From her iconic roles in Indian cinema to receiving the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, we celebrate the legendary Waheeda Rehman illustrious career. Read all about this well-deserved tribute in this post.
Anurag Thakur, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, announced on Tuesday that veteran actor Waheeda Rehman would receive this year’s Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest recognition in Indian cinema. Known as one of India’s finest actors, Rehman has starred in a number of films, including “Pyaasa”, “CID”, “Guide”, “Kaagaz Ke Phool”, “Khamoshi” and “Trishul”.
The announcement was made on Thakur’s official X account.
For her stellar contribution to Indian cinema, Waheeda Rehman ji is being awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award this year, the minister wrote.
A glittering career for Waheeda Rehman -dadasaheb phalke award
The 85-year-old actress began her acting career with the 1955 Telugu films “Rojulu Maraayi” and “Jayasimha”. In 1956, she made her Hindi debut with “CID”, a film starring Dev Anand.
The legendary actor has appeared in more than 90 films across languages. Her role as a clanswoman in “Reshma and Shera” (1971) earned her the National Film Award.
“At a time when the historic Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam has been passed by Parliament, this lifetime achievement award is a fitting tribute to one of the leading ladies of Indian Cinema and one who has devoted her life after movies to philanthropy and the greater good of society. In his post on the microblogging site, Thakur continued, “I wish her the best of luck and humbly pay my regards to her rich body of work that is an integral part of our film history.