Bollywood super hero Akshay Kumar chosen as Best Actor at 64th National Film Awards and sportsperson’ with utmost maturity” in “Dangal Zaira Wasim named Best Supporting Actress.
Surabhi C.M. was also named Best Actress for Malayalam movie “Minnaminungu – The Firefly” at the 64th National Film Awards. Akshay’s performance in crime thriller “Rustom” — a film loosely based on the commander K.M. Nanavati case has been lauded for “a perfect portrayal of a character caught in personal and social turmoil”.
Surabhi has been honoured for showcasing her brilliance in portraying pain and ecstasy of a mother in a deplorable social condition in the Malayalam film. In the Best Supporting Actor category, veteran actor Manoj Joshi has won for Marathi film “Dashakriya”, and among the actresses, Kashmiri talent Zaira Wasim’s “portrayal of a female sportsperson’s battle with the society with utmost maturity” in “Dangal” has been awarded by the jury.