The popular singer, who debuted in 2007 with 'Mizhineer' in the Malayalam film 'Mission 90 Days,' got the award for 'Athmaavile' in last year's blockbuster 'Kettiyolaanu Ente Malakha.' Najim Arshad, who won the Kerala state film award for the best male playback singer, says he is absolutely delighted as it was totally unexpected. Further, he also revealed … Director Madhu Ambattu led the jury. Other members on the judging panel are Salim Ahmed and Abrid Shine, cinematographer Vipin Mohan, editor L Bhoominathan, sound engineer S Radhakrishnan, playback singer Lathika, actress Jomol, writer Benyamin and Chalachithra Academy member secretary C Ajoy. The 50th Kerala State Film Awards was announced on Tuesday amid huge fanfare. The Kerala State Film Awards for the year 2019-2020 were announced by Minister of Cultural Affairs A K Balan at a press conference on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. This time, the jury was headed by acclaimed cinematographer Madhu Ambat. However, the screening couldn’t be held as scheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AK Balan, Kerala's Minister for Cultural affairs, revealed the winners list and it comes with a lot of surprises. The Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer is an honour, established in 1969, and … 119 critically-acclaimed Malayalam films, which released in 2019, were screened to the jury members. The awards which are conventionally declared in … The Kerala State Film Awards 2020 jury has declared winners on October 13. Singer Madhushree Narayan could hardly believe herself when she was named the ‘Best Female Singer’ at the 50th Kerala State Film Awards. Balan before announcing the winners said that the government had announced the jury members on 18 March this year. Najim Arshad, who won the Kerala state film award for the best male playback singer, says he is absolutely delighted as it was totally unexpected. While Najim Arshad bagged the best singer (male), the best singer (female) went to Madhushree Narayan. The Kerala State Film Awards were announced today (October 13, 2020) by the state's Cultural Affairs Minister AK Balan. Sithara Krishnakumar (born 1 July 1986) is an Indian playback Najim won for the song from the Asif Ali-starrer Kettiyolan Ente Malakha and Madhushree won her second State Award for the Best Female Singer through the song ‘Parayaatharike’ from the film ‘Kolambi’.