Anu & Shashi Ranjan’s 13th Indian Television Academy Awards 2013 were held on 23rd October, 13 at the Reliance Studio at Mumbai’s iconic Film City. The venue was ablaze with glitz and glamour as the Television fraternity lived it up as the annual TV extravaganza saw a gala of great razzmatazz unfolding in its premises.
The Awards were punctuated with 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 was also a scintillating performance by veterans like, Neelu Waghela, Ashok Lokhande, Jayati Bhatia and Sooraj Thapar, who came together for an ensemble performance.
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. There was a tie for the best serial (drama) category with ‘Ek Veer ki Ardaas…Veera’ & ‘Diya aur baati hum’ sharing the honours.
Jeetendra turned up on behalf of Ekta Kapoor to pick up the award for Best serial (Jodha Akbar) which was also shared by ‘Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap’.