In Pics: Pradhana Vizha 2018 honours veteran actors in local Indian TV

Last night’s Pradhana Vizha 2018 Awards ceremony was a blast, with a total of 19 awards handed out. 

Held at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, the awards is now in its 16th year celebrating the best in local Indian television.

The event was graced by Guest of Honour, Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information.

The most coveted award of the night – the Lifetime Achievement Award - was presented to the late Mr K. Isuran. He was an illustrious artiste who contributed to local Indian media and the community at large for over 40 years. The award was received by Mrs Isuran and their son Jaya Ganesh Isuran, a Vasantham celebrity and Oli 96.8FM radio jockey.

It was a special night for veteran actor Mr Jayaram Ramaiya, who won the Best Actor in a
Comedy Role award. He is the oldest person to win an award in Pradhana Vizha’s history and at 79 years old, he is still very active in the Vasantham drama scene.

Amid the presentation of awards, the guests were treated to music and dance performances throughout the night.

Let us relive some of the moments below: 

Best Actor - Panneeirchelvam. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Best Actor - Panneeirchelvam. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Best Actor in a Comedy Role - Jayaram. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Best Actor in a Comedy Role - Jayaram. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Best Actor in a Villain Role - Vishnu. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Best Actor in a Villain Role - Vishnu. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Best Actress - Gayathri Segaran. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Best Actress - Gayathri Segaran. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Best Child Artiste - Sanchala. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Best Child Artiste - Sanchala. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Best Host (Info-ed) Elakeyaa. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Best Host (Info-ed) Elakeyaa. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Best Newcomer - Malar Meni Perumal. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Best Newcomer - Malar Meni Perumal. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Finale. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Finale. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Best Supporting Actor - Puravalan. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Best Supporting Actor - Puravalan. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
L Vijayandran & V Suriyamoorthy. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
L Vijayandran & V Suriyamoorthy. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Lifetime Achievement Award - collected by Jaynesh Isuran. Photo courtesy: Vasantham
Lifetime Achievement Award - collected by Jaynesh Isuran. Photo courtesy: Vasantham

 

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Kareyst Lin
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Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.

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