Well-known veteran actress Asha Parekh made her debut as a child artist in Hindi film industry with the 1952 film Aasmaan and is best known for roles in movies like Do Badan, Upkar and Caravan, among many others. Now, as per media update, she will be honoured with the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 2020. The awards were delayed by a year due to the pandemic.
The awards will be given at the 68th National Film Awards ceremony on September 30th. A media news source tweets, “Dada Saheb Phalke Award to be conferred to actor Asha Parekh this year: Union Minister Anurag Thakur.”
A five-member jury of Hema Malini, Poonam Dhillon, TS Nagabharana, Udit Narayan and Asha Bhosle nominated her. The veteran actress also received the Padma Shri Award in 1992 and was also the first female chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (Censor Board) of India. The actress was also a judge on the reality show Tyohaar Dhamaaka.