New Delhi: Veteran actor Asha Parekh will be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year, informed Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur.
Asha Parekh made her acting debut as a child artist. She started acting as aby Asha Parekh and featured in Maa (1952) and Baap Beti (1954). She made her adult debut with Dil Deke Dekho opposite Shammi Kapoor. Throughout her career spanning over decades, Asha featured in many movies including Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai (1961), Teesri Manzil and Do Badan (1966), Kati Patang (1970), Caravan (1971), and Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978) among others. In the 90s, Asha featured in fewer films. She was seen in Professor Ki Padosan and Bhagyawan (1993), Ghar Ki Izzat (1994) and Andolan (1995).
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Asha Parekh was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1992. She was also the first female chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (Censor Board) of India.