The winners of the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award 2013 has been announced. The award is annually given to great figures in cinema for their outstanding performance in show business. It is the 13th Dadasaheb Phalke Academy award which will be held on 30th April at Bhaidas Auditorium in suburban Vile Parle.
Veteran film director Yash Chopra, one of the ace actors, Rajesh Khanna and the fabulous playback singer Asha Bhosale are among the Bollywood legends who will be honored with this prestigious award. The nightingale of Asian music Bhosale will be honored with the Phalke Ratna Award for her valuable contribution to the music world for the last five decades.
Late Yash Chopra will be presented with the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award as the iconic filmmaker for his contribution to Indian film industry. The amazing actor Rajesh Khanna who died in last July will be honored as the first superstar of Indian cinema.
Khanna’s wife Dimple Kapadia will receive Phalke Ever Memorable actor award while their son-in-law, Akshay Kumar will get Best Actor award for Rowdy Rathore. The Phalke Excellent Performance award will be conferred to Manoj Bajapai for his performance in Gangs of Wasseypur. The National Award winner Irrfan Khan will be conferred with Phalke Excellent Performance award for Paan Singh Tomar. The Phalke Versatile Actor award will be given away to actor, Govinda.
Other winners of the award include Arjun Kapoor (Phalke Debut Actor Award), Himesh Reshammiya (Phalke Best Supporting Actor Award), Prem Chopra (Phalke senior actor), Mala Sinha (Phalke Icon Cine Artiste Award) TV actors Disha Vakani and Dilip Joshi will be presented with the best TV actor and actress in small screen category, for their performances in the popular show `Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chashma.
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award ceremony is held annually as a part of Dada Saheb Phalke Jayanti in which the outstanding performers in the film field are honored.