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Actor Rajinikanth receives Dadasaheb Phalke Rajinikanth
Image: Rajinikanth Twitter page

Actor Rajinikanth receives Dadasaheb Phalke

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Oct 2021, 06:04 pm

New Delhi/UNI: Superstar Rajinikanth was awarded the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award at the 67th National Film Awards ceremony on Monday for his unprecedented contribution to the field of cinema.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Information and Union Minister for Broadcasting Anurag Thakur presented Rajinikant with the highest honor in Indian cinema.

Rajinikanth has become the 51st recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

"Congratulations Sh @rajinikanth ji on receiving India's highest film honour the Dadasaheb Phalke Award at the 67th National Film Awards. You are not only a legendary icon, but an institution for the world of Indian Cinema!" Thakur tweeted.

Priyadarshan’s Malayalam period drama 'Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea' won the Best Feature Film.

Late actor Sushant Singh's last big-screen release 'Chhichhore' won the Best Hindi Film award.

The award for Best Actress went to Kangana Ranaut for her performance in Hindi feature films 'Manikarnika' and 'Panga'.

'Manoj Bajpayee and Southern cinestar Dhanush shared the honor of Best Actor for their performance in 'Bhonsle' and 'Asuran', respectively.

Pallavi Joshi won the award for Best Supporting Actress for 'The Tashkent Files', a movie based on the second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.

The award for Best Supporting Actor was given to Vijay Sethupathi for his performance in 'Super Deluxe'.

The 67th National Film awards were announced in March 2021 but honoured the best in cinema in 2019. The awards were postponed due to the pandemic.