Actress Waheeda Rehman selected for Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award 2021

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Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur announced the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2021 to actress Waheeda Rehman.

An Overview of the News

  • The award will be presented during the 69th National Film Awards ceremony.

  • In a career spanning over five decades, Waheeda Rehman has been praised for her extraordinary performances in films like "Pyaasa," "Kaagaz Ke Phool," "Chaudhvi Ka Chand," "Saheb Biwi Aur Ghulam," "Guide," and "Khamoshi." Earned.

  • She received several awards, including the Filmfare Best Actress Award for "Guide" and "Neel Kamal" and the National Award for Best Actress for "Reshma Aur Shera".

  • He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1972 and the Padma Bhushan in 2011 for his contribution to Indian cinema.

Selection Committee Members:

  • The Dadasaheb Phalke Award selection committee included prominent actors like Asha Parekh, Chiranjeevi, Paresh Rawal, Prosenjit Chatterjee and Shekhar Kapur.

Dadasaheb Phalke Award

  • The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is named after Indian cinema pioneer Dhundiraj Govind Phalke.

  • It is considered the highest honor in the Indian film industry and is awarded for outstanding contributions to the growth and development of Indian cinema.

  • The award was instituted by the Government of India in 1969, with Devika Rani Roerich as the first recipient.

  • The award consists of a 'Golden Lotus', a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh, a certificate, a silk plaque and a shawl.

Notable former Dadasaheb Phalke Award recipients:

  • In 2020, this award was given to actress Asha Parekh.

  • Previous recipients include Rajinikanth (2019) and Amitabh Bachchan (2018).

About Dhundiraj Govind 'Dadasaheb' Phalke

  • Dhundiraj Govind 'Dadasaheb' Phalke was born in 1870 in Trimbak, Maharashtra.

  • He studied engineering and sculpture and became interested in motion pictures after watching the silent film 'The Life of Christ' in 1906.

  • In 1913, he scripted, produced, and directed India's first feature film, "Raja Harishchandra", earning him the title of "Father of Indian Cinema".

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