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The Times of India Bollywood Awards 2013

April 07, 2013

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We're all familiar with Hollywood, but did you know that India's film industry is one of the biggest in the world? Lasting over three days, The Times of India Film Awards took place in Vancouver. B.C. Kidzworld was on the scene to get the scoop on who took home the iconic elephant trophies!

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan arriving on the red carpetSuperstar Shah Rukh Khan arriving on the red carpetCourtesy of The Times of India

Bollywood 101

For those of you not in-the-know, Bollywood is the name used for Indian language films (usually in Hindi) made in Mumbai, which make up a huge per cent of the films produced in India. In fact, Bollywood creates more films per year than Hollywood, and you may have already seen many Bollywood stars in International ad campaigns. For example, mega Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe Aishwarya Rai is often called "the most beautiful woman in the world" and has appeared on Oprah and in the famous DeBeers Diamond ads!

Husband and wife Abishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai both performed at the awardsHusband and wife Abishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai both performed at the awardsCourtesy of The Times of India

The Bollywood Awards 2013 Highlights

This year The Times of India Film Awards took place in Kidzworld's hometown, Vancouver B.C.! Indian stars flew in to celebrate for three days straight, from April 4-6th, and if there's one thing Bollywood is known for, it's colorful celebrations and festivities, and much like a Bollywood film all three nights were packed full of dancing, singing, and glitter!

Hosted by Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma, the night included a performance by Aishwarya Rai (her first live performance since having a child) as well as her husband Abishek Bachchan riding into the stadium on a cart, sending kisses to his fans as he went. There was no denying Shah Rukh Khan's starpower, every time the cameras landed on him the crowd went wild, and he gave an energetic performance that brought every audience member to their feet near the end of the show. Other acts included British-born starlet Katrina Kaif and Best Actress Winner Priyanka Chopra (who kicked off her number by arriving in an orchid and wearing a diamond-encrusted body suit!

Award-winner Priyanka Chopra performed at the awardsAward-winner Priyanka Chopra performed at the awardsCourtesy of The Times of India

Winners!

  • Best Actress: Priyanka Chopra
  • Best Actor: Ranbir Kapoor
  • Best Supporting Actor: Annu Kapoor
  • Best Actor in a Negative Role: Rishi Kapoor
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Dolly Ahluwalia
  • Best Debut Female: Illeana D'Cruz
  • Best Debut Male: Ayushmann Khurranna
  • Best Picture: Barfi

Have Your Say

Do you watch Bollywood films? Let us know in the comments section below.