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Amitabh Bachchan Venerated with Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Amitabh Bachchan was unable to attend the National Film Awards ceremony last Monday due to being unwell. On this, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar had told that the actor will be conferred with Dada Saheb Phalke honor on December 29.
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Big B started his career in films as a voice narrator in 1969.


Amitabh Bachchan made his acting debut in 1969 with a Black & White Movie named ‘Saat Hindustani’ in which he had acted in a role of a Dumb.

Amitabh has also achieved 4 National Awards for some of his extraordinary acting skill in ‘Agneepath’, ‘Black’,’ Paa’ including ‘Piku’.

The actor has also been conferred with the award of ‘Padma Vibhushan’, which is the country’s second-highest civilian honor.


Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan was honored with the prestigious ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award’ on Sunday, 29th December 2019. President Ramnath Kovind conferred him this honor at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Amitabh Bachchan thanked everyone after taking the award and also made it clear that he is not going to retire now, he is getting work till he can.


Amitabh Bachchan said “ the auspicious ceremony of Dadasaheb Phalke Award started about 50 years ago and I have been working in the industry for almost 50 years. He said, ‘When this award was announced, a doubt arose in my mind whether there was any indication to me that brother that you have done a lot of work, now sit back and relax”. 


The Dada ‘Saheb Phalke Award’ for the year 2018 was awarded by the President of India to the 77-year-old charismatic actor of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan for his remarkable contribution to the film industry.


The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, instituted in 1969, is named after Dhundiraj Govind Phalke who is called the father of Indian cinema. The award consists of a Swarna Kamal, a shawl along with a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.

 He made his acting debut in Saat Hindustani in 1969. He has also received the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second-highest civilian honor in 2015.

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