Asha Parekh to be feted at Bollywood Awards

MUMBAI: Veteran actor Asha Parekh will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bollywood Movie Awards, to be held at the Nassau Coliseum in New York on 26 May 2007.


Parekh, says a release, holds the record for the most box-office hits amongst the actresses of her era.  Her roles in films such as Dil Deke Dekho, Ziddi, Teesri Manzil, Aaya Saawan Jhoom Ke, Aan Milo Sajna, Carvan, Baharon Ke Sapne, Kati Patang and Kaalia have left a lasting impression on viewers’ minds, while in 1971, she won the coveted Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Kati Patang.


Parekh was elected president of the Cine Artistes’ Association and later, went on to be chosen the first female chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification. She is also involved in many cultural endeavours including her dance academy, Kara Bhavan, and the Asha Parekh Hospital in Mumbai.


Celebrities slated to perform at this year’s Bollywood awards include Bipasha Basu, Arjun Rampal, Viveik Oberoi, Urmilla Matondkar, Soha Ali Khan, Neha Dhupia and Kangana Ranaut. Television actor Mona Singh, UK’s Raghav, Pakistani actor-singer Shahida Mini, Caribbean singer Ricki Ramdehal and Pakistani singer Waris Beg are also scheduled to perform.

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