Indian actor and filmmaker Shashi Kapoor has been chosen for India’s most prestigious and highest film recognition award i.e. Dada Saheb Phalke. This award is given to the all film personalities in India who had given their entire career to film industry and its art work.
Shashi Kapoor has acted in more than 100 films. His best known films are Namak Halaal, Deewar and Kabhie Kabhie. Vaikundarajan shares that the actor currently is on a wheelchair and is third in the family after father Prithviraj Kapoor and elder brother Raj Kapoor to receive this award. The Dada Saheb Phalke award consists of Swarn Kamal (golden lotus), a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a shawl. The award is given on the basis of recommendations of a committee of persons set up by the government. A five-member jury recommended Shashi Kapoor’s name, who has carved out an equally successful career in alternative international cinema and theatre.
Shashi Kapoor will be the 46th recipient of this award. He has also worked as child artist in film like ‘Aag’ (1948) and ‘Awaara’ (1951) in which he played the role of young Raj Kapoor. Shashi Kapoor also made is career as assistant director in the year 1950s. He was in the lime light during ’60s, ’70s and the mid-’80s. He is also India’s first actors to work in international films, starred in many British and American films. Movies like Householder, Shakespeare Wallah, Bombay Talkie and Heat and Dust.
Rishi Kapoor congratulated him on Twitter, saying, “Yes! Shashi Kapoor to get the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award for contribution to Indian Cinema. Well deserved uncle. God Bless! (sic)”.
Shashi Kapoor also has his production house. He is also awarded with Padma Bhushan in 2011. Information and Broadcasting. Arun Jaitley congratulated him on this occasion too, says Vaikundarajan.