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SIIMA Awards 2023 Day 1 Winners: Jr NTR, Mrunal Thakur, and Rishab Shetty Shine Bright!

SIIMA Awards 2023 Day 1 Winners- Jr NTR, Mrunal Thakur, and Rishab Shetty Shine Bright!

The 11th edition of the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) made a grand return, celebrating the excellence and talent of the South Indian film industry. This glittering event, held in Dubai on September 15 and continuing on September 16 at the World Trade Centre, was a star-studded affair, graced by the presence of luminaries like Jr NTR, Mrunal Thakur, and Rana Daggubati on the red carpet.

SIIMA Awards is renowned for recognizing and honoring the best contributions from the Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada film industries. The awards are divided into two parts, with the first day dedicated to the Generation Next Awards, celebrating promising emerging artists, and the second day focusing on the main SIIMA awards.

One distinctive feature of SIIMA is that the winners are determined through public voting, while the nominees are carefully selected by a distinguished jury.

Let’s take a look at the winners who walked away with the coveted SIIMA trophies:


  1. Best Actor in a Leading Role – Jr NTR for ‘RRR’
  2. Best Director – SS Rajamouli for ‘RRR’
  3. Best Film – ‘Sita Ramam’
  4. Best Debutant Actress – Mrunal Thakur for ‘Sita Ramam’
  5. Flipkart Fashion Youth Icon – Shruti Haasan
  6. Best Debutant Producers – Sharath-Anurag for ‘Major’
  7. Promising Newcomer – Bellamkonda Ganesh
  8. Best Actor in a Leading Role (Critics) – Adivi Sesh
  9. Best Actress in a Leading Role – Sreeleela for ‘Dhamaka’
  10. Best Actress in a Leading Role (Critics) – Mrunal Thakur for ‘Sita Ramam’


  1. Best Actor in a Leading Role (Critics) – Rishab Shetty
  2. Best Film – ‘777 Charlie’
  3. Sensation of the Year – ‘Karthikeya 2’
  4. Best Actor in a Negative Role – Achyuth Kunar for ‘Kantara’
  5. Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Diganth Manchale for ‘Gaalipata 2’
  6. Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Shubha Raksha for ‘Home Minister’
  7. Best Debutant Producer – Apeksha Purohit and Pavan Kumar Wadeyar for ‘Dollu’
  8. Best Debutant Actor – Pruthvi Shamanur

These talented artists and remarkable films have left an indelible mark on South Indian cinema, and their recognition at SIIMA 2023 is a testament to their outstanding contributions. As SIIMA continues to shine a spotlight on excellence, it remains a highly anticipated event for film enthusiasts across the globe.


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