Its a great news for all yesteryears star hero Shashi Kapoor fans as this legendary artiste finally received prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award for his contribution to Indian cinema. The 77-year-old yesteryears’ star is the 46th winner of the prestigious award, which is given out to honour outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema
As we all know , The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in cinema. It is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Shashi Kapoor has featured in over 160 movies and won three National Awards in his illustrious career. The actor is best known for his performances in films like “Jab Jab Phool Khile”, “Deewar”, “Kabhi Kabhie” and “New Delhi Times”.
Before Shashi Kapoor, Telugu cinema legends Akkineni Nageswara Raoa and Movie Moghul Ramanaidu were conferred with this prestigious award. The award comprises a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl, and 10,00000/- cash prize too.