With a career spanning more than five decades, National Award winning actor Amitabh Bachchan is one of the pioneers of Indian Cinema. Son of the renowned poet Sri Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan has won several accolades for his contribution to the arts including the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan.
Mr. Bachchan is widely recognised as one of the most influential actors of the Indian Film Industry with over 190 films. Apart from his prolific work in the entertainment industry, he has also been a part of several humanitarian causes and activities over the years.
Mr. Bachchan’s influence spreads far beyond the border of India, winning the hearts of many across the globe. In 2013, he made an appearance in the Hollywood film Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. In 2007, the Government of France bestowed him with the highest civilian honour, the Knight of the Legion of Honour, for all his contributions towards cinema and beyond.
1984 - Padma Shri
2001 - Padma Bhushan
2007 - France’s highest civilian honour, the “Knight of the Legion of Honour”
2011 - For his contribution to the entertainment world, an Honorary Doctorate by the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane
2011 - “Abhinaya Chakravarthy” Award given by the President of India
2011 - “Maharashtrian of the Year-the Maanbindu” Award given by the President of India
2013 - For his outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema, an Honorary Doctorate by the Jodhpur National University
2013 - For his contribution towards 100 years of Indian Cinema, the President of India ‘Medallion of Honour’
2015 - Padma Vibhushan
2015 - Filmfare Awards - the most-nominated performer ever in a major acting category
One of the finest actresses in India today, Mrs Jaya Baduri Bachchan has dedicated her life towards cinema, her family and society.
Starting her acting career at a very young age, she went on to star in some of the most prominent hits of Indian cinema such as Zanjeer, Abhimaan, Chupke Chupke, Sholay and Silsila, with her husband, Amitabh Bachchan.
Mrs. Bachchan is currently in her third term as a Rajya Sabha M.P, completing an incredibly long stint in public service. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 1993 for her spectacular acting and honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
Eight-time Filmfare award winner
Three-time IIFA award winner
She received the Yash Bharti Award, UP's highest state award.
1992– Padma Shri
1998- Omega Award for Excellence: Lifetime Achievement
2007- Filmfare lifetime achievement award.
2010- Lifetime Achievement Award at the "Tongues on Fire" film festival in London
2012- Lifetime Achievement Award at Jaipur International Film Festival
2013- Master Deenanath Mangeshkar (Vishesh Puraskar) Award for her dedicated services to Indian theatre and cinema
Fondly called Ilaya Thilagam by his fans, Prabhu Ganesan is a highly admired figure in Tamil film. He is the son of revered actor Shivaji Ganesan.
Prabhu has been a prominent part of the South Indian Cinema industry for over three decades. He is a multi-lingual star, having worked in all four South Indian languages throughout his career. Prabhu’s movie, Chinna Thambi, is one of the biggest hits in Tamil history. For this performance, he received a best actor award from the Tamil Nadu state government.
1991 - Tamil Nadu State Film Aware, Best Actor for Chinna Thambi, one of the biggest hits in Tamil film history
2002 - Tamil Nadu State Film Aware, Best Actor for Charlie Chaplin
2013 - SIIMA SRI Award for an actor with a social conscience
Best Actor award at the Afro-Asian Film Festival, Cairo
First Indian to be given the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
One of the most respected actors and producers of Telugu Cinema, Akkineni Nagarjuna has been a part of over 90 films in the industry during a career spanning over three decades.
Nagarjuna is renowned for his versatile roles and biographical films. His accolades include eleven state Nandi Awards, three Filmfare Awards South and one National Award Special Jury Mention.
Son of prominent Telugu Actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna is a highly influential figure in South Indian cinema. On the humanitarian front, he is the co-founder of Blue Cross of Hyderabad, an NGO that works towards animal welfare, and is an active campaigner of several AIDS awareness programmes.
Nine State Nandi Awards
Three Filmfare Awards South
1996 - France’s highest civilian honour, the “Knight of the Legion of Honour”
1997 - Padma Vibhushan
South Indian International Movie Award for Best Actor in Telugu
IIFA South Award for best actor in a supporting role, Tamil
Shiva Rajkumar is a veteran actor in the Kannada film industry. He is the son of revered actor Rajkumar and has starred in more than 125 films spanning over three decades.
Shiva has set several milestones in Kannada Cinema. His first three films achieved significant box office success, giving him the title of "Hat-trick Hero". Throughout his career, he has received four Filmfare South awards and four Karnataka State Awards. In 2014, Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University endowed him with an honorary doctorate.
Shiva has been a part of several social causes and often lends his name to charitable activities.
Four Karnataka State Awards
Seven Filmfare south awards
Four South Indian International Movie Awards
2012 - SIIMA Award for Social Responsibility
2016 - Kohinoor of South India – Presented by the British South India Council of Commerce
2011 - Visionnaire Entertainment in London.
Malayalam cinema’s first female superstar, Manju Warrier is one of the most accomplished actresses in the industry. She is often slated as the only female actress who could carry a movie on her shoulders and make it a major box-office success.
Apart from acting, she is widely renowned as an accomplished Bharatnatyam dancer. She partakes in several dance programs where she showcases this beautiful classical art form. Manju has won a record-breaking five Filmfare South Awards for Best Actress. She is involved in a variety of social programmes and awareness campaigns.
1996 - Kerala State Film Awards Best Actress
1999 - National Film Awards Special Jury Mention
2014 and 2013 - Manorama Newsmaker of the year
2015 - Karmasreshta Puraskaram from Mother Teresa Charitable trust
5 Filmfare Awards South, more than any other Malayalam actress
3 Vanitha Film Awards
3 Asiavision Awards
4 Asianet Film Awards
South Indian International Movie Awards for best actress
2 NAFA Awards for best actress