Waheeda Rehman to be conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest movie honour






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Bollywood icon Waheeda Rehman is ready to be honored with the celebrated Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the 12 months 2021, as introduced by the Info and Broadcasting Minister, Anurag Thakur. Waheeda Rehman, is widely known for her distinctive contributions to Indian cinema by means of outstanding performances in motion pictures reminiscent of ‘Information,’ ‘Pyaasa,’ ‘Khamoshi’, ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool,’ and ‘Chaudhvin Ka Chaand.’ Her outstanding profession has earned her a number of accolades, together with the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, for her excellent contributions to the movie trade.

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest movie honor, is a recognition given by the federal government to people who’ve made vital and enduring contributions to the world of Indian cinema. Saying the identical, Anurag Thakur took to X (previously Twitter) to share “I really feel an immense sense of happiness and honour in asserting that Waheeda Rehman ji is being bestowed with the celebrated Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award this 12 months for her stellar contribution to Indian Cinema. Waheeda ji has been critically acclaimed for her roles in Hindi movies, distinguished amongst them, Pyaasa, Kaagaz ke Phool, Chaudhavi Ka Chand, Saheb Biwi Aur Ghulam, Information, Khamoshi and several other others.”

He additional added, “In her profession spanning over 5 many years, she has essayed her roles with excessive finesse, resulting in a Nationwide Movie Award for her position as a clanswoman within the movie Reshma and Shera. A Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee, Waheeda ji has exemplified dedication, dedication and the energy of a Bharatiya Nari who can obtain the best stage {of professional} excellence along with her hardwork.”

“At a time when the historic Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam has been handed by Parliament, her being awarded with this lifetime achievement award is a becoming tribute to one of many main girls of Indian Cinema and one who has devoted her life after movies to philanthropy and the higher good of society. I congratulate her and humbly pay my regards to her wealthy physique of labor that’s an intrinsic a part of our movie historical past,” Thakur concluded. 


Waheeda Rehman is scheduled to obtain the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in a ceremony that can happen later this 12 months. It is price noting that the earlier recipient of this prestigious award was Asha Parekh, one other veteran actress of Indian cinema who was recognised for her outstanding contributions to the movie trade. 

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