National Awards: Big B, Kangana win Best Actor, Best Actress

The winners for the 63rd National Awards, which celebrate the best of Indian cinema, were announced on Monday. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Kangana Ranaut have bagged the National Film Award for Best Actor and Best Actress for their films ‘Piku’ and ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ respectively.

While Big B has earlier received the Award for his performances in films 'Agneepath', 'Black', and 'Paa', it is the second consecutive Best Actress Award for Kangana who won it last year for Vikas Bahl’s ‘Queen’. She also won the National Award for Best Supporting Actress for ‘Fashion’ in 2008.

S. S. Rajamouli’s ‘Baahbali’ won the Best Film Award while Sanjay Leela Bhansali has scooped up the Best Director Award for his historical romance ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

Earlier, director Ramesh Sippy and actor-director Satish Kaushik handed over the recommendations for the awards to information and broadcasting minister Arun Jaitley. Ramesh Sippy chaired the 11-member jury for the selection of movies in 2016.