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SIIMA Awards 2012: A look back at winners

Chennai, July 20 (): The star-studded South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) 2012 was held in Dubai on June 21 and 22. The event is the first of its kind organised exclusively for the South Indian movies.

SIIMA’s aim is to honour the South Indian artists and to spread the pride of South Indian movies to international viewers.

The grand event was attended by many celebrities from four South Indian film industries including Shruti Haasan, Asin, Shriya Saran, Trisha, Sameera Reddy, Vikram, Rana Dagubbati, Dhanush, Aishwarya Rajnikanth, Diganth, Lakshmi Rai, Charmee, Andrita Ray, Richa Gangopadhyay, Ambarish, Sumalatha, Ajmal, Sarath Rajkumar, Namitha, Madhavan, Kushboo, Lakshmi Manchu, Manoj Manchu, Amala Paul, Puneet Rajkumar and Simbu. Bollywood celebrities Boney Kapoor, Sridevi and Sohail Khan were also present.

A fashion show was also held as a part of the awards ceremony, and the ceremony was hosted by Actor Madhavan, actresses Lakshmi Manchu and Parvathy Omanakuttan (Miss India World 2008).

The awards were given for 19 categories for all the four language films.

Here is the list of winners (Tamil):

Best Actor: Dhanush
Best Actress: Asin (Kavalan)
Best Actor (Special Jury Award): Vikram (Deiva Thirumagal)
Best Actress (Special Jury Award): Richa Gangopadhyay (Mayakkam Enna)
Best Debutant (Male): Sharvanand (Engeyum Eppothum)
Best Debutant (Female): Hansika Motwani (Maapillai)
Best Director: Vetrimaran (Aadukalam)
Best Debutant Director: M Saravanam (Engeyum Eppodhum)
Best Actor in Negative Role: Ajmal(Ko)
Best Actor in Supporting Role: Sarath Kumar( Kanchana)
Best Cinematographer: R Velraj (Aadukalam)
Best Music Director: GV Prakash(Aadukalam)
Best Lyricist: Na Muthu Kumar for Un Pera Theriyanthe ( Engeyum Eppothum)
Best Playback Singer(Male): Dhanush for Voda Voda ( Mayakkam Enna)
Best Playback Singer(Female): Chinmayi for Sara Sara (Vaagaisoodva)
Best Film: Ko for Eired Kumar, Jayaraman (RS Infotainment)
Best Comedian: Santhanam for Vaanam

The Next Gen awards were awarded to the young artists of South Indian Film Industry who have left a mark nationally.

The SIIMA Gen Next awards were given away in the following categories:

Rising Star of South Indian Cinema (Male): Nani
Rising Star of South Indian Cinema (Female): Amala Paul
Stylish Actor of South Indian Cinema (Male): Silambarasan
Stylish Star of South Indian Cinema (Female): Lakshmi Rai
Stylish Villian of South Cinema: Sonu Sood
Pride of South Indian Cinema: Shruti Haasan
Youth Icon of South Indian Cinema: Trisha
Youth Icon of South Indian Cinema: Rana Daggubati
Sensational Art Director: Sabu Cyril
Sensation of South Indian Cinema: Dhanush
Sensation of South Indian Cinema: Action Choreographer- Peter Hain
Sensation of South Indian cinema: Dance Choreographer- Imran