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Headline: 13th The ITA Awards
Year : 2013
Location : Reliance Studio at Mumbai’s iconic Film City.
The Event
On 23rd October, ’13, the Reliance Studio at Mumbai’s iconic Film City saw a gala of great razzmatazz unfolding in its promises. Indeed, the venue was ablaze with glitz and glamour as the Television fraternity lived it up at its annual festival of joy – The Indian Television Academy Awards.

Now in the 13th year of a highly celebrated existence, these Awards have, today, become the most coveted stamp of merit in the medium. This year, the theme of the evening was Diwali that reflected itself in the lustrous set with shimmering lamps and a sumptuously ornate décor. Admist the razzle-dazzle exploded the biggest night of the Small Screen in the presence of the who’s who of TV-industry.

Actually, since its very inception, the ITAA has been the toast of the world of Television, what with the entire spectrum of Channels and Production-houses participating in it. This year, the Entries of shows in the fray touched an all time high. Not only this, the ITAA is also a big time favourite with TV-watchers as is evident from the fact that in this year’s Popular Poll segment, some 7 lakh plus viewers voted for their favourites.

The Awards were punctuated by jaw-dropping performances by TV-heartthrobs like Ruslan Mumtaz, Deepika Singh, Hina Khan, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Manish Raisinghani, Paridhi Sharma, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Lauren Gotlieb, Mukti Mohan, Eijaz Khan, Jay Bhanushali, Disha Parmar and others.

There were also roaring performances by veterans like, Neelu Waghela, Ashok Lokhande, Jayati Bhatia and Sooraj Thapar.

As the Stars rocked, the TV community had a blast while the ‘Bests’ of the year were decorated with The ITA Honours.

The event was hosted by the incredibly popular Kapil Sharma with Ragini Khanna & Karan V Grover. Kapil Sharma had the audience in splits with his rip roaring comic acts and impromptu jokes. Kapil\'s show \'Comedy Nights with Kapil\' also bagged two popular awards - best comedy show & best actor (comedy). The popular award for best actor was won by Karan Singh Grover, while Devoleena Bhattacharjee won the best actress Popular award. The best actress jury award went to Jeniffer Winget, while Anas Rashid won the best actor in the Jury category. Best serial drama (JURY) category won by \'Ek Veer ki Ardaas...Veera\" and best serial popular won by Qubool Hai.

Says Anu Ranjan, President, The ITA, ‘Year after year, we have seen the whole of Television community being one with The ITA Awards. It really humbles us no end to see this unqualified trust and goodwill reposed in the endeavour that actually is of Television, by Television and for Television. The Awards are entering the teens this year and that has only meant as a challenge to us to keep bettering ourselves in celebrating the glory of Indian Television!’

Shashi Ranjan, Convenor, The ITA elaborates further, ‘The ITA Awards have been the biggest window to TV’s glory. As the medium has grown, so have the Awards along with it. And we are truly, truly overwhelmed by the fact that, today, we are regarded as the only and only platform to accord genuine recognition to excellence on Television. It’s not just an event, it is the festival of the whole of TV-fraternity!’

The ITA Scroll Of Honour 2013 - Tarak mehta Ka oolta Chashmah

The ITA Scroll Of Honour 2013 - Nach Baliye

GR8! Performer of the Year - Male - Siddharth Shukla
GR8! Performer of the Year - Feale - Surbhi Jyoti
Best Serial Drama
Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera
Best Director Drama
Rohit Raj Goyal (Diya Aur Bati Hum) & Waseem Sabir (Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera)
Best Actor Drama
Anas Rashid (Diya Aur Bati Hum
Best Actress Drama
Jennifer Winget (Saraswatichandra)
Best Serial Comedy
Comedy Nights With Kapil (SOL & K9 Productions)
Best Director Comedy
Rajan Waghdhare (Jeannie Aur Juju)
Best Actor Comedy
Kapil Sharma (Comedy Nights With Kapil
Best Actress Comedy
Kavita Kaushik (F I R)
Best Actor in a Negative Role
Mohit Raina (Jalandhar) Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev
Best Actress in a Negative Role
Aashka Goradia (Maharani Bhatiya (Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap )
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Ali Asgar Comedy Nights With Kapil )(
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Neelu Waghela (Diya Aur Bati Hum)
Desk ka Ladla/Ladli(Most Promosing Child Star)
Harshita Ojha (Veera) Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera
Best Historical/Mythological Serial
Jodha Akbar & Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap
Best Thriller / Horror Serial
Savdhaan India - 100 Days, 100 Fightbacks (Saregama India Pvt. Ltd)
Best Anchor Game/Quiz Show
Amitabh Bachchan (KBC)
Best Anchor - Music & Film Based Show
Beverly Kim White (Thank God it's Friday)
Best Anchor - News/Current Affairs show
Rahul Kanwal (Centrestage - Inside Lanka's museum of horrors )
Best Anchor - Talk/Chat Show
Sagarika Ghose (Face The People
est Game/Quiz Show
Kaun Banega Crorepati
Best Music & Film Based Show
An affair to remember - Shyam Talkies
Best Talk/Chat Show
Appointment
Best News/Current Affairs Show
India At 9
Best Reality Show
DID Supermoms
Best Television Event
Agenda Aaj Tak
Best Interstiatial/Filler
Gustakhi Maaf & Angry Appa
Best Mini Series
Bemisaal 100 saal (News Nation Network Pvt Ltd )
Best TV Documentary
Ballot Trail Karanataka…… Mangalore
Jury Technical Awards
Best Art Direction
Sandesh & Vishwanath(Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap )
Best Costumes
Nikhat Mariyam Neerushaa -Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap
Best Dialogues
Raghuvir Shekhawat -Diya Aur Bati hum
Best Editing
K Rajgopal -Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap
Best Lyricist
Vibha Tewari - Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon
Best Singer
Harshdeep Kaur - Bani - Ishq Da Kalma
Best Story
Lapataganj Ek Baar Phir
Best Teleplay
Seema Mantri - Diya Aur Bati hum
Best Title Music/Song Track
Karthik Shah - Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap
Best Videography
Sanjay Agrawal - Everest: Indian Army Women's Expedition
Best Visual Effects
Hardik Gajjar - Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev
Popular Awards
Desh Ka Dharavahik - Best Serial (Popular)
Qubool Hai
Desh Ka Sitara - Best Actor (Popular)
Karan Singh Grover (Qubool Hai)
Desh Ki Dhadkan - Best Actress (Popular)
Devoleena Bhattacharjee (Saath Nibhaana Saathiya)
BEST ENTERTAINMENT CHANNEL
Star Plus
BEST NEWS CHANNEL - HINDI
Aaj Tak
BEST NEWS CHANNEL - ENGLISH
CNN-IBN
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