Clicked: Padma Awards for Sridevi, Sharmila
This year’s Padma honours were given out by President Pranab Mukherjee. Among the awardees were veteran actor Sharmila Tagore who received the Padma Bhushan and Sridevi who was honoured with a Padma Shri.
Sridevi beamed in a beautiful sari at the ceremony. As the actor received the honour, her family cheered for her. Sridevi who recently made a comeback with English Vinglish, ruled the industry during 80s and 90s. Her comeback film too received appreciation from both critics and audience.
Veteran actor Sharmila was all smiles at the ceremony.
The great-grand niece of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, Sharmila’s tryst with movies began when she had just entered her teens. She was 13 when she did her first Bengali film Apur Sansar in 1959.
However, the bigger recognition came her way when she entered the Hindi film industry with Kashmir Ki Kali and after that there was no looking back for her.