Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday congratulated veteran Bollywood actress Asha Parekh for being selected for prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Terming her as an elegant and graceful actress, Patnaik also wished her good health and long life.
Congratulate veteran actress Asha Parekh Ji on being selected to be conferred with the prestigious #DadasahebPhalkeAward. As an elegant and graceful actress, she has immensely contributed to the growth of Indian Cinema. Wish her a healthy & long life.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) September 27, 2022
The Information & Broadcasting Ministry announced that Parekh will be conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2020. The award will be presented at the National Film Award ceremony in New Delhi.
Announcing the decision, the Union Minister Anurag Thakur said, “I am honoured to announce that the Dadasaheb Phalke Selection Jury has decided to recognise & award Ms Asha Parekh ji for her exemplary lifetime contribution to Indian Cinema.” The Minister also announced that the 68 th National Film Awards will be held on September 30, 2022 and will be presided over by the President Droupadi Murmu.
Parekh was awarded the Padhma Shri in 1992. She also served as the head of Central Board for Film Certification from 1998-2001. The renowned film actress, director and producer started her career as a child actor and
She made her debut as the lead heroine in Dil Deke Dekho. She has acted in over 95 movies, including Kati Patang, Teesri Manzil, Love in Tokyo, Aya Saawan Jhoom Ke, Aan Milo Sajna, Mera Gaon Mera Desh.