Indian Television Academy Awards 2009 had been held at the Bhavan’s Cultural Ground, West Andheri, in Mumbai. The main event had taken place on the first of December. Ankita and Sushant, from the serial Pavitra Rishta, performed a dance to hip hop songs. The leads of the serial Balika Vadhu performed a romantic dance performance with the theme of romance from Shakespeare to new age Bollywood. A couple of performances by famous television celebrities was based on old movies. Even contestants of Dance India Dance performed an act full of vigor. Numerous Bollywood personalities also made an appearance in the main event, along with the television stars. Under the Popular Awards, The Best Fashion or Lifestyle Channel was presented to NDTV GOOD TIMES.
The Best Serial was awarded to Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, for Rajan Shahi. The Best News Channel in Hindi was awarded to Aaj Tak. The Best Entertainment Channel was awarded to COLORS. The Best Actress was given to Hina Khan, for Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. The Best News Channel in English was awarded to NDTV 24X7. The Best Actor was presented to Karan Mehra, for Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. Under the General Jury Awards, The Best Game Show or Quiz Show was presented to Sach Ka Saamna. The Best Music and Film-based Show was awarded to India Idol 4. The Best Television Event was given to IIFA, by WIZCRAFT. The Best Actress in a Negative Role was awarded to Surekha Sikri, for Balika Vadhu. The Best Historical or Mythological Serial was presented to Meera, by Moti Sagar, Amrit Sagar, and Meenakshi Sagar.
The Best Thriller or Horror Serial was given to CID, by B P SINGH. The Best Anchor in a News or Current Affair Show was awarded to Prabhu Chawla, for Seedhi Baat. The Best Child Artist was given to Avika Gor, for Balika Vadhu. The Best Actor in a Negative Character was given to Sudesh Berry, for Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo. The Best Talk or Chat Show was awarded to Tere Mere Beach Mein, by Farha Khan. The Best Actress in a Supporting Role was given to Smita Bansal Mohla, for Balika Vadhu. The Best Actress in Drama was awarded to Ratan Rajpoot, for Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo. The Best Reality Show was given to Aap Ki Kachehri. The Best Actress in Comedy was awarded to Disha Vakhani, for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
The Best Anchor in a Talk or Chat Show as Female was presented to Dr. Kiran Bedi, for Aap Ki Kachehri. The Best Interstitial or Filler was presented to AIDS PSA. The Best Serial in Drama was awarded to Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo and Balika Vadhu. The Best Director in Comedy was given to Dharampal Thakur, Nikul Desai, and Vipul D Shah, for Kaante Ki Takkar. The Best Anchor in a Game or Quiz Show was awarded to Salman Khan, for 10 Ka Dum. The Best News or Current Affairs Show was presented to CJ Show. The Best Life Style Show was awarded to Spectacular Spas For Men, by Arun Thapar. The Best Serial in Comedy was awarded to Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. The Best Anchor in a Talk or Chat Show as Male was given to Rajdeep Sardesai, in Battle for India.
The Best TV Documentary was awarded to India Innovates, by Malini Kumar. The Best Director in Drama was awarded to Siddharth Sen Gupta, and Pradeep Yadav, for Balika Vadhu. The Best Anchor in a Music or Films-based Show was presented to Meiyang Chang, for India Idol 4. The Best Children’s Programme was awarded to M. A. D. - Make it Easy, by Turner International India Pvt. Ltd. The Best Actor in Comedy was awarded to Cyrus Broacha, for The Week That Wasn't. The Best Mini-Series was presented to Born Wild was given to Out of Africa, by Swati Thyagarajan. The Best Actor in a Supporting Role was presented to Adithya Lakhia, for Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo. The Best Actor in Drama was awarded to Ronit Bose Roy, for Bandini. The Best Travel-Based Show was given to No Big Deal, by Devika Anand, and Neha Dixit.