Dadasaheb Phalke Award to be presented to Waheeda Rehman
Bollywood legend Waheeda Rehman, who is 85 years old, will be honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest film award in India. This award is given by the government. Rehman is known for her roles in popular Bollywood movies like “Guide,” “Pyaasa,” “Kaagaz Ke Phool,” and “Chaudhvin Ka Chaand.”
Rehman has also received the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards. Anurag Thakur, the Information and Broadcasting Minister, expressed his happiness and honor in announcing that Rehman will receive the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award this year. He praised her outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema and mentioned her critically acclaimed roles in movies like “Pyaasa,” “Kaagaz ke Phool,” “Chaudhavi Ka Chand,” “Saheb Biwi Aur Ghulam,” “Guide,” “Khamoshi,” and others.
Thakur highlighted Rehman’s career of over five decades and her ability to portray roles with finesse. He mentioned that she won a National Film Award for her role in the film “Reshma Aur Shera.” Thakur also acknowledged her dedication, commitment, and professional excellence, which led to her receiving the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards. He emphasized that Rehman is an inspiration for women in the film industry and has dedicated her life to philanthropy and the greater good of society.
Thakur concluded by congratulating Rehman and paying tribute to her significant contribution to Indian Cinema. He mentioned that her recognition coincides with the passing of the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam by Parliament, which celebrates the power of women. Finally, he expressed his respect for Rehman’s work and its importance in the history of Indian films.
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