Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal get Padma Shri

Bengali film icons Supriya Devi and Sabitri Chatterjee, Bollywood's "Ooh la la" girl Vidya Balan, veteran actor Paresh Rawal, filmmaker Santosh Sivan, animation veteran Ram Mohan and writer Sooni Taraporevala have been named for t

Saturday, January 25, 2014   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 0 Comments  |  478 Views

cidya balan and paresh rawal

Bengali film icons Supriya Devi and Sabitri Chatterjee, Bollywood's "Ooh la la" girl Vidya Balan, veteran actor Paresh Rawal, filmmaker Santosh Sivan, animation veteran Ram Mohan and writer Sooni Taraporevala have been named for the Padma Shri awards announced on the eve of the 65th Republic Day.

Vidya has come a long way from being a bespectacled character on TV show "Hum Paanch" to being a National award-winning actress and defying her fashion critics time and again with her acting skills. A versatile talent, she has delivered impeccable and power-packed performances in films like "The Dirty Picture" and "Kahaani".

A theatre and film veteran, Paresh Rawal started his tryst with showbiz in 1984. He has essayed serious, villainous and comical roles with a rare ease and finesse. His performance in the 2012 film "OMG! Oh My God" was widely lauded.

From West Bengal, which has a pool of acting talent, veteran actresses Supriya Devi and Sabitri Chatterjee, both of whom have a vast filmography spread over five long decades, have been named for the coveted title.

Ram Mohan, the doyen of the Indian animation industry, with a career spanning more than 50 years, runs Graphiti Studio at Mumbai. He also runs an animation school there.

Among the awardees this year is also Santosh Sivan, a widely acclaimed filmmaker, whose National Award-winning films include "Halo", "Terrorist", "Malli" and "Navarasa".

There is also Taraporevala, who has penned scripts like "Salaam Bombay!", "Mississippi Masala" and "The Namesake", and has directed "Little Zizou".


Do you like this article?

Posted by: India-Forums.com Staff
User Rating User Rating(0 Votes)
Views 478

User Comments & Ratings

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Use Quick Login to comment.

Related Celebrities

Vidya Balan Vidya Balan
(175)
(132)
(152)

Paresh Rawal Paresh Rawal
(25)
(67)
(88)

Supriya Devi Supriya Devi

Santosh Sivan Santosh Sivan
(1)
(1)

Sabitri Chatterjee Sabitri Chatterjee

Related Movies

The Dirty Picture The Dirty Picture
Year 2011
(8)
(8)
(6)
(30)

Kahaani Kahaani
Year 2012
(9)
(4)
(1)
(12)

OMG! Oh My God OMG! Oh My God
Year 2012
(4)
(15)
(2)
(15)

Bollywood Hot N' Happening Articles Index

 


Bollywood Search

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.