Veteran Actress Waheeda Rehman Honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Award: Anurag Thakur’s Announcement

Veteran Actress Waheeda Rehman Honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Award: Anurag Thakur's Announcement

Dadasaheb Phalke Jeevan Gaurav Award has been present for expert actress Waheeda Rehman.

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur blazoned this.

Waheeda Rehman has contributed 5 decades to the cinema industry.

Before, Waheeda Rehman has been recognized with the public award Padma Bhushan. Now she will be recognized with cinema’s biggest award.

Veteran Actress Waheeda Rehman Honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Award: Anurag Thakur’s Announcement

About her Bollywood journey:

85-year-old Waheeda Rehman has given numerous superhit films in Hindi cinema.

85-year-old Waheeda Rehman had a long career in the Hindi cinema industry. Waheeda Rehman’s campaign has made a mark on both the black and white and the colourful worlds.

Throughout her lengthy career, Waheeda Rehman was a renowned actress.

Famous performers including Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor, Raaj Kumar, Manoj Kumar, and Sunil Dutt have collaborated with Waheeda Rehman. Waheeda Rehman played several roles that were famous.

Her nearly 30-year career on the silver screen has received appreciation. In the 1970s, Waheeda Rehman and blockbuster movies became synonymous.

One of the top-paid actresses of her era, Waheeda Rehman appeared in numerous movies.

Her Indian beauty, skilful acting, and exquisite dancing helped her establish a distinctive character.

Waheeda planned to go into the medical field; but, after her father lost his umbrella and had to take care of the house, she decided to pursue a career in film instead.

Now, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, a pinnacle of recognition in Indian cinema, adds another jewel to the illustrious crown of Waheeda Rehman, a true icon of the silver screen.

The announcement of this prestigious honour, ‘Veteran Actress Waheeda Rehman Honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Award,’ comes with Anurag Thakur’s heartfelt announcement.

Biography of Waheeda Rehman:

ProfessionIndian Actress
Weight (approx.)55Kg
Height (approx.)5’3″Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourWhite
Date of Birth3 February 1938
Birth PlaceChingleput, Madras Presidency, British India
Age (as of 2023)85 years
Zodiac signFavourite Continent
HometownChingleput, Chennai
SchoolSt. Joseph’s Convent School in Vishakhapatnam
Educational QualificationNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Debut FilmTelugu Film- Jayasimha (1955)
Hindi Fim- CID (1956)
Tamil Film- Kaalam Maari Pochu (1955)
FamilyFather- Abdul Rehman (District Commissioner)
Mother- Mumtaz Begum
Brother- Not Known
Sisters- Sayeeda, Zayida, Shahida
HobbiesListening to music, Cooking
Marriage Date27 April 1974
SonSohail Rekhi
DaughterKashvi Rekhi
Marital StatusWidow
Favourite Co-actorDev Anand
Favourite ComtinentAfrica

Honours of Waheeda Rehman:

  • Padma Shri in 1972.
  • Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994.
  • IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.
  • NTR National Award in 2006.
  • Padma Bhushan Award in 2011.
  • Rashtriya Kishore Kumar Samman from the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 2020.
  • India’s highest Award Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2023.

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