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Zee Marathi's 'Zee Gaurav Awards 2012'

Zee Gaurav awards were presented on Friday at Bhavans College lawns, Mumbai. Two great personalities from Marathi films and stage, namely Rajdutt and Sudha Karmarkar were honoured with Lifetime achievement awards on this occasion. At the same time, veteran actress Sulochana didi, who has completed seven decades of her film career, was conferred with Amrut Gaurav Puraskar, while evergreen actor Sachin Pilgaonkar was felicitated with Goden Gaurav Puraskar, on his completing 50 years in this industry. Popular Music duo Ajay Atul received the Special Gaurav Puraskar 'Marathi Paul Padate Pudhe' for their entry into Bollywood.

This year, in the film's category, popular film 'Shaala ' received as many as 6 awards in different categories. The best actor and best actress award in films went to Subodh Bhave for Balgandharv film and Sonali Kulkarni for 'Pratibimb'. In the experimental plays section,'Sangeet Kone Eke Kaali' bagged 4 awards, while Poonam Chavan and Amol Redyz won the best actress and best actor awards in this section. In the Commercial plays section, 'Lagnabambal' bagged as many as 4 awards, i.e. For best story, best direction and best play and best comedian (Anand Ingale). Nandita Dhuri and Chinmay Mandlekar were declared as best actress and best actor respectively.

Nishikant Kamat, Dr Jabbar Patel, Mahesh Manjarekar, Suresh Wadkar, Swapnil Bandodkar, Sadhana Sargam, Sachin Khedekar, Mrunal Kulkarni, Pratiksha Lonkar, Shilpa Tulaskar, Reema, Suhas Joshi, Manasi Salavi, Aishwarya Narkar, Sandeep Kulkarni, Chandrakant Kulkarni, Kiron Shantaram, Kavita Medhekar were among those who graced the event along with several small screen celebrities.

Swapnil Joshi and Mukta Barve anchored the show that witnessed several deserving, award winning celebrities, and the audience were treated with highly exciting performances from their favourite stars.