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pifaa-2012-punjabi-international-film-academy-awardsPIFAA – The First Punjabi International Film Academy Awards happened to make its debut in Toronto on August 4th, 2012 at the Air Canada Centre.   The event celebrates Punjabi Cinema at the international level while recognizing the contributions in Punjabi Cinema from the directors, actors, to the singers.

Many of the Punajbi Cinema stars including the likes of Diljit, Gippy Grewal, Neeru Bajwa, Jimmy Shergill as well as famous names including Dharmender were present to initiate the debut of the 1st Punjabi International Film Academy Awards.

Here are the winners of PIFA

Best Film – Jury

Best Film – Public Choice (Vote Online)
Jihne Mera Dil Luteya

Best Director
Mandeep Kumar (Jihne Mera Dil Luteya)

Best Actor Male (Vote Online)
Diljit Dosanjh (Jihne Mera Dil Lutiya)
Gippy Grewal (Jihne Mera Dil Lutiya)

Best Actor Female (Vote Online)
Neeru Bajwa (Jihne Mera Dil Lutiya)

Best Supporting Actor Male
Rahul Dev (Dharti)

Best Supporting Actor Female
Rama Vij (Khushiyaan)

Best Performance in a Negative Role
Kartar Cheema (Yaar Annmulle)

Best Performance in Comic Role
Gurpreet Ghuggi (Yaara O Dildaara)

Best Music Director
Gurmit Singh (Yaar Annmulle)

Best Lyricist
Kumaar (Yaar Annmulle)

Best Playback Singer Male
Master Saleem (Yaar Annmulle)

Best Playback Singer Female
Sumitra Iyer (Yaara O Dildaara)

Photos from PIFAA