From Shah Rukh Khan to Akshay Kumar: Bollywood celebrities who were honoured with Padma Shri
Irrfan Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, among others, are some Bollywood stars who have been conferred with the Padma Awards in the past.
From Shah Rukh Khan to Akshay Kumar: Bollywood celebrities conferred with Padma Awards
The Padma Awards are among the most esteemed honours an Indian citizen can receive. The star-studded world of Bollywood has seen quite a few celebrities be conferred awards. Kangana Ranaut, Adnan Sami and Shah Rukh Khan are a few names who have been honoured with the prestigious Padma Awards. Here’s a look at the Bollywood stars who are recipients of the Padma Shri Award.
Shah Rukh Khan
The King Khan of Bollywood received the Padma Shri award in 2005 in recognition of his outstanding performance in films such as Devdas, Chak De India, Swades, and many others.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai made every Indian swell with pride when she won the Miss World Pageant in 1984 and later impressed fans with her acting prowess. In 2009, the Indian government awarded the actress the Padma Shri for her outstanding work in the fields of arts.
The 77-year-old veteran superstar was awarded the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001, and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.
One of the most talented and beloved actors to ever grace the Bollywood industry is the late actor Irfan Khan. He received the Padma Shri in 2011 for his work in the film industry.
One of the performers who used the strength of his acting talents to rule not only the hearts of his fans but also the box office is Akshay Kumar. And thanks to his acting talent, he was also awarded the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001, and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015, respectively.
The late actress, who was hailed as Indian cinema's "first female superstar," was given the Padma Shri honour in 2013.
The actor-producer, who is renowned for her controversial remarks, claimed that getting the honour "would shut the lips of many individuals" who frequently question why she cares about issues of national significance. She received the award in 2020.
Rekha is well known for portraying powerful women on screen and has garnered numerous accolades for her work in films like Khubsoorat, Khoon Bhari Maang, and Umrao Jaan. In 2010, she was awarded the Padma Shri.
Sami received the honour in the area of art as well. The artist, who is of Pakistani descent and also performs as a concert pianist, vocalist, and actor, acquired Indian citizenship in 2016. He wrote a post on his social media thanking everyone and included some images from the Padma Awards ceremony. He received the award in 2020.
Last Updated: 02.46 PM, Aug 23, 2022