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Vanitha Film Awards
Awarded for Artistic and technical excellence in Malayalam cinema
Country India
Presented by Vanitha
First awarded 1998 (1998)
Official website manoramaonline.com
Television/Radio coverage
Network Mazhavil Manorama

The Vanitha Film Awards are presented annually by Vanitha, an Indian magazine from the Malayala Manorama group in the south Indian state of Kerala.[1] The awards ceremony has been instituted to honour both artistic and technical excellence in the Malayalam language film industry. Held and broadcast annually since 1998, the ceremony has gained in popularity over the years and is currently one of the most-watched award ceremonies in Kerala.[2]

Award categories[edit]

  • Lifetime achievement (special award)
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Director
  • Best Movie
  • Popular Movie
  • Popular Actor
  • Popular Actress
  • Special Performance (Male)
  • Special Performance (Female)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Male)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Female)
  • Best Comedian
  • Best Villain
  • Best Star Pair
  • Best Newcomer Actor
  • Best Newcomer Actress
  • Best Lyricist
  • Best Music Director
  • Best Singer (Male)
  • Best Singer (Female)
  • Best Cinematographer
  • Best Script Writer
  • Best Debut Director
  • Best Choreographer


2015 ceremony[edit]

List of winners of 2015[3]
Award Receipient(s) Film
Lifetime achievement K. P. A. C. Lalitha
Best Actor Prithviraj Sukumaran Ennu Ninte Moideen
Best Actress Parvathy Ennu Ninte Moideen, Charlie
Best Director R. S. Vimal Ennu Ninte Moideen
Best Movie Suresh Raj, Binoy Shankarath, Ragy Thomas, R. S. Vimal Ennu Ninte Moideen
Popular Movie Anwar Rasheed, Alphonse Putharen Premam
Popular Actor Nivin Pauly Premam
Popular Actress Namitha Pramod Chandrettan Evideya, Amar Akbar Anthony, Adi Kapyare Kootamani
Special Performance (Male) Jayasurya Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam
Special Performance (Female) Rima Kallingal Rani Padmini
Best Supporting Actor (Male) Chemban Vinod Jose Oru Second Class Yathra, Charlie
Best Supporting Actor (Female) Lena Ennu Ninte Moideen
Best Comedian Aju Varghese Oru Vadakkan Selfie, Two Countries
Best Villain Nedumudi Venu Oru Second Class Yathra
Best Star Pair Dileep and Mamta Mohandas Two Countries
Best Newcomer Actor Krishna Sankar, Sharafudheen, Shabareesh Varma Premam
Best Newcomer Actress Sai Pallavi Premam
Best Lyricist Rafeeq Ahamed Ennu Ninte Moideen
Best Music Director Rajesh Murugesan Premam
Best Singer (Male) Vijay Yesudas Premam
Best Singer (Female) Vaikom Vijayalakshmi Oru Vadakkan Selfie
Best Cinematographer Jomon T. John Ennu Ninte Moideen, Charlie
Best Script Writer Salim Ahamed Pathemari
Best Debut Director John Varghese Adi Kapyare Kootamani
Best Choreographer Dinesh Master Amar Akbar Anthony

Best Star Pair[edit]

The TTK Prestige Vanitha Film Award for Best Star Pair has been awarded to the following actor/actress pairs:

Year Star pair Film
2010 Kunchacko Boban and Archana Jose Kavi Mummy & Me
2011 Asif Ali and Mythili Salt N' Pepper
2012 Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menon Ustad Hotel
2013 Nivin Pauly and Nazriya Nazim Neram
2014 Dulquer Salmaan and Namitha Pramod Vikramadithyan
2015 Dileep and Mamta Mohandas Two Countries


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