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Sharad Malhotra, Parul Chauhan & Sara Khan shine at 8th Indian Telly Awards
 

Indiantelevision.com Team

(18 December 2008 12:00 am)

 

MUMBAI: In an evening of glitz and glamour, the Eighth Indian Telly Awards 2008 honoured the shining stars of the Indian television industry. Banoo Mein Teri Dulhann’s Sharad Malhotra was adjudged the best actor while Bidaai’s sisters Parul Chauhan and Sara Khan walked away with the best actress award.

Network18 founder and managing director Raghav Bahl was conferred with Lifetime Achievement award. Starting his career as a journalist, Bahl has created a media empire spread across TV channels, internet properties, filmed entertainment, wire services and cable TV.

Alva Brothers founding trio Nikhil, Niret and Nivedith were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Said Nikhil Alva, "We have had a fantastic ride since we started operations from the garage 15 years back."

Star Plus was awarded the best entertainment channel while the best Hindi movie channel went to Max.

Times Now walked away with the best English news channel while Aaj Tak bagged the Hindi news channel of the year. CNBC TV18 won the best business news channel of the year.

Salman Khan was awarded for best anchor of Dus Ka Dum. Siddarth Basu of Synergy Adlabs accepted the award on behalf of Khan. Basu even danced on stage with Mini Mathur.

Surekha Sikri was awarded the best actor in a negative role (female) for playing the character Kalyani Devi in Balika Vadhu (Colors).

Sphere Origins bagged the best production house.

The Eighth edition introduced a new award, Garry Bhinder Promising Director, in fond memory of the director. The award went to Binder posthumously.

Hosted at the Chitrakoot Grounds in Andheri, Mumbai, the Indian Telly Popular Awards had 40 categories. These included: Best Actor (Male and Female), Best Supporting Actor (Male and Female), Best TV Daily, Best TV Weekly, Best Continuing TV show, Best TV Anchor, Best Hindi Channel, Best Production House, Best Reality Show, Best Talent Show, Best News Channel (English and Hindi), Best Hindi Movie Channel, Best Business News Channel, The Hall of Fame Award and Contribution to Television Award.

The evening also saw the felicitation of Prachi 'Rock On' Desai and Rajeev 'Aamir' Khandelwal for scaling the television wall and leaping into the world of cinema successfully.

The hosts for the evening were the inimitable Cyrus Broacha and Mini Mathur.

For those who missed it all, The Tellys will be premiered only on Sony TV on 31 December.

Sr.NoCategoryWinner
Channel
Production House
1 Best Kid's ProgrammeBoogie WoogieSony Entertainment Television
R & N Productions
2Best Thriller ProgrammeSsshhh Phir Koi Hai
Star One
Contiloe films
3Best Sitcom/Comedy Programme
Yes Boss
Sab
Shri Adhikari Brothers
4Best Game Show
Dus Ka DumSony Entertainment TelevisionSynergy Adlabs
5Best Comedy Talent ShowComedy Circus 2Sony Entertainment Television
Optimystix
6Best Dance Talent ShowJhalak Dikhhlaa JaaSony Entertainment Television
Synergy Adlabs
7Best Singing Talent Show
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa ChallengeZee TV
-
8Best Reality Show
Bigg Boss 2
ColorsEndemol India
9Best Mythological SeriesJai Shri KrishnaColorsSagar Pictures
10Hall of FameAlva Brothers
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11Best Hindi Movie Channel of the yearMax
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12Best Hindi Entertainment Channel of the year
Star Plus
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-
13News Channel of the year - English
Times Now
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14News Channel of the year - Hindi
Aaj Tak
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15Business News Channel Of The Year
CNBC TV18
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16Best Anchor
Salman Khan
Dus Ka Dum
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17Best Child Artist (Male)
Krish Karnavat as Sachin (Main Teri Parchhain Hoon)
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18Best Child Artist (Female)
Avika Gor as Anandi (Balika Vadhu)
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19Best Actor in a supporting Role (Male)
Jai Bhanushali as Neev (Kayamath)
-
-
20Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
Smita Bansal as Sumitra (Balika Vadhu)
-
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21Actor in a Comic Role (Female)
Sucheta Trivedi as Meenakashi
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Baa Bahoo Aur Baby
22Actor in a Comic Role (Male)Deven Bhojani as Gopal Thakkar
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Baa Bahoo Aur Baby
23Best Actor in a Negative Role (Male)
Jatin Shah as Ronak

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Kasturi
24Best Actor in a Negative Role (Female)

Surekha Sikri as

Kalyani Devi

 

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Balika Vadhu
25Best Fresh New Face - MaleAngad Hasija as Alekh
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Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai
26Best Fresh New Face - FemaleAvika Gor as Anandis
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Balika Vadhu
27Best Programme with a social message
Balika Vadhu
ColorsSphere Origins
28Best Daily SerialSapna Babul Ka BidaaiStar PlusDirector's Kut
29Best Weekly ProgrammeEk Packet UmeedNDTV ImagineHats Off Productions
30Best Continuing TV programmeKasamh SeZee TVBalaji Telefilms
31Best Ensemble Cast
Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai
Star Plus
Director's Kut
32Production House of the year Sphere Origin
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33Lifetime Achievement Award
Raghav Bahl - Network Eighteen
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34Best Television Personality
Akshay Kumar
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35Best Actor Male (Popular)
Sharad Malhotra as Sagar (Banoo Mein Teri Dulhann)
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36Best Actor Female (Popular)
Parul Chauhan as Ragini & Sara Khan as Sadhana (Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai)
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