Pran gets Dadasaheb Phalke Award

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    Dadasaheb Phalke awardee Pran in a still from one of his movies. (HT Photo)

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    Pran with Maharashtra PWD minister Chaggan Bhujbal and Manoj Kumar at the ceremony when the Dadasaheb Phalke Award was conferred upon late Dev Anand in 2010. (HT ...

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    Ashok Kumar and Pran in one of the frames of film Apna Kaun. (HT Photo)

  • The actor receiving Padma Bhushan from the then President KR Narayanan at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on March 21, 2001. (HT Photo)

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    Pran and Shashi Kapoor in an intense scene from Do Musafir. (HT Photo)

  • Pran with daughter Pinky Bhalla during one of his birthday parties. (HT Photo)

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    Two villains Pran and Prem Chopra together at a party in Mumbai. (HT Photo)

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    Pran’s picture clicked on September 5, 2001. (HT Photo)

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    One of the onscreen avatars of the legendary villain. (HT Photo)

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    Pran played a variety of roles in Hindi cinema. At one point of time, he was paid more than the heroes in Bollywood. (HT Photo)

Legendary actor Pran, 93, will be honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award as announced Friday.

Pran Krishan Sikand, popularly known as Pran, is an award-winning actor. Known for giving dark character, the villain, a cool makeover in Bollywood, his career spanned over six decades.

Soumitra Chatterjee and E Nageshwar Rao's names were also in the running for this prestigious award.

In the past Dilip Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Dev Anand and Yash Chopra have been honoured with the award.

Pran has appeared in over 350 films and has been awarded Padma Bhushan by the Government of India, for his contribution to Indian cinema.

The actor is best known for his performance in films like Zanjeer, Half Ticket, Don among several others.


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