69th National Film Awards: When and where to watch?

The 69th National Film Awards ceremony is set to take place on October 17 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. This important event will recognise outstanding contributions to the Indian film industry. The awards will be presented by President Droupadi Murmu.

President Droupadi Murmu will give the 69th National Film Awards at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on October 17. Several significant awards will be given out at the presentation.

Alia Bhatt will get the National Award for Best Actress for her outstanding performance in ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi,’ alongside Kriti Sanon, who will be honoured for her role in the film ‘Mimi.’


Allu Arjun will become the first Telugu actor to win Best Actor at the National Film Awards. He will be honoured for his performance in the film ‘Pushpa.’

R Madhavan, noted for his acting abilities, won the national award for Best Feature Film for his directorial debut, ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect.’

The Best Feature Film on National Integration Award will be given to ‘The Kashmir Files,’ in recognition of its outstanding contribution to tackling the issue of national integration. Many celebrities, including Allu Arjun, SS Rajamouli, and MM Keeravani, were seen travelling to Delhi on Monday (October 16) to attend the National Film Awards ceremony.

When and where to watch the 69th National Film Awards

The National Film Awards ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will be televised and streamed live on DD National and its YouTube page. The event will honour remarkable achievements in several cinematic categories as a celebration of talent and quality in the Indian film industry.

The Doordarshan National social media accounts shared a poster with the tagline, “#Celebrate talent and excellence at the 69th National Film Awards at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Join us live on #DDNational, Tuesday, October 17th, at 1:30 PM.”


Alia Bhatt and her husband Ranbir Kapoor were photographed at a VIP airport in Mumbai on Tuesday morning as they travelled to Delhi for the National Award presentation. Alia was dressed in a white suit, while Ranbir was dressed in a sweater with a hoodie. They greeted the photographers before entering the airport.

Karan Johar along with and Apoorva Mehta were spotted at the private Kalina airport, preparing to head to the national capital.