There is probably no one in this world who would not like to get gifts on their birthday. And more so, if the gift happens to be an elite award, then it is even more satisfying than various other gifts put together. Now if you are wondering whose birthday and which award we are talking about, well, we won't keep you guessing further.
We are talking about none other than veteran actor Jeetendra, who celebrated his 72nd birthday on April 7th. Fondly remembered as the 'Jumping Jack' for his effervescent romantic roles, Jeetendra along with the sultry Sridevi, was touted as a hit pair in the 80s. And when he was bestowed with the distinguished Dadasaheb Phalke award on his birthday, the celebrations became grander than ever.
The award came calling on the yesteryear hero in recognition of his noteworthy contribution to Indian cinema. For the uninitiated, the elite award is the country's biggest honour conferred on those film personalities who have left an indelible mark in the minds of the audience with their remarkable performances on screen.
The Dadasaheb Phalke award is a recognition of the actors' achievements in the world of movies and as a result, the award is held in very high esteem in the film industry.
We wish the original Himmatwala a very joyous birthday and the Dadasaheb Phalke award could not have come at a better time for the stalwart actor. It has served as the perfect icing on the cake for him on the special occasion.