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Shashi Kapoor to get Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Shashi Kapoor  to get Dadasaheb Phalke Award
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Shashi Kapoor, whose nuanced acts in memorable films like Deewar, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Trishul and Kabhi Kabhie captivated Hindi film buffs, will be conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2014, it was announced on Monday. The veteran actor-producer, 77, is the 46th winner of the honour, conferred by the government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of
Indian Cinema.

“Yessssssss! Shashi Kapoor to get the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award for contribution to Indian Cinema. Well deserved uncle. God Bless,” his nephew, actor Rishi Kapoor, tweeted soon after the news broke. “Third Padma Bhushan and third Phalke award in the family. Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor being the other recipients,” he added.

Born in 1938, Shashi is a well-known actor and producer from the famous Kapoor family, a film dynasty in Bollywood. The younger brother of late Raj and Shammi Kapoor, who were both actors par excellence, he started his tryst with acting at the age of four, with plays directed and produced by his father Prithviraj Kapoor.
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