Aamir, Rehman, Rekha, Saif Awarded Padma Bhusan & Padma Shri
Aamir Khan has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan award on Monday. In 2010, the actor has delivered what is being claimed as the biggest hit in Bollywood, 3 Idiots. In 2009, he gave a blockbuster in Ghajini, and in 2007 it was his directorial debut Taare Zameen Par.
The coveted award has also been bestowed upon music maestro AR Rahman. Rahman won multiple Oscar and Golden Globe Awards for Slumdog Millionaire‘s music and background score in 2009. He has also been nominated in 2010 for Couples Retreat. Music veteran Ilaiyaraaja is also in the Padma Bhushan list.
Bollywood diva Rekha and actor Saif Ali Khan have been bestowed with the Padma Shri, along with actress Arundhati Nag and sound engineer Resul Pookutty, while veteran artiste Zohra Sehgal with the Padma Vibhushan.
India celebrates its 60th Republic Day on January 26, 2010, on the eve of which the awards were announced.