Zee Apsara Awards 2018: The Best of South Indian Actresses

The Zee Telugu Apsara Awards 2018 celebrated the iconic contributions of South Indian actresses to the Telugu film industry. The night of glitz and glam did not disappoint along with recognising the hard work and achievements of these amazing women.

Zee Apsara Awards 2018

"I wouldn’t have lasted ten days forget ten years, had it not been for your encouragement!"

The Zee Telugu Apsara Awards 2018 took place on Sunday, April 9, 2018, celebrating the success and notable achievements of the best of South Indian actresses.

With the attendance of some of the biggest names of the Telugu film industry at the Kotla Vijay Bhaskar Reddy Indoor Stadium, the ceremony honoured contributions by the women across a number of distinct categories.

Categories included Entertainer of the Year, Sensational Star Award, Rising star of the year, Debut Heroine of The year and Favourite Singer of the year.

Winners were declared based on a public voting system with this platform being a recognisable way to inspire women and thank them for their commendable work.

Among the popular names present were gorgeous Shruti Haasan, Tamannaah Bhatia, Kajal Aggarwal, Mehreen Pirzada and Sreemukhi.

Each actress graced this wonderful occasion in its third year with some incredible outfits and looks giving fans a treat to remember.

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Kajal Aggarwal was the lady of the night, who won two awards – Best Actress of the Year 2017 and Actress of the Decade. Totally in awe of such an honour, she Tweeted on social media thanking her fans and saying:

“I love you my amazing fans. Thanks for the constant love and support. I wouldn’t have lasted ten days forget ten years, had it not been for your encouragement! #humbled #grateful #overwhelmed #ApsaraAwards2018.”

The Most Popular Face of the Year was awarded to Lavanya Tripathi who starred as Meghana(Maggie) in the hit Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi (2017).

Bhumika Chawla who has appeared both in Telugu films like Middle Class Abbayi and Kalavaadiya Pozhuthugal and who has also worked in Bollywood films like M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, won the Best Supporting Actress award.

Sreemukhi both a TV and film actress was given the Entertainer of TV award.

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Baahubali actress Tamannaah Bhatia was given the Sridevi Memorial Award by Shruti Hassan and Kalyani Priyadarshan, who is the daughter of veteran filmmaker Priyadarshan, was awarded the Debut Heroine of the Year.

Other South Indian stars present at the event were the Neeraja Kona, Lakshmi Manchu and Shalini Pandey, who appeared in Arjun Reddy.

Here is a full list of the winners of the Zee Telugu Apsara Awards 2018:

Best Actress of the Year 2017
Kajal Aggarwal

Actress of the Decade
Kajal Aggarwal

Sridevi Memorial Award
Tamannaah Bhatia

Most Popular Face of the Year
Lavanya Tripathi

Trendsetter of the Year
Mehreen Pirzada

Best Supporting Actress of the Year
Bhumika Chawla

Entertainer of TV

Debut Heroine of the Year
Kalyani Priyadarshan

Icon of the Decade
Shruti Hassan

Social media was busy with posts from many of the winners at the ceremony.

Check out our gallery of the stars from the Zee Telugu Apsara Awards 2018:

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