MUMBAI: Pyramid Saimira Group has announced the Pyramid Saimira Cine Gandha Awards 2007, in recognition of outstanding contributions made by individuals to the Kannada film industry.
The awards categories comprised – Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor in Lead Role, Best Actress in Lead Role, Best Actor in Supporting Role, Best Actress in Supporting Role, Best Debut Director, Best Editor, Best Music Director and Best Choreographer, amongst others.
Additionally, other special awards like Saptaswara Award for the seven music directors, Snehajeevi Awards to Vishnuvardhan, Ambarish, Srinath and Ravichandran and the Rajkumar Trinetra Award to his sons Shivraj Kumar, Raghavendra Rajkumar and Puneeth Rajkumar, were also given.
The awards ceremony saw performances by Sharmila, Jenifar Kotwal, Guru Kiran, Anirudh, Prajwal Devraj, Pooja Gandhi, Deepak Singh and Puneet Rajkumar.
The jury comprised actor Srinath; senior journalist P. G. Srinivasa Murthy; Karnataka Film Chambers of Commerce secretary Thomas D’souza; Censor Board Panel member Shivram Christ and Dr. Girija Mahesh.