Dadasaheb Phalke award for Pran

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 11:55 hrs
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The arch villain of Bollywood, Pran Krishan Sikand - or Pran as he is popularly known - was named for the Dadasaheb Phalke award.

The actor turned 93 in February this year.

Confirming the news, a source from the Information & Broadcasting Ministry said, "Yes, he (Pran) is getting Dadasaheb Phalke award."

Pran acted in over 400 movies in a career spanning over six decades and played a vast range of roles from hero to villain to character artist.

He became a symbol of villainy after his portrayals of a bad guy in a series of films including hits such as Madhumati, Ziddi and Ram Aur Shyam.

While he rocked as a villain, he was equally good when he stepped into character roles and won many hearts as the loveable Mangal chacha in Upkar, thoroughly entertained as the street-smart fraud in Victoria No.203, and epitomised on-screen friendship in the role of a rough but kind Pathan in Zanjeer.

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