Bollywood veteran actress Asha Parekh to be conferred with Dada Saheb Phalke Award

27-09-2022 Tue 19:24 IST | Ap7am Desk | Entertainment
Bollywood veteran actress Asha Parekh to be conferred with Dada Saheb Phalke Award

Mumbai: Bollywood veteran actress Asha Parekh will receive the highest film award Dada Saheb Phalke. The Central government announced this award for the year 2020 to the actress for her services to the Indian film industry. It may be recalled that In 2019 Superstar Rajinikanth received this award.

However, Asha Parekh, who entered the film industry as a child actress, achieved recognition for herself. She was one of the top actresses between 1950 and 60 and acted in ‘Teesri Manzil’, ‘Kati Patang’, ‘Pyaar Ka Mausam’, ‘Do Badan’ and  ‘Chirag’.

She shared the screen with actors like Dev Anand, Shammi Kapoor and Rajesh Khanna. Apart from this, she also acted in Punjabi and Kannada films in her mother tongue, Gujarati. Later in 1992, this actress was honoured with the Padma Shri. Meanwhile, this 79-year-old actress remained unmarried.

After announcing this award Union Minister Anurag Thakur said, “I am happy to announce Dada Saheb Phalke Award to Asha Parekh. She has acted in 95 films. She was the Chairperson of CBFC between 1998 and 2001. The award will be presented at the National Film Awards ceremony on September 30.” A five-member jury consisting of Udit Narayan, Hema Malini, Asha Bhosle, Poonam Dhillon and TS Nagabharana decided to give the award to Asha Parekh.

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