The Telly Awards regards the finest film and creations of video, incredible and exceptional web commercials, movies and videos, and remarkable provincial, local, and digital TV advertisements and projects. Anil Wanvari made these awards in the wake of viewing the Indian Ad Club Awards. He had known about the Emmy Awards and pondered India ought to have a television award as well. This propelled him to conceptualize and set up The Indian Telly Awards. The mission for the awards has been to fortify the visual arts group by advancing, inspiring and supporting innovativeness.
The Indian Telly Awards were initially presented on 6 July 2001. The awards have been directed, written and produced by Anil Wanvari, who additionally happens to be the co-director. Alyy Khan, TV and film performer, facilitated the first awards which were held at the Oberoi Trident in Mumbai. Performing artists Jatin Kanakia and Bhakti Barve were presented posthumous awards. The music was by Aashish Rego. The hosts were Television Actor Ram Kapoor and Gautami Kapoor, his wife who conducted the show wonderfully. Some of the prestigious awards we can recall are mentioned below. In the first year of the awards, Amitabh Bachchan won the Best Television Personality for the great roles he played in Indian cinemas.
The Best Continuing TV Programme was awarded to Movers & Shakers that was an Indian late-night talk show hosted by Shekhar Suman that launched in 1997. Peter Mukherjea banked an award for the Best TV CEO of the Year. DD Metro owned by Prasar Bharati was awarded the Best Hindi Entertainment Channel of the Year that had an extended diversity of shows which added entertainment, films, serials, etc. and also a huge set of audience. BIG Synergy (Kaun Banega Crorepati) gagged on the Best TV Programme of the Year.
Hard Talk India won the awards for the Best Current Affairs Programme of the Year that showed interesting interviews with straight forward questions, and delicate topics reported as famous personalities. Seven Star won the Best MSO/CABLE Operator of the Year. The judging panel for the Indian Telly Awards involved prominent identities from the TV business. There are separate judges for various groups, with individuals from the board of judges being recognized persons from their particular field of expertise. It was a day to remember in the history of conferring awards in Indian Television that incorporated entertainment and beautiful execution.