Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2016 accorded to the Doyen Actor Kasinathuni Viswanath

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Eminent actor and moviemaker Kasinathuni Viswanath renowned for his award-winning films in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil has been dedicated with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2016 for his flawless inputs in Indian film industry. The award will be delegated to Padma Shri actor Viswanath on May 3 at Vigyan Bhawan by President Pranab Mukherjee with Rs. 10 Lakh cash prize and a shawl.

He will be the 48threcipient of the highest recognised award of Indian cinema, and his film Swati Mutyam, which was one of his five other National Film Award-winning creations was India’s official entry to the 59 Academy Awards within the Best Foreign Film Category. His creativity has also been recognised by Andhra Pradesh state too and thus has been honoured with 20 Nandi Awards.

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