Anurag Thakur announced that Waheeda Rehman will be honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award.
Waheeda Rehman is the most recent Bollywood actress to receive the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke award. It was given to Asha Parekh last year.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has announced that renowned actor Waheeda Rehman will get the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award this year. The great actor has appeared in films like Guide and Reshma Aur Shera.
Anurag Thakur, the I&B minister, made the news on Twitter on Tuesday. He stated, “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 received critical acclaim for her roles in Hindi films, including Pyaasa, Kaagaz ke Phool, Chaudhavi Ka Chand, Saheb Biwi Aur Ghulam, Guide, Khamoshi, and several others,” he added. She has played characters with extraordinary elegance over the course of her five-decade career, earning her a National Film Award for her performance as a clanswoman in the film Reshma and Shera. Waheeda ji, a Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee, exemplifies the passion, commitment, and power of a Bharatiya Nari who can achieve the greatest level of professional achievement through her hard work.”
“At a time when Parliament has passed the historic Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, her receiving 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 respects to her rich body of work, which is inextricably linked to our film history,” he continued.
Waheeda made her acting debut in the 1955 Telugu film Rojulu Marayi. Many of her films include Pyaasa (1957), Guide (1965), Khamoshi (1969), Phagun (1973), Kabhi Kabhie (1976), Chandni (1989), Lamhe (1991), Rang De Basanti (2006), and Delhi 6 (2009).