Asha Parekh Receieves Dada Saheb Phalke Award From President


New Delhi: Veteran actor Asha Parekh was on Friday honoured with the Dada Saheb Phalke award, the highest recognition in the field of Indian cinema.

Parekh, 79, was presented the award by President Droupadi Murmu during the 68th National Film Awards ceremony, held at Vigyan Bhawan here.

The veteran said she is grateful to receive the prestigious award a day before her 80th birthday.

The 79-year-old actor, best known for films such as “Dil Deke Dekho”, “Kati Patang”, “Teesri Manzil”, and “Caravan”, is considered one of the most influential actresses of all time in Hindi cinema.

Also a director and producer, Parekh had helmed the acclaimed TV drama “Kora Kagaz” in the late 1990s.

Last year, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2019 was conferred on Rajinikanth.

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