One of the renowned Actors and Superstars Rajinikanth will be bestowed with the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, announced by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar at his residence on Thursday.
Every single year India gives this award to a film actor or actress. This year the selection has been made by a jury composing Asha Bhonsle, Biswajit Chatterjee, Shankar Mahadevan, Mohanlal, and Subash Ghai. the decision has been made collectively that Superstar Rajinikanth is awarded with the auspicious award- “Dada Saheb Phalke Award and we all accept it.
The award is for the year 2019, and it got delayed due to some circumstances and majorly due to the coronavirus global pandemic.
Five days ahead of the Tamil Nadu poll, Modi administrations and government declared the award for his contributions as an actor, a screenwriter, and a producer.
Mr. Javadekar later tweeted- “#Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2019 to one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian Cinema Rajinikanth Ji. His contributions as actor, producer, and screenwriter have been iconic”.
Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, professionally known by the name of Rajinikanth. He works primarily in Tamil Cinema. Additionally, he has also worked as a producer and screenwriter. He won several awards including four Tamil Nadu State Film best Actor Awards, and a Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award. Also, he was honored by the Indian Government with Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2021). In 2000, he got Padma Bhushan and later in 2016 Padma Vibhushan and so many other. He is the second highest grossing actor in Tamil Cinema history, behind veteran M.G. Ramchandran.
Dadasaheb Phalke Award instituted in 1969, is amongst the highest award in indian film sector. It is a annual presented at the National Films Awards Ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals- an organization of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
The award for the year of 2018 (last) was presented to another Bollywood superstar “Amitabh Bachan”, since then there had been no nominee due to the covid-19 outbreak.