Indian Telly Awards were envisioned as a way to reward professionals
behind the scenes of the Indian television business in 2001
by Indian Television Dot Com Pvt Ltd, a Mumbai-based television
At that time, the Indian television industry really had no
awards dedicated to recognising the skills and talents in
the business, be it behind the scenes or on camera. Other
television awards were a sub-component of a main film awards
function where the focus was really on Bollywood. And again,
here it is only the face of television - the artistes - who
got recognition and rewarded.
Recognising this, The
Indian Telly Awards
2001 were instituted with support from the four
main Hindi entertainment television channels and producers.
They were held at the Oberoi Hotel on 6 July 2001 and the
TV show followed on 9 September 2001 on Star Plus. They were
a huge success.
The response from industry this year has enthused us at Indian
Television Dot Com Pvt Ltd to expand the number of categories
from 18 last year to 47 in the second edition of The Indian
Telly Awards. The awards have moved from being primarily trade
focused to include even popular categories to recognize the
talents of people on screen and associated with the process
of production too - eg. Best TV Scriptwriter, Best Actress,
Best Actor, Best Music Director, Best Director.. This is something
industry had been asking for. However, we have not lost our
vision: Celebrate and recognising excellence, Celebrating
the best of television today.
For easy referencing, we have split up the awards into the
following groups -
AWARDS (THE EXECUTIVE AWARDS) comprising 11
AWARDS comprising 6 sub-categories
AWARDS comprising 3 major subdivisions
CHANNEL AWARDS - 3 sub-categories
PROGRAMMING AWARDS - 12 sub-categories
PERSONALITY AWARDS - 14 sub-categories
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Indian Telly Awards 2002 cover the period from January
2001 to December 2001 and nominations are being called for
from television channels, production houses, and artistes.
A key difference from other awards of its ilk is that they
have been instituted by indiantelevision.com, known for its
unbiased stance on issues relevant to the business of television.