National Film Awards - 1981

Also Known As- 28th National Film Awards 1981
Location- New Delhi, India

National Film Awards 1981 - Golden Lotus Award (Swarna Kamal)
CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmMrinal SenAkaler Sandhane (Bengali)
Best Children's Film--
Best DirectionMrinal SenAkaler Sandhane (Bengali)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome EntertainmentNo Award-
National Film Awards 1981 - Silver Lotus Award (Rajat Kamal)
CategoryWinnerFilm
Best ActorBalan K. NairOppol (Malayalam)
Best ActressSmita PatilChakra (Hindi)
Best Music DirectionSatyajit RayHirak Rajar Deshe (Bengali)
Best LyricsSatyajit RayHirak Rajar Deshe (Bengali)
Best Playback Singer (Male)Anup Ghosalfor film 'Hirak Rajar Deshe (Bengali)'
Best Playback Singer (Female)S. Janakifor song 'Ettumanoorambalathil' from films 'Oppol (Malayalam)'
Best Art DirectionMeera LakhiaBhavni Bhavai (Gujarati)
Best CinematographyAshok Kumar &
Sivan
Nenjathai Killathe (Colour) (Tamil)&
Yagam (Black & White) (Malayalam) Resp.
Best EditingGangadhar NaskarAkaler Sandhane (Bengali)
Best ScreenplayMrinal SenAkaler Sandhane (Bengali)
Best AudiographyS.P. RamanathanNenjathil Killathe (Tamil)
Best Child ArtistAravindOppol (Malayalam)
Second Best Feature FilmK.S. SethumadhavanOppol (Malayalam)
National Film Awards 1981 - Best Regional Film
CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Regional Film (Assamese)Dr. Bhabendranath SaikiaAnirbaan
National Film Awards 1981 - Indira Gandhi Award
WinnerFilm
Utpalendu ChakraborthyMaina Tadanta (Bengali)
National Film Awards 1981 - Nargis Dutt Award
WinnerFilm
Ketan MehtaBhavni Bhavai (Gujarati)
National Film Awards 1981 - Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award
WinnerState
Naushad Ali (Composer (Music Director))Uttar Pradesh