Actors Kangana Ranaut and Amitabh Bachchan won their third and fourth National Award respectively. Kangana won her Best Actress for Tanu Weds Manu Returns and Amitabh Bachchan won it for Piku.
Kangana earlier won the Best Actress National Award last year for Queen and the Best Supporting Award for Fashion in 2009. This is Amitabh’s fourth win after Agneepath, Black and Paa.
Here is a complete list of National Award winners.
Best Feature Film: Baahubali
Best Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Bajirao Mastani
Best Wholesome Family Entertainer: Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Best Special Effects: Baahubali
Special Jury Award: Kalki Koechlin for Margarita with a Straw
Best Supporting Actress: Tanvi Azmi for Bajirao Mastani
Best Film for National Integration: Nanak Shah Fakir
Best Debut Director: Masaan
Best Tamil Film: Visaaranai
Best Hindi Film: Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Best Choreography: Remo D’Souza for Bajirao Mastani
Best Screenplay and Dialogues: Juhi Chaturvedi for Piku and Himanshu Sharma for Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Best Production Design: Bajirao Mastani
Best Adapted Screenplay: Vishal Bhardwaj for Talvar
Best Cinematography: Bajirao Mastani
Most film-friendly state: Gujarat
The National Awards were announced in New Delhi on Monday. Meanwhile, Actor Ajay Devgn and Anupam Kher along with Madhur R Bhandarkar, Sri Sri Ravishankar and Saina Nehwal also received their Padma Shri Awards 2016 from President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan.