Indian actor Rajinikanth has been honoured with the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award. The Indian government on Thursday announced the award for Rajinikanth for his contributions as an actor, a producer and screenwriter, report agencies.
The country’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar made the announcement at his Delhi residence.“Happy to announce #Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2019 to one of the greatest actors in history of Indian cinema Rajnikant ji. His contribution as actor, producer and screenwriter has been iconic,” Mr. Javadekar later tweeted.
Instituted in 1969, 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 of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.