Lekshmi Mayaanadhi
Best Family Hero Kunchacko Boban Ramante Eden Thottam, Take Off
Technical Awards
Best Director Dileesh Pothan Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
Best Script Writer Syam Pushkaran and Dileesh Nair Mayaanadhi
Best Debut Director Soubin Shahir Parava
Best Choreographer Prasanna Master
Musical Awards
Best Singer (Male) Vijay Yesudas 'Kattilila Polengo'; Udaharanam Sujatha
Best Singer (Female) Shweta Mohan 'Oru Puzhayarikil'; Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol
Best Music Director Shaan Rahman Velipadinte Pusthakam
Best Lyricist Hari Narayanan Adam Joan
Special Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award Seema Actress

2017Edit

The following are the list of the winners of Vanitha Film Awards 2017:

Category Winner Film/ Director
Merit Awards
Best Film Maheshinte Prathikaaram Dileesh Pothan
Most Popular Film Pulimurugan Vysakh
Best Movie on Social Awareness Action Hero Biju Abrid Shine
Best Actor Mohanlal Oppam, Pulimurugan
Best Actress Manju Warrier Karinkunnam 6'S
Most Popular Actor Nivin Pauly Action Hero Biju, Jacobinte Swargarajyam
Most Popular Actress Anusree Oppam, Maheshinte Prathikaaram, Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho
Best Supporting Actor Siddiq Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan, Annmariya Kalippilaanu
Best Supporting Actress Rohini (actress) Action Hero Biju, Guppy
Best Newcomer Actor Vishnu Unnikrishnan Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan
Best Newcomer Actress Aparna Balamurali Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Special Performance (Actor) Vinayakan Kammatipaadam
Special Performance (Actress) Asha Sarath Paavada, Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
Best Comedian Dharmajan Bolgatty Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan
Best Villain Chemban Vinod Jose Kali
Best Star Pair Asif Ali and Rajisha Vijayan Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
Technical Awards
Best Director Rajeev Ravi Kammatipaadam
Best Script Writer P. Balachandran Kammatipaadam
Best Cinematographer Shyju Khalid Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Best Debut Director Khalid Rahman Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
Best Choreographer Kala Oppam
Musical Awards
Best Singer (Male) M. G. Sreekumar 'Chinnamma'; Oppam
Best Singer (Female) Vani Jayaram 'Maanathe Maari'; Pulimurugan
Best Music Composer Bijibal Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Best Lyricist Santosh Varma Action Hero Biju
Special Award
Lifetime Achievement Award K. G. George Director

2016Edit

The following are the list of the winners of Vanitha Film Awards 2016:[3]

Category Winner Film/ Director
Merit Awards
Best Film Ennu Ninte Moideen R. S. Vimal
Most Popular Film Premam Alphonse Putharen
Best Actor Prithviraj Sukumaran Ennu Ninte Moideen
Best Actress Parvathy Ennu Ninte Moideen
Most Popular Actor Nivin Pauly Premam
Most Popular Actress Namitha Pramod Chandrettan Evideya, Amar Akbar Anthony, Adi Kapyare Kootamani
Best Supporting Actor Chemban Vinod Jose Oru Second Class Yathra, Charlie
Best Supporting Actress Lena Ennu Ninte Moideen
Best Newcomer Actor Krishna Shankar, Sharaf U Dheen and Shabareesh Varma Premam
Best Newcomer Actress Sai Pallavi Premam
Special Performance (Actor) Jayasurya Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam
Special Performance (Actress) Rima Kallingal Rani Padmini
Best Comedian Aju Varghese Oru Vadakkan Selfie, Two Countries
Best Villain Nedumudi Venu Oru Second Class Yathra
Best Star Pair Dileep and Mamta Mohandas Two Countries
Technical Awards
Best Director R. S. Vimal Ennu Ninte Moideen
Best Script Writer Salim Ahamed Pathemari
Best Cinematographer Jomon T. John Ennu Ninte Moideen, Charlie
Best Debut Director John Varghese Adi Kapyare Kootamani
Best Choreographer Dinesh Kumar Amar Akbar Anthony
Musical Awards
Best Singer (Male) Vijay Yesudas Premam
Best Singer (Female) Vaikom Vijayalakshmi Oru Vadakkan Selfie
Best Music Director Rajesh Murugesan Premam
Best Lyricist Rafeeq Ahammed Ennu Ninte Moideen
Special Award
Lifetime Achievement Award K. P. A. C. Lalitha Actress

