Bollywood veteran actors Shashi Kapoor (72) and Waheeda Rehman
(74), music composer Khayyam (83) and playback singer SP
Balasubrahmanyam (64) have been conferred with the Padma Bhushan
awards for the year 2011. Telugu actor A Nageshwara Rao has been
awarded with Padma Vibhushan, the country"s second highest civilian
Other Bollywood actors like Kajol, Tabu and Irrfan Khan have
been chosen for the Padma Shri awards. Singer Usha Uthup, Kannada
filmmaker Girish Kasaravalli, 61, and Malayalam director Shaji
Karun have also been conferred with the Padma Shri.
The Central Government announces Padma awards on the eve of the
Republic Day. They are conferred to individuals for the exceptional
and distinguished service in any field.