The President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil presented the Award for Best Actor to Prakash Raj for Tamil film ‘Kanchivaram’, at the 55th National Film Awards function, in New Delhi on October 21, 2009.
The Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Smt. Ambika Soni, the Ministers of State for Information and Broadcasting, Shri Mohan Jatua and Dr. S. Jagathrakshakan and the Director, Directorate of Film Festivals, Shri S.M. Khan were also present for the occasion.
It was a jubilant occasion for Prakash Raj as he felt prestigious to receive awards along with the legendaries like playback singer Sri Manna Dev, filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan and many others.
It was a tough competition for Prakash Raj as there were big contenders like Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan being nominated for the league of best actors.
Kollywood Today congratulates Prakash Raj for his spellbinding performance and an appealing endeavor of bringing honor to Tamil Cinema.