Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman to receive Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement award
Indian Cinema icon Waheeda Rehman to be honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement award-
Veteran actor Waheeda Rehman, renowned for her exceptional contributions to Indian cinema, is set to receive the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award. This announcement was made by Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur, on September 26.
A remarkable journey in Indian Cinema
Waheeda Rehman, an iconic figure in the world of Indian cinema, has left an indelible mark with her outstanding performances in numerous films.
Her stellar career boasts memorable roles in classics such as "Pyaasa," "CID," "Guide," "Kaagaz Ke Phool," "Khamoshi," and "Trishul."
A tribute to Indian Cinema's leading lady
Anurag Thakur highlighted the significance of this award, particularly in the context of recent developments in Indian legislation. With the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill in Parliament, he emphasized the timeliness of honoring Waheeda Rehman, acknowledging her dedication to philanthropy and societal well-being beyond her illustrious film career.
A Salute to a living legend
Expressing his congratulations, Minister Thakur paid homage to the 85-year-old veteran star's rich body of work, which has become an integral part of India's cinematic history.
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.— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) September 26, 2023
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He praised her enduring contributions to the world of cinema and her continued impact on the industry.
A Prolific journey
Waheeda Rehman embarked on her acting journey in 1955 with Telugu films "Rojulu Maraayi" and "Jayasimha." She made her mark in Hindi cinema with her role in the 1956 film "CID," starring Dev Anand. Over a career spanning more than five decades, she graced the silver screen in over 90 films across various languages.
Her exceptional talent was recognized with the National Film Award for her role as a clanswoman in "Reshma and Shera" (1971). Additionally, she has received the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards for her remarkable contributions to Indian cinema.
Waheeda Rehman's illustrious journey
• Waheeda Rehman made her acting debut in the 1955 Telugu films "Rojulu Maraayi" and "Jayasimha."
• Her Hindi cinema journey began with "CID" in 1956, alongside Dev Anand.
• Over a career spanning more than five decades, the legendary actress has graced over 90 films across multiple languages.
• In the past, she has been honored with the National Film Award for her role in
"Reshma and Shera" (1971).
• She is also a recipient of the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards.