Amitabh Bachchan awarded with Phalke Ratna at Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards ceremony

The who’s who of B-town were awarded for their contribution to the Bollywood industry

The 143rd Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards ceremony (not to be confused with Government of India’s ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award’) was held yesterday, May 3, 2012 at Juhu’s Tulip Star Hotel. Included in the list of celebs who attended the event were Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu, yesteryear actor Sulochana, Kajol, Ali Zafar, Vinod Khanna and many more.

As per the original plan Aamir Khan was supposed to unveil the wax statue of Dadasaheb Phalke, but he missed the event and so Big B was called upon to do the honours. Apart from this, the rest of the event went as per schedule.

While B-town actors like Amitabh Bachcan, Vinod Khanna, Ali Zafar were awarded with Phalke Ratna, Legendary Actor and Phalke New Talent Award respectively, Indian television wasn’t left out. Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar received the awards for Best Actor – Television.


Amitabh Bachchan – Phalke Ratna

Tanuja – Legendary Actress

Vinod Khanna – Legendary Actor

Ali Zafar – Phalke New Talent Award

Ajay Devgan (Singham) – Outstanding Performance

Vidya Balan (The Dirty Picture) – Phalke Memorable Performance Award

Waheeda Rehman – Phalke Icon Cine Artiste Award

Saira Banu – Dilip Kumar – Saraswatibai Phalke Award

Rohit Shetty – Best Classical & Commercial Director

Dilip Sen- Sameer Sen – Parivar Phalke Kalpataru Award – Jamaal Sen

Chaitanya Padukone – Senior Film Journalist

Ekta Kapoor – Phalke Icon Producer Award – Film & Television

Ram Kapoor (Bade Achhe Lagte Hain) – Best Actor Television

Saakshi Tanvar (Bade Achhe Lagte Hain) – Best Actress Television

Parineeti Chopra – Phalke New Talent Award

Farhan Akhtar (Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara) – Best Commercial Film

Prakash Raj – Phalke Versatile Cine Star

Ram Gopal Gupta – Phalke Senior Most Producer

Gurudas Maan – Phalke Versatile Singer Award

Neila Devi – Phalke Golden Era Award