Veteran actor and producer, Shashi Kapoor has been selected for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award for the year 2014. He is the third member from the Kapoor clan to receive this award after Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor. He will be honoured with this award, at the 62nd National Film Awards Ceremony.
In fact, his nephew, Rishi Kapoor even tweeted about it. The tweet read, "Yessssssss! Shashi Kapoor to get the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award for contribution to Indian Cinema. Well deserved uncle. God Bless!"
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Shashi Kapoor debuted as a child actor, at the age of four, in the plays directed by his father, Prithviraj Kapoor and later as a leading hero in the 1961 film, 'Dharmputra'. He was an extremely popular actor in the 60s and 70s. The actor is known for his performances in films like 'Deewar', 'Jab Jab Phool Khile', 'Kabhi Kabhie', 'Satyam Shivam Sundaram', 'Silsila' and others. Not only that but, he even acted in many British and American films. In 1978, he set up his production house, Film Valas, which produced critically acclaimed films such as Junoon (1978), Kalyug (1981), 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981), Vijeta (1982) and Utsav (1984).
The Dada Saheb Phalke award is India's highest award in cinema. It comprises of a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakhs.