April 13, 2013
Veteran actor Pran was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the highest cinematic honour bestowed annually by the Government of India.
The 93-year-old actor who has appeared in 350 films from the 1940s to the 1990s is known for his portrayal of both positive and negative roles with equal passion. Among Pran's most notable films are Ram Aur Shyam, Purab aur Paschim, Karz, Upkaar, Zanjeer, Don, Amar Akbar Anthony to name a few.