Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor was on 10 May 2015 honoured with the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award by Union Information and Broadcasting Minster Arun Jaitley at Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai. With this, Shashi Kapoor became the 46th winner of the award.
He was awarded for his outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema. He began his career as an actor as a child artist in the 1940s.
Shashi Kapoor is known for his performances in films like Jab Jab Phool Khile, Deewar and Kabhi Kabhie. Earlier, he has got the National Award for best actor for the film New Delhi Times in 1986, National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) for Muhafiz (1993).
He was also awarded with the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi (as Producer) for Junoon in 1979. He has appeared in 160 movies all together, 12 being in English and the rest in Hindi. He was also honoured with the Padma Bhushan Award by the Union Government in 2011.