Ms. Waheeda Rehman to be honoured with 53rd Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award

Union Minister Shri Anurag Thakur has today announced that legendary actress Ms. Waheeda Rehman will be honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2021.

The Minister has highlighted that Ms. Rehman 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. On her acting prowess, the Minister has said that “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.

She is a Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee.

The award will be presented during the 69th National Film Awards ceremony.

The following members were part of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award Selection Committee:

  1. Ms Asha Parekh
  2. Mr Chiranjeevi
  3. Mr Paresh Rawal
  4. Mr Prosenjit Chatterjee
  5. Mr Shekhar Kapur

With her acting prowess, Waheeda Rehman went on to win a plethora of awards. She won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her roles in Guide (1965) and Neel Kamal (1968). The actress also won the National Award for Best Actress (1971) and was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1972, later receiving the Padma Bhushan in 2011. Waheeda Rehman has worked in more than 90 films, in a career spanning over five decades and has received significant critical acclaim.

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