SIIMA 2022 winner’s list: Allu Arjun’s Pushpa wins big in several categories

The 10th South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) took place in Bengaluru on Saturday. The who’s who of the South film industry such as Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde and other celebs huddled under one roof to celebrate the gems of South cinema. Winners from the Telugu and Kannada films were announced on September 10. In case you are wondering, Allu Arjun won the Best Actor Award for his iconic role in Pushpa. The blockbuster also went on to bag the maximum number of trophies under various categories. We bring to you, the full winners’ list.


The SIIMA 2022 took place with the utmost pomp and show on September 10 in Bengaluru. Allu Arjun’s Pushpa bagged the maximum number of awards in several categories. The South superstar also won the Best Actor Award for playing the lead in Pushpa.

List of winners from Telugu cinema

Best Film – Pushpa: The Rise

Best Actor in a Leading Role – Allu Arjun for Pushpa: The Rise

Best Actor in a Leading Role – Critics – Naveen Polishety for Jathi Ratnalu

Best Actress in a Leading Role – Pooja Hegde for Most Eligible Bachelor

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Jagadeesh Prathap Bandari for Pushpa: The Rise

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Varalaxmi Sarathkumar for Krack

Best Actor in a Comedy Role – Sudarshan for Ek Mini Katha

Best Director – Sukumar for Pushpa: The Rise

Best Debutant Director – Buchi Babu Sana for Uppena

Best Cinematographer – C. Ramprasad for Akhanda

Best Debutant Producer Award – Satish Vegesna (SV2 Entertainment)

Best Music Director – Devi Sri Prasad for Pushpa: The Rise

Best Debutant Actress – Krithi Shetty for Uppena

Best Playback Singer (Female) – Geetha Madhuri for the song Jai Balayya from Akhanda

Best Playback Singer (Male) – Ram Miriyala for the song Chitti from Jathi Ratnalu

Best Lyric Writer – Chandrabose for Srivalli from Pushpa: The Rise

List of winners from Kannada cinema

Best Actor in a Leading Role – Late Puneeth Rajkumar for Yuvarathnaa

Best Actress in a Leading Role – Ashika Ranganath for Madhagaja

Best Actress in a Leading Role – Critics – Amrutha Iyengar for Badava Rascal

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Pramod for Rathnan Prapancha

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Aarohi Narayan for Drishya 2

Best Actor in a Negative Role – Pramod Shetty for Hero

Best Actor in Comedy Role – Chikkanna for Pogaru

Best Debutant Actor – Nagabhushana for Ikkat

Best Debutant Actress – Sharanya Shetty for 1980

Best Director – Tharun Sudhir for Roberrt

Best Debutant Director – Shankar Guru for Badava Rascal

Best Cinematographer – Sudhakar Raj for Roberrt

Best Music Director – Arjun Janya for Roberrt

Best Playback Singer (Female) – Chaitra Achar for the song Sojugada Soojumallige from Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana

Best Playback Singer (Male) – Armaan Malik and Thaman S. for Neenade

Best Lyric Writer – Vasuki Vaibhav for the song Nee Parichaya from Ninna Sanihake

Along with these titles, special awards were bestowed to felicitate celebrities who made a mark in the South film industry.

Special Appreciation Award – Producers #OmkaarMovies for period drama film Kannadiga

Most Popular Hindi Actor in South India – Ranveer Singh

Youth Icon South (Female) – Pooja Hegde

Youth Icon South (Male) – Vijay Deverakonda

Sensation of Kannada Cinema 2021 – Dhananjaya

Most Promising Newcomer (Female) – Sreeleela

Most Promising Newcomer (Male) – Teja Sajja

Special Jury Award for Production Design – Ramakrishna and Monika for Pushpa: The Rise, Thalaivi, and Uppena

After awards for major categories from Telugu and Kannada cinema were announced on September 10, the winners from the Tamil and Malayalam industries will be announced on September 11.

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