MUMBAI: Veteran actor Manoj Kumar, will be felicitated with the Lifetime Achievement Award at MAMI’s 12th Mumbai Film Festival this year.
The world of Bollywood best knows him as Bharat Kumar for his patriotic roles and exceptional work in films like Upkar, Purab Aur Paschim and Kranti. The Indian audiences have showered their love and appreciation on him for all his characters.
The legendary actor-director has been bestowed with Padma Shri Award, Phalke Ratna Award, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award and many more for his exceptional contribution to Indian Cinema.
His contribution to the Indian world cinema is creditable for his involvement as actor and director in Bollywood with films like Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, Sanyasi, Dus Numbri, Kalyug aur Ramayan and many more.
Says Manoj Kumar, "I am happy to receive this award. It’s as important as an Oscar."