Actor Keerthy Suresh has dedicated her Best Actress National Film award to her family.

Keerthy won the award for Mahanti, a Telugu film based on the life of legendary actor Savitri.

“I would like to dedicate this award to my family especially to my mother, guru Priyadarshan sir, my friends and all my well wishers, who have been a great means of support for me,” Keerthy tweeted on Saturday.

The actress shared a long note on social media thanking everyone for their wishes.

“First and foremost, I would like to thank each and every member from the press and media fraternity. They have been the early ones to strongly affirm that our film ‘Mahanati’ will get its due honours with their positive reviews and unconditional appreciations.

She also thanked her co-stars Dulquer Salmaan and Vijay Deverakonda.

“I am overwhelmed with joyful elations and earnestly thank my producers Ashwini Dutt sir, Swapna Dutt, Priyanka Dutt, director Nag Ashwin, music director Mickey J Meyer, cinematographer Dani Sanchez Lopez, art director Kolla Avinash, production designer Sivam Rao… Every assistants in the above mentioned departments and all the other technicians who shed their sweat spending more time and energy nurturing this film,” the post read.

She went on to thank her family, especially her mother and guru Priyadarshan sir, her friends and all well wishers who have been ‘a great means of support’ for her.

Suresh also thanked the costume team of Mahanti which also won a National Award for Best Costume Design.