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All the winners at the 64th National Film Awards 2017 – Akshay Kumar wins Best Actor, Surabhi Lakshmi wins Best Actress

The Directorate of Films announced the 64th National Film Awards 2017 on April 7. Actor Akshay Kumar won the Best Actor Award for his performance in the movie Rustom, in which he played the role of a navy officer. Actress Surabhi Lakshmi has won the Best Actress award for her performance in the movie Minnaminungu.

The Best Hindi Film award goes to Sonam Kapoor starrer Neerja, which is a biopic on martyred air hostess, Neerja Bhanot. A special mention was made about Sonam Kapoor for her ‘convincing performance of a real life icon’ in the movie. Malayalam superstar Mohanlal’s name was specially mentioned for his role in Pulimurugan.

The actor who played young Geeta Phogat in Dangal, Zaira Wasim won the award for Best Supporting Actress. Actor Manoj Joshi won the Best Supporting Actor award for the Marathi movie Dashakriya. The Best Film with a Social Message Award went to the movie Pink.

Here is the entire list of other winners of the 64th National Film Awards 2017

Best Actor – Akshay Kumar 

Best Actress – Surabhi Lakshmi 

Best Supporting Actress – Zaira Wasim

Best Supporting Actor – Manoj Joshi

Best Children’s Film – Dhanak

Popular Film – Sathamanam Bhavathi (Telugu)

Best Environmental Film – The Tiger Who Crossed The Line

Best Film on Social Issues – I am Jija and Sanath

Best Film with a Social Message – Pink

Best Bengali Film – Bisorjon

Best Kannada Film – Reservation

Best Marathi Film – Dashakriya

Best Gujarati Film – Wrong Side Raju

Best Hindi Film – Neerja

Best Tamil Film – Joker

Best Short Fiction Film – Abba

Special Animation Film Award – Hum Picture Banate Hai

Special Mentions – Kadvi Hawa, Mukti Bhavan, Adil Hussain (for Mukti Bhavan)

Best Male Playback Singer – Sundara Iyer for Joker

Best Female Playback Singer – Emaan Chakraborty for Praktan

Best Child Artistes – Kunju Devam, Ardish Praveen and Shaj Pathak

Best Action Direction – Pulimurugan

Best Book on Cinema – Lata — Sur Gatha

Best Movie Critic – G Dhananjayan

Most Film Friendly State – Uttar Pradesh

Best Special Effect – Shivaay

Best Lyrics – Endha Pakkam from Dharma Durai

Best Cinematography – 24

Photo Credits: Viral Bhayani

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