Santosham Telugu Film Awards is an annual film award which started in the year 2003. It is the award function which felicitates the best actors, producers, directors and all the other people who work behind the cameras for their excellent contribution to the Telugu film industry. The Santosham Film Magazine which initiated in 2002, however, is credited for commencing a magnificent way for honouring the people who contributed to Telugu Cinema through Santosham Telugu Film Awards. The 4th Santosham Film Awards, held on 6th August 2006, was sponsored by Videocon. The grand occasion staged at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, began in full swing. This majestic function was aired live by Zee Telugu, and was studded with mega stars like D.Ramanaidu,
Murali Mohan, and K.Viswanath.
Other stars included
Venu Madhav, S.V.
Krishna Reddy, Venkatesh Babu Madabhusi, Srikanth, Charmi,
Allu Arjun, Ruthika,
Poonam Bajwa, Bharat, Sridevi, Gauri Munjal,
Kamna Jethmalani, etc. Adding shine to the juncture, stars like Kamna Jethmalani,
Abhinaya Sri, Ruthika, Akash, and Raja grooved gracefully to the amazing songs of Telugu movies. However, the one who stole the thunder of this brilliant night was a physically challenged yet a stupendous dancer named Kitty (student of choreographer Amma Rajasekhar). His performance captivated the attention of all the stars and left everyone amazed. Moving towards the winners of Santosham Awards 2006, Venkatesh Babu Madabhusi won the best actor award; Charmee won the best actress award;
Mohan Krishna Indraganti won the best director award, and Athadu won the best film award.
However, K.Viswanath won the Lifetime Achievement Award. Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna who were the guests of the award function for the past two years did not attend the award function this time. However, Venkatesh Babu Madabhusi, as a guest was seen adorning this exceptional event. Also, we see Ramana Kumar Gogula who is an Indian singer, musician, and lyricist, adding an essence to this splendid time by entertaining the audience with his song “Vayyari Bahama” from Thammadu. However, the owner and organizer of Santosham Magazine and the Santosham Telugu Film Awards made an announcement about the inauguration of Santosham Video CDs through which people will know about all the current affairs of the Telugu Film Industry. By this, we see that the Santosham Film Awards 2006 was a huge success as the mega stars of Telugu actors and actresses garnished this event.