Ali Zafar to receive the prestigious DADASAHEB PHALKE ACADEMY Award

Ali Zafar

With three hit movies in a row, Ali Zafar has earned himself immense respect and goodwill in Bollywood over just two years.

Having nominated for several awards last year, it was this year that Ali Zafar received his first Stardust awardin Superstar of Tomorrow category. Now there is another good news for the nation. This talented actor will be bringing a Phalke Academy Award home from the “143rd DADASAHEB PHALKE ACADEMY AWARDS” ceremony. This event is held annually regarding the celebration of Dada SahebPhalkeJayanti where most senior members of various craft of film production sector including producers, distributors, exhibitors and actors are honored by presenting trophies for their outstanding services to the film Industry.

It is a prestigious event for Indian cinema and every Bolywood actor dreams of being honored with Phalke.DadasahebPhalkeis known as the pioneer of the Indian Film Industry. He made the first Indian motion picture “Raja Harishchandra” in the year 1913.The annual event will be held at Mumbai’s Tulip Star, Juhu on May 3 and will honour some of the biggest stars in the film industry.

Not to be confused with the Government of India’s ‘DadasahebPhalke Award’, veterans like Amitabh Bachchan and VinodKhanna will be present to receive the PhalkeRatna and Legendary Actor trophies respectively. Some of the other prominent awardees at this 143rdevent are WaheedaRehman, Tanuja, SairaBanu, Tanuja and VidyaBalan.
DADASAHEB PHALKE ACADEMY 2012 – PROMINENT AWARDEES LIST

1

Amitabh Bachchan Phalke Ratna

2

Tanuja Legendary Actress

3

Vinod Khanna Legendary Actor

4

Ali Zafar Phalke New Talent Award

5

Ajay Devgan (Singham) Outstanding Performance

6

Vidya Balan Phalke Memorable Performance Award
(The Dirty Picture)

7

Waheeda Rehman Phalke Icon Cine Artiste Award

8

Saira Banu – Dilip Kumar Saraswatibai Phalke Award

9

Rohit Shetty Best Classical & Commercial Director

10

Dilip Sen- Sameer Sen – Parivar Phalke Kalpataru Award – Jamaal Sen

11

Chaitanya Padukone Senior Film Journalist

12

Ekta Kapoor Phalke Icon Producer Award – Film & Television

13

Ram Kapoor Best Actor Television
(Bade Achhe Lagte Hain)

14

Saakshi Tanvar Best Television Actress
(Bade Achhe Lagte Hain)

15

Parineeti Chopra Phalke New Talent Award

16

Farhan Akhtar Best Commercial Film
(Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara)

17

Prakash Raj Phalke Versatile Cine Star

18

Ram Gopal Gupta Phalke Senior Most Producer

19

Gurudas Maan Phalke Versatile Singer Award

20

Neila Devi Phalke Golden Era Award
(Shammi Kapoor’s wife)