Priyanka Chopra To Be Awarded With Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2016

Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation has announced that Priyanka Chopra to be conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2016 in best actress of the year category. This would be Priyanka’s second award from the Foundation after she received her first award for ‘Most Memorable Performance’ for 2011 film Saath Khoon Maaf. 

The Dadasaheb Film Foundation will honour the actress with the Best Actress of the Year award on the occasion of 147th Dadasaheb Phalke Jayanti in Mumbai on April 24 2016. The 33 year old actress bagged the award for her performance in the bollywood movie Bajirao Mastani

Apart from this award, the actress has also been awarded with Padma Shri in 2016. She also became the first South Asian actor to win People’s Choice Awards (Favourite actress) for her role as FBI agent in American TV show Quantico. She also went on to present the Oscars in 2016. The actress also made to Hollywood film project Baywatch recently. 

For the year 2015, the 47th Dadasaheb Phalke Award was awarded to the veteran film actor and director Manoj Kumar. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in cinema. It is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The Award consists of a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of 10 lakhs rupees and a shawl.

Extra Info : 
Instituted : 1969
First awarded : 1969
Total awarded Till Now : 47
First awardee’s : Devika Rani
So let’s discuss some questions related to this article : 
1. Name the actress who has been conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2016 ?
2. The Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award is organised by which ministry ?
3. Who has won the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for the year 2015 ?

Courtesy : Times Of India


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