Actor Rajinikanth to be honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted on Thursday that actor Rajinikanth will be honoured with the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

BJP national general secretary CT Ravi and actor-turned-politician Kamal Hassan congratulated him on Twitter.

Playback singer Asha Bhosle, director-producer Subhash Ghai, Malayalam superstar Mohanlal, music composer Shankar Mahadevan and actor Biswajeet Chatterjee are on this year’s jury for the award.

Rajinikanth has previously been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan, the second and third highest civilian awards in India. He also happens to be the 12th South Indian to be conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke award.

Edited by- Garima Sadhwani, with agency inputs