New Delhi: South Star Rajinikanth received his Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest film honour, from Vice President Venkaiah Naidu at New Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan today.
Actor Rajinikanth receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award at the 67th National Film Awards. pic.twitter.com/TA1C4XMtn6— Prasar Bharati News Services पी.बी.एन.एस. (@PBNS_India) October 25, 2021
The superstar, who used to work as a bus conductor before entering film industry, dedicated the award to his old bus driver friend, who suggested that he join films. He also dedicated his Dadasaheb Phalke Award to late filmmaker K Balachander, who directed Rajinikanth's first film Apoorva Raagangal, his brother Sathyanarayana Rao and his "directors, producers, theatre owners, technicians and fans."
He attended the ceremony with his son-in-law Dhanush, who won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Asuran. Rajinikanth's wife Latha and their daughter Aishwarya, who is married to Dhanush, were also there.