The Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the 12 months 2020 can be conferred on veteran Bollywood actor Asha Parekh, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry mentioned on Tuesday.
The award might be offered on the 68 th National Film Award ceremony, to be presided over by President Droupadi Murmu, on September 30. Announcing the choice, Union Minister Anurag Thakur mentioned “I’m honoured to announce that the Dadasaheb Phalke choice jury has determined to recognise and award Ms. Asha Parekh for her exemplary lifetime contribution to the Indian cinema.”
An completed Indian classical dancer, Ms. Parekh has additionally been a director and producer. Starting her profession as a toddler actor, she made her debut because the lead actress in ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ and went on to act in additional than 95 motion pictures. She has acted in celebrated movies like ‘Kati Patang’, ‘Teesri Manzil’, ‘Love in Tokyo’, ‘Aya Saawan Jhoom Ke’, ‘Aan Milo Sajna’, and ‘Mera Gaon Mera Desh’.
Ms. Parekh, who additionally served as the pinnacle of the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) from 1998 to 2001, was awarded the Padma Shri in 1992. The determination to confer the 52 nd Dadasaheb Phalke award on her was taken by a jury of 5 members – Asha Bhosle, Hema Malini, Poonam Dhillon, T.S. Nagabharana, and Udit Narayan.
Last 12 months, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2019 was conferred on Rajinikanth.