23 January 2016
Three film actors have made it to the list of probable’s to win the Padma Awards this year. Padma Vibhushan is the highest civilian award in India.
Superstar Rajinikanth is set to be honored with the Padma Vibhushan award. Apart from being a superstar, who is worshiped by his fans and has broken several box office records with his blockbuster films, actor Rajinikanth's philanthropic activities have made him a real life hero as well. Rajinikanth was given Padma Bhushan in 2000. From being a bus conductor in Bengaluru, Rajinikanth – whose original name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad – went on to become a superstar to rule Tamil cinema He began his career with "Apporva Raagangal" in 1975 in Kollywood. In his initial days, he appeared in negative roles before graduating into a hero.Since then, he has worked in multiple industries like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and has become one of the biggest heroes of his times in commercial movies. "Billa", "Murattu Kaalai", "Thalapathi", "Annamalai", "Baasha", "Padayappa" are some of his commercial hits.
Anupam Kher is in the list of probables for the Padma Bhushan award, Apart from being known as one of the most brilliant actors in Indian cinema over the years and making a mark in theater and international projects, Kher has been an active participant in political debates and quite recently took it upon him to narrate the plight of Kashmiri Pandits.
Priyanka Chopra is in the list of probables to be honored with the Padma Shri award. Apart from making a name internationally with "Quantico" and becoming the first Indian actress to win People's Choice Award, the former beauty queen and national award winning Bollywood actress has also been an advocate for girl rights and education on an individual level as well as in the role of the UNICEF Ambassador for Child Rights.
Apart from these actors, the name of singer Shreya Ghoshal has also come up in the list of probables. The final awardees will be announced on the Indian Republic Day, Jan. 26.