Actor Rajinikanth to be awarded with 51st Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 2020.
Union Minister Prakash Javedkar taking to his Twitter handle announced, "Happy to announce #Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2020 to one of the greatest actors in history of Indian cinema Rajnikant ji. His contribution as actor, producer and screenwriter has been iconic. I thank Jury @ashabhosle, @SubhashGhai1, @Mohanlal, @Shankar_Live, #Biswaje tChatterjee"
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
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) April 1, 2021
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 recipient is honoured for their "outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema". The recipient is selected by a committee of distinguished personalities from the Indian film fraternity.
As soon as the news was out, in no time Twitter was flooded with appreciation posts where not only the fans of Rajinikath but also many high personalities congratulated Sir Rajinikanth for the Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2020.
Member of Pariliament PC Mohan tweeted, "Rajinikanth’s journey from Bengaluru Transport Service (BTS) bus conductor to Superstar is a story of grit and determination. His stylized dialogues & screen mannerisms are legion. Heartiest congratulations to Thalaiva @rajinikanth on being awarded the #DadaSahebPhalke for 2021."
Rajinikanth is known as one of the most popular cinematic icons in India, he has also been honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2016 by the Government of India.
Rajinikanth is the 12th South Indian to get this award. The most recent recipient of Dada Saheb Phalke Award is Amitabh Bachchan who was honoured at the 66th National Film Awards ceremony.