Vinod Khanna honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award


Vinod Khanna is the 49th recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. 2/2”

So proud to hear that my dad has been posthumously awarded India’s highest honour in cinema, the #DadasahebPhalkeAward at the #NationalFilmAwards! In a career spanning over four decades, Khanna was primarily known for his work in Hindi films during the 1970s. He was known for his suave style and composed demeanour. Amar Akbar Anthony, Mere Apne, Hera Pheri, Muqaddar Ka Sikander and Qurbani are just some of the popular films that he has appeared in. His films alongside Amitabh Bachchan are still remembered as some of their best work. 2018-04-13T15:08:29+05:30″>
Updated: April 13, 2018 3:08:29 pm

Vinod Khanna honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Also Read | 65th National Film Awards announcement LIVE UPDATES
In the past, Dadasaheb Phalke Award has been given to celebrated film personalities like music director Naushad, filmmaker Satyajit Ray, filmmaker Raj Kapoor, singer Lata Mangeshkar, actor Dilip Kumar, actor Dev Anand, filmmaker Yash Chopra among many others. Vinod Khanna’s son Rahul Khanna posted on Twitter, “So proud to hear that my dad has been posthumously awarded India’s highest honour in cinema, the #DadasahebPhalkeAward at the #NationalFilmAwards! This award is considered as the highest honour in Indian cinema and is presented annually by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The award is given for a personality’s “outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema”. In his later years, Vinod Khanna appeared in many popular films like Wanted, Dabangg and Dilwale among many others. 1/2” He further wrote, “As we approach his first death anniversary, it’s such a lovely way to celebrate his life and work because, at his core, he wasn’t just an actor but also a lifelong film fan! 2/2
— Rahul Khanna (@R_Khanna) April 13, 2018
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Vinod Khanna passed away in April 2017
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— Rahul Khanna (@R_Khanna) April 13, 2018

As we approach his first death anniversary, it’s such a lovely way to celebrate his life and work because, at his core, he wasn’t just an actor but also a lifelong film fan! Related News
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