Hindi film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect on Thursday won the National Award for best feature film while Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon shared the best actress prize for their roles in Gangubai Kathiawadi and Mimi, respectively. South superstar Allu Arjun was judged the best actor for the Telugu film Pushpa: The Rise (Part I).
The National Awards for 2021 were announced by filmmaker Ketan Mehta who headed the 11-member jury.
The National Film Award for best director went to Nikhil Mahajan for Marathi film Godavari.
Pankaj Tripathi was named best supporting actor for Mimi and Pallavi Joshi the best supporting actress for The Kashmir Files.
The Kashmir Files, directed by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, also won the Nargis Dutt award for best film on national integration. The award for best popular film providing wholesome entertainment went to the Telugu version of the multilingual film RRR.