Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal and Kamal Haasan conferred with Padma awards

By Glamsham Editorial

President of India conferred 127 Padma awards which included actors Kamal Haasan, Vidya Balan and Paresh Rawal from the industry.

Kamal Haasan, who has been bestowed with Padma Bhushan, has a career spanning more than five decades, with over 190 films to his credit, across genres and languages like Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. His most famous work is in Tamil cinema in films like MOONDRAM PIRAI and NAYAGAN. Some of his memorable hits in Bollywood like HEY RAM, SADMA, CHACHI 420 and EK DUJE KE LIYE.

National Award winning actress Vidya Balan, who started her career with Ekta Kapoor's television serial 'Hum Paanch', has been chosen for the prestigious Padma Shri. Some of the films to her credit are THE DIRTY PICTURE, KAHAANI, PAA, ISHQIYA among others.

Actor Paresh Rawal too has been conferred with a Padma Shri for his contribution to Indian cinema. He has to his credit about 245 films which include GOLMAAL, OMG - OH MY GOD, MAHARATHI and SARDAR.

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