Kalakar Awards

Kalakar Awards[1] is an award ceremony held in Eastern India, attended by a host of dignitaries, stars & celebrities and draws attention from the electronic and print media.

Kalakar Awards
Awarded forExcellence in Cinema, Television and Entertainment from Bollywood and Tollywood
CountryIndia Kolkata
Presented byAshok Kalanauria
First awarded1993

History and background

Kalakar Awards is recognized as one of the leading awards ceremonies of Eastern India. The brand Kalakar is all about a vision and the relentless pursuit towards its success. It all started off 26 years ago when Shri Ashok Kalanauria came up with a stirring vision.

Kolkata, a home to in Cinema, Television & Entertainment performances with its very own Tollywood, lacked the institution of annual awards for the most talented and outstanding performers. Finally this dream turned into reality on 1 January 1993 when the first Kalakar Awards were hosted at G. D. Birla Sabhaghar.

It honored several artistes for excellence in their work, it wrote a new chapter in the history of Award Ceremonies. This gave a chance to recognise entertainers. Annually accolades have been given to not only Tollywood Stars but also Stars from Bollywood, by awarding them a lady statuette. This, now annual, event is held at the Science City Auditorium, Kolkata.

The list of Kalakar Awardees runs into hundreds.

The team behind the Kalakar Awards comprises professionals from different walks of life, like the public services, police services, banking sector, business and corporate houses and also from NGO's and cultural organizations. This like minded group of people comes together each year to organize this grand celebration. Each one brings his or her own expertise and together unfolds the annual Kalakar Awards, which is now in its 27th year. The quest is common, to continue honoring the exceptional talents of Bollywood and Tollywood. And to keep the Kalakar Awards flag fluttering high in the winds of Cinema, Television, & Entertainment . The prestigious and popular awards recently held in 2019 in Kolkata,many popular actors home to take their awards[2][3]



  • Best Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Producer
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Rising / Debut Actor
  • Best Rising / Debut Actress
  • Best Choreography/ Luigi Liccardo


  • Best Serial
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best New Face (Male)
  • Best New Face (Female)
  • Best Star Achor
  • Favourite Jodi
  • Best News Channel
  • Best Negative Role


  • Best Playback Singer
  • Best Music Director
  • Best Music Album


  • Living Legend Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Achiever Awards


  1. "kalakarawards.co.in". kalakarawards.co.in. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  2. "Kalakar Awards 2019 : Here's The WINNERS List – IN PICS!". Fuzion Productions. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  3. A, Nagarathna (21 January 2019). "Kalakar Awards 2019: Erica Fernandes, Nakuul Mehta, Arshi Khan, Shivangi Joshi & Others Bag Awards". Filmibeat. Retrieved 9 February 2019.

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