PHOTOS: Bollywood Dominated This Year's National Awards Ceremony

04/05/2016 11:38 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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A smiling Kangana Ranaut, currently at the centre of a raging controversy over her personal life, was resplendent in a blue-grey off-shoulder dress at the 63rd National Film Awards held in the national capital's Vigyan Bhawan on Tuesday, attended by a galaxy of Bollywood's most talented stars.

Minister of Information and Broadcasting Arun Jaitley addressed the function, and the awards were presented by President Pranab Mukherjee. Actor Manoj Kumar, a moving sight in a wheelchair and wearing a headband with an image of Sai Baba printed on it, received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

Kangana won the Best Actress award for her role in Tanu Wed Manu Returns, making this her third national award. The ecstatic Queen star said that this award made for "the best birthday gift especially since Mr Bachchan is the best actor with me". Amitabh has won four national awards, his first being in 1990 for Agneepath.

Here are photos from the star-studded ceremony.

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    Amitabh Bachchan and Kangana Ranaut pose for cameras at the 63rd National Awards held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, on May 3, 2016.
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    Ranaut and Bachchan share a light moment, with Bajrangi Bhaijaan director Kabir Khan sitting behind them. Masaan producer Vikramaditya Motwane (far left) and Piku writer Juhi Chaturvedi (behind Khan) are also visible in this picture.
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    Amitabh Bachchan, lead actor of Piku (2015).
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    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan.
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    Husband-wife duo actress Shabani Azmi and lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar.
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    The Bachchan family — Jaya, Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek — with Azmi and Akhtar.
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    Jaya Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Abhishek Bachchan.
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    Amitabh Bachchan received the National Award for Best Actor, for his work in Piku, from President Pranab Mukherjee and Arun Jaitley, Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
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    Veteran actor-director Manoj Kumar arrives on a wheelchair.
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    Kangana Ranaut receives the National Award for Best Actress, for her work in Tanu Weds Manu Returns, from President Pranab Mukherjee. Also visible: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Minister of State, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
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    Manoj Kumar folds his hands to greet President Mukherjee.
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    Kumar reaches out to touch President Mukherjee's feet as a mark of respect.
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    Kumar accepting his Swarna Kamal medallion from President Mukherjee. In his address at the 63rd National Film Awards ceremony, Jaitley said: "We've just honoured Mr. Manoj Kumar for almost a generation of having acted and directed in some of the best cinema ever produced in this country. He branded the very idea of patriotism. He blended it with talent, legendary music, acting, scripts. "I think its an extremely well deserved honour, which has be conferred on him. We wish the very best and a long life. Very healthy life for the years to come."
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    Kumar presents an idol of Sai Baba to president Mukherjee.
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    Ranaut poses with her third National Award. She has previously won for her work in Fashion (2008) and Queen (2014).
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    The Bachchan family poses together.
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    Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar click pictures of the ceremony.
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    Director Kabir Khan receiving the National Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, for Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
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    Kangana Ranaut and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan shower Jaya Bachchan (centre) with affection.
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    Sanjay Leela Bhansali greets Amitabh Bachchan. At the 63rd National Film Awards, Bhansali won Best Director for Bajirao Mastani.
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    Sanjay Leela Bhansali greets Kangana Ranaut.
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    Filmmaker Maneesh Sharma receives the National Award for Best Feature Film In Hindi, for Dum Laga Ke Haisha, which he co-produced.

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