Shashi Kapoor receives the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award

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Bollywood legend Shashi Kapoor has received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contributions towards Indian Cinema. The 77 year old actor, which is famed for his blockbuster hits like Jab Jab Phool Khile, Deewaar and Kabhi Kabhie, is the 46th winner of this honour, which has gone to people of exemplary talent.

Shashi Kapoor made his debut in Dharmputra, before becoming a Bollywood icon in the 1960s and 70s. He is also known for being one of the first Bollywood actors to star in international films; including famous Merchant-Ivory films like Shakespeare Wallah, Bombay Talke and Heat and Dust.

The winner of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award normally receives a Golden Lotus, a shawl and a cash prize of 10 lakhs.

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