Thursday, December 1, 2022
News

Asha Parekh conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

New Delhi | September 30, 2022 8:29:03 PM IST
Veteran actor Asha Parekh was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award on Friday.

President Draupadi Murmu presented the award to the actor at the 68th National Film Awards in New Delhi.

Asha Parekh expressed gratitude for receiving the award and said, "It is a huge honour to have received Dadasaheb Phalke Award. It makes me very grateful that the recognition comes to me just one day before my 80th birthday."

Born on October 2, 1942, Asha Parekh is one of the most decorated actors in the country. Considered to be one of the most influential actors of all time in Hindi cinema, Asha Parekh began her career as a child artist under the screen name 'Baby Asha Parekh'.

Asha Parekh made her debut in films as the female lead in the film 'Dil Deke Dekho' in 1959 alongside Shammi Kapoor. She was only 16 at the time.

She worked in many hit films after that - 'Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai' (1961), 'Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon' (1963), 'Teesri Manzil' (1966), 'Baharon Ke Sapne' (1967), 'Pyar Ka Mausam' (1969), and 'Caravan' (1971) to name a few, only to be called the 'Hit Girl' later.

She also acted in a few Gujarati films out of which 'Akhand Saubhagyavati' was a huge hit.

She was also the president of the Cine Artistes' Association between 1994 and 2000. She was also the first female chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification. Her tenure was between 1998 and 2001.

Asha stopped acting in 1995 and later made a shift to directing and producing television serials. in the year 2002, she received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.

She was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1992. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Kim Kardashian settles divorce with Kany...
Ayushmann Khurrana's 'Dream Girl 2' gets...
Karan Singh Grover joins Hrithik Roshan,...
'Phir Milenge' to 'My Brother...Nikhil':...
It was all just fun: Varun Dhawan offers...
Take a look at picture of Priyanka Chopr...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Earthquake of 2.4 magnitude strikes near...
Man booked for molesting girl in MP's Ti...
Implementation of UCC is required for co...
Gujarat assembly polls: 'BJP will form g...
'Inhuman behaviour': YS Vijayamma condem...
PM applauds people's efforts after GeM a...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
TN to constitute elite ATS on lines... 
Ibrahim Zadran smashes 162 to becom... 
Tari is natural juice, Bihar govt s... 
Last chance to save Andhra Pradesh:... 
Govt proposes scrapping minimum cap... 
Go First inducts 55th Airbus A320ne... 
Kurhani by-poll: Tejashwi plays emo... 
Delhi HC grants injunction against ...