New Delhi: Akshay Kumar received his first National Award for Best Actor, Sonam Kapoor also has received her Special Mention National Award. Akshay was awarded for his performance as a naval officer in the dock for murder in 2016 film Rustom. Sonam was awarded for Neerja, which has also won Best Hindi Film. President Pranab Mukherjee presented the awards to the winners at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. The National Awards were announced on April 7. Malayalam superstar Mohanlal also won the Special Jury award for his performances in films like Janatha Garage, Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol and Pulimurugan. Marathi film Kasav has won the National Award for Best Feature Film.
Akshay Kumar, suited in a black bandhgala, received his Best Actor National Award for playing naval officer Rustom Pavri in Rustom. Congratulations, Akshay Kumar!
Earlier today, a video message from Akshay Kumar said: "I will get my first National Award today. I can't express my feelings"
Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor, who are currently shooting for their first film together Padman, will receive their National Awards shortly...
Films Joker and Bisorjon won Best Tamil Film and Best Bengali Film respectively
President Pranab Mukherjee has arrived at the 64th National Awards ceremony!
The National Awards were announced on April 7. Ventilator, produced by Priyanka Chopra, won three awards including Best Director for Rajesh Mapuskar
Malayalam superstar Mohanlal receives the Special Jury award for his performances in films like Janatha Garage, Pulimurugan and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol. On the National Awards red carpet, he had a message for his fans: "Keep beliving in me, and I will in you."
Meanwhile, the jury, headlined by veteran filmmaker Priyadarshan, took seats
Here's a look at Sonam at the venue. "I tried to do everything thinking what would a girl, who was all about humanity and mankind, would do in a situation like that," said the actress, talking about Neerja
"Neerja speaks about the triumph of the human spirit," said Sonam Kapoor at the venue. Sonam plays slain stewardess Neerja Bhanot in the Ram Madhvani-directed biopic
Akshay Kumar has already arrived at the venue with wife, author Twinkle Khanna and teenaged son Aarav