Actress Tamanna has been nominated for the Best Actress and Kishore Kumar (Dolly) for the Best Director for the prestigious V Shantaram Awards 2009 for the Telugu film “Koncham Ishtam Koncham Kashtam”. The highlight of this award is that it enables the entire Indian cinema with a cross-section of languages to compete on a single platform.
The Rajkamal Academy of Cinematic Excellence (RACE), which for the last 15 years has been annually presenting the awards named after legendary filmmaker V. Shantaram (1901 – 1990) who made films like like Duniya Na Mane (1937), Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani (1946), Amar Bhoopali (1951), Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje (1955), Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1957) and Navrang (1959) among others.
Shantatram won the Filmfare Best Director Award for Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje and National Film Award for Best Film for Do Aankhen Barah Haath. He was awarded the Indian film industry’s highest award, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1985 and the GoI’s Padma Vibhushan in 1992.
Kiran Kumar Shantaram, Chairman RACE, said the winners in different categories of the awards would be announced on December 21 in Mumbai.