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Zee Telugu's Apsara Awards 2018 honours and celebrates women achievers across all walks of life

Apr 26, 2018

The event is going to telecast for 6 hours on Zee Telugu and Zee Telugu HD on Sunday 29th April, from 4pm


South India's biggest extravaganza, Apsara Awards 2018, is here to make your weekend a gratifying one, paying tribute to women achievers from all walks of life on its first-of-its-kind platform. The esteemed Apsara Awards 2018 was recently held at the Kotla Vijay Bhaskar Reddy Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad, on 8th April 2018, that brought together some of the most exceptional women from across the nation.


The third edition of Apsara Award 2018's Pink Carpet saw some of Tollywood's dazzling stars, where Actor Kajal earned two prestigious awards, Heroine of the Year, and Heroine of the Decade. These outstanding women were rewarded for their achievements across categories, ranging from the Civil Services to Athletics and Young Achievers who have put their best feet forward, recognizing exceptional contribution of stars outside the entertainment industry, for instance, Sunitha Krishnan, the Founder of Prajwala Foundation, a rape victim herself who saved around 20,000 rape victims and sex workers and helped them build lives at the rehabilitation and counselling centre, received the award for 'Power Woman'; Malavath Poorna, the youngest girl to climb Mount Everest, received the award for 'Pride of Telangana'; and Jyothi Surekha, who was the 2017 Arjuna Award winner for Archery, received the award for 'Pride of Andhra'. Five award categories including Rising Star of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Sensational Star Award, Debut Heroine of the Year and Favourite Singer Award, were chosen by popular vote by the public via Facebook votes, SMS votes along with jury selection.


Apsara Awards 2018 stage witnessed some mind-blowing performances from film and television personalities. Ritika Singh stormed the stage with her high on energy performance on latest Tollywood mass hits. Arjun Reddy fame Shalini Pandey, Eesha Rebba and Tanya Hope's scintillating performances on popular Telugu numbers cannot be missed. While popular belly dancer and actress Nora Fatehi showed some amazing moves, Miss Telangana 2017 Simran Choudhry performed a Bollywood – Kathak fusion and rocked the stage on 'Kala Chashma'.


Zee Kutumbam stars performed a special tribute to Sridevi on her iconic songs like 'Aaku Chaatu Pilla Thadise' and 'Abbanee Thiyyani Debba'. A special award commemorating the actress in the name of 'Sridevi Award' got initiated in this third edition of Apsara Awards and the award has been won by Tamannah Bhatia. Actress Shruti Hassan was also dedicated with a special performance by leading fiction artists from Zee family marking her 10 years in the film industry.


The event is going to telecast for 6 hours on Zee Telugu and Zee Telugu HD on 29th April, this Sunday from 4pm. Watching so many women achievers across various categories from diverse fields is going to be a treat to the eyes.


Apsara Awards 21018 Winner's List:

CATEGORY

WINNER

DEBUT HEROINE OF THE YEAR

Kalyani Priyadarshan (Hello)

BEST DUBBING ARTIST

Sowmya- Anushka's dubbing artist in Baahubali-2

Pride of Telangana

Malavath Purna- Youngest girl to climb Mt Everest

Pride of Andhra

Jyothi Surekha Vennam (Archery), Arjuna Award winner 2017 (from Vijayawada)

GOLDEN LADY OF TV

Lakshmi Manchu

BEST FEMALE SINGER

Geetha Madhuri- Deo Deo Disak Disak

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Bhumika Chawla (MCA)

Iconic Actress of the decade

Shruti Haasan

TELUGU AMMAIYE AWARD

Eesha Rebba (Ami Tumi)

COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR

Jogini Shyamala (Ami Tumi)

SMALL SCREEN TO SILVER SCREEN

Meghana Lokesh

CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CINEMA (MUSIC)/ FILMS

Tara master

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Taapsee

POWER WOMAN

Sunitha Krishnan (Founder of PRajwala Foundation, a rape victim herself who saved around 20,000 rape victims and sex workers at the rehabilitation and counselling center). Padmashree Winner.

HEROINE OF THE DECADE

Kajal Agarwal

BEST FIND OF THE YEAR

Shalini Pandey (Arjun Reddy)

Stylist of the Year

Archa Mehta- NRNM, Khaidi 150

Performer of the Year

Nivetha Thomas (Ninni Kori)

ENTERTAINER OF TV

Sreemukhi

Trendsetter of the Year

Mehreen Peerzada (Raja the Great, Mahanubhavudu)

Sridevi Award

Tamannaah Bhatia

EVERGREEN HEROINE AWARD

Roja Selvamani

Popular Face of the Year

Lavanya Tripati

Most Influential Actress on Social Media

Shruti Haasan

Heroine of the Year- NRNM

Kajal Agarwal

Most popular face of TV

Haritha

Fresh Face of the Year

Nivetha Pethuraj (Mental Madhilo)

Sensational Star

Rakul Preet Singh

 

Report By: Ravi Raj
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