The face of cinema has been gradually changing, and we’ve come a long way in terms of women being recognised and critically acclaimed for their work in the film industry. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest award in the field of cinema, has been presented annually since 1969.
The esteemed Dadasaheb Phalke Award, which is given for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema, was announced on Monday. Here’s a list of women who bagged the prestigious award this year.
Female Winners Of Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Alia Bhatt for Gangubhai Kathiawadi
Actor Alia Bhatt was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for her incredible performance as Gangu, a sex worker in the Bollywood film Gangubai Kathiawadi. She also received the Best Actor Award for Brahmastra on behalf of her husband, Ranbir Kapoor.
Rekha for Outstanding Contribution to the Film Industry
Veteran actor Rekha was honoured with the award for her outstanding contribution to the film industry.
Sheebha Chandha for Doctor G
Seebha Chandha, who is known for playing the quirkiest and coolest mom roles of our generation, won the award for best supporting female actor for the Bollywood film Doctor G. She portrayed Anshuman Khurrana's loving, friendly, and cool single mother who is unafraid to live her own life. Sharing the photo of the award on her Instagram handle, Chandha wrote, "Been awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke International Awards for Doctor G in the best supporting actor female category. Delighted and grateful. Thank you for this beautiful gift."
Tejasswi Prakash for Naagin
Actor Tejasswi Prakash was awarded "Best Actress in a TV Series" for portraying the dual role of mother and daughter Pratha and Prathana in the fictitious TV series Naagin.
Rupali Ganguly for Anupama
Actor Rupali Ganguly, who plays the titular character Anupama, won the Television Series of the Year award for the TV series Anupama.
Neeti Nohan for Meri Jaan
The melodious romantic song "Meri Jaan" from Gangubai Kathiawadi won the Best Female Singer Award for singer Neeti Mohan.
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