The Kannada film State Awards for the year 2010-11 and 2011 were given away in a glittering function held at Karnataka Arts College grounds in Dharwad on Sunday night.
The award function witnessed many of the celebrities from the Kannada film industry as well politicians including Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Kannada and Culture Minister Umashree, Information Minister Roshan Baig and others. Except for Housing Minister Ambarish (who has got Dr Vishnuvardhan award), director Girish Kasaravalli, writer and director Baragur Ramachandrappa, most of the awardees were present at the occasion and received the awards.
Among the awardees who received the award are Ananth Nag, Bhargava, Puneeth Rajkumar, Ramya, Arjun Sarja, Bhavana, Shivaram, Hamasalekha and others were prominently seen. Sumithra received the award on behalf of her husband late D Rajendra Babu.
The award function was followed with song and dance programmes.