The Popular Nite of India's premier awards for excellence
in television, The Sixth Indian Telly Awards 2006 brought
to you by Sony Entertainment Television, were held in Mumbai's
Chitrakut ground on 24th November with star-studded performances
and attendance from the television and film fraternity.
best actress award was bagged by Aamna Sharif for her performance
as Kashish in Kahin To Hoga on Star Plus, while the
best actor went to Ram Kapoor for his essaying of the
role of Jai Walia in the Zee TV TRP topping drama Kasamh
and his co-star Prachi Desai (Bani) also won the couple of
the year award for their on screen chemistry in the show.
Prachi also shared the Fresh New Face of the Year (Female)
Award with the Zee TV's Saat Phere lead Rajashree Thakur.
Network chairman Kalanithi Maran receives the award
for Contribution to Television from Sony Entertainment
Television India CEO Kunal Dasgupta while Indiantelevision.com
CEO & founder Anil Wanvari looks on. (Picture
by Satej Shinde)
Network chairman Kalanithi Maran was conferred with the Contribution
to Television award at the hands of Sony Entertainment Television
CEO Kunal Dasgupta for driving and growing the southern Indian
cable and satellite
market through his Sun Network, India's second largest television
broadcasting group. Balaji Telefilms creative head Ekta Kapoor
was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Ekta has been the creative
brains behind the runaway success that Balaji Telefilms has
achieved. Young professionals in television who have contributed
a lot to the industry are inducted....
evening was marked by energetic dance performances from Sangeeta
Ghosh, Eijaz Khan and Akashdeep Saigal, Mona Singh, the Left
Right Left cast (Arjun Bijlani(Alekh), Gazal Rai (Pooja),
Vikas Manattala (Huda), Priyanka Bhassin (Naina), Harshad
Chopra(Ali), Kunal Kapoor(Yudi), a stand up comic act from
Great Indian Laughter Challenge runner up Naveen Prabhakar,
a performance by debutantes of last year and this year - Barkha
Bisht, Sanjeeda, Daljit Kaur - and by television couples -
Surveen Chawla and Manish Goel (together on a Sony show),
Mouni Roy and Pulkit Samrat (the hot new couple on Kyunkii's
new generation) , Divyanka Trivedi and Sharad Malhotra (the
couple from Dulhan on Zee TV).
awards evening was anchored by the leading face of television
- Kiran Karmakar, Juhi Parmar, Anuj Saxena, Mona Singh and
Manav Gohil, Shweta Kawatra, Ayub Khan, Renuka Shahane, Karishma
Tanna and Gaurav Chopra.
as the Indian equivalent of the Emmys, the Indian Tellys are
the brainchild of founder Anil Wanvari, who is also a board
member of the International Emmy Academy in New York, one
of the few Indians to make it there.
Wanvari, "Television is evolving and the awards will
also evolve. Our sincere effort is to make The Indian Telly
Awards the industry's benchmark because the awards have been
created for the industry to recognise the excellence in the
creative, business and technical spheres."
Sixth Indian Telly Awards were brought to you by Sony Entertainment
Television, with the show slated to be telecast on 3 December
at 8 pm on the channel.
ground sponsors for the event were CNN Ibn, Ibn7, Zee Cinema
and Times Now; the Radio partner Radio City 91.Fm; Outdoor
Partner Bright Advertising; Multiplex Partner Fun Cinema;
Print Partner Rajasthan Patrika and Mid-Day;
Party Venue Partner Some Place Else; and Pr Partner CMCG.
in January will be the he Technical Nite of the Indian Telly
list Winners at The Indian Telly Awards 2006