69th National Film Awards 2023 Winners List

The complete list of 69th National Film Awards 2023 winners. The year 2023 marks another significant milestone in the world of Indian cinema as the National Film Awards for this year have been announced. These awards stand as a testament to the exceptional talent and creativity that flourish within the Indian film industry. Recognizing excellence across various categories, the National Film Awards continue to inspire and motivate filmmakers, actors, technicians, and all those associated with storytelling through cinema.

Categories of National Film Awards 2023 Winners

The National Film Awards 2023 winners list has once again brought to the forefront the incredible diversity of cinematic expression in India. From thought-provoking narratives to heart-touching stories, and groundbreaking technical achievements, this year’s awardees have truly raised the bar. The awards encompass a wide spectrum of categories, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and technical awards spanning across editing, sound design, cinematography, and more. This comprehensive approach underscores the collaborative nature of filmmaking, where every role, no matter how niche, contributes to the magic on screen.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the National Film Awards is their role in providing a platform for emerging talents. In a rapidly evolving cinematic landscape, these awards encourage and celebrate the daring visions of young filmmakers who bring fresh perspectives and innovative storytelling techniques to the table.

National Film Awards 2023 Winners List

  • National Film Awards winner
  • Best Feature Film: Rocketry
  •  Best Director: Nikhil Mahajan, Godavari
  •  Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: RRR 
  • Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration: The Kashmir Files 
  • Best Actor: Allu Arjun, Pushpa 
  • Best Actress: Alia Bhatt, Gangubai Kathiawadi and Kriti Sanon, Mimi 
  • Best Supporting Actor: Pankaj Tripathi, Mimi 
  • Best Supporting Actress: Pallavi Joshi, The Kashmir Files 
  • Best Child Artist: Bhavin Rabari, Chhello 
  • Show Best Screenplay (Original): Shahi Kabir, Nayattu 
  • Best Screenplay (Adapted): Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Utkarshini Vashishtha, Gangubai Kathiawadi 
  • Best Dialogue Writer: Utkarshini Vashishtha & Prakash Kapadia, Gangubai Kathiawadi 
  • Best Music Director (Songs): Devi Sri Prasad, Pushpa 
  • Best Music Direction (Background Music): MM Keeravaani, RRR 
  • Best Male Playback Singer: Kaala Bhairava, RRR 
  • Best Female Playback Singer: Shreya Ghoshal, Iravin Nizhal 
  • Best Lyrics: Chandrabose, Konda Polam’s Dham Dham Dham 
  • Best Hindi Film: Sardar Udham 
  • Best Kannada Film: 777 Charlie 
  • Best Malayalam Film: Home Best Gujarati Film: Chhello Show 
  • Best Tamil Film: Kadaisi Vivasayi 
  • Best Telugu Film: Uppena 
  • Best Maithili Film: Samanantar 
  • Best Mishing Film: Boomba Ride 
  • Best Marathi Film: Ekda Kaay Zala 
  • Best Bengali Film: Kalkokkho 
  • Best Assamese Film: Anur 
  • Best Meiteilon Film: Eikhoigi Yum
  • Best Odiya Film: Pratikshya Indira Gandhi Award for 
  • Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director: Meppadiyan, Vishnu Mohan 
  • Best Film on Social Issues: Anunaad – The Resonance 
  • Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Aavasavyuham 
  • Best Children’s Film: Gandhi and Co
  • Best Audiography (Location Sound Recordist): Arun Asok & Sonu K P, Chavittu 
  • Best Audiography (Sound Designer): Aneesh Basu, Jhilli 
  • Best Audiography (Re-recordist of the final mixed track): Sinoy Joseph, Sardar Udham 
  • Best Choreography: Prem Rakshith, RRR 
  • Best Cinematography: Avik Mukhopadhyay, Sardar Udham 
  • Best Costume Designer: Veera Kapur Ee, Sardar Udham 
  • Best Special Effects: Srinivas Mohan, RRR 
  • Best Production Design: Dmitrii Malich and Mansi Dhruv Mehta, Sardar Udham 
  • Best Editing: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gangubai Kathiawadi 
  • Best Make-up: Preetisheel Singh, Gangubai Kathiawadi 
  • Best Stunt Choreography: King Soloman, RRR 
  • Special Jury Award: Shershaah, Vishnuvardhan Special Mention: 1. Late Shri Nallandi, Kadaisi Vivasayi 2. Aranya Gupta & Bithan Biswas, Jhilli 3. Indrans, Home 4. Jahanara Begum, Anur Best Non-feature film: Ek Tha Gaon Best Direction (Non-feature film): Bakul Matiyani, Smile Please 
  • Best Debut Non-Feature Film of a Director: Paanchika, Ankit Kothari 
  • Best Anthropological Film: Fire on Edge 
  • Best Biographical Film: 1. Rukhu Matir Dukhu Majhi, 2. Beyond Blast Best Arts Films: T.N. Krishnan Bow Strings to Divine 
  • Best Science & Technology Films: Ethos of Darkness 
  • Best Promotional Film: Endangered Heritage ‘Warli Art’ 
  • Best Environment Film (Non-feature film): Munnam Valavu 
  • Best Film on Social Issues (Non-feature film): 1. Mithu Di, 2. Three Two One 
  • Best Investigative Film: Looking For Challan 
  • Best Exploration Film: Ayushman 
  • Best Educational Film: Sirpigalin Sirpangal 
  • Best Short Fiction Film: Dal Bhat 
  • Best Animation Film: Kandittundu 
  • Best Film on Family Values: Chand Saanse 
  • Best Cinematography (Non-feature film): Bittu Rawat, Pataal 
  • Best Audiography (Re-recordist of the final mixed track) (Non-feature film): Unni Krishnan, Ek Tha Gaon 
  • Best Production Sound Recordist (Location/Sync Sound) (Non-feature film): Suruchi Sharma, Meen Raag 
  • Best Editing (Non-feature film): Abhro Banerjee, If Memory Serves Me Right 
  • Best Music Direction (Non-feature film): Ishaan Divecha, Succelent Best 
  • Narration/Voice Over (Non-feature film): Kulada Kumar Bhattacharjee, Hathibondhu Special Mention (Non-feature film): 1. Aniruddha Jatkar, Baale Bangara, 2. Srikanth Deva, Karuvarai, 3. Sweta Kumar Das, The Healing Touch, 4. Ram Kamal Mukherjee, Ek Duaa 
  • Special Jury Award (Non-feature film): Shekhar Bapu Rankhambe, Rekha 
  • Best Book on Cinema: Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal: The Incredibly Melodious Journey by Rajiv Vijayakar 
  • Best Film Critic: Purushothama Charyulu 
  • Best Film Critic (Special Mention): Subramanya Bandoor

The National Film Awards 2023 winners list stands as a testament to the power of cinema to inspire, challenge, and entertain. By recognizing outstanding achievements across various categories, these awards not only honor the contributions of established veterans but also pave the way for new voices to emerge. In celebrating diversity, pushing boundaries, and acknowledging technical brilliance, the National Film Awards continue to shape the trajectory of Indian cinema, inspiring all those who are part of this magical world of storytelling.

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