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In pics: Rajinikanth, Priyanka Chopra honoured with Padma awards

Rajinikanth, Priyanka Chopra, Sania Mirza and Udit Narayan were among the cine personalities honoured with Padma awards by President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday.

bollywood Updated: Apr 13, 2016 11:17 IST
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Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra with Sania Mirza and Rajinikanth before receiving their Padma awards during the ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT photo)

Film personalities Priyanka Chopra, Rajinikanth and Udit Narayan received Padma awards from President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Tuesday. While Priyanka received the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour, Rajinikanth was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to actress Priyanka Chopra at Padma awards 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)

Priyanka, a former Miss World, has been a part of Hindi cinema for almost a decade and has made India proud globally with her stint in the American TV series, Quantico. She is also shooting for debut Hollwood film, Baywatch, alongside Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. She also took to Twitter to share her thoughts later.

Rajinikanth receiving Padma Vibhushan award from President Pranab Mukherjee. (Arvind Yadav/HT photo)

Rajini, lovingly called ‘Thalaiva’ by his his well-wishers, has worked in both Hindi and Southern films during his three decades-long career. He was accompanied by his wife Latha Rajinikanth at the award ceremony.

Tennis star Sania Mirza also received Padma Bhushan from the President.

Sania Mirza receiving Padma Bhushan award from President Pranab Mukherjee. (Arvind Yadav/HT photo)

Singer Udit Narayan was honoured with a Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour, for his contribution to the world of music. Narayan, who has been a part of the music industry for over three decades, sported a black suit on the occasion.

On receiving the award, the singer, who has crooned hits like Pardesi pardesi, Taal se taal mila and Pehla Nasha, touched the President’s feet.

Actors Ajay Devgn and Anupam Kher and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar received their Padma awards on March 28. Filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda, known for films like I Am Kalam and Kaun Kitne Paani Mein , also received the Padma Shri. Filmmaker SS Rajamouli was also honoured.

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