Nandi Awards 2016 (List of Winners)

Nandi Awards 2016
Nandi Awards 2016
Nandi Awards are awards for excellence in Telugu cinema, Telugu theatre, and Telugu television. They are presented by the Indian State Government of Andhra Pradesh. These awards are given in four categories: Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Copper.

Quick Facts
Sponsored by Government of Andhra Pradesh
Presented by Film, Television and Theatre Development Corporation
First Awarded in 1964
Last Awarded in 2016
Most Awarded Film: Mayuri (1985) 14 Awards

Nandi Awards 2016 were announced by the Government of Andhra Pradesh on 14th November 2017. Janatha Garage and Sathamanam Bhavati emerged as big winners by grabbing six awards each. The NTR National Award for lifetime achievement and contribution to Indian cinema was conferred upon Rajinikanth, whereas the Raghupati Venkaiah Naidu Award for lifetime achievement and contribution to Telugu cinema was conferred upon Chiranjeevi.


CategoryWinnerFilmType
Best Feature FilmYash RangineniPelli ChoopuluGold
Raj Kandukuri
Second Best Feature FilmM. Ravi KumarArddhanaariSilver
Third Best Feature FilmGurajala Jagan MohanManalo OkkaduBronze
Best ActorJr. NTRJanatha GarageSilver
Nannaku Prematho
Best DirectorSatish VegesnaSathamanam BhavatiSilver
Best ActressRitu VarmaPelli ChoopuluSilver
Best Supporting ActorMohanlalJanatha GarageCopper
Best Supporting ActressJayasudhaSathamanam BhavatiCopper
Best Character ActorNareshSathamanam BhavatiCopper
Best Male ComedianSaptagiriExpress RajaCopper
Best Female ComedianPragatiKalyana VaibhogameCopper
Best VillainAadhi PinisettySarrainoduCopper
Best CinematographerSameer ReddySathamanam BhavatiCopper
Best Music DirectorMickey J. MeyerSathamanam BhavatiCopper
Best EditorNaveen NooliNannaku PremathoCopper
Best Art DirectorA. S. PrakashJanatha GarageCopper
Best Screenplay WriterRavikanth PerepuKshanamCopper
Adivi Sesh
Best Story WriterKoratala SivaJanatha GarageCopper
Best Dialogue WriterSrinivas AvasaralaJo AchyutanandaCopper
Best LyricistRamajogayya SastryJanatha GarageCopper
Nandi Award for Akkineni Award for best home-viewing feature filmDil RajuSathamanam BhavatiSilver
Best Popular Film for Providing Wholesome EntertainmentNaveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar, and C. V. MohanJanatha GarageGold
Best Male Playback SingerVandemataram SrinivasDandakaranyamCopper
Best Female Playback SingerChinmayiKalyana VaibhogameCopper
Best Child ActorMaikhel GandhiSupremeCopper
Best Child ActressRaina RaoManamanthaCopper
Best First Film of a DirectorKalyan Krishna KurasalaSoggade Chinni NayanaCopper
Best ChoreographerRaju SundaramJanatha GarageCopper
Best AudiographerE. RadhakrishnaSarrainoduCopper
Best Costume DesignerA. Tirumaleswara RaoSri Chilukuru BalajiCopper
Best Makeup ArtistRanjithArddhanaariCopper
Best Fight MasterVenkatSupremeCopper
Best Special EffectsFire FlySoggade Chinni NayanaCopper
Best Male Dubbing ArtistVasuArddhanaariCopper
Best Female Dubbing ArtistLipsikaEkkadiki Pothavu ChinnavadaCopper
Special Jury AwardNaniCopper
Special Jury AwardChandra Sekhar YeletiCopper
Special Jury AwardSagar K ChandraAppatlo OkadundevaduCopper