Pran to receive Dadasaheb Phalke Award at 93
Bollywood actor Pran Krishan Sikant, most popularly known as ‘Pran’ has been chosen for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for this year. Pran will be bestowed this honour for lifetime achievement. Born on February 12, 1920, Pran acted in over 350 films and was awarded as the ‘Villain of the Millennium’ by Stardust in 2000.
In 2010, Pran figured on the list of CNN’s Top 25 Asian Actors of All Time. He had won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1967, 1969 and 1972. He also won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2001.
Pran made his film debut in ‘Khandan’ in 1942 and there was no looking back after that. His last film was ‘Mrityudata’ in 1997. Pran mostly acted as a villain or a supporting actor in all films.
His key films included, Chori Chori (1955), Madhumati (1958), Chhalia (1960), Jis Desh Me Ganga Behti Hai (1960), Half Ticket (1962), Dil Diya Dard Liya (1966), Love in Tokyo (1966), An Evening in Paris (1967), Patthar Ke Sanam (1967), Ram Aur Shyam (1967), Milan (1967), Upkar (1967), Zanjeer (1973), Bobby (1973), Dharam Veer (1977), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Don (1978), Karz (1980), Naseeb (1981), Andha Kanoon (1983), Sharaabi (1984), Shahenshah (1988) and 1942: A Love Story (1994).