The doyen of Malayalam cinema, actor-director J Sasikumar has received the JC Daniel Award, for his outstanding contribution to cinema. The award, instituted in memory of JC Daniel, recognises people who have made a significant impact on the film industry. It comes with a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh, a citation and a memento.
The stalwart is known for creating a record of directing the most number of films – 141, most of which have starred the evergreen Prem Nazir in the lead role. Sasikumar said he was extremely happy on receiving this recognition and dedicated it to Prem Nazir for his love and affection throughout.