The Karnataka State government has declared the winners of State Film Awards 2018. The awardees were announced by Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday, on January 10. A total of 31 film award winners were declared, with Raghavendra Rajkumar and Meghana Raj honoured in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories in the Karnataka State Film Awards 2018.
Rajkumar was conferred with the honour for his role in Ammana Mane while Meghana was recognized for her role in Iruvudellawa Bittu. Ammana Mane marked Rajkumar’s return to Sandalwood after many years.
The First Best Film award 2018 went to Aa Karala Ratri, directed by Dayal Padmanabhan. In succession, Ramana Savari and Ondalla Eradalla bagged the Second Best and Third Best film awards, respectively.