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ETV Kannada artists felicitated at the first ETV Kannada Anubandha Awards 2014

MUMBAI: Filled with glamour and excitement, the premier ETV Kannada Anubandha Awards 2014 took place at Koramangala Indoor stadium last night. Artists such as Akul Balaji, TNS Seetharam, JK and many more were awarded for their talent and dedication in bringing Karnataka viewers their daily dose of entertainment. The event also witnessed special performances and appearances by ETV Kannada Family members and Film Celebrities.

Hosted by Vijay Raghavendra, the event witnessed the entire ETV Kannada fraternity coming together to cheer for their co-actors. The glittering ceremony saw dazzling performances by JK and Ashwini, Master Anand, Aakash and Bhoomika and Sannidhi – Siddarth. The occasion was graced by Rachita Ram; Priyanka Upendra; Yogaraj Bhat; Ravi Belagere; Guruprasad; Sanjjanaa; Rakshita Prem; Aindrita Ray; and many more. Having successfully created over 12 IPs in 2013, this will be LIVE Viacom18’s (a division under Integrated Network Solutions) second event specially curated for the Karnataka audience.

Commenting on the award show, Mr. Jaideep Singh, Sr. Vice President and Business Head – INS, Viacom18 Pvt. Ltd. said, “The regional cluster is a vital & rapidly growing segment in the entertainment industry. At INS, we believe in conceptualizing properties to instantly engage and connect with our audiences. With ETV Kannada Anubandha Awards, the aim was to create an on ground entertainment experience for our viewers and also give them a chance to vote for some of their favourite shows and its talent.”

Further elaborating, Parameshwar Gundhkal, Programming Head, ETV Kannada said, “ETV Kannada is currently the second most popular channel in the Kannada GEC market. The launch of big ticket, non-fiction shows have taken the dynamics of the channel to a whole new level. Events at ETV Kannada are extremely popular and renowned for their unique themes, high octane performances and flawless execution. ETV Kannada’s first ever family awards recognized and celebrated the dedication and spirit of the channel.”

In one of the most unique format award shows, all the artists from the shows were nominated, and they also got the opportunity to cast votes for the co-actors. The awards were handed out across 22 categories at the scintillating award ceremony. Four of the winners were chosen by way of a public poll and the remainder by the artists who voted for each other.

The gala Award show will be telecast on ETV Kannada on 14th and 15th June 2014 from 8.00 pm – 11.00 pm.

Winners:

  • MANEMECHIDA MAGA (Favorite Son) – Karthik from Charanadaasi
  • MANEMECHIDA MAGALU (Favorite Daughter) – Deepa / Lavnya from Charanadaasi/Baduku
  • MANEMECHIDA SOSE (Favorite Daughter-in-law) – Sannidhi from Agni Sakshi
  • MANEMECHIDA ATTHE (Favorite Son-in-law) – Shyam from Puttagowri Maduve
  • MANEMECHIDA ATTHE (Favorite Mother-in-law) – Madhura from Puttagowri Maduve
  • MANEMECHIDA MAVA (Favorite Father-in-law) – Nandagopal from Baduku
  • MANEMECHIDA APPA (Favorite Father) – Surya Kanth from Amma Ninagagi
  • MANEMECHIDA AMMA (Favorite Mother) – Bhaghya from Puttagowri Maduve
  • MANEMECHIDA HIRIYA (Favorite Elder) – Rajeshwari \ Sripathi Mestru from Puttagowri Maduve / Chitralekha
  • MANEMECHIDA DAMPATHI (Favorite Couple) – Sannidhi – Siddarth from Agni Sakshi
  • MANEMECHIDA SHAKUNI (Favorite Villain) – Chandrakanth \ Chintradi from Amma Ninagagi \ Mahaparva
  • MANEMECHIDA MANTHARE (Favorite Vamp) – Bhavana from Ashwini Nakshatra
  • MANEMECHIDA SAHODARI (Favorite sister) – Kumuda from Lakshmi Baramma
  • MANEMECHIDA VIDHUSHAKA (Favorite Comedian) – Jaganatha \ Vikky from Charanadaasi \ Robo Family
  • MANEMECHIDA GELEYA (Favorite Friend) – Ramu from Lakshmi Baramma
  • MANEMECHIDA MATHINA MALLA (Favorite Host) – Akul Balaji
  • ENTERTAINING STAR – Arun Sagar
  • JANAMECHIDA NAYAKA (Favorite hero) – JK from Ashwini Nakshatra
  • JANAMECHIDA NAYAKI (Favorite heroine) – Lachhi from Lakshmi Baramma
  • JANAMECHIDA JODI (Favorite couple) – JK-Ashwini from Ashwini Nakshatra
  • JANA MECHIDA SAMSARA (Most popular serial) – Lakshmi Baramma
  • JANA MECHIDA HAADU (Most popular title track) – Chitte Hejje
  • STYLISH NAYAKA – Chandan from Lakshmi Baramma
  • STYLISH NAYAKI – Shruthi from Lakshmi Baramma
  • STYLISH COUPLE – Aakash – Bhoomika / Rahul – Pragna from Akka / Galipata
  • ETV GOWRAVA – TNS Seetharam