From Rajinikanth to Priyanka Chopra, here's a look at the recipients of the Padma Awards

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh with the awardees, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on April 12, 2016. PIB

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President, M. Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with the awardees at a Civil Investiture Ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Tuesday. Image Courtesy: PIB

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh with the awardees, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on April 12, 2016.

Padma Awards were instituted in the year 1954. The awards are the highest civilian awards in India and those selected for it are famous for their contribution to Indian social, cultural, economical, political or other spheres of life. Image courtesy: PIB

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Vibhushan Award to Shri Rajinikanth, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on April 12, 2016. PIB

Godfather of Tamil cinema, Rajinikanth, was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan. It is the second highest civilian award. President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the award at a glamorous ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Image courtesy: PIB

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Ms. Priyanka Chopra, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on April 12, 2016. PIB

After having won international acclaim for her role in 'Quantico', actor Priyanka Chopra was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour. The actor recently won a role in the Hollywood film 'Baywatch', alongside Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. Image courtesy: PIB

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Bhushan Award to Sania Mirza, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on April 12, 2016. PIB

After a great year where Sania Mirza and her partner Martina Hingis soared to a 41-match winning streak which finally came to an end with a shock defeat at the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open earlier this year, Mirza received the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour. Image courtesy: PIB

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Bhushan Award to Shri Udit Narayan Jha, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on April 12, 2016. PIB

Bollywood singer Udit Narayan was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to the world of music. On receiving the award, the singer, who has composed hits like "Pardesi pardesi", "Taal se taal mila" and "Pehla Nasha" touched the President's feet. Image courtesy: PIB