Karnataka State Film Awards is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious felicitation ceremonies in the Kannada Film Industry. Every year it comes forth and acknowledges the works put by the professionals of the industry, in the crafting of the movies produced that year. With 2009, the ceremony came out in the most luscious manner it can, with lots of celebrity performance, and acts, and also some special awards to felicitate the legendary people of the industry. The show entered into an intrinsic aura when Lakshmi Nataraj gave her blissful performance and stole the audience’s hearts instantly.
Even, Chandralakha and Chiranjeev performed a dancing act and enthralled the crowd with their amazing dance numbers. The night was full of frolic and celebrations with the presence of everyone from the Kannada Film Industry in this show. This year a lot of awards were presented. Among the others, The Best Actress was awarded to Anu Prabhakar, for the movie Pareekshe. The Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to the producer Sd Ankalgi, who is the maker of the first bioscope film which starred Vishnuvardhana as the lead. The Best Story was awarded to Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar, for the movie Olave Jeevna Lekkachara. The Best Story was awarded to Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar, for the movie Olave Jeevna Lekkachara.
The Best Lyrics was awarded to Nagendra Prasad, for the song Eradkshara, from the movie Sathya, and Tippu, for the song Hey Paru, from the movie Raj the Showman. The Best Screenplay was awarded to Eddelu Manjunatha and Guruprasad. The Best Supporting Actress was awarded to Chandrakala, for the movie Banni. The Special Award was awarded to Sumana Kitthur, for the direction of the movie Kallara Santhe. The Best Dialogues was awarded to Godachi Maharudra, for the movie Banni. The Best Art was awarded to Venu Aptha, for the movie Rakshaka. The Best Children Film was awarded to Kinnara Bal, of Gurukula Sunil Puranik and PH Vishwanath. The SR Puttanna Kanagal Award was awarded to the director CV Shivashanker.
The Best Actor was awarded to late Dr. Vishnuvardhana, for the movie Aptha Rakshaka. The Best Camera was awarded to Kallara Santhe and Sundarnath Suvarana. The Best Child Female was awarded to Madhusri, for the movie Kinnara Bale. The Best Child Actor was awarded to Chiranjeevi, for the movie Kumari Madhusri and Eka Meva. The Best Music was awarded to V. Harikrishna, for the movie Raj the Showman. The Best Child Male was awarded to Chiranjeevi, for the movie Ekameva. The Best Film with Social Impact was awarded to Shabari, of Prof. Baraguru Ramachandrappa. The Dr. Rajakumar Award was awarded to the actor RN Sudarshan. The Best Audiographer was awarded to Kumar, for the movie Just Math Mathalli.
The Best Regional Cinema was awarded to Kajar. The first, second and third Best Films was awarded to Manasaare, of Yogaraj Bhat, Rasarishi Kuvempu, of Rithvik Simha, Love Guru, of Prashanth Raj. The Best Editor was awarded to Srinivas P Babu, for the movie Raj the Showman. The Best Supporting Actor was awarded to Dr. KS Aswhath Ninasam Ashwath, for the movie Banni. The Best Female Playback Singer was awarded to - Lakshmi Nataraj, for the song Om Kara, from the movie Aptha Rakshaka. The Best Dubbing Artist was awarded to Deepu and Siddaraj Kalyankar.