The honor is considered India's highest award in cinema.
Five days ahead Tamil Nadu ElectionThe Narendra Modi government on Thursday announced the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution as an actor, producer and screenwriter to Rajinikanth.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar made the announcement at his Delhi residence.
"One of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema, happy to announce the # Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 2019. His contribution as an actor, producer and screenwriter has been distinguished, ”Mr. Javadekar later tweeted.
Established in 1969, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India's highest award in cinema. It is presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organization of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, at the National Film Awards ceremony.
The award was judged by a jury consisting of singer Asha Bhosle, director Subhash Ghai, actor Mohanlal, singer Shankar Mahadevan and actor Biswajit Chatterjee.
The last person to receive the award Amitabh Bachchan was in 2018. For the past three years, there was no nominee.
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Rajinikanth three years after taking the first step towards politics It was recently announced that he would not take the pledge, Citing the formation of a new political party and failing health as a reason for not contesting the upcoming assembly elections.
Rajinikanth K. Made his debut with Balachander's 1975 Tamil film Apoorva Ravangal, And has since moved on to feature blockbusters such as language, Padayappa And Inner among others. His next film Annathe is This Diwali is scheduled to release 2021 at the theater.