Chiranjeevi perform at Cinemaa Awards 2016
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The organisers of CineMAA Awards 2016 have organised a grand function to announce the winners of 2016 at HICC, Hyderabad, on Sunday night. Megastar Chiranjeevi will perform on stage on the occasion. (Slide down to see winners list)

Check photos: Chiranjeevi, Allu Arjun, Jr NTR at CinaMAA Awards 2016

CineMAA Awards is one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies of the Telugu film industry. The 2016 edition is set to witness the performance of a host of popular Telugu actors, actresses and singers, besides actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi.

Chiranjeevi is set to return to acting with his 150th movie, and the organisers of the CineMAA Awards have planned to hold a special "welcome back programme," planned by MAA TV, for Chiranjeevi, according to AP Herald. They wanted to keep the news under wraps, but the information leaked out after Chiru was spotted rehearsing on the sets.

The news of Chiranjeevi's performance is now creating ripples on social media. A photo featuring him at the rehearsal is being fast circulated on Twitter and Facebook. Jalapathy Gudelli tweeted: "Megastar Chiranjeevi will be performing (dance) live on stage at CineMAA Awards tonight at HICC, Hyderabad. [sic]"

The Movie Artists Association (MAA) group introduced the CineMAA Awards in 2004 to honour artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Telugu Cinema. The winners are decided based on votes of both the public and a committee of experts. 

The event will be aired on Maa TV at a later date and there will only be a limited entry for outsiders at the event. We bring you live updates on the winners of the CineMAA Awards. Continue to see them below:

No Category Winner Movie
1 Best Movie Baahubali  
2 Best Director  SS Rajamouli Baahubali
3 Best Actor Junior NTR Temper
4 Best Actress Anushka Shetty Rudhramadevi
5 Best Actor [Negative Role] Rana Daggubati Baahubali
6 Best Actor in Comic Role Prudhvi Bengal Tiger
7 Best Screenplay Sukumar Kumari 21F
8 Best Music Director  Devi Sri Prasad S/o Satyamurthy, Srimanthudu, Kumari 21F
9 Best Cinematographer Senthil Kumar Baahubali
10 Best Singer [Male] Karthik song Pacchabottu from Baahubali
11 Best Singer [Female]   Ramya Behra  song Dheevara from Baahubali
12 Best Background score Chirantan Bhatt Kanche
13 Best VFX Srinivas Mohan Baahubali
14 Best Art Director Sabu Cyril Baahubali
15 Best Editor  Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao Baahubali and Srimanthudu
16 Best Choreographe  Prem Rakshith Baahubali
17 Best Dialogues Puri Jagannadh Temper
18 Best Lyricist  Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry Raa Mundadugeddam from Kanche
19 Best Fight Master  Peter Heins Baahubali
20 Best Debut Director  Anil Ravipudi Patas
21 Best Debut Actor Akhil Akkineni Akhil
22 Best Debut Actress  Pragya Jaiswal Kanche
23 Best Supporting Actor Posani Krishna Murali Temper
24 Best Supporting Actress Ramya Krishna Baahubali
25 Best Story Krish Kanche
26 Best Movie [Jury] Srimanthudu  
27 Best Director (Jury) award Koratala Siva Srimanthudu
28 Best Actor [Jury] Allu Arjun Rudhramadevi
29 Best Actress [Jury] Charmee Kaur Jyothi Lakshmi
30 Best Music Director [Jury] MM Keeravani Baahubali
31 Special Appreciation Award  Krish Kanche
32 Special Appreciation Award  Gunasekhar Rudhramadevi
33 Special Appreciation Award  Rajendra Prasad S/o Satyamurthy, Srimanthudu

Here are the photos of CineMAA Awards 2016:

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