Dhanush, Samantha win top honours at the Vijay awards
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was awarded with the Chevalier Sivaji Award at the event.
New Delhi: Actor Dhanush won the Best Actor award at the 7th Annual Vijay Awards in Chennai recently. The glittering star studded event took place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on May 11, 2013.
An elated Dhanush, who won the Best Actor Award for his performance in the film '3' tweeted, "just grabbed my best actor Vijay award I sincerely thank my fans without u guys nothing's possible (sic)". The film also featured Shruti Haasan and was directed by Dhanush's wife, Aishwarya R Dhanush.
The 7th Annual Vijay Awards was hosted by R Madhavan and Gopinath who announced the awards in popular categories.
The young Kolaveri singer, Anirudh Ravichander, who received the award for the Best Find of the year 2012 for the film 'Ethir Neechal' tweeted, "I dedicate this award to my hero Siva Kartikeyan and our whole team of Ethir Neechal, Thanks to all for the mammoth success of Ethir Neechal (sic)."
Balaji Shaktivel received Best director and his teen thriller Tamil film 'Vazahkku Enn 18/9' won Best film at the Vijay awards.
The Best Dialogue award was collected by M Rajesh for his Tamil film 'Oru Oru Kannadi'. Udhayanidhi Stalin won the Best Face in the popular category award for his performance in the same film.
The Best Actress Award was received by Samantha Prabhu for her performance in 'Neethaane En Ponvasantham' which also featured Jiiva in the lead role. Singer Ramya won the Best Playback singer award for the same film.
Tamil actor Vijay was awarded as the Best Entertainer for the year 2012-13. He also won the Best Actor award in the popular category for his film 'Thuppaki'
The actor thanked his fans as Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan presented him with the award. Shah Rukh also praised Vijay at the awards for his dancing skills and the two were seen dancing on stage to the song 'Google Google'. SRK himself was awarded the coveted Chevalier Sivaji Award at the awards night which has been constituted after veteran Tamil actor Sivaji Ganeshan.
Here is the complete list of winners of 7th Annual Vijay Awards:
Chevalier Shivaji award: Shah Rukh Khan
Best film: 'Vazahkku Enn 18/9'
Best Director: Balaji Shaktivel
Best Comedian: Santhanam ('Oru Oru Kannadi')
Best Dialogue: M Rajesh ('Oru Oru Kannad')
Best Actor male: Dhanush ('3')
Best Actress female: Samanatha Ruth Prabhu ('Neethaane En Ponvasantham')
Best Villian: Kannada actor Suddeep ('Naan Ee')
Best Music Director: D Imman (Kumki)
Best Find 2012: Anirudh Ravichander
Best Song: 'Google Google' ('Thuppakki')
Best Debut Actor Male: Vikram Prabhu ('Kumki')
Best Debut Female: Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar ('Poda Podi')
Best Debut director: Balaji Tharaneethran ('Nanduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom')
Best Supporting actress: Anupama ('Muppozhudhum Un Karpaigal')
Best Supporting actor male: Sathyaraj ('Naban')
Best Female Playback: Ramya ('Neethane En Ponvasantham')
Best Lyricist: Thamarai ('Muppozhudhum Un Karpaigal')
Best Choreographer: Robert ('Poda Padai')
Best Costume Design: Rajendran ('Aaravan')
Best Art Design: RK Vijay Murugan ('Aaravan')
Best Cinematographer: Gopi Amarnath (Pizza)
Best Film crew: 'Pizza'
Best Face of the year: Udhayanidhi Stalin
Best Entertainer: Vijay ('Thuppakki')
Favorite Hero: Vijay ('Thuppakki')
Favourite director: AR Murugadoss
(with inputs from IANS)