Veteran actor – produce Shashi Kapoor has been named for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award.
The performer who turned 77 on the eighteenth of this current month is known for his exhibitions in movies like ‘Punch Phool Khile’, “Deewar” and ‘Kabhi Kabhie’. He ventured into the universe of acting at four years old, when he used to perform in plays coordinated by his dad Prithviraj Kapoor.
Shashi Kapoor has got the National Award for best performer for the film New Delhi Times in 1986, National Film Award – Special Jury Award/ Special Mention (Feature Film) for Muhafiz (1993) and the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi (as Producer) for Junoon in 1979.
Alongside acting in films, he has filled in as a film director and assistant director. He functioned as an associate director for the introduction film of Sunil Dutt titled ‘Post Box 999′.
He has showed up in 160 motion pictures all together, 12 being in English and the rest in Hindi. He was additionally respected with the Padma Bhushan Award by the Government of India in the year 2011