2015Edit

The following are the list of the winners of Vanitha Film Awards 2015:

Category Winner Film/ Director
Merit Awards
Best Film 1983 Abrid Shine
Best Actor Mammootty Varsham
Best Actress Manju Warrier How Old Are You?
Most Popular Actor Nivin Pauly 1983
Most Popular Actress Nazriya Nazim Ohm Shanthi Oshaana, Bangalore Days
Best Supporting Actor Anoop Menon Vikramadithyan
Best Supporting Actress Srinda Ashab 1983
Best Newcomer Actor Farhaan Faasil Njan Steve Lopez
Best Newcomer Actress Nikki Galrani 1983
Best Comedian Aju Varghese Vellimoonga
Best Villain Jayasurya Iyobinte Pusthakam
Best Star Pair Unni Mukundan and Namitha Pramod Vikramadithyan
Technical Awards
Best Screenplay Bobby–Sanjay How Old Are You?
Best Cinematographer Amal Neerad Iyobinte Pusthakam
Musical Awards
Best Singer (Male) Vineeth Sreenivasan "Kaattumooliyo"; Ohm Shanthi Oshaana
Best Singer (Female) Shreya Ghoshal "Vijanathayil"; How Old Are You?
Best Music Director M. Jayachandran Odiyan
Best Lyricist Hari Narayanan 1983
Popular Song of the Year Gopi Sundar "Mangalyam Thanthunanena"; Bangalore Days
Special Award
Lifetime Achievement Award I. V. Sasi Director

2014Edit

The following are the list of the winners of Vanitha Film Awards 2014:

Category Winner Film/ Director
Merit Awards
Best Film Drishyam Jeethu Joseph
Most Popular Film Amen Lijo Jose Pellissery
Best Actor Prithviraj Sukumaran Celluloid, Mumbai Police
Best Actress Shobana Thira
Best Supporting Actor Indrajith Sukumaran Amen
Best Supporting Actress Bindu Panicker Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum
Best Newcomer Actor Sanoop Santhosh Philips and the Monkey Pen
Best Newcomer Actress Aparna Gopinath ABCD
Special Performance (Actor) Joju George Joseph
Special Performance (Actress) Urvashi Ente Ummante Peru
Best Comedian Shammi Thilakan Neram, Sringaravelan
Best Villain Kalabhavan Shajohn Drishyam
Technical Awards
Best Director Jeethu Joseph Drishyam
Best Script Writer Joy Mathew Shutter
Best Cinematographer Madhu Neelakandan Annayum Rasoolum
Musical Awards
Best Singer (Male) Shahabaz Aman "Kayalinarike"; Annayum Rasoolum
Best Singer (Female) Mridula Warrier "Lalee lalee"; Kalimannu
Best Music Director Prashant Pillai Amen
Best Lyricist Kavalam Narayana Panicker Amen
Special Award
Lifetime Achievement Award Innocent Actor

2013Edit

The following are the list of the winners of Vanitha Film Awards 2013:

Category Winner Film/ Director
Merit Awards
Best Actor Fahadh Faasil 22 Female Kottayam
Best Actress Rima Kallingal 22 Female Kottayam
Best Supporting Actor Prathap Pothan Ayalum Njanum Thammil
Best Supporting Actress Kanika Bavuttiyude Namathil
Best Newcomer Actress Isha Talwar Thattathin Marayathu
Best Comedian Baburaj Mayamohini
Best Villain Murali Gopy Ee Adutha Kaalathu, Thappana
Technical Awards
Best Director Lal Jose Ayalum Njanum Thammil, Diamond Necklace
Best Script Writer Anjali Menon Ustad Hotel
Best Cinematographer Shyju Khalid 22 Female Kottayam
Musical Awards
Best Singer (Male) Nivas "Nilamalare"; Diamond Necklace
Best Singer (Female) Remya Nambeesan 'Muthuchippi'; Thattathin Marayathu
Best Music Director Shaan Rahman Thattathin Marayathu
Best Lyricist Rafeeq Ahammed Spirit, Diamond Necklace
Special Award
Lifetime Achievement Award Nedumudi Venu Actor

