Those who bagged Kalashas

Pomp, glamour, talented actors and actresses, big personalities, fashion galore are just a few of the good stuff that eyes could devour at the third edition Kalasha Film and Tv Awards gala that was held at the Carnivore last Friday.

The Kalasha Film and TV Awards have been designed to allow Kenyans to celebrate their cultural diversity through film and recognize the role of film in economic sustainability. The Awards seek to motivate local producers towards quality film and TV productions. The event is organized by Kenya Film Commission, whose mandate is to develop and promote the local film industry.

The Rugged Priest was the biggest winner of the night as it bagged 6 awards among them Best Director, Best Feature, and even the Best actress.

In case you missed it, here is the complete list of the Kalasha Film and TV awards 2011 winners :


Best lead actor: Kamau Mbaya –  The Brief Case
Best lead actress: Serah Ndanu –  The Rugged Priest
Best supporting actor: Lwanda Jawar – The Rugged Priest
Best supporting actress: Millicent Mugadi – Me, My wife and her Guru
Best Feature: The Rugged Priest
Best short Film: Me, My Wife and her Guru
Best Documentary: Destination Mara
Best Sound: Brian Nyamu- The Rugged Priest
Best Cinematography: Martin Munyua – The Rugged Priest
Best original score: Nina Ogot – Issa
Best Editing: Joy Lusige- The Rugged Priest
Best scriptwriter in an original screenplay : Mark Mutahi and Bob Nyanja – The Rugged Priest
Best Director: Bob Nyanja – The Rugged Priest

TV Category

Best Lead Actor in a TV drama: Raymond Ofula – Nairobi Law
Best Lead Actress in a TV drama: Nice Githinji – Changing Times
Best supporting Actor: Vincent Mbaya- Be the judge
Best supporting Actress: Nelly Kuria – Mheshimiwa
Best TV drama: Siri
Best performance in a comedy: Eric Omondi – Churchill Live
Best Talk Show: Capital Talk – K24
Best TV documentary: Kitale Nature conservancy
Best Tv comedy: Vioja Mahakamani
Best Tv entertainment : Churchill Live

Best watershed compliant station: NTV


Best animation production – The Legend of Ngong Hills
Best Student Feature – The Brief Case – Kenya Institute of Mass Communication
Best student documentary – My Horn My Dilemma – Kenya Institute of Mass Communication
Lifetime Achievement Award: David Mulwa


Photos by Muthoni Njuki

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