The Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2020 will be awarded to legendary actress Asha Parekh. Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur made the announcement today. He said he was honoured to announce that the Dadasaheb Phalke Selection Jury has decided to recognise and award Asha Parekh ji for her exemplary lifetime contribution to Indian Cinema. The Minister also announced that the 68th National Film Awards will be held on the 30th of this month to be presided over by President Droupadi Murmu.
Asha Parekh is a renowned Hindi film actress, director and producer and an accomplished Indian classical dancer. Starting her career as a child actor she made her debut as lead heroine in 'Dil Deke Dekho'. She has acted in over 95 movies including celebrated films like Kati Patang, Teesri Manzil, Love in Tokyo, Aya Saawan Jhoom Ke, Aan Milo Sajna, Mera Gaon Mera Desh. Ms Parekh was awarded the Padhma Shri in 1992. She has also served as the head of the Central Board for Film Certification from 1998-2001. (AIR NEWS)