Queen of cinema-Kangana Ranaut wins Best Actress National Award for her role as a simple Delhi girl


Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut made a bold fashion statement at the 62nd National Awards held in the national Capital on Sunday, by opting to don a light mauve body-hugging gown. The 28-year-old actress, who bagged her career’s second National Award for her poignant portrayal of a young girl left at the altar by her fiance in Queen, did not follow the usual trend of wearing a traditional outfit to the ceremony.

Kangana won her first national award in the best supporting actress category for Fashion. Vishal Bhardwaj and Sukhwinder Singh were bestowed with the award for the best music director (Rajat Kamal and Rs.50,000) and best singer (Rajat Kamal and Rs.50,000) for Haider, a Kashmir-set modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Haider won a maximum five trophies, also for best costume desinger to Dolly Ahluwalia, best dialogue for Bhardwaj and best coreography to Sudesh Adhana.

“I wanted to do justice to Vishal’s vision and present Shraddha as ‘Kashmir ki Kali’. Shahid loved the clothes and took one home,” Dolly said. Sukhwinder peformed Bismil for the audience which effectively reflects the agony and anger of the protagonist played by Shahid Kapoor. Vignesh and Ramesh from Tamil movie Kaakkaa Muttai won the best child artist award while Dhanush bagged an award for producing the film. Also, the Manikandan-directed film and Marathi movie Elizabeth Ekadashi shared the best children’s film.

Best original screenplay and cinematography award went to Chotushkine. Joshy Mangalnath bagged the adapted screenplay honour for Malayalam drama Ottal.



Asmaa Mubita is a Kenyan journalist of international repute with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast journalism. Asmaa Mubita began his journalism career at the Kenyan state broadcaster (KBC) and later worked at the KTN owned by the Standard Group and Citizen Television, the flagship brand of Royal Media Services. These exploits together with his reporting experience with the Voice of America, CNN and BBC have been rewarded with local and global recognition.