Dadasaheb Phalke for Ranijikanth
Updated: Apr 6
The honour is considered India’s highest award in cinema.
The Centre on Thursday announced the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Rajinikanth for his contribution as an actor, producer and screenwriter.
Announcing the decision in New Delhi, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “For the past 50 years, Rajinikanth has been ruling the film industry. His work is like the sun. Through his talent and hard work, he has made a space for himself in the hearts of millions of people.” The award will be presented to Rajinikanth on May 3.
“Happy to announce #Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2019 to one of the greatest actors in history of Indian cinema Rajinikantji. His contribution as actor, producer and screenwriter has been iconic,” Mr. Javadekar later tweeted.
Instituted in 1969, the award is the highest honour for an artiste in Indian cinema.