Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2020 goes to veteran actress Asha Parekh!

As we all know that the legendary veteran star Asha Parekh made her debut as a child artist in Hindi film industry with the 1952 film Aasmaan and is popular for her roles in films like Do Badan, Upkar and Caravan, among several others. As per recent media news, she will be honoured with the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 2020. The awards were delayed by a year due to the corona pandemic.

These prestigious awards will be given at the 68th National Film Awards ceremony on September 30th. A media news source tweets, “Dada Saheb Phalke Award to be conferred to actor Asha Parekh this year: Union Minister Anurag Thakur.”

Furthermore, a five-member jury of Hema Malini, Poonam Dhillon, TS Nagabharana, Udit Narayan and Asha Bhosle nominated her. The veteran actress also received the Padma Shri Award in 1992 and was also the first female chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (Censor Board) of India. Lastly, the veteran actress was also a judge on the reality show Tyohaar Dhamaaka.

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