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Sonakshi with papa Shatru to get Dadasaheb Academy Award

Published: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 11:17 [IST]

Bollywood veteran Shatrughan Sinha and his daughter Sonakshi Sinha (Dabangg fame) have been chosen for this year's Dadasaheb Phakle Academy Awards. While Shatru will be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Academy legendry artiste award, Sonakshi will sweep away Dadasaheb Phalke Academy best debut award.

This starry event will be held on May 3, wherein all the most deserved celebrities of Indian film industry will be bestowed with Dadasaheb Phalke Academy awards. Filmmaker Pahlaj Nihlani, who is one of the trustees of the academy informs, “Shatrughan Sinha has been chosen for the award in recognition of his long innings in the film world and an equally successful run in politics."

The birth anniversary of Dadasaheb, a dignitary of the Indian film industry is celebrated on 30th April. This award recognises the old and new talents in the industry.

Shatrugan is still remembered for his roles in films like, Kalicharan, Dostana, Kala Pathar, Naseeb, etc. He was last seen portraying the role of NT Rama Rao, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chief, in Ram Gopal Varma's Rakta Charitra.

Apart from his strong performances in films, Shatrugan also has a strong hold in politics. He is presently the member of Lok Sabha from Patna Saheb constituency in Bihar. His daughter Sonakshi (23-years-old) came to limelight with her debut film Dabangg, which turned out to be a money spinner for the filmmakers. In the film Sonakshi stars opposite super star Salman Khan.

We at Oneindia congratulate the father-daughter duo for their recent achievement.

Topics: shatrughan sinha, sonakshi sinha, dadasaheb phalke awards
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