Veteran actor Waheeda Rehman received the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award this year. Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur took to his official Twitter account to make the announcement. The highest recognition in the field of Indian cinema.
In a post on Twitter, Anurag Thakur wrote: “I feel an immense sense of happiness and honor in announcing that Waheeda Rehman ji is being bestowed with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award this year for her stellar contribution to Indian Cinema.”
Waheeda ji has been critically acclaimed for her roles in Hindi films, prominent among them, Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Chaudhavi Ka Chand, Saheb Biwi Aur Ghulam, Guide, Khamoshi, and several others. In her career spanning over 5 decades. She has essayed her roles with extreme finesse. Leading to a National Film Award for her role as a clanswoman in the film Reshma and Shera. A Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee, Waheeda ji has exemplified dedication, commitment, and honor. And the strength of a Bharatiya Nari who can achieve the highest level of professional excellence with her hard work.
At a time when the historic Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam has been passed by Parliament. Being awarded this lifetime achievement award is a fitting tribute to one of the leading ladies of Indian Cinema. And one who has dedicated her life after films to philanthropy and the greater good of society.
I congratulate her and humbly pay my regards to her rich body of work that is an intrinsic part of our film history.
Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award
Veteran actor Waheeda Rehman declared the recipient of the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award this year
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— ANI (@ANI) September 26, 2023
I feel an immense sense of happiness and honour in announcing that Waheeda Rehman ji is being bestowed with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award this year for her stellar contribution to Indian Cinema.
Waheeda ji has been critically acclaimed for her…
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) September 26, 2023