Source: News Bharati English01 Jul 2017 17:00:28


Abu Dhabi, July 1 : The much awaited South Indian International Movie Awards is being held in Abu Dhabi on June 30 and July 1. The prestigious awards function brings together bigwigs  from four South Indian film industries like Telugu, Tamil Malayalam and Kannada.

Around 600 celebrities and various technicians are participating in the sixth edition of SIIMA awards at Abu Dhabi. The first day was dedicated to  Telugu and Kannada industries, while the second day is dedicated for  Tamil and Malayalam industries.

Earlier in the event, a rich  tribute was paid to the late Dasari Narayana Rao garu veteran filmmakers for his seminal contribution to the from Telugu film industry. Veteran actor Murali Mohan won the award for Lifetime Achievement where Rakul Preet won the Best Actor (Female) for Nannaku Prematho and Superstar  Jr NTR bagged award of best Actor for Janatha Garage. Natural actor Nani won  prize for Best Actor (Critic).  Gorgeous Nivetha Thomas won the Best Debut Female award for the Telugu film Gentleman.

 Here is the full list of winners for Telugu

Muralimohan Maganti – Lifetime Achievement Award

Roshan  - Best Debut award (Male) for Nirmala Convent

Junior NTR - Best Actor for Nannaku Prematho

Rakul Preet - Best Actor (Female) for Nannaku Prematho.

Devi Sri Prasad – Best Telugu Music Director for Janatha Garage

Nani – Best Actor (Critic) Award

Nivetha Thomas – Best Debutant Actress 

Srikanth Meka – Best Supporting Actor 

Rama Joagaiah Sastri – Best Lyricist  for Pranamam from Janatha Garage.

Anasuya Bharadwaj – Best Supporting Actress for Kshanam.

Srikanth's son Roshan and Allu Sirish hosted the evening which was packed with the electrifying performances from many celebrities that include Shubra Aiyappa and Regina Cassandra. Celebrities like  Rakul Preet Singh, Shivaraj Kumar, Rana Daggubati, Regina Cassandra, Khushbu Sundar, Lakshmi Manchu, Mohan Babu, Allu Sirish, Shraddha Srinath, Pranitha Subhash, Manvitha Harish, Nikki Galrani, SP Balasubramaniyam and Shriya Saran are in Dubai for the two day mega show of SIIMA.