One of the most prestigious awards Dada Saheb Phalke award was announced today. Veteran actor Asha Parekh will be honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2020, the highest recognition in the field of Indian cinema, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur said on Tuesday.
An official source added, "Dada Saheb Phalke Award to be conferred to actor Asha Parekh this year: Union Minister Anurag Thakur," Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival with a caption that read, “Congratulations to Asha Parekh for winning the award for Outstanding Contribution To Film Industry at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards2022. Your hard work and perseverance have paid off. Team DPIFF wishes you good luck in your future endeavors.”
On the work front, Asha Parekh has worked in various movies. The actress made her debuted in the film Dil Deke Dekho (1959) opposite Shammi Kapoor. Earlier, Asha had started her career as a child artist with the name Baby Asha Parekh and featured in Maa (1952) and Baap Beti (1954). Asha featured in many movies throughout her career such as Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai (1961), Teesri Manzil and Do Badan (1966), Kati Patang (1970), Caravan (1971), and Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978) among others. In the 90s, Asha featured in fewer films. She was seen in Professor Ki Padosan and Bhagyawan (1993), Ghar Ki Izzat (1994) and Andolan (1995).
About Dadasaheb Phalke awards
The Dadasaheb Phalke award is one of the most prestigious awards in India. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the highest award in cinema. It is annually presented at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals. The award is named after Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke. Dadasaheb Phalke is regarded as the ‘father of Indian cinema.