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Zee Gaurav Awards are the most prestigious awards in Marathi Film and Stage industry. Zee Natya Gaurav Awards 2017 was held recently in Mumbai, which was attended by Marathi Theatres' veterans and young artists too. Amar Photo Studio won 8 awards in the Commerical Play categories, It was nominated in 12 categories. Best Play award was won by 'Magna Talyakathi'. 

Life time achievement Award was presented to veteran Marathi actor Vikram Gokhale. The award show was hosted by an unusual pair of Vandana Gupte and Pushkraj Chirputkar. In the Experimental Category, Hey Ram won most 7 awards.

Also See: 'Zee Natya Gaurav Awards 2017' Photos

The most nominations went to following Marathi Plays

Commercial Plays
Amar Photo Studio - 12
Magna Talyakathi - 9
Code Mantra & Teen Payanchi Sharyat- 6

Experimental Plays
Hey Ram - 12
MH 12 J 16 and Handabhar Chandanya - 7

The judges for ‘Zee Natya Gaurav – Commercial Category’ are Suresh Khare, Vijay Tapas & Ravindra Divekar, whereas the jury for ‘Zee Natya Gaurav – Experimental Category’ includes Nitin Nerurkar, Rajan Tamhane & famous actor/playwright Yogesh Soman.

'Zee Natya Gaurav Awards 2017 Winners– Full List (Winners in Red)

Commercial Plays Nominations

Best Costume
Ajay Khatri - Code Mantra
Kalyani Kulkarni Gugale - Amar Photo Studio
Pratima Joshi, Bhagyashri Jadhav - Magna Talyakathi

Best Makeup
Kedar Aotwanekar - Hey Ram Nathram
Santosh Gilbile - Amara Photo Studio
Sharad Sawant - Magna Talyakathi

Best Background Music
Sachin-Jigar - Code Mantra
Gandhar - Amar Photo Studio
Rohit Pradhan - Ek Shunya Teen

Best Lighting
Shital Talpade - Amar Photo Studio
Jaydeep Aapte - Ek Shunya Teen
Ravi-Rasik - Magna Talyakathi

Best Set Design
Pradeep Mulye – Amar Photo Studio
Prasad Walavalkar – Code Mantra
Pradeep Mulye – Teen Payanchi Sharyat

Best Supporting Actress
Pooja Thombre – Amar Photo Studio
Purva Pawar – Magna Talyakathi
Swanandi Tikekar – Ek Shunya Teen

Best Supporting Actor
Vaibhav Mangle – Magna Talyakathi
Lokesh Gupte – Teen Payanchi Sharyat
Siddhesh Purkar – Amar Photo Studio

Best Comic Actress
Sakhi Gokhale – Amar Photo Studio
Apurva Nemlekar Deshpande – Aalay Motha Shahana
Lekha Mukund – Atithi Devo Bhava

Best Comic Actor
Santosh Pawar – Aalay Motha Shahana
Sandeep Gaikawad – Kananchi Ghadi Tondavar Bot
Suvrat Joshi – Amar Photo Studio

Best Actress
Shubhangi Gokhale – Sakhar Khallela Manus
Mukta Barve – Code Mantra
Sharvari Lohkare – Teen Payanchi Sharyat
Nivedita Saraf – Magna Talyakathi
Manasi Kulkarni – Chhada

Best Actor
Prashant Damle – Sakhar Khallela Manus
Ajay Purkar – Code Mantra
Sanjay Narvekar – Teen Payanchi Sharyat
Sumeet Raghvan – Ek Shunya Teen
Girish Oak – U Turn 2

Best Playwright
Anand Mhasvekar – U Turn 2
Vidyasagar Adhyapak – Sakhar Khallela Manus
Mahesh Elkunchwar – Magna Talyakathi
Manaswini Lata Ravindra – Amar Photo Studio
Vivek Apte – Bandh Mukta

Best Director
Rajesh Joshi – Code Mantra
Chandrakant Kulkarni – Sakhar Khallela Manus
Chandrakant Kulkarni – Magna Talyakathi
Vijay Kenkare – Teen Payanchi Sharyat
Nipun Dharmadhikari – Amar Photo Studio

Best Play
Code Mantra – Anamika & Rasika
Sakhar Khallela Manus – Ekdant Creations, Ashtavinayak & Prashant Damle Fan Foundation
Magna Talyakathi – Ashtavinayak & Jigisha
Teen Payanchi Sharyat – Suyog
Amar Photo Studio – Subak

Best Natural Performer of the Year - Mukta Barve - Code Mantra

Special Recognition Play - Code Mantra - Anamika & Rasika

Best Comedy Play - Amar Photo Studio

Life Time Achievement Award - Vikram Gokhale

Experimental Plays Nominations

Best Costume
Pratima Joshi - Ashadh Bar
Kumar Bhurke - Bail a Bolbala
Satosh Pawar - Hey Ram
Saurabh Mestry - Andaje Chausasta Mandlikancha Desh
Manasi Naik - Janak

Best Lighting
Prafull Dikshit - Handabhar Chandanya
Rajas Bapat - Andharach Bet
Subodh Rajguru, Gaurav Joshi - MH 12 J 16
Amogh Phadke - Janak
Vinod Rathod - Hey Ram

Best Set Design
Arun Kadam - Hey Ram
Nichchhal Atal, Subodh Pande - MH 12 J 16
Pradeep Mulye - Ashadh Bar
Vaibh Pandurang Satpute - Gara
Sumit Patil - Absolute

Best Music
Bhanudas Gaikwad - Bail a Bolbala
Rohit Sarode - Handabhar Chandanya
Ashutosh Waghmare - Hey Ram
Nilesh Dhobale - Gara
Joshua & Becky, Ashutosh - Absolute

Best Supporting Actress
Kalyani Mulye - Ashadh Bar
Hruta Pandit - MH 12 J 16
Mrunal Varunkar - Asurved
Trupti Jadhav - Chahul Udyachi
Aparna Gokhale - Janak

Best Supporting Actor
Uday Baradhye - Hey Ram
Prajakt Deshmukh - Handabhar Chandanya
Jaydeep Mujumdar - MH 12 J 16
Ankush Kane - Janak
Nitin Jadhav - Gara

Best Actress
Tejasvi Parab – Hey Ram
Ashwini Kaasar – Baby Doll
Aarti Wadgabalkar – Bail Melay
Priya Jamkar – Savitri
Gauri Nalawade – Absolute

Best Actor
Vikas Patil – Bail Melay
Nishant Kadam – Hey Ram
Anil Rasal – Janak
Nitin Jadhav – Gara
Pranav Prabhakar – Handabhar Chandnya

Best Playwright
Ram Daund – Hey Ram
Datta Patil – Handabhar Chandnya
Dr. Vivek Bele – MH 12 J 16
Makarand Sathe – Ashadh Bar
Shardul Saraf – Janak

Best Director
Ram Daund – Hey Ram
Sachin Shinde – Handabhar Chandnya
Aniket Sane – Baby Doll
Subodh Pande – MH 12 J 16
Rajiv Mulye – Bail A Bolbala

Best Play
Handabhar Chandnya – Social Networking Forum
Bail A Bolbala – Lokrang Manch, Satara
MH 12 J 16 – Prayog, Pune
Baby Doll – Brothers
Hey Ram – Vijigisha Foundation, Kalyan

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