- Konkona Sen Sharma won Best Actress for Lipstick Under my Burkha
- Nitesh Tiwari won Best Director for Dangal
- Pink won the Best Film Award
Here's the complete list of winners:
Best Actor: Sushant Singh Rajput for his performance in M S Dhoni: The Untold Story
Best Actress: Konkona Sen Sharma for Lipstick Under my Burkha
Best Actor (Special Mention): Rajkkumar Rao for Trapped
Best Director: Nitesh Tiwari for Dangal
Best Film: Pink
People's Choice Award: Dangal and Baahubali: The Conclusion
Best Indie Film: Lipstick Under My Burkha
Equality in Cinema Award: Director/Actor Rahul Bose for Poorna
Leadership in Cinema: Karan Johar (he also presented the IFFM Diversity Award to Garth Davis, director of the Academy nominated film LION)
Westpac IFFM Excellence in Global Cinema: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Sushant Singh Rajput, who won the Best Actor award, shared the news with his fans and followers on social media. On Twitter, the 31-year-old actor said that he is 'deeply honoured' for being acknowledged for his performance.
"Last time I was in Melbourne I was dancing behind Bollywood stars as a background dancer in the Commonwealth Games and now being recognised as the best actor really feels great," Sushant said in a statement, reported news agency IANS.
The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will continue till August 22.
(With IANS inputs)