Tamil Film industry is popularly known by the name of 'Kollywood'. In the matters of popularity, the Tamil movies are just next in queue after Hindi movies. In 1948, 'Chandralekha' was the first commercially successful movie across India produced by the Chennai film industry that took the Tamil Film industry to new scales of success. Tamil films enjoy a noteworthy patronage in adjoining Indian states like Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The era of talkies, dawned in 1931, with the release of the film 'Kalidas'. Before that until 1916, only silent movies were produced in Chennai. It was by the end of 1930s, the industry was thriving to the extent that the State of Madras legislature passed the pioneering Entertainment Tax Act 1939 with little hostility.

Presently, Tamil films are distributed to various theatres around the world. Kollywood, with the fleeing time, has earned immense popularity within and outside the nation. It has proved to be one of India's most successful entertainment hubs. Therefore, Filmfare had decided to honor the efforts of the people of related to the Tamil Film industry in certain award categories. The first time ever Filmfare Awards were given in the year 1953, for the excellence in Tamil Film industry. Gradually, many other categories were also included. Read below to get a list of the various existing categories of FilmfareAwards for the Tamil film industry.

Filmfare Awards for the Tamil film industry

  • Best Director
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Villain
  • Best Comedian
  • Best Male Debut
  • Best Female Debut
  • Best Music Director
  • Best Male Playback
  • Best Female Playback
  • Best Lyricist
  • Best Choreography
  • Best Art Director
  • Best Cinematographer
  • Lifetime Achievement Award