Waheeda Rehman to Get 1st Centenary Film Award at IFFI

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Waheeda Rehman to Get 1st Centenary Film Award at IFFI
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Waheeda Rehman to Get 1st Centenary Film Award at IFFI
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Veteran actor Waheeda Rehman will receive the inaugural Centenary Award for the Indian Film Personality of the Year, a special honour to commemorate the 100 years of Indian cinema.

The award shall be given at the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which starts in Goa on Nov 20.

The award has been set up by the information and broadcasting ministry and is accompanied by a Rs 10 lakh cash prize. It will be accorded the same importance as the Dadasaheb Phalke Award which honours a film personality for excellence in cinema every year.

Union minister for information and broadcasting Manish Tewari congratulated Waheeda Rehman on Twitter -- "Congratulations to Waheeda Rehmanji for being conferred the inaugural Centenary Award for the Indian Film Personality of the Year-2013"

Waheeda Rehman started her career in 1955 with Telugu film Jayasimha.

In a career spaning over five decades, she has appeared in over 70 films which includes hits like Guide, Pyaasa, Man Mandir, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Teesri Kasam, Ram Aur Shyam, Reshma Aur Shera and Neel Kamal.

She was conferred with Padma Shri in 1972 and Padma Bhushan in 2011.

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