Talented actress from Himachal Pradesh, the professional Kangana Ranaut was adjudged the best actress for her role in ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’, an entertainer wherein she plays a contrasting double role to perfection.
It is for the second time in a row that 29 year old Kangana has been chosen as the best actress of the year. Last year she was the best actress for her role in the film Queen.
In 2009, Kangana was the best supporting actress for her role in the film ‘Fashion.’
The 63rd National Films Awards announced earlier today, were picked by a 11 member jury headed by noted filmmaker Ramesh Sippy.
The much awarded Amitabh Bachchan (73)was the picked as the best actor for his role in the film Piku.
‘Baahubali’ was the given the best film of the year award and talented director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was the best director for the film ‘Bajirao Mastani’
Best Hindi film award was given to ‘Dum Laga ke Hasisha’
Born on 20th March, 1987, Kangana is from Mandi district and has recently constructed her farmhouse at Manali, which she plans as a quiet getaway from the harsh arclights of a glamorous film world.
Speaking to a media organisation after the awards were announced Kangana said. “it is a huge recognition and it is a big moment for me. Unlike other awards where you have to dance on stage, please one and all, this award is handed out by the President of India, which commands a lot of respect and prestige.
You can’t buy respect, you have to earn it. For many Bollywood awards, your film family royalty is considered but a National Award is given to the most deserving. It does not matter what your last name is or who your friends are,” said the outspoken actress.