New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actress Waheeda Rehman has been conferred with the Dada Saheb Phalke award. “I feel an immense sense of happiness and honour in announcing that Waheeda Rehman ji is being bestowed with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award this year for her stellar contribution to Indian Cinema. Waheeda ji has been critically acclaimed for her roles in Hindi films, prominent among them, Pyaasa, Kaagaz ke Phool, Chaudhavi Ka Chand, Saheb Biwi Aur Ghulam, Guide, Khamoshi and several others”, Union Minister Anurag Thakur wrote on X (formerly Twitter).
He added, “A Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee, Waheeda ji has exemplified dedication, commitment and the strength of a Bharatiya Nari who can achieve the highest level of professional excellence with her hard work. At a time when the historic Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam has been passed by Parliament, her being awarded this lifetime achievement award is a fitting tribute to one of the leading ladies of Indian Cinema and one who has dedicated her life after films to philanthropy and the greater good of society”.
Waheeda Rehman Gets Dadasaheb Phalke: Read Anurag Thakur’s Full Statement
I feel an immense sense of happiness and honour in announcing that Waheeda Rehman ji is being bestowed with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award this year for her stellar contribution to Indian Cinema.
Waheeda ji has been critically acclaimed for her…
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) September 26, 2023
Waheeda Rehman’s Iconic Bollywood Movies
Waheeda Rehman is considered one of the most talented and versatile actresses in the history of Indian cinema. She was known for her grace, elegance, and ability to portray a wide range of characters. She remains an iconic figure in Indian cinema and continues to be remembered for her contributions to the industry.
Some of her most notable films include:
Pyaasa (1957): In this classic film directed by Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman played the role of Gulabo, a prostitute. The film is considered one of the finest examples of Indian cinema’s Golden Age.
Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959): Directed by Guru Dutt, this film is another classic where Waheeda Rehman portrayed the character of Shanti. It is a poignant tale of a film director’s downfall.
Guide (1965): Directed by Vijay Anand, this film is one of her most celebrated works. She played the role of Rosie, a dancer who aspires to become a successful actress. Her performance in “Guide” is highly acclaimed.
Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960): Waheeda Rehman starred opposite Guru Dutt in this film. She played the role of Aslam’s wife, Jameela. The film is known for its beautiful song “Chaudhvin Ka Chand Ho.”
Kabhi Kabhie (1976): In this film directed by Yash Chopra, she played the role of Pooja Khanna, a woman who faces complex relationships and emotions.
Her career in acting began in the late 1950s, and she quickly gained recognition for her acting prowess and beauty.