Kannada stars dominated the South Indian International Awards 2022, which was a star-studded event. It goes without saying that Pushpa: The Rise topped the awards ceremony by taking home the coveted Best Director and Best Actor prizes, which were given to Arya Sukku and Allu Arjun, respectively. While there were rumors that Rashmika Mandanna, "Srivalli" would be earning the Best Actress award, it was ultimately presented to Pooja Hegde for the Akhil Akkineni-starring film Most Eligible Bachelor. After Vikram's enormous success, Kamal Haasan was given the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award for South India's Favorite Hindi Actor went to Ranveer Singh. The actor made a brief appearance on the red carpet and said, “I’m overwhelmed with gratitude to be able to do this, just to be an artist. I get to do what I love to do for a living. It's because of your love and acceptance, so thank you all. First of all and most of all, you know what I love about our country the most is the diversity that we have in our culture. We are the most diverse country in the world. Every state has such richness and vibrancy in its culture and we as a people must and must celebrate that”, as he accepted the award.
However, Yash from KGF also attended the event, making it a star-studded event. The famous actor Rana Daggubati served as the event's host, and the actor came to support him. On the red carpet, the actor showed off his excitement about hosting the event. In the Kannada film industry, Ashika Ranganath won Best Actress for Madhagaja while the late Puneeth Rajkumar won Best Actor for Yuvarathnaa.