On 29 December, Amitabh Bachchan received the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award for his contribution to Indian cinema. The legendary actor was awarded by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi.
The award is named after the father of Indian cinema, Dhundiraj Govind Phalke. It is awarded by the government to those who have contributed immensely to Indian cinema. It is India’s highest honour given in the field of cinematic art.
After receiving the award, Bachchan expressed gratitude and spoke about how he looks forward to more fulfilling work in the future.
Amitabh Bachchan has starred, and continues to do so, in almost 200 films during his Bollywood career spanning almost five decades. Some of his biggest hits include Sholay, Zanjeer, and Deewar. He is also the host of the famous Indian quiz reality show Kaun Banega Crorepati.