Rajnikanth to be conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Rajnikanth to be conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Superstar  Rajnikanth will be conferred with the prestigious 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced today.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated Shri Rajinikanth after he has been conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Popular across generations, a body of work few can boast of, diverse roles and an endearing personality…that’s Shri @rajinikanth Ji for you. 

It is a matter of immense joy that Thalaiva has been conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Congratulations to him.”

Prakash Javadekar@PrakashJavdekar: Happy to announce the #Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2019 to one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema Rajnikant ji His contribution as actor, producer, and screenwriter has been iconic I thank Jury
Dadasaheb Phalke Awards are managed by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organization set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The award is considered to be one the most prestigious ones for people in the cinema.
Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, popularly known as  Rajinikanth, is a film actor who works primarily in Tamil Cinema. In addition to acting, he has also worked as a producer and screenwriter. He has won many awards, including four Tamil Nadu State Film Best Actor Awards and a Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award. The Government of India has honored him with the Padma Bhushan (2000) and the Padma Vibhushan (2016). He received the Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema at the 4th Vijay Awards.[3] At the 45th International Film Festival of India (2014), he was conferred with the “Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year”. At the 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (2019), he was honored with the Icon of Global Jubilee award. He is the second-highest grossing actor in Tamil cinema history, behind veteran M. G. Ramachandran: Source Wikipedia.


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