Veteran Hindi actor Pran to receive the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award

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Friday, Apr 12, 2013

Veteran Hindi actor Pran to receive the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award

The Dadasaheb Phalke award, presented by Central Government, is considered the most prestigious in the Indian cine field.  The Central Government has announced that Hindi actor Pran would receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year.


Pran turns out the 60th person to receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.  The award comprises a Golden Lotus medallion, Rs 10 lakh prize amount, and a shawl. 

Pran did villain roles and character roles in Hindi movies between 1920 and 1990.  So far, Pran has done about 350 movies.  Pran’s name took place in the CNN Top 25 List the last 2010.  Pran has received the Film Fare’s Lifetime Achievers Award and best Supporting Actor Award.  In 2001, he received the Padma Bhushan Award from Central Government.

 
In 2010, director Balachander received the Phalke Award.  In 2011, Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee received the award. The last year, nobody was presented the award.

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