Padma Shri award is one of the prestigious award and is the fourth highest civilian award, which is awarded to the citizens of India who made a distinguished contribution in fields such as arts, education, industry, literature, science, sports, medicine, social service and public affairs.
Every year , list of the awardees is made . In the year 2020 many celebs of Bollywood industry and renowned directors got this special one . Karan johar , Ekta Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Adnan Sami are being conferred this prestigious award for their performance in the field of art and films .
Our today’s story is about the Bollywood celebrities that’ve received the Padma Shri in the past.
Let’s have a look:
1. Shah Rukh Khan
King Khan has given many notable performances in movies like Devdas, Chak De India, Swades and many more. The superstar received the Padma Shri in 2005.
2. Aamir Khan
The actor and director has been the recipient for many awards such as Filmfare, National Film award and an Academy nomination too. He was conferred with the Padma Shri award in the year in 2003 .
3. Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan rose to fame with iconic roles in movies such as Dil Chahta Hai and Kal Ho Na Ho. He won the Padma Shri in 2004.
4. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
One of the most successful actresses and winner of the 1994 Miss World Pageant, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was conferred with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in the year 2009.
5. Amitabh Bachchan
The superstar Mr. Amitabh Bachchan , who is now in his golden age of 77-year- got Padma Shri in 1984 .
6. Akshay Kumar
The actor who has starred in more than 100 films since the ’90s has proved to be one of the most successful in the industry. He received the Padma Shri award in the year 2009.
7. Madhuri Dixit
The evergreen actress who was one of the highest paid actresses from the late ’80s to the early ’00s, was conferred with the Padma Shri award in 2008.
8. Irrfan Khan
The actor, who was awarded the Padma Shri in 2011, has been critically acclaimed for many of his roles in movies such as Haider, Piku, Talvar and many more.
The actress has given some iconic performances in films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Baazigar, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and she was conferred the Padma Shri in 2011.
10. Vidya Balan
The actress who has been a pioneer when it comes to female-led films in the industry with movies such as No One Killed Jessica, Kahaani, The Dirty Picture. She received the Padma Shri in the year 2014.
11. Kamal Haasan
The actor and producer, who has made a notable contribution in the Tamil and Hindi film industry. He received the Padma Shri in 1990 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.
Tabu was conferred the Padma Shri in the year 2011. She has given many critically acclaimed performances such as Maqbool, Cheeni Kum, Haider and Andhadhun.
13. Paresh Rawal
The actor-comedian has been a part of an array of hit bollywood films such as Hera Pheri, Andaz Apna Apna, Welcome, Hungama, Bhool Bhulaiyaa. He received the Padma Shri in 2014.
14. Anupam Kher
The actor has appeared in over 500 films in his career and was conferred with the Padma Shri in 2004 and also the Padma Bhushan in 2016.
15. Sanjay Leela Bhansali
The director, producer, screenwriter and music director was awarded the Padma Shri in 2015. He has directed commercially successful and acclaimed films such as Devdas, Black, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
The late actress, who was regarded as the “first female superstar” of Indian cinema received the Padma Shri award in 2013.
17. Hema Malini
Dream girl, who was one of the highest paid actresses from 1974 to 1980, was conferred the Padma Shri award in the year 2000.
The actress, known for playing strong female characters, has won many awards for roles in movies like Khubsoorat, Khoon Bhari Maand and Umrao Jaan. She won the Padma Shri in 2010.
The actress and iconic dancer, who appeared in over 700 films, was awarded the Padma Shri award by the Government of India in 2009.