2012Edit

The following are the list of the winners of Vanitha Film Awards 2012:

Category Winner Film/ Director
Merit Awards
Best Film Indian Rupee Ranjith
Best Actor Mohanlal Pranayam
Best Actress Kavya Madhavan Khaddama
Best Supporting Actor Anoop Menon Beautiful
Best Supporting Actress Remya Nambeesan Chaappa Kurishu
Best Newcomer Actor Unni Mukundan Bombay March 12
Best Newcomer Actress Karthika Nair Makaramanju
Best Comedian Baburaj Salt N' Pepper
Best Villain Vijayaraghavan Venicile Vyapari
Best Star Pair Lal and Shwetha Menon Salt N' Pepper
Technical Awards
Best Director Aashiq Abu Salt N' Pepper
Best Cinematographer Jomon T. John Beautiful
Musical Awards
Best Singer (Male) Vijay Yesudas "Ee Puzhayum"; Indian Rupee
Best Singer (Female) Manjari "Chimmi Chimmi"; Urumi
Best Music Director Bijibal Salt N' Pepper
Best Lyricist O. N. V. Kurup Pranayam
Special Award
Lifetime Achievement Award Sheela Actress

2011Edit

The following are the list of the winners of Vanitha Film Awards 2011:

Category Winner Film/ Director
Merit Awards
Best Film Pranchiyettan & the Saint Ranjith
Most Popular Film Pranchiyettan & the Saint Ranjith
Best Actor Mammootty Pranchiyettan & the Saint
Best Actress Mamta Mohandas Kadha Thudarunnu
Best Supporting Actor Biju Menon Marykkundoru Kunjaadu
Best Supporting Actress Mithra Kurian Bodyguard
Best Newcomer Actress Ann Augustine Elsamma Enna Aankutty
Best Comedian Salim Kumar Best Actor, Marykkundoru Kunjaadu
Best Villain Siddique Pokkiri Raja
Best Star Pair Kunchacko Boban and Archana Kavi Mummy & Me
Technical Awards
Best Director Ranjith Pranchiyettan & the Saint
Best Script Writer Ranjith Pranchiyettan & the Saint
Best Cinematographer Venu Pranchiyettan & the Saint
Musical Awards
Best Singer (Male) Yesudas "Pinne Ennodonnum"; Shikkar
Best Singer (Female) Shreya Ghoshal "Kizhakku Pookkum"; Anwar
Best Music Director Gopi Sunder Anwar
Best Lyricist Rafeeq Ahammed Anwar
Special Award
Lifetime Achievement Award Jagathy Sreekumar Actor

2010Edit

The following are the list of the winners of Vanitha Film Awards 2010:

Category Winner Film/ Director
Merit Awards
Best Film Pazhassi Raja Hariharan
Best Actor Mammootty Pazhassi Raja, Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha, Loudspeaker
Best Actress Padmapriya Pazhassi Raja
Best Supporting Actor R. Sarathkumar Pazhassi Raja
Best Supporting Actress Shwetha Menon Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha
Best Newcomer Actor Kailash Neelathamara
Best Newcomer Actress Rima Kallingal Ritu
Best Comedian Suraj Venjaramoodu Various
Best Villain Jagathy Sreekumar Various
Technical Awards
Best Director Ranjith Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha
Best Script Writer James Albert Evidam Swargamanu
Best Cinematographer Ajayan Vincent Bhramaram
Musical Awards
Best Singer (Male) Yesudas Pazhassi Raja
Best Singer (Female) K.S.Chitra
Best Lyricist Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma Various
Best Song Vidyasagar "Anuragavilochithanayi"; Neelathamara
Special Award
Lifetime Achievement Award Madhu Actor

ReferencesEdit

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