Anushka Sharma to receive Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation Award for efforts as producer

FP Staff

April 09, 2018 14:19:45 IST

Anushka Sharma, producer of movies such as NH10, Phillauri and Pari, will receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award, as reported by Hindustan Times. The award is being given to Anushka by a Mumbai-based organisation called the Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation. The award is being given to Anushka for achieving excellence as a movie producer.

It should be noted that this award, and the organisation, is not the same as the Government of India instituted Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Awarded during the National Awards ceremony held annually in New Delhi, the Indian government's Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the most prestigious, and the India’s highest cinematic honour. Recipient of the government's Dadasaheb Phalke Award include artists like Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar, Gulzar, Pran, K. Balachander and Shyam Benegal, among many others.

Shashi Kapoor and Manoj Kumar recieve the Dadasaheb Phalke Award/Image from YouTube.

Shashi Kapoor and Manoj Kumar recieve the Dadasaheb Phalke Award/Image from YouTube.

On the other hand, the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation awards both TV and film actors, playback singers, music directors, directors, producers, debut artists, regional films (Bhojpuri, Rajasthani, Marathi), and comic actors.

Some previous winners at the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards have been:

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for Most Popular Actor, Director & Writer

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh with his Dadasaheb Phalke Award/Image from Facebook.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh with his Dadasaheb Phalke Award/Image from Facebook.

Shah Rukh Khan for King of Bollywood

Shah Rukh Khan getting the award for King of Bollywood/Image from Facebook.

Shah Rukh Khan getting the award for King of Bollywood/Image from Facebook.

Karanvir Bohra for Best Actor (Male) for Naagin 2

Karanvir Bohra with his Dadasaheb Phalke Award/Image from Facebook.

Karanvir Bohra with his Dadasaheb Phalke Award/Image from Facebook.

Sanaa Khan for Best Debutant for Wajah Tum Ho

Sanaa Khan wins Dadasaheb Phalke award for Wajah Tum Ho/Image from Facebook.

Sanaa Khan wins Dadasaheb Phalke award for Wajah Tum Ho/Image from Facebook.

Arya Babbar for Best Debut for Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanuman

Arya Babbar with his Dadasaheb Phalke Award/Image from Instagram.

Arya Babbar with his Dadasaheb Phalke Award/Image from Instagram.

Others who have received this award, according to the Free Press Journal, are Madhur Bhandarkar, Nushrat Bharucha, bhojpuri superstar Dinesh Lal Yadav, and also actors like Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi, and Manoj Bajpayee.

The Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation has no website; a Facebook page that is hardly maintained, and lists a dead link to a website showcasing its president Ashfaque Khopekar's photography.

 

Updated Date: Apr 09, 2018 14:22 PM