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Bollywood veteran actress Asha Parekh to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year

Bollywood famous actress Asha Parekh will be honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year. She will be given this award on 30 September. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur has announced this.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Mumbai: Bollywood famous actress Asha Parekh will be honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year. She will be given this award on 30 September. She will be honored with this award for his incomparable contribution to Hindi cinema. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur has announced this.

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Asha Parekh ruled Hindi cinema for many years and she was one of the top actresses of her time. He played many different types of characters in films. She appeared in many superhit films like Kati Patang, Teesri Manzil, Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke, Love in Tokyo.

Born on 2 October 1942, Asha Parekh started her career as a child artist under the name Baby Asha Parekh. Renowned film director Bimal Roy saw her dance at a stage ceremony and took her in Maa (1952) at the age of ten and then repeated her in Baap Beti (1954). The failure of this film disappointed her and even though she did a few more child roles.

At the age of sixteen she tried acting again and made her debut as a heroine. But she was rejected with Vijay Bhatt’s Goonj Uthi Shehnai (1959) for actress Amita, as the filmmaker claimed that she was not fit to become a famous actress. Exactly eight days later, filmmaker Subodh Mukherjee and writer-director Nasir Hussain cast her as the heroine in Dil Deke Dekho (1959) opposite Shammi Kapoor. This made her a big star.

She had a long association with Nasir Hussain from this film. She cast Asha as the heroine in six more of her films, including Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai (1961), Phir Wahi Dil Laya Hoon (1963), Teesri Manzil (1966), Baharon Ke Sapne (1967), Pyaar Ka Mausam ( 1969) and The Caravan (1971). He also did a cameo in his film Manzil Manzil (1984). Asha Parekh was primarily known as the glamor girl/outstanding dancer in most of her films, until director Raj Khosla offered her different roles in three of his films. These films were Do Badan (1966), Chirag (1969) and Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978). Director Shakti Samanta gave him more dramatic roles in his other films, Pagla Kahin Ka (1970) and Kati Patang (1970).

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The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in the field of cinema. In 2019, it was awarded to Rajinikanth. It is given in the memory of Dadasaheb Phalke, who is regarded as the ‘father of Indian cinema’, having made the first Hindi movie, Raja Harishchandra.

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