Rustom, Neerja win big at 64th National Film Awards 2017

Q.  Who won the National Award for the Best Actor for the first time in 2017?
- Published on 10 Apr 17

a. Akshaye Khanna
b. Akshay Kumar
c. Ranveer Singh
d. Ranbir Kapoor

ANSWER: Akshay Kumar
 
The 64th National Film Awards were announced on 7th April 2017. Sonam Kapoor and Akshay Kumar were among the big winners.

While Sonam’s Neerja was declared the Best Hindi Film of 2016, Rustom won Akshay Kumar the Best Actor award.

Over 300 films vied for the honours this year.

The process to choose the best from Indian cinema began in mid-March.

Filmmaker Priyadarshan was the chairperson of the jury in feature films category, while nationally acclaimed cinematographer and writer Raju Misra was the chairperson in non-feature category.

List of Complete Winners
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome EntertainmentSathamanam Bhavathi
Special Jury awardMohanlal for Pulimurugan, Janatha Garage and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol
Special Mention Kadvi Hawa Mukthi bhava (Hindi)
Best Music DirectionBabu Padmanabha (Kannada Lama)
Best Make-up ArtistMK Ramakrishna
Best EditingRameshwar Ventilator
Best Environmental film including agricultureThe Tiger who crossed the line
Best production design24
Sound designerJayadevan (Kaadu Pookunna Neram)
Best stunt choreographyPeter Hein (Pulimurugan)
Best Screenplay (adapted)Sanjay Krishnaji patel (Dashakriya)
Best Screenplay (original)Syam Pushkaran (Maheshinte Prathikaram)
Best Female Playback SingerIman Chakraborty (Praktan)
Best Male Playback SingerSundara Iyer (Joker)
Best Child ArtistAdhish Praveen (Kunju Daivam), Saj (Noor Islam), Manohara (Railway Children)
Best Supporting ActressZaira Wasim (Dangal)
Best ActressSurabhi Lakshmi (Minnaminungu)
Best ActorAkshay Kumar (Rustom)
Best Film on social issuePink
Best Children’s Film Dhanak (Hindi)
Best DirectionRajesh (Ventilator)
Best feature films in regional languagesMadipur (Tulu)
Joker (Tamil)
Wrongside Raju Gujarati
Pelli Chupulu (Telugu)
Dashakriya (Marathi)
Bisarjan’ (Bengali)
Maheshinte Prathikaram (Malayalam)
Ke Sara Sara (Konkini)
Reservation (Kannada)
Neerja (Hindi)
Best DirectorRajesh Mapuskar (Ventilator)
Best Supporting ActorManoj Joshi (Dashkriya)
Best Debut Film of a DirectorDeep Chaudari (Alifa)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment'Sathamanam Bhavathi'
Special MentionKadvi Hawa (Hindi)
Mukthi Bhavan (Hindi)
Majirathi Keki (Assamese)
Neerja - Sonam Kapoor
Best Costume DesignerSachin (Cycle)
Sound DesignerJayadevan (Kaadu Pookkunna Neram)
Best Special Effect Award'Shivaay'
Best EditingRameshwar S. Bhagat (Ventilator)
Best Screenplay (adapted)Sanjay Krishnaji Patel (Dashakriya)
Best Screenplay (original)Syam Pushkaran (Maheshinte Prathikaaram

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