Actress Keerthy Suresh hit the high note when she was declared as the winner of the National Film Award for Best Actress in 2018 for portraying legendary actress Savitri in last year’s Telugu blockbuster, Mahanati. The film was also dubbed in Tamil under the title, Nadigaiyar Thilagam, owing to Keerthy Suresh’s massive popularity in Tamil Nadu with the star performer climbing the ladder to the top of the league in a span of six years since her entry in cinema.

Keerthy Suresh National Awards 2018 Mahanati Nadigaiyar Thilagam

Keerthy Suresh had received her National Award, earlier this week at a ceremony in New Delhi, from the Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, with the video of her felicitation going viral among fans. Now, the South Indian superstar has taken to her Instagram page to post a detailed and emotional statement, in which she goes on to express her gratitude to her mother, uncle, Mahanati’s director Nag Ashwin and iconic actress Savitri as well. Check out her Instagram post below:


I can’t possibly put my feelings into words but I’m going to try . This was not just a dream but a goal that kept me going . Thanks to each and everyone who have been a part of this unforgettable journey. I dedicate this to My mother, an actor who was the driving force for me to become one , my uncle Mr.Govind who pushed me to commit to Mahanati when I was skeptical to accept the offer. Nagi, the Brain behind all these, his vision is beyond what one can think. Last but never the least , Savitrima, You watched us and blessed us through out. Thank You for choosing me. I will always be indebted to you. One down in my checklist of goals , plenty more to go. Thank You!😊🙏🏻 Thank You so much Sri @mvenkaiahnaidu sir. It means a lot coming from you 🙏🏻

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Keerthy Suresh’s upcoming projects include Rajinikanth’s Thalaivar 168 and Penguin being produced by director Karthik Subbaraj’s Stone Bench Creations in Tamil. She also has Miss India followed by Rang De alongside Nithiin, and is also set to be seen as a sharp-shooter in Good Luck Sakhi in Telugu. Keerthy Suresh is also set to make her debut in Bollywood opposite Ajay Devgn in the biographical sports film titled, Maidaan, while also landing an important role in Mohanlal’s upcoming historical war film, Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham.

Keerthy Suresh National Awards 2018 Mahanati Nadigaiyar Thilagam