Veteran Bollywood actress Asha Parekh will receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2020. On Tuesday afternoon, the news agency ANI tweeted the announcement.
Asha made her professional acting debut in 1959’s Dil Deke Dekho, starring opposite Shammi Kapoor. Asha had previously begun her career as a child performer under the moniker Baby Asha Parekh, appearing in the films Maa (1952) and Baap Beti (1954). Throughout her acting career, Asha appeared in numerous films, including, among others, Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai (1961), Teesri Manzil and Do Badan (1966), Kati Patang (1970), Caravan (1971), and Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978). Asha appeared in less films throughout the 1990s. She appeared in the 1993 films Professor Ki Padosan and Bhagyawan, Ghar Ki Izzat, and Andolan (1995).
Rajnikanth was honoured with the Phalke award for the year 2019.
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