SIIMA, South Indian International Movie Awards, 2013 were presented on 12-13 September 2013 at the Expo Centre Sharjah, UAE. It was the second time for the awards to take place. The ceremony was hosted by Sonu Sood, Rana Daggubati, Shriya Saran, and Arya. On the previous day, Generation Next Awards Night was hosted by Ash Chandler and Parvathy Omanakuttan. Technical awards were given on the first day only. Meera Nandan, Regina Cassandra, Lakshmi Menon, Remya Nambeesan, Parul Yadav, Andrea Jeremiah, Aindrita Ray, Ragini Dwivedi, Anirudh Ravichander, Pranitha Subhash, Usha Uthup, Rima Kallingal, Shriya Saran, Hansika Motwani, and Shruti Haasan performed at the event. Sohail Khan was present at the event, and he also performed with the leading ladies of the South. Boney Kapoor and Sridevi gave the awards in the ceremony. Five new categories were added this time, and the lead actor and actress categories were introduced in Critics award, increasing the total award categories to 94. 43 films were given at least one award. Kavya Madhavan and Trisha were given honorary awards for their contributions in the South Indian Cinema. Lifetime Achievement Award was given to both Sowcar Janaki, and K.J. Yesudas.
Best Film Award went to Kumki (Tamil), Eega (Telugu), Katariveera Surasundarangi (Kannada), and Ustad Hotel (Malayalam). Best Director Award was received by Balaji Sakthivel for Vazhakku Enn 18/9 (Tamil), Harish Shankar for Gabbar Singh (Telugu), Lal Jose for Ayalum Njanum Thammil (Malayalam), and A.P. Arjun for Addhuri (Kannada). Best Cinematographer Award was given to Sameer Thahir for Diamond Necklace (Malayalam), Surya S Kiran for Addhuri (Kannada), K.K. Senthil Kumar for Eega (Telugu), and Sukumar for Kumki (Tamil). Best Actor Award was given to Dhanush for 3 (Tamil), Pawan Kalyan for Gabbar Singh (Telugu), Shivarajkumar for Shiva (Kannada), and Mohanlal for Spirit (Malayalam). Best Actress Award was won by Shruti Hassan for Gabbar Singh (Telugu), Hansika Motwani for Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (Tamil), Amala Paul for Run Baby Run (Malayalam), and Priyamani for Chaarulatha (Kannada).
Best Actor in a Supporting Role was bagged by R. Madhavan for Vettai (Tamil), Rajendra Prasad for Julai (Telugu), Nandhu for Spirit (Malayalam), and Rangayana Raghu for Romeo (Kannada); while Best Actress in a Supporting Role was bagged by Saloni for Bodyguard (Telugu), Swetha Menon for Ozhimuri (Malayalam), Nidhi Subbaiah for Anna Bond (Kannada), and Saranya Ponvannam for Neerparavai (Tamil). Best Actor in the Negative Role was given to Vidyut Jamwal for Thuppakki (Tamil), Sudeep for Eega (Telugu), Pooja Gandhi for Dandupalya (Kannada), and Prathap K. Pothan for 22 Female Kottayam (Malayalam). Sreenu received the Best Comedian Award for Gabbar Singh (Telugu), Sadhu Kokila for Yaare Koogadali (Kannada), Suraj Venjaramood for Mr. Marumakan (Malayalam), and Thambi Ramaiah for Kumki (Tamil). Best Music Director Award was won by Devi Sri Prasad for Gabbar Singh (Telugu), Harris Jayaraj for Thuppakki (Tamil), Arjun Janya for Romeo (Kannada), and Shaan Rahman for Thattathin Marayathu (Malayalam).
Best Lyricist Award was bagged by Dhanush (Tamil), Bhaskarabhatla Ravikumar (Telugu), A.P. Arjun (Kannada), and Anu Elizabeth Jose (Malayalam). Best Male Playback Singer went to Dhanush (Tamil), S. Thaman (Telugu), V. Harikrishna (Kannada), and Vijay Yesudas (Malayalam); while Best Female Playback Singer went to Geetha Madhuri (Telugu), Remya Nambeesan (Malayalam), Vani Harikrishna (Kannada), and Saindhavi (Tamil). Best Fight Choreographer Award was received by Ram Lakshman for Gabbar Singh (Telugu), Kecha for Thuppakki (Tamil), Kanal Kannan for Mallu Singh (Malayalam), and Ravi Verma for Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (Kannada); while Best Dance Choreographer went to Sekhar (Telugu), Brinda (Malayalam), Imran Sardhariya (Kannada), and Gayathri Raghuram (Tamil).
Best Debutant Producer Award was given to C.V. Kumar for Attakathi (Tamil), Maruthi for Ee Rojullo (Telugu), Siddharth Roy Kapoor & Ronnie Screwala for Grandmaster (Malayalam), and K.A. Suresh for Govindaya Namaha (Kannada). Best Debutant Director Award was won by Maruthi for Ee Rojullo (Telugu), Sugeeth for Ordinary (Malayalam), Karthik Subbaraj for Pizza (Tamil), and Pavan Wadeyar for Govindaya Namaha (Kannada). Best Male Debutant went to Vikram Prabhu for Kumki (Tamil), Dulquer Salmaan for Second Show (Malayalam), Sudheer Babu for Siva Manasulo Sruthi (Telugu), and Dhruva Sarja for Addhuri (Kannada); while Best Female Debutant went to Regina Cassandra for Siva Manasulo Sruthi (Telugu), Lakshmi Menon for Sundarapandian (Tamil), Parul Yadav for Govindaya Namaha (Kannada), and Isha Talwar for Thattathin Marayathu (Malayalam).
Now coming to Generation next Awards, which were held on the first day, Asin got the Pride of South Indian Cinema Award. Kajal Aggarwal won the Youth Icon of South Indian Cinema; while Diganth became the Romantic Star of South Indian Cinema. Rising Star of South Indian Cinema went to Nitya Menen, and Nivin Pauly. Shruti Hassan became the Stylish Actress of South Indian Cinema. Anirudh bagged the Sensational Music Director Award; while sensation innovative marketing Award was given to 3. Udhayanidhi Stalin received the Sensational Debut of the Year Award.