Six Malayali heroines bag top honours in the Tamil Nadu State Awards
Malayali actresses have always found acceptance in other industries especially in Kollywood. Actors like Asin, Nayanthara, Amala Paul and Nitya Menen have made a mark for themselves in Tamil by sharing screen space with leading stars.
The Tamil Nadu state government recently announced film awards for six years, from 2009 to 2014, in various categories and six Malayali heroines have won the top honours.
Amala Paul, Ineya, Lakshmi Menon, Padamapriya, Nayanthara and Nazriya Nazim are the award winners.
Padmapriya’s performance in Pokkisham won her the the best actress award for the year 2009. Amala Paul won the same award next year courtsey her stellar performance in Prabhu Solomon’s Mynaa. Ineya’s performance in Vimal’s Vaagai Sooda Vaa earned her the best actress award for the year 2011.
Lakshmi Menon was adjudged the best actress of the year 2012 for her performances in films like Kumki and Sundarapandian. Lady superstar Nayanthara won the top honour for her fabulous performance in the Atlee directorial Raja Rani, released in 2013. The movie also won Nazriya Nazim an award in the best actress (special prize) category.
Apart from these six actors, Prithviraj Sukumaran also won an award in the TN State Film Awards. He was adjudged the best villain for his performance as Gomathi in Vasanthabalan’s period drama Kaaviya Thalaivan, released in 2014. This is indeed a proud moment for all the Malayalis across the world.