Dubai International Film Festival to honour Rekha with a Lifetime Achievement Award

Nov 4, 2016 09:01 IST

Indian actor Rekha will be honoured by the upcoming Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The festival will commence on 7 December 2016 and will conclude on 14 December 2016.

Rekha will be honoured for her 40-year career and participation in more than 180 films.

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About Rekha

Indian actor Rekha is acknowledged as one of the finest actresses in Hindi cinema.

She started her career in 1966 as a child actress in the Telugu film Rangula Ratnam. However, her film debut as a lead happened with the movie Sawan Bhadon.

She was often panned for her looks and it was not until the mid-to-late 1970s that she got recognition as an actress.

She has acted in over 180 films in a career spanning over 40 years.

Apart from mainstream cinema, she also appeared in parallel cinema.

She has won three Filmfare Awards, two for Best Actress and one for Best Supporting Actress, for her roles in Khubsoorat, Khoon Bhari Maang and Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi respectively.

Her portrayal of a classical courtesan in Umrao Jaan won her the National Film Award for Best Actress.

In 2010, she was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India.

About Dubai International Film Festival

The Dubai International Film Festival is the leading film festival in the region.

It was incepted in 2004.

The festival has served as an influential platform for Arab filmmakers and talent at an international level, by spearheading the cinema movement in the region.

It is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

It is a not-for-profit cultural event, presented and organised by Dubai Entertainment & Media Organization.

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