Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

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Tamil Nadu State Film Awards are the most notable film awards given for Tamil films in India. They are given annually to honour the best talents and provide encouragement and incentive to the South Indian film industry by the Government of Tamil Nadu.[1] The awards are decided by a committee headed by a Judge. The awards were first given in 1967 and discontinued after 1970. The awards were given again in 1977 and continued till 1982. The awards were not given in the years 1971 to 1976. However in the year 1977, the awards for Best Actress and Best Actor were announced for the years 1971 to 1976 by way of honorary certificates by the government led by the then chief minister M.G.Ramachandran. Since 1988, the awards were regularly given until it became defunct in 2008.[2]


List of frequent winners
Artist Wins
Kamal Haasan
S. Janaki
K J Yesudas
Jayalalitha (Among Actress)
K S Chitra

Awards are given in the following categories. Follow the links for lists of the award winners, year by year.

Creative awards[edit]

Technical awards[edit]

Special awards[edit]

Retired awards[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://rrtd.nic.in/Film%20Bulletin-July.html
  2. ^ Anandan, ‘Film News’ (2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru (Tamil Film History and Its Achievements). Sivagami Publications. p. 738.