Numerous actors and artists received international fame, their first national prizes, and other accolades in 2023, making it a memorable year for many celebrities. The year 2023 proved to be a great one for the movie industry, filled with memorable films and outstanding performances that made a lasting impression on audiences around. As the year went on, performers and artists showed off their extraordinary talent, helping the Indian film industry gain an international reputation. It was a memorable year for films thanks to a number of incredibly talented actors, directors, producers, musicians, singers, and technicians who took home major awards from both domestic and international competitions. And no surprise to the fact that the Telugu cinema took centre stage this year.
It was the first time in the National Film Awards’ history that a Telugu actor had taken home the coveted best actor trophy, and Allu Arjun was the winner for his performance in Sukumar’s Pushpa: The Rise. Indeed, when he made the news, his character Pushpa was called “an iconic role” and a “charismatic performance of an underdog challenging an entire corrupt system.”