Back in January, The Ministry of Home Affairs announced the recipients of the Padma awards for 2019.
56 of the 112 inspiring personalities, who were selected for the awards, were conferred the prestigious honour today, March 11, by President Ram Nath Kovind.
The event took place at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
Mohanlal Viswanathan, Manoj Bajpayee, Prabhu Deva, Shankar Mahadevan and Late Kader Khan are among the few names from the entertainment industry who received the prestigious award today.
Ace choreographer and filmmaker Prabhu Deva, who has worked in many hit films over the years, has been conferred with the Padma Shri award for his contribution in the field of Art – Dance.
Meanwhile, Mohanlal has been awarded the Padma Bhushan for his contribution in the world of cinema.
With a career spanning over four decades, the actor, producer and singer has worked in over 300 films.
Music maestro Shankar Mahadevan, on the other hand, has been awarded the Padma Shri.
Critically acclaimed actor Manoj Bajpayee was also conferred with Padma Shri.
He has given many memorable performances over the years in films like Aligarh, Bandit Queen, LOC Kargil, Gangs of Wasseypur and Tevar.
Veteran actor Kader Khan, who passed away on December 31 last year, was awarded Padma Shri (Posthumous-Foreigner).
Kader Khan is known for his comic timing, he had worked in over 300 films including Dulhe Raja, Hum, Coolie No. 1, Judaai, Anari, Mukti, Chowki No. 11, Dhan Daulat, Sanam Teri Kasam, Badle Ki Aag and Himmatwala among others.