Shashi Kapoor, a 77 years old film actor and producer has been chosen by the jury to receive 46th Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2014. The award comprises a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize of Rs 1,000,000 (US$16,000) will be conferred by the Central Government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley conveyed his congratulations to Shashi Kapoor.
Shashi Kapoor, Born on 18 March 1938, is the youngest son of the late Prithviraj Kapoor and the youngest brother of Raj Kapoor. Prithviraj Kapoor received this award in 1972, Raj Kapoor received it in 1988.
Shashi kapoor started acting from the age of four. He acted in plays directed and produced by his father while travelling with Prithvi Theatres. He started acting in films as a child in the late 1940s. His best known performances as child artist were in Aag (1948) and Awaara (1951), where he played the younger version of the character played by his elder brother Raj. Shashi also worked as Assistant Director in the 1950s.
Shashi made his debut as a leading man in the 1961 BR Chopra film Dharmputra and appeared in more than 175 Hindi films. He was a very popular actor of Bollywood during the 60s, 70s and until the mid 80s.
Shashi was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 2011. He is also a recipient of three National Film Awards.