Surabhi Lekshmi wins Amrita TV’s Best Actor

Amrita TV’s reality show Best Actor, whose grand finale was held at Calicut on January 25 2008, saw four finalists vying for the Oxywash Best Actor title, which ultimately went to Surabhi Lekshmi, a native of Calicut.

The Best Actor enjoys a free trip to Hollywood studio and sessions with two top celebrities in the field of theatre arts. In addition, she also wins a trip to schools of drama in Yale and New York, and an opportunity to participate in auditions at Broadway, and also opportunities to work with prominent Malayalam filmmakers, says an official press release.

The runner-up Sidhartha Siva, from Thiruvalla, won an car. Siva has been engaged in direction and acting and also released a collection of poems. Although thousands of contestants appeared for screen tests in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Kerala, only four reached the finals through an elimination process of public SMS voting.

As part of the grand finale, Amrita TV also honoured a few thespians by way of mementos in recognition of their contributions in the field of theatre arts. The 105-episode reality show was being telecast from SeptEMBER 2007 on prime time Monday through Friday on Amrita TV. The channel will air the finale for its worldwide audiences on February 03.

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