Dhanush took the Best Actor (Male) award for Velai Illa Pattathari.
The South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) celebrated its fourth consecutive year on August 6 and 7, 2015.
SIIMA brings together the best of the Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam film industries, and the increasing impact they are making internationally.
The two-day extravaganza took place in Dubai, and welcomed stars of South India and Bollywood to celebrate the best films and acting talent of the last 12 months.
Stars included the likes of Balakrishna, Shriya Saran, Allu Arjun, Vivek, Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Sonu Sood, Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Nikki Galrani, Shruti Haasan, Khushboo, Dhanush, Lakshmi Rai, Anirudh Ravichander, Devi Sri Prasad, Adah Sharma, and British born, Amy Jackson.
The weekend saw some incredible performances from both the Telugu and Tamil film industry, with Nikki Galrani, Pooja Hegde, Amyra Dastur, Vineeth Srinivasan, Sharmiela Mandre, Kriti Kharbanda, Shriya Saran, Devi Sri Prasad, Taapsee Pannu, Amala Paul and Shruti Haasan.
In the Tamil category, the big winners included Kaththi which won Best Film. The multi-talented crossover actor, Dhanush took the Best Actor (Male) award for Velai Illa Pattathari, as well as ‘Best Lyrics’ for ‘Amma Amma’ from the same film. The actor also won the ‘Pride of South Indian Cinema’ award.
Amy Jackson took the ‘Stylish Actress of South India’, while popular actor Neil Nitin Mukesh took ‘Best Villain’ for Kaththi.
Here is the full list of Tamil winners for the South Indian International Movie (SIIMA) awards 2015:
Best Actor (Male)
Dhanush for Velai Illa Pattathari
Best Actor (Female)
Hansika for Aranmanai
Best Music Director
Anirudh Ravichander for Kaththi
Dhanush for ‘Amma Amma’ (Velai Illa Pattathari)
Neil Nitin Mukesh for Kaththi
Vivek for Velai Illa Pattathari
Best Debut Actor
Chandran for Kayal
Best Debut Actress
Catherine Tresa for Madras
Best Debut Director
Velraj for Velai Illa Pattathari
Best Supporting Actor (Male)
Bobby Simha for Jigarthanda
Best Supporting Actor (Female)
Saranya Ponvannan for Velai Illa Pattathari
Shobi for Pakkam vandhu (Kaththi)
Best Debut Producer
Mano Bala for Sathuranga Vettai
Lifetime Achievement Award
Critics Best Actor
Critics Best Actress
Amala Paul (Velai Illa Pattathari)
Pride of South Indian Cinema
Stylish Youth Icon of South India
Stylish Actress of South India
Most Streamed Song Award
Anirudh Ravichander (VIP Title Song)
Most Romantic Star Award
Celebrating the best of South Indian cinema, the South Indian International Movie (SIIMA) awards were a glamourous affair. Congratulations to all of the winners!